What’s Nicki Minaj Net Worth, Career, History, And Personal Life

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Nicki’s Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth 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.

Nicki 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.

Rap music was never the same after Nicki Minaj entered the scene. The Trinidadian rapper found massive success after her single “Your Love” was released in the spring of 2010, even though she’d been making music prior to that. Since then, she’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Lil Wayne and Drake.

Having those two rappers on her BFF list is kind of a big deal since they are both so well-known. There’s no denying that Nicki has been caught up in some drama over the years including the scandal surrounding her husband Kenneth Petty but her net worth doesn’t seem to be negatively impacted by that at this time.

However she has made quite a name for herself, and become one of the most influential female artists in hip-hop.

History/Early Life

Nicki Minaj (Onika Tanya Maraj) was born in Trinidad & Tobago on the 8th December 1982.

As a small child, Minaj and lived with her grandmother in Trinidad. Her mother, moved to New York to attend Monroe College, and she brought the family to NY when Minaj was 5 years old. Minaj’s father was addicted to alcohol and other drugs. He ended up burning down their house.

After graduating from LaGuardia High School in Manhattan, Minaj wanted to become an actress. However, she was struggling with her acting career, and worked as a waitress at Red Lobster in the Bronx, from which she was fired.


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.

Nicki Minaj Profile

As of 2011 Nicki Minaj’s net worth being estimated at $80 million.

Net Worth:$100 Million
Date of Birth:Dec 8, 1982 (39 years old)
Height:5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
Profession:Singer, Actor, Rapper, Musician, Artist, Singer-songwriter, TV Personality, Voice Actor, Composer, Visual Artist
Nationality:United States of America

How she Spends Her Cash

Nicki Minaj is known for wearing elegant and colorful outfits and jewelry. When it comes to her spending money she gives away college scholarships to students in need.

Her generosity extends to her friends in the music industry. Minaj made headlines when she sent Cardi B a ,000 gift basket purchased from West Hollywood baby boutique Petit Trésor.

Minaj has told magazines that she used to spend $50,000 a month on Giuseppe, Versace, YSL, and Fendi shoes. In 2014, she arrived at the MTV Movie Awards in her Maybach 62S which approximately costs $500,000. She reportedly dished out $30,000 to get her car painted.


•American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Pink Friday, 2011)

•American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist (2011, 2012, 2015)

•BET Awards – Best New Artist (2010)

•BET Awards – Best Female Hip-Hop Artist (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

•Billboard Women in Music – Rising Star (2011)

•BMI Awards – Song of the Year (Super Bass, 2012)

•MOBO Awards – Best International Act (2012)

•NARM Awards – Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2011)

•People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Hip-Hop Artist (2013)

•YouTube Music Awards – 50 Artists to Watch (2015)

Nicki Minaj Personal

Minaj started dating rapper Safaree Samuels in 2000. They broke up in 2014. Minaj started dating rapper Meek Mill in early 2015. They broke up in January 2017. In December 2018, Minaj began dating childhood friend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty. She filed for a marriage license in August 2019. She announced their official marriage on October 21, 2019.

In July 2011, her cousin Nicholas Telemaque was murdered near his home in Brooklyn, New York, an incident she references in her songs “Champion” and “All Things Go.”

In February 2017, Nicki’s home was ransacked by burglars who reportedly flipped furniture and threw things all over the house. destroying the inside. They made off with jewelry and other expensive items totaling $200,000.

In November 2017, her brother Jelani was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. On January 27, 2020, he was sentenced by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office to 25 years to life.

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