Have you ever wondered what Cardi B’s net worth stands after a successful year like this one? The talented singer, actress, and songwriter is one of the wealthiest faces in the rap industry.
But in this article, we’ll look at everything from her early life and glimpses of success, to what she earns and how much she’s worth. With all that said, let’s start.
Cardi B Net Worth is Growing
In 2016, Cardi B net worth was $400,000. By the end of 2019, her net worth skyrocketed to $22 million! 2020 has been a somewhat quiet year for the popular rapper, but she still managed to increase her net worth to $24 million.
She makes most of her money from her music, and a little on the side through endorsements, royalties, and sponsorship deals.
Early Life and Signs of Success
Born as Belcalis Almanzar on October 11, 1992, Cardi B grew up on the streets of South Bronx. This might sound like harsh beginnings, and a harsh beginning it certainly was as Cardi got involved in one of America’s most notorious gangs from an early age; the “Bloods”.
From an early age, Cardi always knew she had a music talent. And that was more than enough for her to attend the “Renaissance High School For Musical Theater & Technology”.
After high school, she quickly learned that college wasn’t her thing. So she dropped out and pickup numerous jobs such as working in the supermarket. It wasn’t long before she took up more “serious” jobs such as a stripper in strip clubs. This is when she became interested in cosmetics surgery. After a brief stint working as a stripper, she decided to “spice” up her looks by getting breast implants and buttock surgery.
Her looks are enough to sway even the most charming of men. And this is a trait that she implemented into her music. Before she became a rapper, she was very popular on Vine and Instagram. Her daring performances made her very successful and her looks highly attractive. This is why we rarely see Cardi B without makeup in pictures.
The start of her music career dates back to 2015. It was about this time that she had amassed such a following on Vine and Instagram that she knew she had a loyal audience. So, at the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, Cardi released her first mixtape. During these years, prior to the release of his mixtape, she was involved in a TV show called Love & Hip Hop.
The Start of a Career
Her mixtape, “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol 1“, was a huge success and got people talking about Cardi. It wasn’t long before Vibe Magazine put her on the cover of its “Viva Edition”.
The following months were largely successful for Cardi as she collaborated with a lot of prominent artists. She also made an appearance on “Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne” and on “Khloé Kardashian’s Kocktails with Khloé”.
It seemed that Cardi was not only involved in hip hop but acting.
2017 was a very successful year for Cardi as she released her second mixtape, “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol 2”. The mixtape got her signed with Atlantic Records and they sent her to do the opening on The Fox’s Filthy America tour.
Cardi’s reputation grew by the day. When the 2017 BET Awards came, she was nominated for “Best New Artist” and for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist”. In one category, she tied with DJ Khaled and Kendrick Lamar while she lost the other category only by a few nominations, eventually losing to Remy Ma.
After losing the BET Awards, Atlantic Records released Cardi’s first commercial single, which was also her debut single. The song, “Bodak Yellow” was such a huge success that it made to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. This was the first time for a female rapper to do so after Lauryn Hill in 1998. Bodak Yellow was such a success that the song remained on the number one spot for three consecutive weeks!
She is also the first Dominican to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. At the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, the song won “Single of the Year”.
Dominating the Hip Hop Scene
Later in the year, Cardi featured in two more collaborations, “No Limit” and “MotorSport”. Both songs reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and Cardi was the first-ever female rapper to have three songs in the top 10 of the chart.
All three songs also made it into the “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart”, further cementing Cardi as the name everyone wants to work with. Towards the end of 2017, she released her second single, “Bartier Cardi” and a collaboration with Puerto Rican singer, Ozuna.
By the end of the year and the start of 2018, Cardi became the first-ever female musician to have 5 consecutive top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Cardi rocked the hip hop scene with the release of her debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy”. The album was one of the biggest commercial successes in US history, with every major tabloid critically acclaiming it.
Every song from the album made it into the Billboard Hot 100. By the end of April, the Times included Cardi B into their list of 100 most influential people in the world.
Popular Cardi B Quotes
- “If a girl has beef with me, she gon’ have beef with me forever.”
- “People are afraid to be themselves because people are afraid to be recorded. Everything is being recorded, and everyone is so sensitive. You say something; a section of people will be offended. It’s so annoying; you got to be completely censored.”
- “I think beautiful is like looking like you take care of yourself.”
- “I’d rather have money and be broken-hearted than be broke and broken-hearted.”
- “I feel beautiful without makeup on, but when I do put makeup on, it just gives me this extra pop.”
- “I’m on my phone 24-7. I see everything, I hear everything, I am the voice of the streets.”