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Nicki Minaj Net Worth, Early Life, Career, Personal Life And Other Details

Nicki Minaj is a rapper, model, actress, and R&B singer-songwriter from America. Minaj was introduced by the American rapper, Lil Wayne. The rapper has won more than 100 notable awards that include American Music Awards, 10 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and two People’s Choice Awards. The singer has also nominated for 10 Grammy Awards.

Early Life

Nicki Minaj was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Saint James, Trinidad on December 8, 1982. She was brought up by her grandmother in Saint James and lived with her as a young child. Minaj’s mother Carol moved to New York City as she was attending Monroe College. When Nicki was five her family moved to Queens, New York. Minaj’s father was addicted to alcohol and had a bad temper. He burnt the house of the family in December 1987.

Minaj enrolled in the Music & Art and Performing Arts and was accepted. She wanted to pursue an acting career. She worked at Red Lobster to earn income. She got fired from there because she was rude to customers. Minaj was fired from, “at least 15 jobs,” as the employers thought that she was rude to the customers.

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Minaj signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment record label and released her album Playtime Is Over in 2007. She released a number of mixtapes and won the Female Artist of the Year award. Minaj’s debut album, Pink Friday, sold over 4 million copies worldwide. She released her second album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and the album was certified platinum. Nicki Minaj appeared as one of the judges on American Idol in the 2013 season. This album made its debut on #2 on the Billboard 200. Nicki is a featured artist on many Aretha tracks and shares credits with her on all 73 of her tracks. Minaj has won more than 100 awards.


Minaj has endorsed and collaborated with many big brands. She signed an endorsement deal with MAC Cosmetics to promote her album Pink Friday. Minaj also endorsed Nokia Lumia 900 in Times Square.  She participated in Pepsi’s “LiveForNow” campaign and released a single for promoting the campaign. The song is titled “Moment 4 Life.”

Personal Life

Minaj was in a relationship with the rapper Safaree Samuels in 2000. They split up in 2014. Minaj also dated Meek Mill but they broke up in January 2017. Minaj was dating her childhood friend Kenneth “Zoo” Petty and the couple registered their marriage license in August 2019.  She announced her marriage officially on October 21, 2019. Nicki’s home was robbed by burglars and they destroyed her home. They stole jewelry and other expensive items which amounted equal to $200,000.

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Net worth

Nicki Minaj has a net worth of $85 million. She has earned her net worth from her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Nicki Minaj Career Earnings By Year:
2010 $4 million
2011 $6.5 million
2012 $15.5 million
2013 $29 million
2014 $14 million
2015 $21 million
2016 $20 million
2017 $16 million
2018 $10 million
2019 $20 million
Total = $156 million (before taxes)


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