Professionally known as Nicki Minaj, she is an American rapper, model, actress, and a great songwriter, with a total net worth of $85 million. Nicki Minaj was discovered by her fellow great rapper Lil Wayne.

With her great talent, she won a couple of awards, including six American Music Awards, 10 BET awards, four billboard Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two People’s Choice Awards. Along with these awards, there are also ten nominations for Grammy Awards.

Personal Details

Stage Name: Nicki Minaj
Real Name: Onika Tanya Maraj
Occupation: Singer, Rapper, Musician, TV Personality, Song Writer, Voice Actor, Composer, Actor, Visual Artist
Gender: Female
Birthday: December 8, 1982
Place of Origin: Kettering, Ohio
Age: 50 years old
Height: 5f ft 1 in (1.57m)
Nationality: American
Total Net Worth: $85 million

Early Life

Nicki Minaj became famous due to her ecstatic attire during different kinds of events. Might it be a party, a gala, or even a recording. Other than her glamorous attire, she also has great talent and great contribution in the music industry. Her collaboration with different singers pulled her upwards and made her ever more famous.

Nicki Minaj is just a stage name. Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982. Nicki got a couple of siblings. An older brother and sister, and a younger brother and sister. While still young, she lived with her grandmother in Saint James. When she turned 5, her mother decided to bring her and her siblings to Queens, New York. Her mother, Carol, worked in the payroll and accounting department, however, her father was a drunkard and was addicted to other drugs and had some anger issues. Unfortunately, her father burned down the house in December 1987.

When Nicki reached highschool, she admissioned to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Art, and luckily she was accepted. At first, her goal was to become an actress, in fact, when she graduated high school, she was cast in the Off-broadway play, “In case you forget”.

Finance was one of her problems while trying to be an actress, for this reason, she worked at Red Lobster in the Bronx just to supplement her acting income. Due to her attitude and rudeness to customers, she was fired from Red Lobster. Nicki admitted this and even stated that she got fired from “at least 15 jobs” for being rude. 


Nicki Minaj was at the right place and the right time, when Lil Wayne discovered her talent. Lil Wayne soon signed a contract with his Young Money Entertainment record label and management firm.

In 2007, Nicki Minaj released her first ever mixtape “Playtime Is Over”. Starting from this point, Nicki released a couple more mixtapes, including “Sucka Free” in 2008. A year later, she also appeared in XXL magazine and released her third mixtape. Same year she also released “Beam me up Scotty”.

After a couple of trial mixtapes, her debut album came in 2010 — “Pink Friday” was released on the Young Money Entertainment label. It grew so big that it sold 4 million copies worldwide. This became the great start for Nicki Minaj’s singing career. 2 years later, in April, she released “Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded”.

The album she released was eventually stated as Certified Platinum. Nicki Minaj became known throughout the world and is already singing most of her songs. For the reason of having great talent and great influence, she even became the American Idol judge during the 2013 season of the show. 

In 2014, she released another album, “The Pinkprint”. Recorded up to date, it was known that the album sold 650,000 copies worldwide. In August 2018, she released her fourth studio album, “Queen”. This album was a great hit and stands at #2 on the Billboard 200. In due course, the album also became Certified Platinum by its 1 million sales in the United States alone.

Great things seems to be attracted to Nicki Minaj, as in 2017, Nicki took the spot for the record for a number of songs on the Hot 100 for a female artist, which was originally Aretha Franklin’s record. Aretha’s spot was held in for more than 40 years, and Nicki took this one in May of 2017. 

Personal Life

Nicki Minaj had a great dating life with rapper, Safaree Samuels. They dated year 2000 up until 2014. Due to some work related stuff and personal matters, both ended the relationship. 2015 when Nicki dated Meek Mill. The relationship did not last and ended in 2017. December 2018 when Nicki and her childhood friend, Kenneth “Zoo” Petty, started dating. Both were so serious about the relationship that they announced that their official marriage was on October 21, 2019.

February of 2017, Nicki’s house was ransacked by unknown burglars who made a mess on her house, flipping the furniture, and throwing and breaking things all over the house. The mansion was completely destroyed inside. The burglars took off and got off with her jewellery and other expensive items which was believed to be on total of $200,000.

Nicki Minaj Total Net Worth

In August 2016, Nicki Minaj and ex-boyfriend, Meek Mill rented a mansion located in Beverly Hills amounting to $35,000 a month. The mansion was built in 2008 in front of Frank Sinatra’s former residence.

The mansion covers a 10,340 square foot which has a great view, overlooking the city and mountains. The mansion features great rooms including a two-storey foyer, a large living room with a cool fireplace.

There is even an eat-in kitchen, a wood-lined library, as well as eight bedrooms. It also includes a swimming pool outside, a spa, and a barbecue area. When Nicki and Mill broke up, Mill moved out of the mansion and Nicki was left behind with the house. She stayed until 2018 of February and decided to give it up.

With all this, Nicki Minaj has a total net worth of $85 million.


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