American actress, singer, songwriter, TV star, fashion designer, voiceover artist, and producer Keke Palmer has an estimated net worth of $8 million U.S. in 2022.
She has made a name for herself in the film and music sectors as a leading actor and vocalist. A number of record companies signed her when she was still a teenager.
Palmer secured a record deal with Atlantic Records in America, and she later discarded her debut studio album, which peaked at No. 85 on the R&B list and was widely considered a failure. After trying out for The Lion King when she was just 9, she had already achieved some fame.
Palmer began her career as a singer and actor at the young age of 11 when she starred in her first film. Thereafter, the actress appeared in a number of popular TV shows and films, thus expanding her fan base.
She reportedly has $7.5 million in the bank, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.
What a lot of cash! Keke’s per-project salary remains unknown, while there are unconfirmed allegations that she earned as much as $20,000 per episode for True Jackson, VP (remember, she was just a teenager when the show aired).
While everything was going on, we can safely presume that Keke was paid a handsome fee to appear on Good Morning America alongside Sara and Michael Strahan (which is sadly no longer airing).
While the exact figures for GMA anchors’ wages remain secret, it’s safe to assume that they range from several million dollars per year to well into the tens of millions. Keke also invests her money, boosting her wealth; she just spent $1.4 million on a Studio City home.
What caused Keke Palmer’s meteoric rise to fame?
Keke Palmer first appeared on the big screen in 2004’s Barbershop 2: Back in Business. However, Palmer did not become widely known until she starred as Akeelah in the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee.
Since then, she has successfully graduated from child celebrity to adult actress, starring in and receiving nominations for high-profile roles in films including CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story (VH1, 2013).
On August 26, 1993, Keke Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois. Her upbringing was firmly Christian. Prior to starting their families and careers, both of her parents, Larry and Sharon Palmer, had acting careers.
In junior high, Palmer went to Rickover. Following her graduation, she began concentrating on a professional acting and singing career.
Keke Palmer’s Profession
Palmer made her acting debut in the sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business. For this role, she was Queen Latifah’s niece.
She moved to Los Angeles after the success of her first film, where she was cast in an episode of the CBS drama “Cold Case” (2004). The reviews of the film were largely positive thanks to her performance.
Next year, she planned to try to make it big in the music industry. Her first single, “All My Girlz,” was released in 2005 after she signed with Atlantic Records. She made her debut the same year in the Knights of the South Bronx television movie.
The film “Akeelah and the Bee,” in which she starred as “Akeelah Anderson” in 2006, won several accolades.
She starred in “Jump In,” a Disney Channel Original Movie, in 2007. Also in “Cleaner” with Eva Mendes and Samuel L. Jackson was Palmer, who performed a supporting part. Her first studio album, 2007’s “So Uncool,” did poorly on the Billboard charts.
She became widely known after landing a role in the Nickelodeon comedy series True Jackson, VP a year later. She won the Black Reel Award for Best Actress the following year.
Following her departure from Atlantic Records, Palmer dropped her debut mixtape, titled “Awaken,” in 2012. His 2012 mixtape, which he also titled independently, was a success.
She voiced the lead character in “Winx Club” from 2011 to 2014. In the animated film Ice Age, released in 2012, she provided the character’s voice.
Her part in the Fox horror series “Scream Queens” was one of her most prominent roles to date. Ever since the show’s second season premiere in 2015, Palmer has been a regular cast member.
Circumstances of One’s Own
In 2019, Keke started dating the Dutch musician Styn. She has been open about her lifelong struggles with anxiety and despair.
Palmer is involved with the charitable Cool to Be Smart program of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of the United States. She is also an advocate for urban farming and the Girl Scouts. The YMCA and Saving Our Daughters, an organization that works to end bullying, both employed her.