Mimi Faust Net Worth
Mimi Faust net worth: Mimi Faust is an American reality television star, businesswoman, and interior designer who has a net worth of $2 million. Mimi Faust is probably most famous for being a cast member of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Mimi Faust earned her place on Love & Hip Hop by being the girlfriend of music producer Stevie J. Stevie J was once one of the most popular and successful producers in hip hop, having worked with artists like P Diddy, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and many more.
Early Life: Mimi Faust was born Oluremi Fela James on January 3, 1972 in Newport News, Virginia. Her mother was active in Scientology. Mimi spent her early years immersed in African culture in Atlanta, with her older sister and brother. Soon, her life changed forever. At eight years old, her mother took her away from her home, siblings, and normal life, and committed them both to the practice of Scientology in California. Her mother signed a billion-year contract that meant a rigid, routine schedule; the rigorous study of the practice; and little family time, but Mimi wanted more. After refusing an ultimatum to join her mother in Scientology, she was torn away from her and left to fend for herself at merely 13 years old.
In a 2014 interview, she said: "They put me out at 13. They actually came to me and said I was a freeloader because I ate their food and slept there and I wasn't indeed working for them."
Mimi sought the help of her long time friends and was able to finish school. She reconnected with her sister and brother and soon found that they didn't share the same father. That drove her to find her father, Lawrence Faust; an artist from upstate New York, and foster a relationship with him. Through their connection, Mimi learned that she had eight other brothers and sisters that her dad fathered and that she had inherited artistic tastes and creative influence. She took her biological father's last name after developing a relationship with him. Her father died in 2014.
Career: In 1999—2003, Faust appeared in the music videos for singers Kelly Price' single "It's Gonna Rain" and Pharrell Williams' single "Frontin'," which featured Jay-Z.
Faust founded the Keep It Clean Inc. cleaning service in the Stone Mountain Area of Atlanta, Georgia. Keep It Clean focuses on cleaning and interior design for celebrity homes.
In 2012, Faust joined the cast of the VH1 spin-off show of Love & Hip Hop entitled Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. She was cast with the father of her daughter Stevie J, singer K. Michelle, rapper Rasheeda, musician/actress Karlie Redd, and rapper Joseline Hernandez. Faust's friend Ariane Davis also was cast in a recurring role on the show. The program showcased her relationship with Stevie J, and the pair's daughter Eva. It also depicted the love triangle between the couple and castmate Joseline Hernandez.
In 2014, a sex tape featuring Faust and then-boyfriend Londell Smith (AKA Nikko London), was released through Vivid Entertainment entitled Scandal in Atlanta. It has become one of the most popular sex tapes released by the pornography company. It was nominated for an AVN award for the best celebrity sex tape in 2015 but lost to Tila Tequila. The category included Teen Mom star, Farrah Abraham. Faust and Smith had stated that their luggage containing the sex tape was stolen and the tape was sent to Vivid Entertainment through an anonymous source. After scrutiny by the public and those close to her, such as friend and castmate Ariane Davis, Faust admitted that the tape had been staged. Also, Faust allegedly made upwards of $30,000 from the sales of the sex tape.
Personal Life: Mimi Faust describes herself as a "self-made dance machine, potty mouth, and a mother." She and Stevie J have a daughter named Eva Giselle together. At the peak of Stevie's career, he was worth north of $20 million but his money was mismanaged and he came very close to losing it all. Mimi was crucial in helping Stevie restore his career and his finances. And even after all that, Stevie was often unfaithful to Mimi. The couple eventually split and now Stevie J is married to fellow Love and Hip Hop castmate, Joseline Hernandez.
In 2017, Faust appeared on the television show Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath where she spoke in-depth on how she was abandoned by her mother after refusing to sign a contract with the organization.
In 2019, when the Season eight trailer for Love & Hip Hop Atlanta premiered, fans were shocked to learn that Mimi had been the victim of a home invasion. Faust was not shot but was supposedly shot at by an assailant in her garage. She said she was taking out the trash at night when she noticed a man sitting inside her car in her garage. No news reports surfaced about Faust's alleged incident, causing fans to believe she made the whole thing up, despite the so-called evidence of a bullet hole through the roof of her car.
Also in 2019, it was reported that Faust owed $156,000 in back taxes to the IRS. The massive Federal Tax Lien accuses Mimi of owing back taxes for multiple years including $16,952.60 (2013), $59,487.09 (2015), and $80,470.80 (2016) for a grand total of $156,910.49. This isn't the first time Mimi has been the target of tax collectors. She was also recently accused of screwing over the State of Georgia in back state taxes and hit with a lien for an unpaid $26k owed for 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Salary:||$20 Thousand Per Episode|