What is Nicki Minaj net worth?
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, model, actress, and R&B singer-songwriter. As of this writing, Nicki Minaj has a net worth of $100 million. Minaj was discovered by fellow American rapper, Lil Wayne. She has won more than 100 notable awards including six American Music Awards, 10 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards. She has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards.
Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982. She has an older brother and sister and a younger brother and sister. She lived with her grandmother in Saint James as a young child. Minaj’s mother Carol had moved to New York City to attend Monroe College. When Nicki was five, her mother moved the children to Queens, New York. Carol worked in the payroll and accounting departments during Minaj’s youth. Minaj’s father was addicted to alcohol and other drugs and had a violent temper. He burnt the family house down in December 1987.
Minaj auditioned for admission to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and was accepted. She wanted to become an actress. After graduating from high school she was cast in the Off-Broadway play “In Case You Forget.” She worked at Red Lobster in the Bronx to supplement her acting income. She was fired for being rude to customers. Minaj went on to be fired from, in her words, “at least 15 jobs,” for being rude. TOP 5 RICHEST KIDS IN THE WORLD 2021
Minaj was discovered by fellow American rapper, Lil Wayne, and soon after signed a deal with his Young Money Entertainment record label and management firm. Minaj released her first mixtape Playtime Is Over in 2007. She released a number of mixtapes after this, including Sucka Free in 2008. Minaj won the Female Artist of the Year award at the Underground Music Awards in 2008. In 2009 Minaj appeared in XXL magazine and released her third mixtape. Minaj released another mixtape, Beam Me Up Scotty, in 2009. Minaj’s debut album, Pink Friday, was released on the Young Money Entertainment label in 2010, it went on to sell 4 million copies worldwide. She released a second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in April of 2012. That album was eventually certified platinum. Nicki Minaj was also one of the celebrity judges on American Idol during the 2013 season. In December 2014 she released her third studio album, The Pinkprint. To date, that album has sold over 650,000 albums worldwide. In August 2018 Nicki released her fourth studio album, Queen. This album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. It was eventually certified Platinum in the United States with sales of 1 million.
In May 2017 Nicki overtook Aretha Franklin’s record for a number of songs on the Hot 100 for a female artist. Aretha’s record stood for more than 40 years. It should be noted, however, that Nicki is a featured artist on many of her tracks whereas Aretha was the sole-credited artist on all 73 of her tracks. Minaj has won more than 100 notable awards including six American Music Awards, 10 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards. She has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards but has not won yet.