American rapper and singer, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar known by her stage name Cardi B has an estimated net worth of $42 million as of 2022.
She is famous for her candid lyrics and energetic flow. She started gaining popularity for her content posted on social media platforms like Vine and Instagram in 2013.
Cardi B’s music specialization is primarily hip hop, incorporating trap and R&B elements. She is the first female rapper with the majority of her songs with a billion streams on the Spotify platform.
Below is all that you need to know about Cardi B including her early life, career, achievements, salary, and much more. Scroll down!
Everything you need to know about Cardi B
Early life and Career
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar was born in the year 1992 in Manhattan, US. Almánzar is popular by her stage name “Cardi B” which is derived from her nickname, Bacardi, a rum brand. She studied at Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology.
Cardi B started working at an Amish deli in Tribeca when she was a teenager. She joined a strip club as a dancer when she was sacked from her job and lied to her mother saying she is doing babysitting.
Speaking about how being a stripper was positive for her life in several ways, Cardi B said, “It really saved me from a lot of things. When I started stripping I went back to school.”
The 30-Year-old internet celebrity featured as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality TV series “Love & Hip Hop: New York” from 2015 to 2017. In 2018, she released her first studio album, Invasion of Privacy. The album grabbed the top slot on the Billboard 200 and created a record as the best-selling female rap album of the 2010s.
Cardi B won the Grammy Award in the Best Rap Album category for Invasion of Privacy in 2019. She created history by becoming the first female rapper to get several Diamond-certified songs by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Cardi B received several awards in her professional career like the prestigious Grammy Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, six Guinness World Records, six American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six BET Awards, and fourteen BET Hip Hop Awards.
She made it to the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018 compiled by Time Magazine. She became the first female rapper to receive the ASCAP award in the Songwriter of the Year category.
Cardi B created history by becoming the first female rapper to be named Woman of the Year at the Billboard Women in Music Awards in 2020.
Billboard honored her as Woman of the Year in 2020. She also featured in a couple of movies Hustlers, and F9 released in 2019 and 2021 respectively.
She is very active on the social media platform Instagram with more than 132 million followers at the time of writing this article.
Her YouTube channel with over 18.3 million subscribers boasts more than 6 billion streams.
Cardi B signed her first endorsement deal with the New York lingerie chain Romantic Depot in 2016.
She also endorses products of other companies like MAC Cosmetics, Gypsy Sport, Reebok, and Pepsi.
Salary and Other Income
Her annual salary is reported to be around $4 million-plus. To date, she raked in approximately $30 million from the album sales.
Her earnings from streaming platform Spotify is around $100,000 per month which translates to more than $1.2 million per annum.
She reportedly rakes in a cool $2 million-plus every year through various endorsements.
She is also active on content subscription services company OnlyFans and earns a decent amount every year. Cardi B earns anywhere between $1 to $3 million each year through her YouTube channel.
Fleet of Luxury Cars
Even though Cardi B doesn’t have a driving license she owns a huge collection of luxury cars like a Chevrolet Suburban, a Bentley Bentayga, Maserati Levante, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, and a Rolls Royce Cullinan. One of her supercars is her McLaren 720S Spider.
She also owns a Lamborghini blue Urus which is estimated to be worth £160,000.
The rapper keeps posting pics on her Instagram handle to treat her fans where she poses with her flashy cars.
Real Estate Investments
Cardi B and her rapper husband Offset purchased a lavish mansion spread across six acres of land in Atlanta for a whopping $5.8 million in 2019.
Offset gifted her a $1.5 million mansion in the Dominican Republic on her 29th birthday in 2021. The lavish six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom home also has a swimming pool on its roof.
Cardi B shared with her fans in Nov 2021 that she purchased a newly constructed home in New York City.
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