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Nicki Minaj’s net worth in 2019 – Here’s how the American based rapper/actress Nicki Minaj amasses her net worth.  Read on to discover Nicki Minaj’s Life, Career, net worth, and biography.

Nicki Minaj Net Worth

Onika Tanya Maraj mostly referred to as Nicki Minaj is an American based rapper, songwriter and actress. Mostly known for her unique style of music is among the top female rap artists in the world.

She initially started out with acting but later decided to devote more time into music. She is also among the best selling artist of her time. Placing Nicki Minaj among the best rappers in the world, which she has amassed a net worth of $85 Million

How Much is Nicki Minaj worth?

Net Worth $85 million
ProfessionSinging, Acting
Date of BirthDecember 8, 1982
Age 37
Citizenship Trinidad & Tobago
ResidenceTrousdale Estates, Beverly Hills.

Early Life

Onika Tanya Maraj was born on December 8, 1982, in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago to parents Robert and Carol Maraj. Both parents were into gospel music so we see that she inherited some of her musical talents from her parents.

Her upbringing wasn’t smooth as her dad was an alcohol and drug addict and also violent in nature who once set the house ablaze to kill her mother. As a child, she stayed with her grandmother in Trinidad but later moved with her sibling to New York to stay with her mom.

She studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High school in New York City. A school that specialises in arts.


She kicked started her career when she finished from High School. She wanted to be an actress but couldn’t succeed as she had to leave it for a job in a restaurant. Her stint at working was short-lived as she got fired from about 15 jobs due to her poor performances.

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Nicki’s professional career in music kicked started in 2004 when she was briefly signed to ‘Full Force’ a Brooklyn based group. She came to limelight in 2007 when she released her first mixtape ‘Play Time is Over’. Nicki Minaj consequently released another in 2008 and 2009 that won her numerous awards.

Nicki got a big breakthrough in her career when she got signed to ‘Young Money Entertainment’ a company owned by Lil Wayne. In 2010, she officially released her first album ‘Pink Friday’ that was a major success and sold some many copies worldwide.

Nicki is known for her unique style of rap music. She has worked with top artists such as Dj Khaled, Birdman and Drake. She has also starred in movies such as ‘The Other Woman’ and ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’.

How did Nicki Minaj amass such wealth?

As of 2019, Nicki Minaj net worth is estimated $85 million and all that money doesn’t come from music as she earns a lot from her endorsements deal and from guest appearances in talent shows. She also reportedly has a 3% stake in “Tidal” a streaming company, which is owned by Jay- Z. Nicki Minaj Net Worth has grown further.

in 2015. it was reported, that Nicki made $300,000 and $500,000 for performing at a Bar Mitzvah. However, in 2013 she earned $12 million as a judge on “America Idol” before she left.

Her showing up at Floyd Mayweather’s daughter 14th birthday earn Nicki $50,000 in one day.

Awards & Recognition

Nicki Minaj has won 137 awards but below are few of the awards he has gotten;

  • 2010: Best New Artist at the BET Awards
  • 2011: Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at American Music Awards
  • 2010: Made You Look (Best Hip Hop Style) at BET Hip-Hop Awards
  • 2011: Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year at Soul Train Awards
  • 2012: Top Streaming Song (Video) at the Billboard Music Awards
  • 2011/2012/2013/: Award-Winning Songs (Video) at the BMI Awards
  • 2012/2013/2014/2016: Award-Winning Songs (Video) at the BMI Pop Awards

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