Karrine Steffans was born on the 24th August 1978, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA. She is mostly known as a writer, the author of “Vixen” series. Moreover, she has appeared as an actress in a number of music videos. Karrine Steffans has increased her net worth working as a model, too; she has been active in the entertainment industry since 1997.
How much is the net worth of Karrine Steffans? As has been estimated by authoritative sources, the outright size of her wealth is as much as $8.5 million.
Karrine Steffans Net Worth $8.5 Million
To begin with, Karrine Steffans had to overcome many problems in her childhood including poverty, physical and psychological abuse, violation. She left her home being only 16 years old, badly needing to do something for a living, so began working as an exotic dancer. This period of her life was so difficult that she lived on the streets for almost a month. When 17 years old, she moved in with the hip hop artist Kool G Rap who introduced the girl to the industry of hip hop music. Since 1999, Steffans has appeared in a number of hip hop videos of platinum-selling rappers including Jay-Z, Mystikal, LL Cool J, R. Kelly and others. Many could envy the popularity and wealth, although it has its own price; while participating as a guest in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (2006) Karrine admitted to be sexually exploited so that she could get roles in music videos. Meanwhile, she took several jobs like modeling for the magazine “Smooth” and others. She was also in the main cast of the vigilante action film “A Man Apart” (2003) directed by F. Gary Gray. All the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the net worth of Karrine Steffans.
However, the most important source of Steffans income is writing; she has written six books so far. In 2005, the first book she released was entitled “Confessions of a Video Vixen” which immediately became a The New York Times Best Seller: the book was dedicated to the son of the author, moreover, part of the income has been donated to the national organization which provides after school programs – Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The following books “The Vixen Diaries” (2007) and “The Vixen Manual: How to Find, Seduce, and Keep the Man You Want” (2009) have been also listed as Best Sellers by The New York Times. Afterwards, Karrine launched her publishing label Steffans Publishing, and in 2012 she edited the book “Drink, Fuck, Sleep” by Sherman Oaks. The latest books by Steffans are “How To Make Love to a Martian” (2013) – apparently in refence to rapper Lil Wayne – and “Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later” (2015).
Finally, in the personal life of Karrine Steffans, she was in a relationship with Kool G Rap from 1995 to 1999; together they have a son. Later, she dated with Bill Maher (in 2005) and Bobby Brown (in 2006). She married the actor and singer Darius McCrary in 2009, however, the two divorced in 2011. Currently, Steffans is single and resides near Hollywood.
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