Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, aka Cardi B, may be a relatively new figure in the music industry, but she's already taken it by storm in just a couple of years. Her hit single "Bodak Yellow" propelled her to the top of the charts and into mainstream success, where she has remained ever since with the release of her first big label album, Invasion of Privacy, which took home a coveted Grammy earlier this year.
As a result of this success, it's no wonder Cardi B has confidence in herself and in her bank account. As she raps in her hit track "I Like It," Cardi B likes studdin' and she likes shinin'. Though it's no secret that the hit artist loves to drop lots of cash, you may be surprised by what she spends her money on!
Read on to find out what Cardi B has purchased since she hit it big time!
10 Kulture's Crib - $4500
Cardi and husband Offset were blessed with their beautiful baby Kulture Kiari on July 10th, 2018. The couple was gifted a beautiful white and gold crib and bassinet produced by Kapesh Designs, a prominent company that caters to celebrity interior needs.
The crib is round, large, and luxurious, complete with a polka dot mattress and a bejeweled crown at the top! Though Cardi wanted to paint it red, Offset was too fond of the white crib. In this comfy crib, you know baby Kulture is going to napping in style!
9 Yves Saint Laurent Boots - $10,000
Cardi B is unarguably a style icon with varied taste, and sometimes her choices are pricey. In 2017, the rapper graced the MTV Video Music Awards stage with a sparkling Saint Laurent bodysuit paired with some of their crystal-encrusted boots.
The boots retail for an (affordable?) $10,000, making them some of the most expensive shoes money can buy. Though we may not be able to attain that price tag, at least Cardi B rocked it!
8 Jewelry for Kulture - $80,000
Kulture sure is one lucky little lady! Last month, Cardi B admitted to dropping some serious bank on jewelry for her daughter, to the tune of $80,000.
Kulture received a dazzling diamond tennis bracelet and a pair of earrings from her mother, who wrote on her Instagram "If I’m iced out my daughter gotta be too." This isn't the first time Cardi B has taken a trip to the jewelry store, so it's not surprising that she decided to buy her baby some bling! Kulture has been seen at least once wearing the bracelet out, so at least the jewelry is getting some good use!
7 Patek Phillippe Watch- $150,000
Cardi B and Offset were seen together in early 2018 wearing matching rose gold Patek Philippe watches, estimated at a value of $150,000.
Many media outlets speculated that Offset purchased the watches as a gift for his wife to make up for rumors of cheating that had been circulating. Cardi and Offset ended up breaking things off for a couple of months before being seen publicly together at the Grammys in February 2019, so hopefully things are back to normal for the famous couple!
6 Atlanta Property - $201,840
Cardi B is nothing short of a businesswoman, and she definitely got the leg up on this deal! Offset and Cardi purchased five houses and a plot of Jonesboro land in April 2019, according to Daily Mail. This tract of land makes up around half a block.
It is unknown what the couple plans to do with the land, though some speculate they might be interested in constructing a house. Reportedly, tenants live in some of the houses on the block, and are hoping that they will be allowed to remain after the purchase. Imagine having superstar Cardi B as your landlord!
5 Bentley - $240,000
Cardi B owns a number of luxury cars, even though it is public knowledge that she doesn't even have a license. When James Corden had Cardi as a passenger on his long-running Carpool Karaoke series, she told him that she buys cars so she can pose with them in photos.
In 2017, she treated herself to a bright orange Bentley. Due to the success of her first single, Cardi was able to pay cash on the "Big B" as she calls it. Hopefully, the photos are worth the hefty price tag!
4 Rolls Royce Wraith - From $320,500
Cardi B flexed her bank account yet again and bought then fiancee Offset an expensive Rolls-Royce Wraith for his 26th birthday in 2017! She surprised him with the vehicle after they left his birthday blowout in downtown Los Angeles.
The car is white and red and Cardi even accented it with a red bow to match. It is also reported that she bought Offset a tricked out golden colored Wraith watch to match the car. How generous!
3 Lola Bunny Diamond Chain - $400,000
Cardi B did some last-minute planning for her set at Coachella last year by throwing down a reported $400,00 for a diamond-encrusted Lola Bunny chain. Supposedly, according to her jeweler, the idea was not new, as the rapper had been vying for the chain for months.
However, she ordered the rush job just 5 days before her festival performance. Though the maker of the chain probably worked overtime to finish the piece, we have to admit that the rapper wearing a chain of the beloved Space Jam character is so very surreal, and so very Cardi.
2 Lamborghini - $548,736
Cardi B and Offset bought matching Lamborghinis in mid 2018, and the musician took to Instagram to rave about her new purchase, including a photo of her and Offset beside their brand new wheels. They decided on blue and green Lamborghinis, though it seems Cardi may want a color change on her vehicle.
When some accused her of leasing her Lamb, Cardi B clapped back with the bank receipts, showing that the car was bought with $548,000 in a single transaction. She wrote on the caption, "When you go to Wells Fargo and withdrawal [your] whole car payment. Don't play with me." Message heard loud and clear!
1 Her Looks - $3.6 million a year
Being Cardi B requires a lot of upkeep, and the rapper isn't playing when it comes to appearance. To keep up with the trends, Cardi B admitted in an Instagram video that she drops around $300,000 a month (you heard that right) which equates to an estimated $3.6 million a year. In addition to buying expensive clothing, shoes, and jewelry, she drops around $1,200 a trip to the salon for hair and nails.
After becoming very famous very quickly, Cardi says she's learned a lot about public expectations about celebrities.
"I hate when celebrities do something very extravagant but something very luxurious, there's people on the comments say "You could have donated that...'.Who are you to tell people what to do with their hard-working...money?" the rapper asked in her video. Cardi B unabashedly beats to her own drum, and that confidence is likely what draws fans!