Big Freedia Net Worth

The American rapper “Big Freedia” has a net worth of $4 million. Freedia is mostly known as the “Queen Of Bounceis” and gained popularity for collaborating with Beyoncé in her Grammy-winning single “Formation”.

Freedia identifies as a gay man and has stated that she is indifferent to how people address her. She is a New Orleans-based rapper who is most known for popularizing bounce music, a hip-hop genre.

She began her career in 1999 and her music genres include Bounce, EDM, alternative hip-hop, electro, and dance. She has been credited for being a dedicated advocate of the genre since its emergence in the 1990s.

Aside from her music career, she also runs an interior design business, has co-written a book, and also appears on various TV shows. Freedia received a GLAAD Media Award nomination in 2011.

She also has her own show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce and Big Freedia Bounces Back. Freedia also won the Best Hip Hop Artist Award. Moreover, Freedia was selected as Artist Ambassador for US Independent Venue Week in 2022.

Big Freedia’s Net Worth (2024)

Net Worth$4 Million
NameBig Freedia
CountryUnited States
Age46 Years
Income (Annual)$200 Thousand
Last Updated2024

Big Freedia Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2024$4 Million
Net Worth in 2023$3.8 Million
Net Worth in 2022$3.7 Million
Net Worth in 2021$3.5 Million
Net Worth in 2020$3.4 Million

Early Life

Freddie Ross was born on January 28th, 1978 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Freddie Ross Sr, a truck driver for Coca-Cola, and Vera Ross, a hairdresser who died of cancer in 2014. She has two siblings, Crystal and Adam (d. 2018).

She attended piano lessons as a child and sang in the choir. Freedia went to Walter L. Cohen High School. There she continued to sing in the chorus and eventually became choir director, which made her realize she could compose and produce.

Early Career

Ross grew up four streets away from Katey Red, who performed bounce music at a club near the Melpomene Projects as a drag queen. Ross began working as a backup dancer and singer in her shows.

In early 1998, she performed bounce music at a club near the Melpomene Projects. Her debut bounce hit, “An Ha, Oh Yeah,” was released in 1999. She relocated to Texas for several months when the hurricane hit New Orleans.

She began performing bounce gigs for locals and helped raise awareness of the genre. She soon returned to New Orleans and began FEMA Fridays at a nearby club. She performed six to ten times per week while the city was recovering.

Breakthrough Career

Big Freedia’s debut album, Queen Diva was released in 2003. Eventually, she caught the attention of Iconic musicians like Drake and Beyoncé. Freedia garnered national attention following a 2009 festival-closing performance.

It was with Katey Red and Sissy Nobby at the Bingo Parlour Tent and the 2009 Voodoo Experience. In 2011, she was named Best Emerging Artist and Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist by the Beat Awards.

She appeared on Beyonce’s 2016 grammy winning song “Formation,” and also provided vocals to Drake’s 2018 number-one single “Nice for What.” She released albums like Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1, Just Be Free and Scion A/V Presents Big Freedia.

She gained recognition for her album “3rd Ward Bounce” which was released in 2018 via Asylum Records. Freedia’s 2020 tour with Kesha was canceled because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

In 2021, She was featured along with other artists on the remix of Rebecca Black’s song “Friday.” She again had an appearance on Beyoncé’s track “Break My Soul” in 2022.

Other Works

Big Freedia was able to secure her own show, Big Freedia Bounces Back on Fuse TV thanks to her nonstop hit singles around the middle of the 2000s which became the highest-rated docuseries on the lives of a choirboy turned Bounce rapper.

She’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Last Call With Carson Daly, P-Valley, Ridiculousness, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also made a cameo appearance in the drama series “Treme”.

She also released the documentary ‘Freedia Got a Gun’ in 2020, which examines gun violence. Freedia appeared as a guest judge on season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and Nailed It! in 2021.

Freedia runs an interior design firm with clientele that includes Ray Nagin’s office as mayor of New Orleans. She has additionally graced the covers of Vogue and Billboard magazines. She served as the Met Gala’s official host of the Live IG stream.

Personal Life

Freedia identifies as a gay man and is comfortable with either pronoun. She and Devon dated for 14 years, but when he asked her to marry him, she refused to marry him and left him at the altar.

Freedia reportedly stated in the lyrics of her album that it’s her daughter’s birthday but it is unknown if she actually has a daughter and she has reportedly been single currently.

Legal Dispute

Big Freedia was charged with theft of government funds in 2016 after she neglected to record her income sources between 2010 and 2014 while still receiving Section 8 housing subsidies.

She pled guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 3 years probation, $35,000 in reparations, and 100 hours of community service. In 2018, the judge approved her request to end her probation a year early for good behavior.

Big Freedia‘s Biography

Real NameFreddie Ross Jr.
Nick NameBig Freedia
Age46 Years Old
HeightIn Feet –  6 Feet 2 Inches
In Meters – 1.9 m
In Centimeters – 190 cm
WeightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
FamilyFather – N/A
Mother –  Vera Ross
Sisters – Crystal Ross
Brothers –  Adam Ross

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Big Freedia Net Worth

As of 2024, Big Freedia’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. Freedia is one of the richest rappers in the country who collaborated with many famous artists such as “Beyoncé and Drake”.

She made her fortune via her professional musical career and earns more than $20,000 per year from her many ventures such as album sales, tours, merchandising television appearances, and others.

Freedia charges $20,000-$30,000 for every public appearance. She created her self-titled YouTube channel “Big Freedia” in 2011 and currently has 193K subscribers; the song has nearly 41 million views.

She is always sharing her activities on social media to engage her fans. On Instagram, she has 1.1 million followers. Freedia has established herself as a major player in the music biz.

She is a successful entrepreneur who also has a lucrative interior design career. She demonstrates that acceptance comes from within us through her courage and transparency regarding her sexual orientation.

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