Net Worth: $70 Million
- Source of Wealth Music
- Birth Place Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago
- Height 5' 4" (1.62 cm)
- Marital Status Single
- Full Name Onika Tanya Maraj
- Nationality Trinidadian-American
- Date of Birth December 8, 1984
- Ethnicity Indian, Afro-Trinidadian
- Weight 120 lbs (54 kg)
- Occupation Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Voice Actress, Television Personality
- Education LaGuardia High School
About Nicki Minaj
Trinidadian-American rapper and R&B singer-songwriter, Nicki Minaj, has an estimated net worth of $70 million in 2015. In 2011, Nicki Minaj became the first female rapper to make the Forbes Magazine’s Hip-Hop Cash Kings list at No. 15 with $6.5 million earnings between 2010 to 2011 and now the only female on the list earning, $29 million as of 2013. In 2014, Forbes valued her earnings at $14 million. She is the only woman to be included on Forbes 2014 Cash King list.
Her debut Pink Friday went platinum shortly after its launch in 2011, and she’s not shy about her earnings: on Kanye West’s “Monster,” she boasts that she gets $50,000 for her guest verses.
Known for her brightly colored wigs and ensembles whose style ranges from a girlish voice to a guttural growl. Influenced by the unpredictable rhymes of Missy Elliot along with the sexually charged attitudes of Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown, the Queens native was discovered thanks to her MySpace page. It was there that Dirty Money Entertainment CEO Fendi first heard her ability to freestyle and first laid eyes on her steamy set of promo shots. With killer curves she was obviously proud to flaunt, plus a background in the performing arts thanks to the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art (the school that had inspired the movie Fame), Minaj was a perfect fit for Fendi’s urban DVD magazine, The Come Up.
She appeared in numerous volumes, including number 11, which spotlighted her future label boss, superstar rapper Lil Wayne. Through Fendi, Wayne contacted Minaj and signed her to his Young Money label. They began to build her career through mixtapes like Lil Wayne’s Dedication 3 and Minaj’s own Sucka Free. Meanwhile, appearances on various remixes — everything from T.I.’s “No Matter What” to Jeffree Star’s club track “Cupcakes Taste Like Violence” — helped spread the word. The big breakthrough came when Wayne added his rhymes to her “High as a Kite” single, a mixtape favorite in 2008.
The year 2009 saw more guest appearances and mixtapes, including the Beam Me up Scotty mixtape, featuring the street single “I Get Crazy.” In 2010, the singles “Your Love” and “Check It Out” preceded the release of her official debut album, Pink Friday. Nicki was born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Earnings & Financial Data
The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Nicki Minaj's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.
- Earnings 2015
- Earnings 2014
- Earnings 2013
- Earnings 2012
- Earnings 2011
- Earnings 2010
|Earnings 2015||$21 Million|
|Earnings 2014||$14 Million|
|Earnings 2013||$29 Million|
|Earnings 2012||$15.5 Million|
Ticket Sales Jan. 2012
Estimated ticket sales of Pink Friday Tour
Record Sales Jan. 2012
Estimated sales of the album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Salary Jan. 2012
Salary as judge of American Idol Season 12
Performance Fee Jan. 2012
Estimated performance fee
|Earnings 2011||$6.5 Million|
Record Sales Jan. 2010
Estimated sales of the album, Pink Friday