Former child actress Raven Symone is worth an estimated $40 million. The actress got her start in a recurring role on the 80′s hit series The Cosby’s. She released her debut album, Here’s to New Dreams in 1993; the single, “That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of” charted number 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The next album, Undeniable, was released on May 4, 1999. She also had a brief role in the 90′s hit Hanging With Mr. Cooper. After a hiatus during the rest of her childhood she returned to television with her starring role in Disney’s That’s So Raven. From 2003 to 2007 Raven played a high school student with psychic powers that lead to a slue of trouble.
The show was the longest running series in Disney’s history which lead to 3 spin offs including Corey In The House. Disney also capitalized off the success of the series selling products including clothing, make up, music, shoes and toys using Raven’s name and image. Her salary o the series was only $20,000 per episode but she was given a percentage of sales from products under her name. In 2012, Raven-Symoné ranked number eight on VH1′s “100 Greatest Kid Stars Of All Time” list, and ranked number one on Loop21′s “10 Richest Black Actresses Under 40″ list.
Despite her wealth Symone has stated she is a homebody and is frugal. She creates her own clothes and even sews her own blankets and pillows in her home.
In 2013 Raven Symone announced she was a lesbian through a tweet showing her support for the legalization of gay marriage. “I was excited to hear today that more states legalized gay marriage. I, however am not currently getting married, but it is great to know I can now, should I wish to”. In 2012 it was rumored she was dating AzMarie Livingston a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model.