This amazing American rapper of Trinidad origin, says it is partly the life she lived that she has to thank for her success that has seen her amass an estimated net worth of $70 million as of 2015. Nicki revealed in an interview that there were a lot of problems growing up in her house with drug abuse and violence and to deal with the problems she developed alter egos, one of them was the great Nicki Minaj, which is now her stage name.
Nicki Minaj Net Worth - $70Million
Birth Name - Onika Tanya Maraj
Date of birth - December 8, 1982
Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius
Birth Place - Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Nationality - Trinidadian-born American
Height - 5′ 2″
Profession - Record producer, TV Personality, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Voice Actor, Rapper, Fashion designer, Composer, Visual Artist
Born Onika Tanya Maraji in 1982, she took an interest in music at an early age, playing the clarinet while in middle school and then she studied performing visual arts in high school. It was not however until 2007 that she created her first mix tape called “play time is over” she followed it up with 2 other mix tapes which earned her the attention of Young Money head, Lil Wayne.
In 2009, Nicki Minaj signed a record deal with the Young Money record label and that was the beginning of her rise to the top. In 2010 her album “Pink Friday” made it to number one on the US billboards and quickly gave rise to another chart topper, “Super Bass”. Her unique style endeared her to the public and it was evident in the performance of her songs as she became the first female artist to have 7 songs on the billboard top 100.
Between 2010 and 2014 Nicki released chart toppers like Roman Reloaded, Star Ships, The Pinkprint and Anaconda. With her songs performing very well, she made lots of money from appearances and concerts. For just one appearance at a New York Bar Mitzva, Nicki Minaj is believed to have been paid between $300,000 and $500,000. According to Forbes list of Hip-Hop cash Kings of 2014, the super star rapper was the only woman on that list, raking in $14 million from concerts and endorsements.
With her fame from music, she has also ventured into movies. In 2012, she made her entry into the film industry with a role in the animation Ice Age, Continental Drift, where she was the character Steffi, the Mammoth; she also played a supporting role in the film, “The Other Woman.” With her prowess in music and performing, it is no surprise that she was chosen to be one of the judges in the 2013 twelfth season of American Idols.
When you are worth $70 million and you have money raining on you all the time, you can definitely afford to have a very luxurious life, Nicki Minaj however is known for spending a lot of her money on other people as much as on herself. One time it was reported that she took one of her young fans on a shopping spree, and shopping is known to be something she likes doing and like every woman she likes designer clothing which she has lots of.
She also owns a pink Bentley Continental GT which is estimated at $200,000 along with a red Lamborghini Gallardo also valued at about the same price. She lives in a large 11.8 million dollar mansion in Malibu with a large pool and 6 garages for her many luxury cars. She is definitely living a life of one of Hip Hop’s richest women.