Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole: Who Has a Higher Net Worth?

The latest battle of Verzuz season 2 is upon us. Ashanti and Keyshia Cole will be going head to head and hit for hit on December 12, and fans of old-school R&B are excited for the throwback jams that they’re going to play. With Grammy Awards and platinum records under their belt, the Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole Verzuz is guaranteed to be a memorable night.

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Ashanti | Theo Wargo/WireImage

Ashanti and Keyshia Cole got their start at a young age

Both Ashanti and Keyshia Cole are coming to Verzuz with decades’ worth of music. Ashanti had her breakout in 2002 with her hits “Foolish” and “What’s Luv?” which made Ashanti the first female artist to occupy the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Ashanti continued her career success through the 2000s into the 2010s. She also began acting in various film and TV roles, including John Tucker Must Die, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Army Wives. In 2019, she starred in the Lifetime movie A Christmas Winter Song in a highly praised leading role.

Cole has also enjoyed a successful career since the early 2000s. She rose to recognition with singles such as “Let It Go,” “Last Night,” and “I Should Have Cheated” and collaborated with some of the biggest artists in hip hop and R&B. She has continuously released albums since her breakout debut The Way It Is in 2005, and has appeared on reality shows such as Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and her own shows Keyshia & Daniel: Family First and Keyshia Cole: All In.

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Ashanti’s net worth

In the past few years, Ashanti has revealed that she’s working on new music and intends to release several exciting collaborations. She also still loves acting: in late 2019, she made several guest appearances on the reboot of the popular ’80s TV show Dynasty.

Ashanti has been able to sustain a successful career over several decades — a rare accomplishment for many artists. Her success is reflected in her impressive net worth, which is reported to be around $18 million. 

Ashanti likely to become even wealthier over the next few years as she continues to build her brand and launch many new projects. And with a loyal fanbase, she’ll have the support that she’s enjoyed up until now.

Keyshia Cole
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Keyshia Cole’s net worth

As someone who had a difficult upbringing, Cole fought hard to get to where she is today. She was adopted by her parents at the age of 2, and her biological mother still fights drug addiction today. Fans were given a glimpse into her family life on Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is in the late 2000s.

In 2019, Cole got her own talk show on Fox Soul called One on One with Keyshia Cole. Among other guests, Cole has spoken with people such as Amber Rose, basketball star Iman Shumpert, and singers Estelle and Deborah Cox. She also had a tough conversation with her mother in December 2019.

Cole always has music in the pipeline, and her other on-screen work continues to sustain her career nearly two decades in. As of 2020, Cole’s estimated net worth is $9.5 million, and is sure to only grow as her career continues to advance.