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    Nicki Minaj Net Worth, Early Career, Awards, Marriage, And More

    Name Nicki Minaj
    Age 39 years
    Occupation Singer
    Source Of Income Singing
    Net Worth $100 million
    Residence Los Angeles, California

    Nicki Minaj, the ‘Queen Of Rap’ has been dominating the industry since her debut album. She proclaimed that there was a drought of female rappers in the industry. However, she had a chart-bursting start in the industry. Her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ dominated the Billboard 200 for 14 weeks. Since then, the rapper has been a globally successful rap artist.

    Recently, she broke a record with her solo single ‘Super Freaky Girl.’ She became the first international artist to have 3 million listeners to her solo debut. The rapper is the most celebrated artist with the only female rapper to have chartbusters on Billboard Hot 100, with 60 million copies sold worldwide. Let’s have a look at the rapper’s net worth.

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    Net Worth Of The Rapper

    Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj

    The main source of Minaj’s income is touring, album sales, and endorsements. Nicki’s debut album sold 1.9 million copies across the U.S. and her ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’  has sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide. Since her debut, the rapper has been endorsing cosmetics, soda, and clothing brands. In 2015, she was one of the highest-paid hip-hop artists with a $21 million net worth. Today, the artist has accumulated over $100 million in her career span.

    Early Life And Career Of Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj at 2010's VMAs
    Nicki Minaj at 2010’s VMAs

    Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj on December 8th, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. The rapper had her early days of childhood growing up with her cousins and grandmother. She was born to Robert Maraj, a financial executive and Carol Maraj, an accountant. When Nicki was five years old, her mother bought a house in Queens, New York. She, along with her three siblings, moved to New York. Minaj had a rough childhood due to the neighborhood and her father’s abusive situation.

    However, the queen was a hustler. She worked odd jobs including as a waitress at Red Lobster. Nicki got into the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Of Music & Art. She got featured in an off-Broadway play “In Case You Forget”. She aspired to become an actress, but Minaj gravitated toward Hip Hop.

    In 2007, she started recording her mixtape debuting with ‘Playtime Is Over’. Over two years, people started recognizing her via her mixtapes. In 2008, she released ‘Sucka Free’, and the next year ‘Beam Me Up Scotty’. The same year the rapper juggernaut Lil Wayne spotted her.

    She signed a deal with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment label. In 2010, she released her breakthrough and most successful album ‘Pink Friday’, which instantly peaked at No.1 on the Billboard 200. She won the ‘Best New Artist Award’ at American Music Awards for the album. Since then, she became a hit machine releasing albums and singles that were charting in the Top 10 charts across. In 2022, she received the prestigious Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs.

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    Awards Won By Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj at MTV VMAs 2022
    Nicki Minaj at MTV VMAs 2022

    Since 2007, Nicki Minaj has been one of the disruptors in the hip-hop industry. Her flow, artistry, and confidence have been unmatched for a decade. The artist won the maximum accolades at the American Music Awards. She has been the ‘Favorite Hip-Hop Artist’ and has won the AMAs for the ‘Favorite Hip-Hop Album’ three times. Nicki won the BET Awards for five consecutive years from 2010 to 2014. Ninja was nominated for the Grammy Awards four times, but she has not yet bagged the coveted Gramophone. At the 2022 MTV VMAs, she won the Video Vanguard Award.

    Brand Endorsements

    Nicki Minaj for MAAC
    Nicki Minaj for MAAC

    The queen of rap has been the face of many brands and helped to spike their business and sales exponentially. In 2010, to promote her album, she collaborated with MAC cosmetics and launched a lipstick called ‘Pink 4 Friday.’ In 2012, she was the face of Pepsi ‘Live For Now’ campaign and was instrumental in Nokia Lumia 900 launch. She was the face of Roberto Cavalli’s 2015 campaign. Minaj signed a high-end deal with Adidas, where she became a global face for the apparel and footwear designed by Jeremy Scott. She also had her “FENDI Prints On” collection out after she mentioned the brand on ‘Chun-Li’. She holds a 3% stake in Jay Z’s streaming service ‘Tidal’.

    Philanthropy Work Done By Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj in Trinidad
    Nicki Minaj in Trinidad

    With music, Nicki Minaj has never failed to serve a successful work, and it is no different when it comes to giving back to the community. She has joined hands with ‘Life In Its Poetic Form Christian Ministries Inc.,’. It was founded by Lydia Woodson-Sloley aka Apostle Lydia. Through the organization, in 2017, she aided with funds to an Indian village providing them with clean water, a computer center, a tailoring institute, and a reading program for literacy.

    She was a part of the National YoungArts Foundation, which helps young teenagers to tap into their potential in arts. In 2018, she distributed turkey in Southside Jamaica where she hails from on Thanksgiving Day. Minaj donated $25,000 to Jude’s Home for Girls in her homeland Trinidad.

    Personal Life

    Nicki Minaj with her family
    Nicki Minaj with her family

    After years of dating some hip-hop heavyweights, Nicki Minaj found the love of her life in Kenneth Petty. They were together in the same high school and met again in 2018. The same year she introduced her beau to the Barbz on her 36th birthday. In October 2019, Nicki became Mrs. Petty and confirmed their marriage. In September 2020, the two welcomed their little munchkin Papa Bear.


    Her LA house
    Her LA house

    In 2019, Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty moved to Los Angeles, California on a $10 million property. The property has six bedrooms and is spread over a 7,000 square feet area. The architecture is marvelous with high ceilings and big windows with lush greenery outside the house.

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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