MISSY ELLIOTT – 70 POUNDS
With a net worth of $50 million, successful rapper Missy Elliot has little to worry about in the way of money and loans. But she has faced her share of health issues as well, which included being overweight. To combat this, Elliot gave up drinking soda and eating bread, which were major achievements for her. This, along with maintaining a proper diet and exercise regimen helped her lose an impressive 70 pounds.
The singer was diagnosed with Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid, in 2008. One of the side effects of the conditions includes weight loss. Speaking about the illness, she said, “You live with it for the rest of your life.” The condition forced her to make some major lifestyle changes, and she took a hiatus from 2008 to 2011 to properly deal with it. Now she’s back and looks better than ever, and says she maintains a balanced daily diet to stay healthy.