“Super Bass” and a super net worth: How rich is Nicki Minaj?
If you’re in 2021 and still listening to 2012’s “Starships”, then you surely remember when Nicki Minaj was the face of rap music. In fact, Minaj is still booming with a net worth of $85 million as recorded by Celebrity Net Worth.
You might know Nicki Minaj from her collaborations with Ariana Grande, Rae Sremmurd, Usher, David Guetta, and many more. But did you know how she got to her “Va Va Voom” net worth? We have all the details about Minaj’s fortune below.
Who is Nicki Minaj?
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper who was discovered by another legendary American rapper, Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne brought the “Super Bass” singer to stardom and she immediately signed a record deal with Wayne’s company, Young Money Entertainment. Since then, Minaj released a couple mixtapes such as: “Playtime is Over” (2007) & “Sucka Free” (2008).
Nicki Minaj’s success
Nicki Minaj has earned her net worth of $85 million through producing only the best albums. Minaj’s 2012 album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” was awarded platinum after selling over 4 million.
In 2014 Nicki Minaj’s album, “The Pinkprint” went global with over 650,000 copies sold. Then in 2018, her “Queen” album topped the Billboard charts out of 200 entries and was her second album to go platinum with over 1 million sales since the debut.
With Nicki Minaj’s albums going platinum and taking the world by storm, she eventually beat Aretha Franklin’s record for “number of songs on the Hot 100”, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Franklin’s record remained in place for forty years until Minaj’s music came to life with seventy-three songs on the Hot 100.
Though Nicki Minaj has never won a Grammy, she has been nominated many times and received multiple other well-known awards. As reported by Celebrity Net Worth, Minaj has pushed her career to the spotlight with six AMA awards, ten BET awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards.
Welcome to Hollywood
Nicki Minaj may not look like a Hollywood star, but did you know she acted with some major Hollywood stars? Per Insider, Minaj had a small role in the Cameron Diaz & Kate Upton film, The Other Woman. The film received a global grossing of $196 million which was added to the rapper’s net worth. The “Anaconda” rapper had a bigger role in the 2016 film, Barbershop: The Next Cut, but grossed much less than The Other Woman, with $55 million.
With such a unique voice, Nicki Minaj was also featured in animated films like Ice-Age: Continental Drift & Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. According to Reuters she was also paid $12 million as a judge on the competition series, American Idol in 2012.
Like other celebrities on social media, Nicki Minaj is no stranger to a large sum of endorsement deals. The rapper’s net worth started to implode when she first collaborated with MAC Cosmetics for their “Pink 4 Friday” lipstick line. Minaj joined MAC to promote her 2010 album, “Pink Friday”. She also released her first perfume fragrance to promote the album in 2012.
In April 2012, the “Bang Bang” rapper joined the mobile company Nokia to promote their Nokia Lumia 900 in New York City’s Time Square. According to Famous Celebrity Net Worth, Minaj also promoted the athletic brand, Addias, and Pepsi which earned her approximately $1 million.
Nicki Minaj was the face of Roberto Cavalli’s 2015 spring/summer collection, and in 2017 she kick-started H&M’s annual holiday campaign. It was a Minaj Christmas!
Nicki Minaj enjoyed working with cosmetics so much that she started a nail polish line in 2012 with OPI, called “Amor de Lacquer”. Today Minaj’s net worth has only skyrocketed since she bought a small percentage in Jay-Z’s music service called Tidal. Insider reported that Minaj’s three-percent investment was worth $600 million in 2019 alone.
If you thought the “Trollz” rapper was going to live in a small secluded home, you thought wrong! Insider described Nicki Minaj’s Los Angeles mansion as “breathtaking” with a total of eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms and a swimming pool. Does a queen need anything more?
Nicki Minaj’s net worth increased in 2020 through her investments, endorsements, and royalties, but will she release another album any time soon? Let us know what you think 2021 will bring for the rapper in the comments below.