Date of birth: the 18th of May, 1985
Profession: author, actress, rapper
Nationality: United States of America
Source of wealth: television, selling of a book
Probably, $50 million net worth seems a nuisance to you. Really, celebs usually can boast with much greater fortune. But if that amount is the result of a long way, along which a person met poverty, drug addiction and prison, and still managed to change one’s life for better and earn quite a lot, it is worth of our attention and respect.
Felicia Pearson is a person of that kind. She owns $50, 000 and a large fan base, so hopefully she will earn much more. Felicia earned that money through her activities of a rapper, actress and author. She came into the limelight in 2004, when she was cast as Felicia "Snoop" Pearson in criminal series “The Wire”.
After that she made short appearances in several other films, such as a musical drama “Chi-Raq” and in one episode of drama series “Blue Bloods”.
The other part of Felicia’s wealth comes from her book. She authored a book, named “Grace After Midnight”, where Pearson told about her way on top.
Felicia’s early years are hard to be called happy. She was born very small and weak. Her mother was on drugs during her pregnancy – and as a result, Felicia’s baby weight was just 3 pounds. She has never known the name of her biological father.
Later Felicia was adopted by middle-aged parents. She lived a good family life and was a well-behaved pupil at school, but everything had changed, when her adoptive father died.
When Felicia was 14, she lived from dealing drugs. In addition she was sentenced to 6, 5 years of prison for a murder. She killed the teen girl in a street fight.
Felicia Pearson’s life changed, when she met by chance The Wire actor Michael K. Williams. He took the aggressive and so vulnerable girl – as he later described her – to the series producers and she won the role, which was her first step on top. Pearson told, that role “saved her”.