Nicki Minaj Net Worth: Bio, Career and More (2023)


Who doesn’t know Nicki Minaj? This famous female rapper is known to be a fan favorite across the entire world. She is known to be the “Queen of Rap” and is very versatile. If you are a Nicki fan then this article is definitely for you. Here you will learn about her music career, early life, and sources of income. You will also know about Nicki Minaj net worth.

Birth date 8th December, 1982
Birth place  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Education  Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School 
Occupation  Rapper/songwriter/singer
Years active 2004- present
Spouse  Kenneth Petty
Children  One 


Nicki Minaj Net Worth

Nicki Minaj net worth is $150 million according to the sources, as of 2023. She was a part of Full Force a musical group based in Brooklyn. There she used to rap. She took part in one of their tracks called “Don’t Mess With Me” which was featured as the entrance track in WWE Diva Victoria in the year 2004. Check out some details on her early life, career, real estate and more. Without further ado, let’s move on.

Early Life & Education

By now you know about Nicki Minaj net worth do you know what her real name is? Nicki Minaj is actually her stage name. The Trinidadian rapper, songwriter, and singer’s original name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty. She was born in the year 1982 on 8th December. She is a United States-based artist. She was born in the Saint James district. Robert Maraj, a financial executive as well as gospel singer of Douglas, was her father. Carol was her mother’s name who was also a gospel singer at that time. 

Minaj has three siblings- Jelani (her older brother), Micalah (her younger brother), and Ming (her younger sister). She grew up with her older brother at her grandmother’s place as her father was addicted to drugs and alcohol. He even burned down their house in the year 1987. Her mother got her back to live together when she was five years old along with her father. Nicki always said she wanted a strict household which her parents failed to provide her.

Early Life & Education

Nicki graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. This institute mainly focused on visual and performing arts. Minaj wanted to be an actress when she was young and luckily got cast in the Off-Broadway play “In Case You Forget” in the year 2001.

She even had an abortion when she was in her teenage years and struggled with different jobs as well as her acting career. She worked at Red Lobster, as a customer service representative as well as office management. She bought her first BMW when she was just 19 with the money she earned as a waitress.


Her career has a big part in Nicki Minaj net worth. Here are a few details to prove it to you-

Initial Days

Minaj used to send her tracks to a lot of stars in the music industry. She was signed on a 180-day contract under Dirty Money labels in 2007. Nicki released her first mixtape, “Playtime Is Over” in the same year. “Sucka Free” & “Beam Me Up Scotty” are her second and third albums which were released in consecutive years. They received positive coverage on BET & MTV. During her initial years, she was signed by Young Money Entertainment by Lil Wayne. She featured in “5 Star Bitch” along with Gucci Mane and Trina. Her songs “Knockout” and “Up Out My Face” debuted in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the year 2010. She became the first female artist to have all her singles topping the US charts back to back.

Her Breakthrough

“Your Love” was the lead single for her album “Pink Friday” which peaked at 14th rank on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as 1st rank in the Rap Songs chart. She featured along with Jay Z and Rick Ross on Kanye West’s song “Monster” where she received a lot of positive reviews and recognition. She was the first female rapper to perform at Yankee Stadium. Minaj featured in “My Chick Bad”, a Ludacris song that gave her Grammy nominations. Her album “Pink Friday” debuted at number two and then reached number one on the Billboard 200 list. 375,000 copies were sold within the first week. The album was declared Platinum later that year. 

“Super Bass” was the fifth single of that album which was released in 2011. It was a huge hit and did well commercially. It was the highest charting solo of a female rapper since 2002. The video has 998 million views as of 2023. She did a lot of collaborations with artists like Kesha, Britney Spears, etc. She performed at many high-profile events like the Versace runway opening, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, etc. Minaj was nominated for three different categories of Grammys. “Super bass” got Nicki, her first VMA win.

Her Breakthrough

Second Album

Her single “Starships” was released in 2012 which was the lead single from “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”, her second album. This was the fifth best-selling song in 2012. “Stupid Hoe” and “Roman in Moscow” were her other singles from the album. This album’s first-week sales were 253,000 copies and was certified two times platinum by the RIAA in 2016. She performed at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in 2012 along with Madonna and M.I.A. She was the first to perform at the Grammy Awards. Her Pink Friday tour was followed up by her Pink Friday: Reloaded tour later in the same year, 2012. She joined as one of the judges in American Idol in the same year.

Acting Career

”The Other Woman” was her first live-action theatrical movie that premiered in 2014. Her third album Pinkprint was released in 2014 starting with the song “Pills n Potions”. She featured in “Bang Bang” by Jessi J along with Ariana Grande. “Anaconda” was released right after, that was her highest charting single in the U.S. at that time. It got 19.6 million views in the first 24 hours. Her album “Pinkprint” debuted at 2nd position on U.S. charts and sold 244,000 copies. It also led her to get three nominations for Grammys. Minaj appeared in “Barbershop: The Next Cut” where she played the role of a sassy hairdresser. She was even the producer as well as appeared in a single-camera comedy show for ABC Family show. In 2017, she featured in Jason Derulo’s single “Swalla”.

Later life

She released “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” in the year 2018. Her single “Bed” featuring Ariana Grande was also released in the same year. Minaj’s fourth album was released in 2018. 185,000 album-equivalent units of which 78,000 came from pure album series. She released a song “Yikes” as a promotional song in 2020. RuPaul’s Drag Race was another show where she joined the judges panel. Her collaborations went on and she released a lot of successful songs. She released “Red Ruby da Sleeze” and “Barbie World” in 2023 and gained a lot of popularity and positive reviews from critics.

Nicki Minaj Net Worth Over The Years

Year  Net worth 
2018 $75 million
2019 $82 million
2020 $94 million
2021 $106 million
2022 $118 million
2023 $150 million

Source Of Income

She has multiple sources of income which has a big part in Nicki Minaj net worth. Her endorsements and collaborations also help her to earn money. She earns through her YouTube channel as well as her social media platforms. Here are a few details on it-

Source Of Income

Spotify income  $12 million
Apple Music earnings  $13 million
Music royalties  $8 million
Assets  $20 million
Investments  $75 million
Monthly income $1 million
Annual income  $10 million
Amazon income  $6 million

Real Estate

Her real estate is also a part of Nicki Minaj net worth. She has a 10,900 sq. ft. mansion that costs around $14 million. She renovated it by spending another @2 million and expanded it. it has German oak flooring, and dedicated areas for relaxing, dining, and cooking. She also has a fireplace. Her house has a library room that contains another fireplace in its corner. Her bedroom contains walls of glass that directly open to the backyard.   

Car Collection

Nicki Minaj net worth includes her car collection as well. She has a classy car collection and here are the details-

  • Range Rover Autobiography ($90,000)
  • Bugatti Veyron ($1 million)
  • BMW X8
  • Porsche 911
  • Ferrari F8


Endorsements also helped her to increase Nicki Minaj net worth. She has collaborated with Activision, Adidas, Beats By Dre and Blindspot. In 2010 and 2011 she signed a contract with MAC Cosmetics as well. She has worked with OPI InStyle as well. She has worked with a lot of other brands in her life long career.

Endorsement Tours Investments

Her tours were a big part of Nicki Minaj net worth. Her major tours were-

Tours  Year 
Pink Friday tour  2012
Pink Friday : Reloaded tour  2012
The Pinkprint tour  2015-16
The Nicki World tour 2019
America’s Most Wanted Tour (featured) 2008
I Am Music II tour (featured) 2011
Femme Fatale tour (featured) 2011


She has a total of six cars, thirteen real estate, and two luxury yachts. Along with it, she has cash reserves that total up to $18 million. She has 10 stocks that can amount to $15 million. A few stocks owned by her are-

  • Comcast
  • Tesla
  • DuPont
  • Salesforce
  • Hewlett Packard    

Philanthropic Activities

In 2010, Minaj performed with Katy Perry for service members in the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert. Mattel created a Barbie doll with Nicki’s likeness that was auctioned to raise charity for providing food to HIV and AIDS-affected patients. She donated $15,000 to the Food Bank For New York City in 2012. She paid college fees and student loans for thirty of her fans. She gave away $500 for school supplies and $6000 for tuition. She has donated money to one of the villages in India via Lydia Sloley, which helped in opening a computer center, tailoring shops, reading programs, etc. In 2017 she donated $25,000 after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. In 2020, she donated $25,000 to the St. Jude’s Home for Girls School in Trinidad.    


This 40 years old Trinidadian rapper has a height of 1.57m and weights 64kgs. She has a curvy body with darker skin and dark brown eyes. She keeps on changing her hair colour but her natural hair colour is dark brown as well. She is a Sagittarius woman.  


Personal Life

In late 2014, Minaj broke up with her long-term boyfriend Safaree Samuels. She was with him from 2003. Nicki started dating rapper Meek Mill in early 2015 which is shortly after her separation from Samuels. She got married to Kenneth Petty in the year 2019 whom she dated from 2018. He was her childhood friend.


In 2020, Kenneth Petty, Nicki’s husband was charged with attempting rape in New York and thus had to serve approximately three years of prohabation and one year of house detention. And he was asked to appear within 5 days but since Petty had not appeared in Los Angeles as a sex offender, he was accused of a new charge. This was the reason for which he was sentenced to one year more of house arrest and a fine of $55,000 in 2022.


Now you know about Nicki Minaj net worth along with all the necessary information that you need to know about your favorite idol. She is a live example of working hard and achieving their goals. 

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