Nicki Minaj Net Worth 2019: Age, Real Name, Career, Wealth, Awards

Nicki Minaj’s net worth as of 2019 in Brief:

Nicki Minaj’s net worth as of 2019 was roughly estimated to be about $85 million. Nicki Minaj; a lover of rap and acting, earns her millions from what she loves. The 37-year-old rapper, singer, and actress have over 18 million subscribers on YouTube. Although she has been in quite some relationships, she is currently unmarried.

Nicki Minaj Highlight

  • Age – 37 years old
  • Real Name – Onika Tanya Maraj
  • Career – Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Model
  • Net Worth – worth over $85 million as at 2019



Onika Tanya Maraj, otherwise known as Nicki Minaj, was born in Trinidad. She was born on the 8th of December 1982. Although she spends most of her time in New York.  She is a songwriter, singer, rapper, actress, and model. She earns most of her wealth from singing and rapping. Believe it or not, Nicki Minaj is just 37 years old.

Her net worth as at 2019 was estimated to be around $85 million. Most of her money was earned from her musical career. She has been signed to about three different record labels since her career started in 2004. Nicki Minaj has been signed to Young Money, Cash Money, and The Republic record labels.

Nicki Minaj is popularly known for her colorful wigs and costumes. Her rapping is also quite distinct, with fast flows and she makes use of a kind of an accent primarily British cockney. She has become quite one of the most influential female singer in hip-hop.

Who is Nicki Minaj?

In case you don’t know, Nicki Minaj is a female musician that ayes from Trinidad and Tobago. Most of her days were spent in New York, where her career began. As a child, Nicki Minaj lived in Trinidad with her grandmother. Later, her mother was had to move to New York in other to further her education – Nicki Minaj’s mother attended Monroe College. The whole family had to move to New York because of her mother’s ambition to go further on her education. All these happened when Nicki Minaj was still five years old.

As for those wondering about Nicki Minaj’s father, well, he was an addict to drugs and alcohol. He eventually her father burnt down their home. So, there wasn’t much of a father for Nicki Minaj while she was growing up. Most of the care she had, came from her mother and grandmother while she was growing up.

Nicki Minaj decided to become an actress after her mother graduated from school – LaGuardia High School in Manhattan. Although Nicki struggled with acting for a while, and she later had to work as a waitress. She worked at Red Lobster in the Bronx as a waitress, although she was later fired. Nicki Minaj has quite a rough start in life. But despite how rough her path was, she never gave up. And it is because of her none-give-up attitude she became the influence she is today.

Nicki Minaj YouTube Channel

You can catch up with all the latest gist about Nicki Minaj on her official YouTube channel. So, should in case you want to see her latest video, you can go to her official YouTube channel for an update. Nicki Minaj has currently about 18,926,946 subscribers. Her videos get millions of views. Like her song with Lil Wayne – Good Form had over 150 million views. Her song Nicki Minaj Barbie Dreams had over 92 million views. Other songs have millions of views as well.

Nicki Minaj Career

After her family moved from Trinidad to New York, she started with auditioning for admission to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts. In school, Nicki Minaj focused on performing and visual. After graduation, she wanted to become an actress. She was even featured among the cast in the Off-Broadway play titled “In Case You Forgot” back in 2001.

But her acting wasn’t that much of a success. She even had been a waitress for a while. Nicki Minaj said she had been fired from about 15 different jobs all with similar reasons. Her primary career started sometime in 2004.

Career Beginning: 2004 – 2009

Her first musical break was when she was signed to Brooklyn Group Full Force. She rapped as a quartet in The Hoodstars. The Hoodstars is composed of 7even Up, Referee Samuels, and Lou$tar. Later in 2004, the group (The Hoodstars) recorded an entrance song for the WWE Diva superstar Victoria. The song is titled Don’t Mess with and featured on ThemeAddict: WWE The Music Vol. 6. Short after Nicki left Full Force and she went ahead with uploading her songs to her Myspace profile, where several people in the music industry were able to receive her song.

Back when Nicki was still with Full Force, she was managed by Debra Antney. But later when she left, she was managed by Fendi – the CEO of the Dirty Money Entertainment, Brooklyn label. She was signed to the label in 2007, and she had an 18-days contract with them for a start.

At first, Nicki adopted the stage name Nicki Miraj, but she later changed it to Nicki Minaj. She said her first name is Miraj, but was changed to Minaj by Fendi because of her nasty flow. She eats bitches! The first mixtape she made came out in 2007, and then her second one came out in 2008.

Later in 2009, Lil Wayne discovered Minaj. He immediately offered her a contract with his own company – Young Money Entertainment. Nicki accepted the offer and was featured in several songs that same year. She even sang with other superstars and upcoming superstars in Young Money Entertainment.

Breakthrough with Pink Friday: 2010 – 2011

Pink Friday; Nicki Minaj album debut that sold over 375,000 copies only in its first week of release was released in 2010. It was the breakthrough of Pink Friday that gave Nicki Minaj some serious media attention.

On the 29th of March, Nicki released the single Massive Attack as the lead single for Pink Friday. But she soon took it off the album as a result of poor commercial performance. So, she later released another single Your Love, which later became the lead single for her album debut Pink Friday. Worldwide, Nicki Minaj sold more than 10’s of millions of the single.

Pink Friday was fully released on the 19th of November 2010, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200. In the first week of release, she sold more than 375,000 copies. The album even received lots of positive reviews from critics. Later in December 2010, the album was February 2011, the album got certified platinum, and in February 2011, the album reached number one in the United States.

Roman Reloaded and the Re-Up: 2012 – 2013

She released Starships in February 2012 as a single for her upcoming second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The song quickly went as high as reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100. And in no time it became the fifth bestselling single as at 2012.

Nicki Minaj was one of the first female artists to feature on the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King List. As you already know, Nicki Minaj did it again with her awesomeness and became on the fourth number spot in 2013, earning approximately $29 million.

Queen: 2018 – Till Date

In 2018 Nicki Minaj officially announces she would be releasing a fourth album she called Queen. She said the album was scheduled to be released on the 15th of June 2018. The lead single of the album was Chun Li, and it was released on the 12th of April 2018. Chun Li peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 as number 10.

In April 2019, news revealed that Nicki Minaj and her longtime management team decided to part ways. The report revealed that Blueprint/Maverick Management, Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson mutually decided to part ways. Later in May 2019, Nicki Minaj and co-star Chris Brown announced a touring plan in 2019 for summer.

Career Highlight and Awards:

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


Favorite Quotes from Nicki Minaj

“Shoutout to my haters, sorry that you could not phase me” – Nicki Minaj

“You do not have to feel the need to put somebody down to make yourself feel better” – Nicki Minaj

“Take me or leave me I will never be perfect; believe me I am worth it” – Nicki Minaj

“People will love and support you when it is beneficial” – Nicki Minaj

“Call me cursed or call me blessed. If you cannot handle my worst, you are not getting my best” – Nicki Minaj

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