Nicki Minaj Net Worth – Biography

Nicki Minaj net worth is now estimated to be $ 80 million, after deducting taxes. Thanks to her endorsements, rising music sales and her Youtube subscribers that in such a short time period, Nicki has evolved into one of the richest singers in the industry.

Till now Minaj has reportedly earned $ 10.5 million from the sale of her singles while she collected over 7 million from the album sales. The major chunk of her fabulous net worth comes from her concerts, which amounts to $ 57 million. Apart from that, she has made around $ 22 million from her Youtube channels and $ 44 million through various endorsements.

So till now Nicki has earned 140.5 million dollars.However after deducting taxes and various expenses (including salaries etc), Nicki Minaj net worth now stands at $ 80 million.

Money distribution
Nicki’s net worth distribution


Her album sales:

Till now the singer has released three compilation albums, three studio albums, three mixtapes and more than seventy-four singles. She gained initial fame after releasing the song “Your Love”. Thereafter she releases other hits such as “Moment 4 Life”, “Right Thru Me” and “Check It Out”.

From Singles (including forty-nine as a featured artist), she managed to earn $ 10,489,250 while from albums she bagged $ 6,946,525. The total amount from her music ventures is $ 17,435,775.


Nicki Minaj Net Worth – Earnings from Concerts:

TourNicki Minaj Total Earnings
Femme Fatale Tour (2011)$2,123,000
Pink Friday Tour (2012)$13,300,000
Pink Friday: Reloaded$14,150,000
Pinkprint Tour (2015)$27,512,500

The total earnings after deducting all the expenses, taxes etc, boosted her fortune by $ 57,085,500. Income from Concerts makes up the majority of her Fortune.


Income from Youtube:

Nicki Minaj Vevo Channel$ 21,458,695
Other$ 456,486

As of 2016, her total earning from YouTube is $ 21,915,181.


Nicki Minaj Endorsements:

Till now the singer has earned $ 44 million from her endorsement deals which include big brands such as MAC Cosmetics, Pepsi, Nokia, Adidas etc.

In 2013, she actively participated in the Viva Glam campaign and introduced “Nicki 2 lipstick and lip gloss”. Soon she collaborated with Kmart and launched “Nicki Minaj Collection”. In April 2013, she then partnered with Dr Dre’s Beats Electronics, introducing “Pink Pill” speakers.

Just like Beyonce, even she has her exclusive fragrance line, which she had launched in 2012. For this venture, the singer worked with ‘Give Back Brands’ and introduced her fragrance, Pink Friday.

Along with Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Usher,and Kanye West, She is one of the sixteen stakeholders in the music streaming service Tidal. So in future, if things work as expected, Nicki Minaj Net Worth is likely to rise.


Total Income in the previous years:

In 2015, Minaj was featured in the Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. She was ranked # 9 as she could earn $21 million. She was the only woman to make an appearance on the list. Minaj first made it the Forbes’ list in 2011 by earning $6.5 million. In 2013, she was ranked # 4, earning U.S. $29 million. The income was generated from  record sales, touring, publishing, endorsements, merchandise sales, streaming,  and other business ventures.

The full list is shown in the Bar chart below.

Highest earning rappers


Wealth Comparision with other artists:

Nicki vs Drake vs Lil Wayne Fortune

As seen above, she is quite wealthy as compared to her contemporary artists. Nicki Minaj net worth is estimated to be $ 80 million while Lil Wayne, Drake, Lil Kim, Meek Mill, Rick Ross have a net worth of $ 160 million, $ 70 million, $ 18 million, $ 7 million and $ 38 million respectively.


Nicki Minaj Net worth

Years active2007–present
LabelsYoung Money, Republic, Cash Money


Nicki Minaj net worth (previous)$ 59 million
Nicki Minaj net worth (present)$ 80 million


Onika Tanya Maraj, better known to the world as Nicki Minaj, was born on December 8, 1982. Daughter of Carol and Robert, Maraj spent her formative years in Saint James. From a young age, she got interested in music and thus graduated from LaGuardia High School.

At age 19, she started her acting career however after it failed, she started working as a waitress. To make her both ends meet, she did many jobs which even included administrative assistant and office manager at Wall Street.

Maraj began her career in music when she started working with the group “Full Force”. In 2007, she was signed by label Dirty Money Entertainment, after which she released her first mixtape, “Playtime is Over”.  After working on some more projects, she was later signed by the Lil Wayne’s  Young Money Entertainment. Soon her career gained momentum and she collaborated with famous artists such as David Guetta, Chris Brown , Drake, Lil Wayne, and Meek Mill.

Over the subsequent years, she gained a massive fan following. Nicki’s animated rapping style mixed with punch lines, metaphors and wordplay made her a unique female rapper. She has often said in her interviews that prior to this craziness, she had the usual rapping style matching everyone else. But with this new style now she holds her distinct position and is even appreciated by her fans.