Nicki Minaj apparently holds a net worth of staggering $85 million.
Nicki Minaj, real name Onika Tanya Maraj, is a rapper, songwriter, actress and model based on the US. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, the songstress actually got into the US as an undocumented immigrant at the age of 5 after her mother. But after all the struggles, she is the face of female rappers in the US.
What is Nicki Minaj's Net Worth?
After debuting almost decades ago in the music industry,Nicki Minaj apparently owns a net worth of $85 million. Most of the credit for her staggering accumulation reportedly goes to her chart-topping singles and concert tours.
Additionally, Minaj's numerous endorsements, collaborations, and business ventures also boost the star's net worth.
Nicki Minaj's Rise to Fame
Nicki Minaj came into prominence after signing Lil Wayne's label, Young Money Entertainment, back in 2009. As per some tabloids, the 'Bees in the Trap' singer sold 5 million albums and 20 million singles until September 2018. As a featured artist, she, however, was able to carry home the proceeds from 60 million singles last year.
In 2012, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded', Minaj's sophomore album, released in April was certified platinum. Her third album, 'The Pinkprint', also sold more than 650,000 copies worldwide.
Though Nicki's fourth studio album 'Queen' didn't perform as per her expectations and her album sales were declining over the last few years, her albums continue to yield profit.
While featuring in Kanye West's song 'Monster', where Minaj and other artists are featured, she reportedly made $50,000 just for "a verse" on a song, though the factual accuracy of this cannot be confirmed. The rapper also features on multiple Billboard-topping tracks including Justin Bieber's 'Beauty and a Beat' and Jessie J & Ariana Grande's 'Bang Bang'.
Apart From Album Sales
Nicki's, who is currently dating her beauKenneth Petty, earning isn't only limited to album sales as she earns a great deal of money from her appearance in parties, shows, and concerts too.
In August 2018, Minaj started her won Beats 1 show 'Queen Radio' as a promotion for her 'Queens' album. According to TMZ, she made $50,000 just for showing up at the 14th birthday of Floyd Mayweather's daughter in 2014.
Newsweek also reported Nicki Minaj made between $300,000 and $500,000 for performing at a Bar Mitzvah in 2015. According to Reuters, Minaj was reportedly paid $12 million for her time as a judge on the singing competition show 'American Idol'. But in 2013, the rapper revealed she was leaving the show for some unknown reasons.
In 2016, she starred in 'Barbershop: The Next Cut', which grossed about $55 million worldwide, though the amount Minaj received for her role in the movies is still uncertain. In 2014, she took a role in 'The Other Woman' alongside Kate Upton,Cameron Diaz, and Leslie Mann. The movie grossed about $196 million worldwide. The singer is also known for her voiceover work for 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'.
Not all of her wealth comes solely from billboard topping tracks and concert tours. Investment and brand endorsements also equally contribute to her outstanding sum of figures. Minaj owns 3% stake in Jay-Z's music streaming service 'Tidal', which is reportedly worth $600 million.
In addition, Minaj also owns her own line of eight different perfumes. The 'Barbie Dreams' star also scored a high-profile deal with Adidas.
In 2012, Minaj was the face of 'MAC's Viva Glam' campaign, and she's done multiple collaborations with the makeup brand since. According to Racked, Minaj's branded lipstick was the brand's highest-selling Viva Glam lipstick of all time. She also paired with Pepsi the same year, and she reportedly earned millions of dollars for representing the beverage. The same year, she teamed up with 'Beats by Dre' and released a nail polish collection with OPI.
Apart from earning in millions, the singer received several awards for her songs. She won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards twice alongside several MTV Video Music Awards. In 2013, she received a People’s Choice Award as the Favorite Hip-Hop Artist. The singer also made it to Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.