|Net Worth||$85 Million|
|Born||December 8, 1982|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Rapper/Actor|
What is Nicki Minaj’ net worth? How much does Nicki Minaj make? Good questions and we have some answers. Minaj was born in 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, but moved to New York when she was five.
Minaj’s childhood was rough, much like Eminem and Lil Wayne. She had a father was a drug addict with a long history of violence. He had some major issues. He even tried to burn down the family’s home in a failed attempt to kill Minaj’s mother.
Minaj credits her rough childhood with helping her achieve success later in life. She said “female-empowerment” was always in her mind because she wanted her mother to be stronger. Sadly, her mother was not strong in Minaj’s eyes so, she had to be strong for her mother.
At the age of 12, Minaj created her first rap. Then, she studied acting at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. Like Kevin Hart, Minaj’s main focus didn’t make ends meet so she had to take on other jobs. She was a waitress at Red Lobster, but she wasn’t very good at it. She fired a short time later for being rude to customers.
She turned her attention to music and was eventually discovered by Dirty Money CEO Big Fendi on MySpace. He knew she was something special, so he signed her to his label. That connection led to her finding Lil Wayne. They worked together on a series of mixtapes for a few years before Minaj signed to Wayne’s Young Money label in 2009. She was the label’s first female artist.
In 2010, Minaj released her debut studio album. The album sold over 370,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. It would later peak at number one and sell over two million copies. The album is certified triple platinum.
Nicki Minaj’s net worth was growing by this time. She was a legit superstar and started touring around the world. Minaj also began acting again in 2012. She was a voiced character on the animation, of Ice Age: Continental Drift. Additionally, she co-starred in a handful of other films since then.
From there, Minaj released her third studio album in 2014. The Pinkprint album received mostly positive reviews from critics and once again debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200. It featured her hit single, Anaconda.
Depending on who you ask, Nicki Minaj’s net worth is either $75 million or $85 million, but does $10 million really matter once you move over the $50 million mark?
Most of her money came from touring, endorsement deals and some smart business ventures. Nicki Minaj has a “never quit, never satisfied” attitude, so don’t be surprised to see Nicki Minaj’s net worth cross the $100 million mark soon.
While she hasn’t reached Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg in net worth, what she has accumulated is nothing to joke about considering she is joining the richest entertainers today, including Beyonce, Jay Z, and Dr. Dre.