Almost everyone in the music industry knows about Nicki Minaj.
She is known as the “Queen of Rap” in the West. Her influence in the media outlet made her famous around the world.
Earning a title in the music industry earned her fame and wealth.
Who is Nicki Minaj?
Nicki Minaj, or Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty in birth name, is a world-famous singer, actress, rapper, and songwriter.
She was born on December 8, 1982, at Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago.
She transferred to Queens of New York City where she got her first recognition in the music industry.
Her recorded albums of “Playtime Is Over” (2007), “Sucka Free” (2008), and “Beam Me Up Scotty” (2009) made her famous.
Nicki’s sense of fashion in using wigs and colorful costumes became a patent of her style. Throughout her journey to success, she is mostly seen using these costumes.
The way she moves on the stage and alter-egos added to her personality.
Her British cockney accent is also one of the things that will make you remember.
She got positive appreciation following the release of her debut album “Pink Friday” in 2010. The album got triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The album also hit number one in the “Billboard 200.” A record that surpassed other artists in the music industry.
Nicki’s album of her first top-five single also reached the top three.
The recording “Super Bass” earned the title of being the highest-charting solo since 2002 sang by a female rapper.
Her transition into dance-pop and pop-rap started in 2012. This was after the release of her second album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”
The album aced the “Billboard 200” upon its debut. “Starships” earned fifth in the “Hot 100” list as the album’s first single.
From 2014 until 2018, Nicki Minaj transitioned back into her hip-hop roots.
The albums “The Pinkprint” in 2014 and “Queen” in 2018 showcased her old style of music and were appreciated by fans.
Minaj’s second single hit number two on the “Hot 100” list. “Anaconda” was also the first music video by a solo female rapper to hit one billion views on YouTube.
The reissue of Minaj’s “Beam Me Up Scotty” back in 2009 earned top two in the 2021 “Billboard 200.”
It became the highest-debuting music recording of a female rap mixtape in history.
Minaj is also known for her collaboration with the Colombian reggaeton and Latin trap artist Karol G.
Their collaboration in “Tusa” earned them the title of number one for six months.
It became the longest-running music in the top one of the “Argentina 100.”
Minaj’s appearance in “Say So” with American rapper and songwriter Doja Cat hit number one on the “Hot 100” in 2020.
The same year, “Trollz” also hit top one on the “Hot 100” in her collaboration with American rapper 6ix9ine
This gave Minaj the title of being the second female rapper to reach the top one upon debut since Lauryn Hill in 1998.
Minaj is the second female artist to reach the most entries on the “Hot 100” across all genres.
Her recorded entries were more than a hundred, with 19 top 10 singles. Minaj also holds the record of having six entries on the “Hot R&B / Hip-Hop” chart, all in top one.
What is Nicki Minaj’s net worth?
Nicki Minaj holds the record of selling more or less 100 million records worldwide. As such, she is known as one of the best-selling female recording artists of all time.
Her proceeds from the music industry brought her to heights.
Her talent as a renowned singer allowed her to work as an endorser for many companies.
As an iconic figure in the music industry, Nicki Minaj influenced the market.
She had business opportunities to make ties with big companies. In return, she gets to have revenue from each endorsement she makes.
Adding the revenue she gets from her recorded albums and concerts, she earns millions of dollars.
Putting together all her assets as a singer, rapper, songwriter, and endorser, Nicki Minaj has an estimated net worth of $80 million.
How Does Nicki Minaj Spend Her Money?
Looking at the extravagant lifestyle of Nicki Minaj, one can tell how she spends her money.
Nicki can be seen mostly wearing expensive clothing and jewelry. The entourage and paparazzi she gets are a display of how much wealth she has.
The “Time Magazine” said that the singer spends about $50,000 a month on high-end brands. This includes Versace, Giuseppe, Fendi shoes, and YSL.
Minaj was also seen during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards riding her Maybach 62s. The car costs about half a million dollars.
She also spent $30,000 to get her car paint refurbished.
Aside from her expenses, Minaj also supports charities and foundations.
She is a known benefactor for the “Get Schooled Foundation.” It helps students finish high school and college.
The importance of education is one of Minaj’s advocacy.
Aside from empowering the young generation to pursue education, she is also an advocate for the “Red Cross.”
Health promotion and disease prevention are the primary focus of the organization.
Nicky Minaj is known to be generous. She’s seen to extend her generosity to her associates in the field of music.
In one account, Minaj was said to buy from Petit Tresor in West Hollywood a gift basket for fellow music artist Cardi B.
In 2016, Nicki Minaj rented a mansion for $35,000 a month in Beverly Hills. She was living with Meek Mills in this 10,340 square foot real estate property.
Nicki Minaj Career Earnings By Year
Nicki Minaj’s success is evident in her annual earnings.
As a music artist and endorser, she was able to earn the following:
- 2010 $4 million
- 2011 $6.5 million
- 2012 $15.5 million
- 2013 $29 million
- 2014 $14 million
- 2015 $21million
- 2016 $20 million
- 2017 $16 million
- 2018 $10 million
- 2019 $20 million
- 2020 $10 million
For the past two decades, Nicki Minaj was able to earn a total of $166 million before taxes.
How Nicki Minaj Became the Richest Female Rapper in the World
Following her success in the music industry, Nicki Minaj earned millions of dollars.
As a music artist, her talent earned her profit from the proceeds of her albums.
Her albums were an important key in achieving success.
The patronage of fans in listening to her music played a big impact in becoming the richest female rapper in the world.
Following her success, Nicki Minaj has been chosen by big brands to collaborate in promoting their products.
Her first venture was with MAC Cosmetics in November 2010. She endorsed a lipstick named “Pink 4 Friday.”
In return, MAC sold the lipstick every Friday for four consecutive weeks. This was done to promote Minaj’s album “Pink Friday.”
In April 2012, she partnered with Nokia. The famous cellphone manufacturer was about to launch its brand-new Nokia Lumia 900.
Nicki Minaj helped in launching its product and earned profit from the endorsement.
In May the same year, Minaj was seen on the Pepsi advertisement “LiveForNow.” It was a campaign featuring her single “Moment 4 Life” remix.
Her music career enabled her to win awards and gain wealth throughout the years.
Nicki Minaj Early Life and Career Information
Onika Tanya Maraj or Nicki Minaj was born on December 8, 1982, at Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago.
Her father was Robert Maraj and her mother was Carol Maraj. Both of her parents were gospel singers and inclined with financial and accounting areas.
In December 1987, their house was burnt down by her father. He was an alcoholic and cocaine drug addict.
Later, their family moved to 147th Street in South Jamaica, Queens.
Nicki recalled her childhood as complacent. Although their mom tried to discipline them, she thinks that they still need a lot of discipline.
She enrolled in Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
She stayed there to study visual and performing arts.
After finishing high school, she pursued her dream to become an actress in 2001. She auditioned for the Off-Broadway play “In Case You Forget”.
However, her acting career was not that good. She found herself working as a waitress in the Bronx at Red Lobster.
But her attitude got her fired. She lost about fifteen jobs because of her discourtesy to customers.
Aside from being a waitress, Minaj also had a job on Wall Street for office management and as a customer service representative.
From 2004 until 2009, Nicki Minaj started her career as a rapper.
She joined the group “Full Force” in Brooklyn and rapped in the song called “The Hoodstars.”
Soon thereafter, the group recorded “Don’t Mess With” as an entrance song for the WWE Diva, Victoria.
Minaj later left the group and uploaded her recordings on social media.
In 2007, she signed a 180-day contract under the CEO of Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment, Fendi.
Following the release of her mixtapes “Playtime Is Over” in 2007 and “Sucka Free” in 2008, Minaj became the Female Artist of the Year in 2008.
Her third mixtape “Beam Me Up Scotty” in 2009 earned awards in the music industry.
Minaj signed a contract with fellow rapper Lil Wayne in 2009.
In 2010, Nicki became the first female rap artist to have an audience at the Yankee Stadium.
Her debut with “Pink Friday” on November 19, 2010, was a success. 375, 000 copies were sold in the first week after its release.
She received positive reviews from different media outlets like NME, Entertainment Weekly, and The Washington Post.
In 2011, Nicki appeared as one of the opening acts for Britney Spears’ “Femme Fatale Tour.”
Nicki dubbed the voice of “Steffie” in the 2012 animated film “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” The same year, she won the “Best Female Video” for “Starships.”
She became a judge for American Idol’s twelfth season in 2012.
In 2014, Minaj debuted her album “The Pinkprint” and topped number two on the “Billboard 200.”
Nicki released her fourth album “Queen” in 2018 and earned positive reviews.
On May 7, 2021, the album hit the top one in US iTunes. This was right after her fans organized the “LLC Party”.
It rocked social media and aced the top charts.
Who is richer, Nicki Minaj or Cardi B?
Both Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are famous female rap artists.
However, in terms of net worth, Nicki Minaj aced at $80 million.
On the other hand, Cardi B’s figures are yet to be verified.
On some accounts, her reported net worth is about $40 million. Another source says it’s only $24 million. And yet, to one account, it says it’s almost $80 million.
Despite all the vague numbers, Nicki Minaj is still richer than Cardi B.
Her assets in the music industry and collaboration with other companies earned her the title of being the richest female rapper.
Favorite Quotes from Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj’s words have the power to inspire other people.
Some of these are:
- “Take me or leave me, I’ll never be perfect. Believe me, I’m Worth it.”
- “Your victory is right around the corner. Never give up.”
- “You don’t have to feel the need to put somebody down to make yourself feel better.”
- “Call me cursed or just call me blessed. If you can’t handle my worst you ain’t getting my best.”
- “There’s nothing more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.”
- “True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know you are great, you have no need to hate.”
- “Respect your haters, they’re the only ones who think you’re better than them.”
- “We all have insecurities, but you have to know you’re beautiful.”
- “Everything I’ve been through could’ve killed me. That’s why it really ain’t nothing you could tell me.”
- “I am not a word, I am not a line, I am not a girl that can ever be defined.”