Big Freedia Net Worth: Income, Career, and Bio

Big Freedia Net worth is 4 Million USD. She is a famous American rapper who has popularized the New Orleans version of hip-hop music.

Born as Freddie Ross, this star rapper took the stage name, Big Freedia, and began to promote this genre of music that was in oblivion after its debut in the 1990s.

Apart from making bounce music trendy, she has also worked in other music genres like electro, alternative hip-hop, EDM, etc. 

Age 44
BornJanuary 28, 1978
Height191cm (6’2”)
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Source of WealthSinger/Rapper
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Early Life

Big Freedia was born Freddie Ross in New Orleans, Louisiana on 28th January 1978. From childhood, she loved to play piano and sing in the choirs. From that time, music became the first love of her life. Though there is not much information about her parent, it is known that her mother instilled a love of music in her by introducing her to artists, like Patti LaBelle. Later, she was also influenced by the stars like Michael Jackson, Sylvester, and Salt-N-Pepa.

Big Freedia attended Walter L. Cohen School where she joined the choir and became the choir director. This was the time when she learned to write songs and also produce music. 


In 1998, a drag queen, Katey Red was working on bounce music at the club around Melpomene Project, only a few blocks away from where Freddie was brought up. She got immensely influenced by her style and music and started working as the background dancer in her troop.

In 1999, she took her stage name ‘Big Freedia’ and launched her first single ‘An Ha, Oh Yeah’. She started to perform it in many clubs in New Orleans. After that, she also released several other local hits, like, ‘Gin ‘N My System’, ‘Rock around the Clock’, etc.

In 2003, she launched her single studio album, ‘Queen Diva’. 

From her style of music, she is categorized as the artist of the ‘sissy bounce’ subgenre. She became widely known only after 2009 when she did a fest-closing gig with Katey Red. In 2010, she self-released an album, Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 from Big Freedia Records. This album was the collection of all works of Big Freedia from 1999 to 2010.

In the same year, she was signed to present bounce music at a music festival in Austin, but it was canceled due to some injury. Later, she joined a summer tour with Katey Red, Cheeky Blakk, and Sissy Nobby and became the guest on an album, named Ya-Ka-May through funk band, Galactic.

She did many gigs by joining several bands of girls. Her album also ranked 161 on US Billboard Chart. Besides music, she also appeared on HBO’s Treme, which was working on restructuring after Katrina. In the year 2012, she performed live on the Jimmy Kimmel show. 

Key Facts

  • Big Freedia’s net worth is 4 million dollars
  • Big Freedia is now 44 years old
  • She has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and 80.9k followers on Twitter
  • Her birth sign is Aquarius

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Personal Life

There is not much information about the parents of Big Freedia. And presently, she is not at all open about her personal life.

But, about her identity, she announced that she is not transgender, but rather a gay male. It is many of her fans mention her as ‘She’ while many do the otherwise. But, she likes to keep it misty and never talks about anything else on the matter on media.

Awards and Achievements

Big Freedia won USBWA National Freshman of the Year. She is also accoladed by the love of her fans and that is a great achievement for her.

How does she spend her money?

She invests and runs a business and the client is under the administration of Ray Nagin who was once the mayor of New Orleans.


  • Big Freedia’s original name is Freddie Ross
  • She announces herself as a gay male
  • She released her first single in 1999
  • She was only 21 when she started her career in music


Q: What is the net worth of Big Freedia?

A: Big Freedia’s net worth is around $4 million dollars. She earns mainly from her albums and music shows.

Q: Where did she born?

A: Big Freedia was born at New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States of America.

Q: Why is Big Freedia famous?

A: Big Freedia is famous for regenerating the bounce music, a New Orleans’ version of hip-hop.

Q: Did Big Freedia win any awards?

A: Big Freedia won USBWA National Freshman of the Year. Besides, she has achieved enough love from her fan worldwide.

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