Angela Yee is an American radio personality from Brooklyn, New York best known as one of the hosts of the nationally syndicated morning show, The Breakfast Club. Angela Yee was born to a Chinese father whose name is not known, and an Afro-Montserratian mother named Celestina Farage-Yee.
Angela Yee has never been married and it’s not clear if she has a boyfriend or not
The show, which she hosts alongside Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy, airs on New York City’s Power 105.1 during the 6 am to 10 am time slot. The pretty lady gained popularity as a radio host by doing things differently in the industry. She is known as a strong advocate for women’s empowerment and she also tries to do more than provide celebrity gossip by educating people through her social media platforms.
Angela Yee Was Born To African-American and Chinese Parents
Angela Mae Yee was born on January 3, 1976, in Brooklyn, New York, to an African-American mother Mary Yee, and a Chinese father Celestina Farage-Yee. During her appearance on the TV talk show The Real, Yee revealed that while she was in college her parents got divorced. However, she said she had no idea as they kept living together.
After her high school graduation, Angela enrolled at Wesleyan University in 1991 where she studied English with hopes of becoming a writer. However, following her graduation, she instead found a new interest in the music industry and marketing. Although she is a known lover of education, we are only aware of two schools she attended;
- Poly Prep Country Day School, Brooklyn and
- Wesley University, Middletown
Angela Yee Has Worked in Many Places While Building Her Career
After college, Angela interned at Wu-Tang Management where she worked as an assistant to the CEO. She showed her musical skills by writing all the skits to the third solo studio album of one of Wu-Tang clam members, GZA. The album topped the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200.
Angela has also managed the career of Jay Electronica and helped facilitate his deal with Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation. Her management skills earned acclaim when she managed the career of Australian hip hop recording artist Matthew James Colwell, better known by his stage name 360.
Angela first tried out her marketing skills with Nile Rodger’s distribution label, ‘Sumthing Else’. She also worked for Shady Limited, a clothing company owned by Eminem and Paul Rosenberg. She spent 5 years marketing and working with internet startups and different clothing brands.
She Started Her Radio Career at Shady 45
Angela finally got to start her radio career in 2005 by landing a job on Eminem’s radio station, Shade 45, at Sirius Satellite Radio where she hosted Lip Service and The Morning After with Angela Yee. The latter was previously named The Cipha Sounds Effect but the name was changed in 2008 when Cipha left the station.
Also in 2008, Angela worked for Ripe Digital Entertainment as a TV personality for flow.tv, hosting the daily entertainment show the Angela Yee Rumor Report. She held the role for just 6 months from July 2008 to December 2008.
On TV, Angela has served as a correspondent for MTV2’s Sucker Free. She featured as one of the cast members on the VH1 reality show The Gossip Game which follows the lives of New York women in the radio and blogging industry. The show ended after one season and 8 episodes.
Since 2010, Angela Yee Has Been Working on Programs She Owns
Two years after leaving Ripe Digital, Angela left Shade 45 and formed The Breakfast Club in December 2010 alongside DJ Envy and Charlamagne. The show became nationally syndicated after airing for 2 years and it currently airs on Power 105.1. It features candid thoughts from Angela as she drills celebrities. Currently syndicated in over 100 markets, the show has different segments including; ‘Angela Yee’s Rumor Report’, ‘Front Page News’ and ‘Ask Yee’, an advice segment.
In addition to this, the pretty host went on to start her own podcast ‘Angela Yee’s Lip Service’ where she invites guests to discuss different things from personal life experiences to relationship talks. She organized a nationwide tour with Live Nation ‘Lip Service Live’ in 2019.
Back in 2016, Yee started a juice in partnership with Styles P from the popular hip-hop band ‘The Lox’. They called it ‘Juice For Life BK’ and it is located in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
As a lover of knowledge, the American host also has a book club ‘Angela Yee’s Bookclub’ through which she encourages people, especially her fans to read more. The book club has hosted a number of authors, including; Phoebe Robinson, DJ Beverly Bond (creator of Black Girl’s Rock), Carl Weber, Marc Lamont Hill, D. Watkins, Cecile Richards, etc.
Angela has also featured in a couple of films including Empire (2015) and Fight Your Way Out (2017).
Angela Yee’s Net Worth
From the many years she has honed her skills as a radio personality and more so her experience in marketing and management, Angela Yee earns about $3 million as her yearly income. However, her net worth which is a result of her many endeavors is $6 million.
Recognitions and Awards Received
As a result of her persistent hard work, passion, and dedication, Angela has been honored with the following awards and recognitions:
- The first Ambassador for the New York Public Library (NYPL)
- The first-ever Global Ambassador for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement for Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment (BSE)
- A host at ‘Giving Gracefully Awards’ – an award that recognizes philanthropy among Olympians and celebrities.
- A board member for AFUWI and a board member for Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation.
- 2014 WEEN Mission Award
- Vice-Chancellor’s Achievement Award for the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI).
- In 2018, the New York City mayor Bill de Blasio declared the 28th of August Angela Yee Day.
- 2019/2020 Gracie Awards for National Radio Host/Personality
- The 2020 MIW Airblazer Award
Angela Yee Has Been Linked To Plies and Gucci Mane
Yee maintains a low profile when it comes to her personal life, however, she has been linked with a couple of celebrities in the past. She was once rumored to be dating rapper Plies after they were said to be at events together, including Yee’s birthday where Plies was the host. Hinting at a possible relationship between the two, gossip site Mediatakeout analyzed their activity writing; “How can we be so sure?? Well, his show in Charlotte she was there … Dream Night Club Miami her bday weekend he was Host – and they were there together! He officially refers to Angela as his sister – but it’s more than obvious!!!”
But neither Angela nor Plies confirmed the relationship rumors.
— Plies (@plies) December 20, 2012
On the other hand, during Gucci Mane’s visit to the Breakfast club in 2016, the rapper hinted that Angela had flirted with him in the past. When the other hosts of the radio show asked Gucci if he ever slept with Angela, he said: “she done tried. She was on my d**k back then.” Yee outrightly denied saying that no such incident ever occurred, but Gucci kept pushing, claiming that Yee used to be texting him and asking what hotel he was at and other stuff like that. However, Yee replied saying that Gucci must have got her confused with someone else, that it definitely was not her as she wouldn’t do such a thing.
Charlamagne with his response wasn’t backing his co-host as he told Yee; “I ain’t never known Gucci to be a liar.” Summarily, as of this writing, Angela Yee is an unmarried woman, and it isn’t clear whether or not she is in a relationship.
How Active is Angela Yee on Social Media?
Yee is visibly active on different social media platforms. She uses her social media presence to do a lot of things, from posting about her work to giving advice to her fans and posting pictures of herself and loved ones. She has thousands of active followers who she always provides with interesting content.
- Instagram account @angelayee has 1.6 million followers
- Twitter account @angelayee has 846k followers
- YouTube channel @Angel Yee has 98.1k subscribers
- LinkedIn account @Angela Yee has 2896 followers
She also has an Instagram account where she posts clips from her podcast. The account @aylipservice has 84.1k followers
What is Angela Yee’s Net Worth?
Angela Yee has a net worth estimated to be around $6 million. She was able to her amass her fortune through her work as a radio personality among other things.
What is Angela Yee’s Age?
Angela Yee is 47 years old. She was born on the 3rd of January, 1976 in New York.
Who is Angela Yee’s Husband or Boyfriend?
Angela Yee has never been married. In 2019, she admitted to be romantically involved with someone but never revealed the identity of the person. It is also not clear if she is still with her boyfriend.
Who are Angela Yee’s Parents?
Angela Yee was born to a Chinese father whose name is not known. Her mother, however, is an Afro-Montserratian named Celestina Farage-Yee.