Nicki Minaj, 35, was born in Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982. Her birth name is Onika Tanya Maraj in Saint James. She is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and model.
She has gained success over the years and is one of the most influential female hip-hop artists in the world. To date, Nicki Minaj net worth is estimated to be around $75 million. Some sources say it is as much as $85 million.
Nicki spent the majority of her childhood in New York. When Nicki was five, she and her mother moved to Queens, New York. Her mother went to the city to enroll at Monroe College.
Minaj’s father was an addict and alcoholic and burned down the family house. Nicki had aspirations of becoming an actress when she graduated from Manhattan’s, LaGuardia High School.
However, her acting career did not seem to be taking off, so she took a job as a waitress, but was fired from her job. Luckily, Minaj decided to pursue a music career, which boosted Nicki Minaj net worth considerably over the next few years.
In 2007, Nicki released her first mix-tape "Playtime Is Over.” She released several other mix-tapes and in 2008 and won the Female Artist of the Year at the Underground Music Awards.
In 2009, Minaj released her third mix-tape and was featured in XXL magazine. Minaj was soon discovered by rapper, Lil Wayne, and was quickly signed to his Young Money Entertainment record label and was featured on many songs by Young Money artists.
The sultry rapper released another mix-tape in 2009 before the release of her debut album, “Pink Friday,” in 2010. The album was an instant hit and sold 4 million copies worldwide and was the start of net worth Nicki Minaj growth.
Two years later, Nicki released her second album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” which was certified platinum. In 2013, Nicki Minaj signed on to be one of the American Idol celebrity judged. She released her third album “The Pinkprint” in 2014.
Nicki Minaj Net Worth
As of 2019, Nicki Minaj’s net worth is estimated to be around $85 million dollars.
Soon after her record sales, the rapper became a household name and Nicki Minaj net worth 2017 had grown to an estimated $19 million. The success of her records and Idol appearance also helped grow Nicki Minaj net worth 2018 to an estimated $75 million today.
The rapper and hip-hop artist is very successful and has many highlights in her career that has helped net worth Nicki Minaj expand. Nicki has sold 5 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide.
In May 2017, Nicki surpassed the late and great Aretha Franklin for having the most songs for a female artist on the Hot 100 chart. Aretha held that title for 40 years. Nicki has nearly 100 million Instagram followers and over 20 million Twitter followers.
She has won more than 100 awards for her music that include American Music Awards, BET Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and People's Choice awards.
She has also been nominated for a Grammy Award ten times but has never won. Minaj has sold millions of records worldwide and is said to be one of the top influential hip-hop artists in the world.
It is unclear how far Nicki Minaj net worth will grow, but she certainly seems to be on the path to earn more millions in her career.