Funny, feisty, and quite controversial; Countess Vaughn has a net worth of $1 million which she accrued from her career in the entertainment industry. More than being popular as a singer, she is famed and admired as an actress for the several top 90’s sitcoms she appeared in, particularly for her role as Kimberly Ann Parker in Moesha. The versatile entertainer began her career at a very young age and has remained relevant in the competitive industry. Countess is also active on various social media platforms and her activities thereof have contributed to her wealth.
Countess Vaughn Began Making Money As An Actress When She Was 10 Years Old
Countess Vaughn’s net worth is valued at an estimated $1 million and most of it is believed to be proceeds from her acting. As you would easily find, Countess Danielle Vaughn-James was born on the 8th of August 1978 in Idabel, Oklahoma, U.S.A; to Sandra and Leo Vaughn. The 42 years old actress began her career as a performer at an early age of 3. She sang in her local church and went on to become the Junior Vocalist Champion and overall Junior Champion of Star Search in 1988.
The stardom that came with her victory led to the beginning of her acting career with a role as Alexandria DeWitt in the fourth season of NBC’s 227 (1988-1989). In 1989, the role earned her a nomination for the Young Artist Award under the Best Young Actress category. Since then, Countess Vaughn has been on several TV shows and a few films. In 1992, she voiced Monique in Fievel’s American Tails and then played Keisha in three episodes of Hanging with Mr. Cooper (1992-1993).
In the years that followed, she was seen as Charlene in Thea (1994), Carlita in Roc (1993-1994), and Kimberly Ann Parker in 83 episodes of UPN’s Moesha. She also played the Kimberly character in 110 episodes of The Parkers (1999-2004), a spinoff of Moesha. Playing the role in the original series earned her an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. What Countess made from these roles has never been disclosed to the public but there is no doubt the figures involved are very significant.
List of Her Most Popular Movies and TV Shows
- 227 (1988 -1989)
- Moesha (1996 – 1999)
- Max Keeble’s Big Move (2001)
- The Parkers (1999 – 2004)
- More to Love (2014)
- According to Him + Her (2014)
- The White Sistas (2017)
The Oklahoma Native Has Enjoyed A Successful Music Career But Acting Remains The Primary Source of Her Wealth
As detailed above, it was through singing that Countess Vaughn penetrated the movie industry which became the major source of her wealth. She has been seen in a few films like 1999’s Trippin wherein she played Anetta Jones and Max Keeble’s Big Move where she featured as an Office Admin. Assistant. Nonetheless, most of her acting gigs have been for the small screen. Apart from the ones discussed above, she made appearances as herself in multiple TV specials, documentaries, and what have you; all of which made her exploits in the TV and movie industry the most prominent source of her $1 million net worth.
However, Vaughn has also made good money from being a singer. While she has been singing since she was a kid, it was in 1992 that she became known in the entertainment industry for that; this was after she released her debut album titled Countess. Its hit single was a cover of James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” and the album reportedly sold over 3000 copies.
The actress has released more albums over the years and they are as listed below:
- Countess Vaughn (2017)
- Love (2019)
- Let Me Love You – Chapter 1 (2020)
Countess Vaughn Has Also Made Good Money From Her YouTube Channel
It’s no longer news that social media platforms have become a lucrative avenue for popular personalities to make money. Famous personalities like The Rock make as much as over $1 million per Instagram post. While Countess is nowhere near Dwayne Johnson who has over 235 million followers on Instagram as of May 2021, she has thousands of followers across popular social sites like Instagram and Twitter. Nonetheless, it’s her YouTube Channel that seems to be earning her a significant sum.
The unverified YouTube channel named Countess Vaughn Rules was created on the 3rd of April 2013 and has 1.68k subscribers with almost 894 thousand views as of May 2021. On average, a YouTube channel makes $3 – $5 per 1000 video views. Based on that, one can roughly estimate that the actress cum singer has made at least $2,682 from the channel.
Countess Vaughn Is Still Active In The Industry While Raising Her Kids
Countess Vaughn is yet to retire from the entertainment industry; she has even spread her wings to other fields. For instance, she has dabbled into production and was the executive producer of 2017’s The White Sistas. Her most recent project includes the 2020 album, Let Me Love You – Chapter. She was also seen in an episode of Dish Nation that same year. Before these and throughout the 2010s, she was seen in reality series like Like After, Hollywood Today Live, Hollywood Divas, and The Real.
Outside of her career, the versatile entertainer is also a mother and has been able to take on the responsibilities that come with that alongside the demands of her career. While much of her private life has been kept private, we can confirm that the Moesha actress is a mother of two. Yes, Countess Vaughn has two kids: a son called Jaylen with her ex-husband Joseph James and a daughter named Aniyah. For a while, it was thought that Jaylen is the only child of the actress but then Aniyah’s identity was revealed during Vaughn’s appearance on The Doctors TV show. The identity of Aniyah’s father is yet to be determined.
The actress admitted to aborting a baby when she was 18 years old in other to save her acting career. It is said that she only did that because she believed that having a baby then would have ruined her chances of having a substantial acting career and building a future for herself.
Sometime in March 2016, Countess Vaughn took to social media to announce her engagement. Nothing has been heard about a wedding since then and it is believed she is still a single mother of two working in showbiz.