Cheryl James AKA Salt Net Worth: Cheryl James AKA Saltan is an American rapper and actress who has a net worth of $14 million. Cheryl James earned her net worth performing in the rapp trio of Salt-N-Peppa, appearing in film, as well as performing in the 2008 hip hop awards. Born Cheryl R. "Salt" James on March 28, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, US, she is best known as a founding member of the rap trio Salt-N-Pepa. Salt-N-Pepa initially was a duo formed by Cheryl James and Sandra Denton in 1984. Two years later, Deidre Roper joined the group who saw the release of five studio albums: Hot, Cool & Vicious (1986), A Salt with a Deadly Pepa (1988), Blacks' Magic (1990), Very Necessary (1993) and Brand New (1997). With such a prolific portfolio, Salt-N-Pepa became the first female rap act to have gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums, as well as the first female rap act to earn a Grammy. In addition, the trio co-starred in the comedy Who's the Man? (1993). In 1997, Cheryl James worked with gospel artists Kirk Franklin and God's Property on a song titled Stomp for their album God's Property. While a year later, she and her Salt-mates appeared in the VH1′s year-long series, The Salt-N-Pepa Show (2007–2008). The trio disabnded in 2002, but reformed after a six-year-long hiatus in 2008. When it comes to her private life, Cheryl James married her long time partner Gavin Wray on Christmas Eve 2000. The pair has two children together.