Cardi B’s Net Worth Is Expected to Rapidly Grow
Rap music became the most dominantly popular music form in America, and it has stayed that way for decades, continuing into the present. When a genre is that profitable and labels see wave after wave of lucrative careers taking off, it lays the foundation for artists with the right amount of savvy to turn their earnings and popularity into something more.
Enter Cardi B. At only 29 years old, she has skyrocketed to international fame after only seven years on the music scene. Her first studio album, “Invasion of Privacy,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2018. She became the only woman to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album as a solo artist and was the first female rapper in 15 years to be nominated for Album of the Year.
Her recent appearance at Los Angeles’ West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade shows she’s very much in her prime, with fans only wanting more. Her fast track to a $40 million net worth is one of the most impressive in rap music history, and luckily for fans, she’s not slowing down anytime soon.
Cardi B: Money Moves
Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, better known to her fans as Cardi B, was born in New York City's South Bronx in 1992. Her upbringing was unique, to say the least. She was affiliated with the Blood street gang as a teen and attended the Renaissance High School For Musical Theater & Technology.
Cardi B turned to stripping at age 19, in her own words, to avoid a life of poverty. Her earnings allowed her to return to school at Borough of Manhattan Community College and lay the foundation for her future rap career.
Her First Glimpse of Fame
Reality TV fans probably first recognized Cardi B from her appearance on the VH1 reality series “Love and Hip Hop: New York." Cardi B was ultimately the show’s breakout star, making waves with her hit single “Money Moves.”
But it wasn't until Atlantic Records released her debut single "Bodak Yellow" from her previously mentioned "Invasion of Privacy" that her fame skyrocketed. The music video for the song was equally noteworthy. Filmed in Dubai, the video was so popular that she became the only rapper to have two videos on YouTube with more than 1 billion views.
Since then, Cardi B has worked with music stars like Bruno Mars and Meg Thee Stallion as well as enjoying multiple hit albums and records. Her hard work has since paid off, and the young American rapper is determined to make all the smart money moves required to keep her living a lavish lifestyle.
Her Most Notable Investments
Cardi B is a big fashion fan, as her impressive collection of Hermes bags demonstrates. Perhaps one of her smartest money moves was teaming up with Fashion Nova, a partnership that reportedly netted the rapper over $1 million.
Additionally, Cardi B’s work with companies from Pepsi to Mac Cosmetics to Reebok helped boost her millions in an incredibly short window of time.
Another big money-earner for Cardi B is her OnlyFans account, but instead of the typical racy photos found on the site, the rapper uses the platform to discuss her career and personal struggles as well as interact with fans.
Cardi B's Net Worth Continues to Grow Exponentially
As of January 2016, Cardi B had a net worth of about $400,000, but that quickly tripled to $1.5 million by February 2017. In August 2018, it was about $8 million, but it was from 2018 to 2019 that her wealth really skyrocketed to about $22 million.
It has since almost doubled and is likely to only keep doing so.
Atlanta Mansion: $5.5 Million
Cardi B and her husband, rapper Offset of Migos fame, bought a beautiful mansion in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia, which they live in with their two children.
The multimillion-dollar estate has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and four half-bathrooms. It also boasts an indoor gun range and wine cellar.
What’s Next for Cardi B?
You better believe the rapper is big on social media — her hilarious Vine and Instagram posts are particularly popular. While she disappointed fans in April 2022 after deleting her social media accounts as a part of a "social media purge," she is back on both Instagram and Twitter (she never left Facebook) continuing to entertain her 135 million and 23.1 million followers, respectively.
Cardi B also started branching out into filmmaking as an executive producer for Halle Berry’s Netflix movie “Bruised.” On the music front, she announced her upcoming sophomore album in late 2021, assuring fans that new material is on the way.