Nicki Minaj Net Worth: Early Life, Career, and Earnings

Nicki Minaj, the Rap Goddess is said to have an estimated net worth of around $80 million. She is also a model, an actress and a songwriter. Her net value seems to be peeking as the years pass with her having made a whopping $45 million in 2015 alone. Every time she releases an album her net worth shoots up. Let us have a closer look at all her assets and what makes up her net worth.

Early Life

Onika Tanya Maraj AKA Nicki Minaj was born in Tobago on 8th December 1982. She grew up in Queens, New York. Not having a very luxurious life, Onika did office and restaurant jobs. She is not married but was previously engaged to her long-term boyfriend, Meek Mill.

Earnings included in Nicki Minaj net worth

Her rap career

Minaj was signed to ‘Full Force’ and was a part of the group ‘The Hood$tars’ who released the entrance song for ‘WWE Diva Victoria’

  • Nicki Minaj started pushing herself and gaining recognition in 2007 when she released her mixtapes. She released three mixtapes before she caught the eye of Lil Wayne.
  • She was signed to Lil Wayne’s ‘Young Money Entertainment’ in 2009 and was a part of the Collaboration album called ‘We Are Young Money’ that earned her $500,000
  • In 2010, her first album ‘Pink Friday’ was released with seven songs from her album hitting the #1 spot at the same time and earned $3.2 million
  • In 2012, Minaj released her second album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ with her biggest hit being the single ‘Starships’. The album saw her earn a total of $3 million
  • Her third album ‘The Pinkprint’ was released in 2014 with her hit ‘Anaconda’ breaking records all over the world and sold more than 244,000 in its first week, and the album earned a total of $2.2 million
  • She has released hit singles with artists such as Justin Beiber, Drake, Jason Derulo, Katy Perry


  • Her tour Pink Friday in 2012 earned her $1.45 million in just ticket sales
  • Her Tour Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour began in October, 2012

Movie Career

  • In 2012, Minaj did a voice over for a character in the movie ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift.’
  • In 2013, Minaj appeared in ‘The Other Woman’ which was her first live-action theatrical film
  • Nicki Minaj appeared in the movie ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ in 2016 which received a lot of praise and also won her a nomination in the Teen Choice for Comedy Actress


Nicki Minaj prefers renting properties to buying houses.

  • She has rented properties from 2011-2013 in Malibu, California which cost her $11.8 million. The 6,800 square feet home has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The home also has amenities like a swimming pool and a five-car garage
  • In 2013, Nicki Minaj moved to Beverly Hills with her then-boyfriend Meek Mill. The 11,500 square feet home consisted of nine bedrooms and eleven bathrooms with the rent being around $30,000 per month

Vehicle collection

  • She owns a Lamborghini Gallardo worth $200,000
  • A pink Lamborghini Aventador worth $393,695
  • A Pink Bentley Continental GT which is worth $200,000
  • She has a pink Bubblegum Range Rover

Endorsements and ventures

  • Nicki earns around $55 million from her endorsements alone and has paid $73 million to Taxman
  • In 2010, Nicki collaborated with MAC Cosmetics to promote her album ‘Pink Friday’ by selling ‘Pink 4 Friday’ lipstick
  • In 2012, she launched ‘Nokia Lumia 900’ and also created six nail polish for OPI products
  • She was a judge on ‘American Idol season 12’ and earned her a whopping $12 million
  • Pepsi featured Nicki Minaj on their ‘LiveForNow’ campaign in 2012
  • Nicki also endorsed ‘Viva Glam Campaign’ in 2012 with Ricky Martin and helped raise more than $270 million for the AIDS Fund for MAC
  • She also signed a deal with Adidas Originals in 2012
  • In 2013, Nicki Collaborated with ‘Beats Electronics’ and released her very own speakers called ‘Pink Pill’
  • Nicki Minaj also owns her very own fragrance line in collaboration with ‘Give Back brands’
  • Her Youtube channel has more than 4.6 billion views which also sees a lot of money coming her way
  • Her Jewellery includes a diamond ring worth $500,000 and bags worth $100,000

Social Work

Nicki Minaj is a very generous person and helps people who are in real need.

  • She supports a village in India and has helped build them wells and water pumps to make clean water accessible to them
  • She has also donated Computers to the village
  • In 2017, Nicki Minaj even offered to pay for tuition and education fees of almost 30 fans with good grades
  • In 2017, Minaj also donated $25,000 to Red Cross to help the victims of the Hurricane Harvey
  • During Thanksgiving in 2012, Nicki Minaj gave $15,000 to ‘New York City’s Food Bank’
  • Nicki supports foundations such as Red Cross, Get Schooled and Save the Music Foundation
  • She also helps causes related to AIDS, Children, Education, At-Risk Youth and Human Rights


Nicki Minaj is all about charity and woman empowerment. She is one of the best hip-hop female artists in the world today and considered to be a rap goddess. She is the only female rapper to win the BET award for six years straight. Considering her fame started only in 2010, Nicki Minaj has made a significant name for herself in just eight years

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