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Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, songwriter and actress. In 2022, Nicki Minaj's net worth is estimated to be $85 million dollars.

March 29, 2022

Words by Matthew Taylor

Nicki Minaj Net Worth

$85 million

Est. Range $66M - $104M

Medium Confidence

Nicki Minaj is a famous rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago, but moved to the United States when she was a child. Minaj first gained recognition after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009. She rose to fame with her debut album, Pink Friday, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200. The fifth single, "Super Bass", reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and became the highest charting solo song by a female rapper since 2002. It also became the second song by a female rapper to become diamond certified in the US. The follow-up album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, saw Minaj exploring a dance-pop sound, and reached number one in several countries worldwide. Her third and fourth studio albums, The Pinkprint and Queen, explored more personal topics and marked a return to her hip hop roots. In 2020, she became the first female rapper in 22 years to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single "Trollz". Minaj has been referred to as the "Queen of Rap" and "Queen of Hip Hop" by several media outlets. She is also one of the best-selling music artists, with 100 million records sold worldwide.

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Richest Musicians

From rock stars to jazz musicians, musicians are performers at heart. However, for most, music isn’t a very lucrative career at all. In the United States, the average musician earns only $35,300 annually from their music career, counting income from a variety of sources. For most, performing and teaching make up the majority of the amount and most need side gigs (or day jobs) to make ends meet.

However, for the lucky few, music is more than a vocation – and it does more than just pay the bills. It propels them to stardom and with the associated royalties and endorsement opportunities, they’ll have more money than they’ll ever need. Not only can they dress up in leather pants or skin-tight dresses and perform around the world, but they can keep earning money on every track they sell.

Yes, record labels can be tough and the changes in the music industry and the pandemic have hit musicians in the pocket. However, there are still many musicians with more money than they know what to do with. And, of course, fame gives them the opportunity to earn more through photo appearances and product endorsements, while licensing tracks for commercials and movies provide ongoing opportunities. And, due to royalty laws, musicians can keep earning money on their songs long after they’ve died.

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