Actress Keke Palmer has been acting since she was a preteen, curating a skill set that has helped her amass a net worth estimated at $7.5 million by certain sources.
A versatile performer, the multi-hyphenate has captivated audiences on the big screen, small screen, on radio, on Broadway, and now as a filmmaker. Now, as a new mother, she is creating a legacy that her son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson will be proud of.
‘You a mom’
That’s why many were shocked when her child’s father, Darius Jackson, blasted her for dancing at the Usher Las Vegas residency concert, calling her out for dressing in a Black sheer dress under which her thong was visible and her backside exposed.
Commenting on a Twitter video clip of Palmer being serenaded by Usher, Jackson tweeted: “It’s the outfit tho. you a mom.”
The gender war sparked a conversation with fans about Jackson’s right to criticize Palmer. Many asked how could someone who is not married to her, has not enjoyed her level of success and does not pay her bills criticize her choice of clothing.
Palmer has gone on record, even against her fans and supporters, noting that money doesn’t make a person, nor does it make a man. Jackson profession has been reported as fitness instructor.
Even with the philosophy, Palmer has proven that money does have value in her life. She has a lot of it.
How Much Money Does Keke Have?
Born Lauren Keyana “Keke” Palmer, the celebrity says the number floating around the internet about her finances is inaccurate. In an interview with Speedy Morman, she says she has about “$100,000 in the bank,” but admits that the number has been “less” sometimes and that “now it is more.”
Regardless of the actual amount, one does not become one of Time magazine’s 2019 “Most Influential People in The World” without years of consistent hard work.
Catch Keke on Film
While the world first saw Palmer in Queen Latifah’s “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” it was not until her breakout role in “Akeelah and the Bee” in 2006 that people fell in love with her. Since then, she has made 22 films, including her most recent film “Big Boss,” which she financed, cast, starred in, and directed.
Some of her biggest roles are Jill Haywood in Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” Izzy Hawthorne in “Lightyear,” Mercedes in “Hustlers,” and Peaches in both “Ice Age: Continental Drift” and “Ice Age: Collision Course.”
She has been the lead for eight of the movies in her filmography, bringing in an estimated combined $1,114,322,982 for those films.
Keke Dominates Television
From 2008 to 2011, Palmer played the lead in the hit Nickelodeon series “True Jackson, VP.” After finishing the show, she appeared in a few episodes of various other shows before starring as the lead in MTV’s “Scream Queen.’
She then made history as the youngest talk show host in American television history with her BET premiere of “Just Keke” in 2014. Five years later, Palmer would take her hosting skills and join the third hour of “Good Morning America” for the “Strahan, Sara and Keke” segment.
From talk shows to game shows and even as a judge on the variety show, “Legendary,” the celebutante commands the screen with her bubbly personality.
Broadway and Singing
On an episode of the Terrell Show, she shared that being a Disney/Nickelodeon kid required her to sing, dance, and act. This is partially why she was able to put out two studio albums and a gang of musical projects for her fans. Moreover, sharpening her singing, dancing, and acting skills primed her for another historic role.
Palmer was the first Black person to play “Cinderella” on Broadway.
“I waited my entire life for a moment like that,” she said in an interview with Essence about the honor.
She Writes Too…
Other titles Palmer carries are mother, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and author.
In 2017, she published her first book, “I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice” with Galley Books.
With all that to offer, she deserves to dance with Usher if she wants.