Nicki Minaj Net Worth: Trinidadian-American rapper, singer and actress, Onika Tanya Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj has a net worth of $55 million.
Born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad, Nicki Minaj moved to New York with her mother when she was 5. She studied visual and performing arts at LaGuardia High School and started her career as a Broadway actress. However, with a failed career in acting, she worked as waitress, administrative assistant and office manager at several places.
Minaj developed interest in rapping and was signed by Full Force, a Brooklyn group where she rapped ‘The Hoodstars‘ first. She then recorded the entrance song for Victoria, a WWE Diva and started uploading her work on social media. In 2007, she signed for the Dirty Money Entertainment for a year and released her first mixtape, ‘Playtime is Over‘ and was named Female Artist of the Year 2008.
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After Lil Wayne discovered her in 2009, she signed a contract with Young Money Entertainment and appeared on several remixes with Gucci Mane and Trina the same year. Her singles ‘BedRock‘ and ‘Roger That‘ ranked at #2 and #56 in the Billboard Hot 100 while it was also certified gold by RIAA. She also featured in a couple of songs with Mariah Carey and Jay Z the same year to find fame in the entertainment industry.
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Minaj rose to stardom through her album ‘Massive Attack‘ in 2010 with hit single ‘Your Love‘ while another album ‘Pink Friday‘ also grossed huge sales and success making over 375,000 sales in first week of its release. She has also performed with various popular artists like M.I.A, Madonna, Kesha, etc. and also joined American Idol as a judge in the 12th season.
Also called ‘black Lady Gaga‘ for her costumes and wigs, she has been one of the most note female rapper in the music industry today. Her animated rapping style and flow including metaphors and punch lines are what puts her in comparison to her mentor Lil Wayne. Minaj also makes her fortunes through several endorsement deals with companies like MAC Cosmetics, OPI Products, Pepsi, Adidas Originals, etc. She also has her own fragrance line ‘Pink Friday‘ that she launched in 2012.
She is also the only female to be featured on the Hip Hop Cash Kings list by Forbes and her net worth was valued at $7 million in 2010. She made a total earning of $16 million in 2011 and $14 million in 2013 through the sales of her albums and public appearances.
Minaj was in a relationship with rapper Meek Mill, but the couple separated in 2015 just after a month of their engagement announcement in April 15, 2015.
A versatile female rapper in the music industry known for her fast changing verses, Nicki Minaj’s net worth is estimated to be $55 million today.
Quick Facts about Nicki Minaj
Full Name: Onika Tanya Maraj
Profession: Singer, Rapper
Height: 5′ 4″ (1.62 cm)
Date of Birth: December 8, 1982
Place of Birth: Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
Education: LaGuardia High School
Marital status: Single
Nicki Minaj Zodiac/Astrological sign: Sagittarius