Nicki Minaj is a Trinidad-born American rapper, songwriter and a singer with an estimated net worth of $60 million. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. She grew up in Queens, New York. Minaj big break came when she was discovered by Dirty Money Entertainment CEO Fendi. Playtime is Over, her first mixtape was released in 2007 in collaboration with Young Money Entertainment record label. She released several mixtapes including “Sucka Free” and “Beam Me up Scotty”. Nicki received her first Underground Music Awards for the category of The Female Artist of the Year in 2008.
Her debut album was released in 2010. The album titled “Pink Friday” went on to sell 4 million copies around the world. The second album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” was also certified platinum. In 2011, Nicki became the first female rapper to make the Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list; ranked #15 with $6.5 million and again the only female on the list in 2013 with total earnings of $29 million. In 2014, she was ranked #11 with a total earnings of $14 million. Apart from music she also earns from endorsement deals which include Mac, OPI, Pepsi and her own line of drinks Myx Fusions moscato. Nicki was a judge on the show American Idol during the 2013 season.