Erykah Badu net worth: Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist and actress who has a net worth of $12 million. Erykah Badu has earned her net worth through her hit recordings, as well as her many acting roles in films and her television appearances. Born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas, Badu is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre. Over the years she saw the release of 5 studio albums (her debut album Baduizm being certified platinum), which brought her international fame and worldwide critical acclaim embellished with American Music, BET and Grammy Awards among other accolades. In addition to her edgy remarkable sound that contains R&B, hip hop and jazz elements, Badu was also recognizable for wearing very large and colorful head-wraps that eventually became her signature accessory. As a core member of the Soulquarians, she was often referred to as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul," while for her musical sensibilities was frequently compared to jazz great Billie Holiday. Concurrently, Badu has made numerous appearances as an actress, playing a range of supporting roles in movies such as Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999) and House of D (2004). She also can be seen speaking at length in the documentaries Before the Music Dies (2006) and in The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011).