On May 26, 1975, Lauryn Noelle Hill was born in Newark, New Jersey

With her mother Valerie, an English teacher, father Mal, a computer and management consultant

and older brother Malaney, she grew up in a Baptist family in South Orange, New Jersey.

The solo studio album by Lauryn Hill, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," was positively reviewed. The 12 million copy-selling

8x Platinum album debuted at No. 1 on the "Billboard" 200 chart and won five Grammys

Early in the 2000s, Hill virtually vanished from the public eye as a result of the demands of fame and his growing disillusionment with the music business.

American singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress Lauryn Hill has a $9 million dollar net worth. 

She gained fame as a result of her time spent with the Fugees and her subsequent solo career.

Early on, she picked up singing, and as a young adolescent, she sang in the serial opera "As the World Turns" (1991) and the movie "Sister Act II: Back in the Habit" (1993). 

She joined the Fugees when she was 13 years old, but her time with them was frequently interrupted by acting jobs and subsequently by enrolling in Columbia University

The Fugees' 1994 album "Blunted on Reality" was followed in 1996 by the multi-platinum "The Score," which brought them success on a global scale.