Nicki Minaj Net Worth and How She Became The Richest Female Rapper in The World

What is Nicki Minaj’s Net Worth?

Net Worth:$150 million
Age/Date of Birth:
41 years old as of 2024
Date of Birth:December 08, 1982
In feet: 5 ft 2 in
In Centimeters: 157 cm
Multiracial (African and Asian Indian)
Husband or Boyfriend:

Kenneth "Zoo" Petty (m. October 2019)
Parents:Father: Robert Maraj
Mother: Carol Maraj
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, singer, R&B songwriter, model and actress,  who has a net worth of $85 million

Even though Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad, she spent most of her childhood in New York. The American musician gained public recognition after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009). She was the highest-ranked female rapper on Billboards list of the top artists of the 2010s; she was also included on the annual Time list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Here are more details on her net worth and how she became the richest female rapper in the world.

Her Early Life

Nicki was born Onika Tanya Maraj, on December 8, 1982, in Saint James in Trinidad and Tobago. It is easy to guess her age with the 1982 birth date. Besides being an accomplished rap artist, Minaj is also an actress, singer, and songwriter.

Her childhood life wasn’t easy and as rosy as her current life, considering she was born of a father who was a drug addict, aggressive and abusive. As a result, Nicki moved in with her grandmother. At the age of 5, Nicki and her mom relocated to Queens in New York.

She attended La Guardia High School, which is famed for producing great artists and actresses. In school, Nicki took up fictitious roles in plays that depicted her hard, cruel and abusive past. Nicki’s passion for music surfaced at the age of 12 when she wrote her first rap piece. After graduation, Nicki was focused on becoming an actress, but her acting career never took off. She then took up jobs as a waitress, administrative assistant and as customer service representative.

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Music Success

Nicki began her music career as part of a Brooklyn rap group called Full Force. The group composed the entrance song for WWE Diva, Victoria. In 2004, Nicki left the rap group and began sending copies of her own songs to prominent rappers and producers in the music industry. In 2007, she was signed by Fendi to Brooklyn label Dirty Money Entertainment. With the label, she released her first mixtape, “Playtime Is Over”, in June 2007.

Her second mixtape Sucka Free released in 2008, earned her an Underground Music Award for the Best Female Artist of the Year. Her third and most successful mixtape, “Beam Me Up Scotty” (2009), received coverage from BET and MTV and had tracks featured on the Billboard charts.

Nicki’s breakthrough came when she was discovered by Lil Wayne, who signed her into his Young Money Records. In 2010, she released her debut album “Pink Friday” with the label. The album debuted on #2 on the Billboard and sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Its official release was preceded by singles “Your Love”, “Check It Out”, and “Right Thru Me”. The success of Nicki’s first album earned her a spot on Forbe’s Hip Hop Cash King’s list 2011, making her the first woman to be featured on the list.

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Nicki’s second album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”, was released in April 2012. The album debuted atop the Billboard charts and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It produced successful singles like “Starships”, “Beez in the Trap”, and “Right by My Side”. Nicki released her third studio album, “The Pinkprint”, in December 2014. It produced singles “Pills n Potions” and “Anaconda”, the latter debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In total, Nicki has sold over 30 million digital singles and over 3.5 million albums in the US as of September 2015.

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Her Acting Career and Product Endorsement Income

Nicki got her debut acting role in the animated movie Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012). She also featured in supporting roles in  The Other Woman (2014) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016). Apart from movies, Nicki has made appearances in several TV shows. In 2013, her popularity earned her a spot as one of the judges on the 12th season of American Idol.

Minaj has endorsed a plethora of brands that include MAC cosmetics, Pepsi, OPI Products, Roberto Cavalli, and Adidas. She has also collaborated with brands for her own products, including a line of sneakers called Pink Pill with Beats Electronics. Nicki launched her first fragrance line, Pink Friday, in September 2012. The success of the line was followed by Minajesty in 2013 and Onika in 2014. She is also a part-owner of the streaming service, Tidal.

Her other outside projects include a stint as a judge on American Idol season 12 in 2013. Nicki judged alongside fellow celebrities that include Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, and Randy Jackson. She was paid $12 million for her appearance, according to Reuters.

In 2014, it was reported that Floyd Mayweather Jr. paid Minaj $50,000 to appear at his daughter’s 14th birthday party. The following year, she was also paid an estimated $300,000 to $500,000 to perform at a bar mitzvah.

Nicki has received many awards and nominations for her musical works. They include 10 Grammy nominations, 11 BET Awards, 6 AMA awards, and 4 Billboard Music Awards.

Analysis of Nicki Minaj’s Net Worth & Career Earnings

Nicki Minaj’s current net worth is estimated at $85 Million as of 2021. Here’s what we know about her earnings from her beginning years of music and stardom.

Nicki Minaj Career Earnings By Year:

May 2010 to May 2011 – $6.5 million

May 2011 to May 2012 – $15.5 million

June 2012 to June 2013 – $29 million

June 2013 to June 2014 – $14 million

June 2014 to June 2015 – $21 million

June 2015 to June 2016 – $20 million

June 2016 to June 2017 – $16 million

June 2017 to June 2018 – $10 million

June 2018 to June 2019 – $20 million

Total Earnings Received = $156 million (before taxes)

Here are some of the best highlights from Her career:

Nicki Minaj has won several awards, including 10 BET Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 7 BET Hip Hop Awards, 4 teen choice awards, four Billboard Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, six MTV Europe Music Awards, among others. Below is a list of some of his major awards


  • American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album (Pink Friday, 2011)
  • BET Awards – Best Female Hip-Hop Artist (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Billboard Women in Music – Rising Star (2011)
  • BMI Awards – Song of the Year (Super Bass, 2012)
  • MOBO Awards – Best International Act (2012)
  • People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Hip-Hop Artist (2013)
  • YouTube Music Awards – 50 Artists to Watch (2015)
  • American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist (2011, 2012, 2015)
  • BET Awards – Best New Artist (2010)
  • NARM Awards – Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2011)


  • Pink Friday (2010)
  • Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012)
  • The Pinkprint (2014)
  • Queen (2018)


  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
  • The Other Woman (2014)
  • Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
  • The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)

Nicki Minaj is Officially The Richest Female Rapper in The World

Nicki Minaj made history as the richest woman in rap music when she achieved a net worth of $100 million according to Young Money, her record label. The record label shared a picture of the rapper captioned, “Nicki Minaj has become the first female rapper in history to amass a $100 million net worth.”

Her net worth surpasses Queen Latifah’s ($60 million), Missy Elliott’s ($50 million), and Lil Kim’s ($18 million). Even at her current $85 million, she is still officially the richest female rapper in the world

How Tall is Nicki Minaj, and Who is Her Husband or Boyfriend?

Nicki Minaj is married to Kenneth Petty, her former boyfriend who was convicted of attempted rape in 1995 – and later spent seven years in prison for manslaughter. The couple has been dating since 2018, and they made it Instagram official in December of that year after the rapper posted multiple videos and photos with him.

Before her marriage, Nicki Minaj has been rumoured to have dated a few guys over the years, including Drake and Lil Wayne. However, she has been in confirmed relationships with Safaree Samuels from 2002-2014; she dated Meek Mill from 2014-2016. The rapper also dated Nas in 2017.

Nicki Minaj’s height is 5’2” (157 cm), and her current weight is ‎64 kg (137 lbs). The sexy star’s body has been a constant source of continued speculation. People often wonder whether she has had plastic surgery or not. To address the plastic surgery rumours, the star came out to clear the air and confirm that she had never had any surgery done on her face.

But there is one part of her body that is not up for dispute – her feet. She has been given a 5 out of 5 ranking by the website, wikifeet. Kudos to the star.

Profile Summary
First Name:Onika
Last Name:Maraj-Petty
Also Known As:
Nicki Minaj, Nicki Lewinski, The Harajuku Barbie, Nicki The Ninja, Nicki The Harajuku Barbie
Rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and mode
Famous For:Being one of the most influential female rappers of all time.
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
Educational Qualifications:
Not Available
Not available
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
41 years old (December 08, 1982)
Zodiac Sign:Sagittarius
Birth Place:
Saint James
Multiracial (African and Asian Indian)
Country of Residence:
United States of America
Physical Attributes
In feet: 5 ft 2 in
In Centimeters: 157 cm
In kilogram: 64 kg
In Pounds: 141lbs
Eye Colour:
Dark Brown
Hair Color:
Naturally black
Other Body Measurements:
Bust: 40 inches, Waist: 28 inches, Hips: 45 inches
Marital Status:
Kenneth "Zoo" Petty (m. October 2019)
Family and Relatives
Robert Maraj
Mother:Carol Maraj
Siblings:Brandon Lamar (Late brother), Micaiah Maraj (Brother), Jelani Maraj (Brother), Ming Maraj (Sister)
Other Relatives:
Not available
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$85 million
Salary:Not available
Source of Wealth:
Music production, acting, endorsement deals. serving as judge on American Idol, perfume line, and investment in Jay-Z's Tidal music streaming service,

Common Questions

Nicki Minaj does not have any kids just yet.

Minaj and rapper Meek Mill started dating in early 2015 and remained an item until January 2017 when the former announced that she had ended their relationship.

Nicki and Safaree Samuels's relationship kicked off in March 2000 and they dated on and off within the period. They even got engaged in 2011 but rather than get married, they decided to part ways in late 2014.

Nas and Nicki Minaj began dating in May 2017 and while the former lived in Los Angeles, the latter resided in Miami, Florida. As a result of the long distance between them, their relationship reportedly became strained and the couple decided to go their separate ways after being together for over six months.


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