Born: October 15, 1981
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5′ 2″
Industry: R&B Singer, Songwriter
Net Worth: $9.5 million
Talented, beautiful and perhaps a bit dangerous, Keyshia Cole has carved her name in the music history books. One of many black musicians to have risen out of the tough Oakland, California neighborhoods, Cole found fame and fortune at a very young age. As a well-connected teenager, she was able to meet and greet with many well-known rap artists, including M.C. Hammer and the late Tupac Shakur. By 18, she had already landed a record deal with A&M records. Her first album, The Way It Is, went gold, and then platinum, a testament to the young singer/songwriter’s talents. Cole’s fast popularity helped land her her own reality TV show on BET, her own shoe line, and several awards and award nominations. Cole is no stranger to controversy as well. In 2014, she spent a night in jail after assaulting another woman in a jealous rage. Her short marriage to NBA star David Gibson, which also spawned a show ironically titled Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, highlights her relationship troubles. Cole has also been accused of trashing a place she was renting, resulting in a lawsuit by her former landlord.