Janelle Monae Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 12,000,000
Real name Janelle Monae Robinson
Source of Wealth Singing, Acting, Writing
Profession Singer, Actor, Book Author
Spouse/Partner /
Date of Birth Dec 1, 1985
Zodiac Sagittarius
Age 37
Gender Female
Pronoun They/Them and She/Her
Height 152 cm / 4 ft 11 inch
Nationality American
Siblings Sister, Kimmy

Biography And Early Life

Janelle Monae was born on December first, 1985, in Kansas City, Kansas. She is an American singer, rapper, and actress. She is the only child of her mother, Janet, a hotel maid and cleaning lady, and her father, Michael, a truck driver.

Janet and Michael split early after they had Janelle, and Janet quickly remarried after that and had Janelle’s sister, Kimmy.

Janelle’s talent and love for singing showed from an early age. She grew up in a Baptist church where people would often sing hymns or sing in choirs, so she had a lot of influence and support from the people around her.



  • Monae’s career began in 2003 when she released her first album, The Audition.
  • Janelle’s big break didn’t come until she released her full-length album through Sean Combs, aka Diddy’s label, Big Boy Records [1] . The album was called TheArch Android, and it reached great success.
  • In 2013, Monae was featured as a guest vocalist on the song “We Are Young” by Fun. [2]
  • Her second studio album, The Electric Lady, was released in 2013 by Wonderland Arts Society, Bad Boy Records, and Atlantic Records.
  • Monae’s third studio album was in production for a long time, but finally, in 2018, she released it after working on it for a long time. The album was called Dirty Computer and was described as a concept album. Dirty Computer was proclaimed album of the year, earning Janelle two nominations at the annual Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year.
  • Along with her 2018 album, Monae also released a short film as a teaser for her album, earning her a Hugo Award [3] for Best Dramatic Presentation.
  • Aside from her nominations for Best Album, Monae also received a lot of love and praise for her music video “Pynk.” She received a Best Music Video Grammy nomination, and even though she didn’t win, she continued to get a lot of love for her coming out video.


Movie Career

Aside from being a very talented musician, Janelle is also a very beloved and acknowledged actress. In 2016, she starred in Hidden Figures” as Mary Jackson, alongside her co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer.

Monae also starred in the film “Moonlight” that same year alongside her co-stars Trevante Rhodes and Andre Holland. The film won an Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Moonlight was so successful that it even got an Oscar for best film with an all-black and LGBTQ cast.

Personal Life

At the 2018 Grammys, Janelle felt a slight responsibility to speak up for those who can’t and delivered a heartfelt message supporting the women in the music industry.

You could tell that the speech was coming straight from the heart; Monae started the speech with a powerful message: “ We come in peace, but we mean business, and those who dare and try to silence us, we offer you two words, time’s up.” - Janelle Monae, 2018.

A few weeks after her powerful message, Janelle came out as pansexual [4] , saying that she’s attracted to the person, not the gender. On the 5th season of The Red Table Talk with hosts Jada Pickett Smith and Willow Smith, Janelle came out as nonbinary.

She started the conversation by explaining that she is at peace with her sexuality and nobody tells her what to do when sharing parts of her private and dating life.

Since her coming out, Janelle has been relatively private about her personal and dating life. She hasn’t said anything explicitly in a couple of years.

For over five years, it has been rumored that she is dating the Veronica Mars actress Tessa Thompson, but there was no specific or direct information floating around.

Janelle has yet to identify any specifics of her relationship with the star actress. Still, she did tell sources that they care about each other deeply, and she appreciates their incredible closeness.


Janelle Monae is an American singer, six-time Grammy nominee, actress, and book author with over $12 million net worth. She is famous for her incredible music videos and her mesmerizing role in the movie Hidden Figures as Mary Jackson, a NASA mathematician.


  1.  Pansexuality (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pansexuality 

  2. Big boy records (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Boy_Records 

  3. We are young (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Are_Young 

  4. Cheryl, ~ and Kevin, ~ (2022) The hugo awards, The Hugo Awards. Available at: https://www.thehugoawards.org/