Currently, there are a number of websites out there that claim that Nicki Minaj’s current net worth is $70 million. Primarily, this seems to have come from her music career. However, it is important to note that Minaj has shown a fair amount of interest in business, so it should come as no surprise to learn that has played a part in her wealth-building as well.
How Did Nicki Minaj Reach Her Current Net Worth?
For those who are curious, Minaj started out as Onika Tanya Maraj, who was born in Trinidad to Robert and Carol Maraj. In time, Carol Maraj went on to study at Monroe College in New York City, which resulted in her bringing her family with her to the United States. As a result, Minaj went to LaGuardia High School in New York City, which is notable because said school is meant for students interested in the visual arts as well as the performing arts. With that said, it is interesting to note that when Minaj graduated, she wanted to become an actress rather than a singer-songwriter, which is why she was cast in an off-Broadway production called In Case You Forget. Fortunately or unfortunately, Minaj’s acting career failed to take off, which is why she wound up in music instead.
From 2004 to 2009, Minaj started paving the way for her eventual rise. For example, this was the period when she adopted the professional name Nicki Maraj, which was soon turned into Nicki Minaj. Furthermore, this was the period when she would upload her music on to her MySpace profile before sending them to various figures in the music industry. On the whole, Minaj had a fair amount of success, as shown by the positive coverage of her mixtapes as well as the fact that she had attracted attention from a number of well-known artists.
Eventually, Minaj released her debut album Pink Friday. The initial intention was to release “Massive Attack” as the first single, but since that met with a poor reaction, Minaj and the other people behind it made a choice to go with “Your Love” instead, which met with a much better response. As a result, Pink Friday went on to secure a number of impressive accomplishments, with examples ranging from the fact that it managed to make it to the number one position in February of 2011 to the fact that it made Minaj the first female solo artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. From that point on, Minaj’s career started soaring, thus resulting in a number of albums as well as a number of tours on her own as well as a number of tours in collaboration with others. Combined, it seems safe to say that the sales from the albums as well as the sales from the tours have made up a significant percentage of Minaj’s current net worth.
However, as stated earlier, it is important to note that Minaj has shown a fair amount of interest in business. As a result, she has had a lot of endorsements, with examples ranging from her work with both Adidas and MAC Cosmetics to her role in launching a number of products in Times Square. Moreover, Minaj has a number of product lines as well, with the best-known example being perhaps her fragrances. Finally, it should be mentioned that Minaj is one of the co-owners of Tidal, which is a music streaming service that was started up by artists with the stated intention of giving artists a better deal.
It will be interesting to see how Minaj will continue to build on her net worth in the future. Her music career is set to see a boost in June of 2018, which is when her next album will be released. However, it should be mentioned that Minaj has stated that she has been learning the ins and outs of business because she wanted to be able to handle business matters on her own. Based on that, one can’t help but be curious about a couple of questions. One, will she be becoming more involved with business in the future? Two, will she ever be venturing beyond the kind of businesses that she is involved with at the moment? Time and time alone will reveal the answers to these questions.