Ashanti net worth: Ashanti is an American singer and actress who has a net worth $20 million dollars. Ashanti was born on October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York. Her birth name is Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas. A singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Ashanti burst onto the music scene in 2002 with her debut album, "Ashanti". The album reached #1 on Billboard and went on to sell more than four million copies around the world. The album set also numerous records, including being the first album by a female solo artist to have three songs in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same week. As of February 2014, Ashanti has released five studio albums, five compilation and specialty albums and more than a dozen singles. In 2002, Ashanti launched an acting career with an appearance on the show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Dozens more roles followed including several in big budget films. Her most notable film roles to date are probably "John Tucker Must Die", "Coach Carter" and "Resident Evil: Extinction". She is an active philanthropist who has helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of different charities including the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the Southeast tsunami disaster and Stand Up to Cancer. Ashanti was in an on-again off-again relationship with rapper Nelly for 9.5 years between 2003 to 2012.