The classic 1990s film “Friday” begins with the revelation that Craig has lost his job. And what’s even more nuanced is that he was fired on what was supposed to be a day off. While the movie positions this as a joke and rationale for unexpected free time, the theme of unemployment is not uncommon to many.
But there is one person who has seemingly never been in that situation: Lauren “Keke” Palmer.
From right outside Chicago in Robbins, IL, Palmer is an American actress and singer who gained popularity with her breakout role in “Akeelah and the Bee.” From then on, Palmer would grow up before the eyes of millions, taking on several other starring roles in television shows and movies such as “True Jackson VP,” “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” and Jordan Peele’s “Nope.”
Her work went on to land her several recognitions and awards, including a 2021 Emmy for outstanding actress in a short-form comedy or drama series.
She also combined her passions for singing and acting into a single project, the visual album “Big Boss.” And the multi-hyphenate tapped into her role as a mother to prepare the album.
“Today’s the day, baby boy, ‘Big Boss’ is coming out,” Palmer said in an Instagram post before a voice-over of comedian Tony Baker acted as her son and added, “Finally, now the kids can hear the songs I’ve been boppin’ to for months, in and out of the womb.”
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Palmer is still making waves in the industry as an actress and singer, and she is fully embracing motherhood, but one of her consistent places in people’s lives is as a modern-day cultural staple.
From her witty remarks and uncanny relatability, many are hard-pressed not to know a Keke Palmer quote or see a meme realized from her iconic moments.
Palmer’s range of work led her to earn an estimated net worth of $7.5 million, which the actress said still misses the mark.
During a “360 With Speedy” conversation, Palmer and Speedy Morman sit to talk about her accomplishments, life experiences, and net worth.
Several celebrities have noted that some of the reports about their net worth are either larger or smaller than reality. In a previous post by AfroTech, net worth is explained as the value of what you own minus the total of what you owe.
Palmer is a part of the group that says the calculation for her net worth is off, noting that the number floating on the internet leaves room for more and once overstated her earnings.
“Y’all can’t believe in net worths. First of all, they said my net worth was $7.5 million when I only had $100,000 in the bank. That’s lies,” Palmer explained. “It’s inaccurate. There’s been times where it was less. Now, it’s more.”
Then how much is KeKe Palmer worth? Her answer was – “The cup runneth… God is Good.”
Despite her actual monetary value, Palmer consistently gets the bag. Her life is a lesson on the art of leveling up, from brand deals to working as a television host and launching her own digital media company.