Cardi B Net Worth in 2023 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €158 million
Age: 29
Born: 10/11/1992
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: rapper
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, also known by the stage name “Cardi B” is an internationally known US rapper and internet personality. She was born in the New York Bronx in 1992 to a Dominican father and a Trinidadian mother.

early life

She spent her childhood in the New York borough of Highbridge and moved back to her birthplace, the Bronx, with her family when she was eight years old. There she attended school, which she regularly skipped. It was already clear at this time that she likes to be the center of attention and has an ambition to entertain. She took part in talent competitions at her former school, and in class she would rather make her classmates laugh than learn what the school was learning. However, she already came into contact with criminal gangs, also known as the “Bloods”, due to the frequent skipping of lessons in her youth.


As a teenager, she started a job in a supermarket, from which she was fired early after giving a customer an illegal discount. After leaving the company, her ex-boss gave her the tip to apply to a strip club that was in the immediate vicinity of her former job. The strip club is called the New York Dolls. Due to her misery of unemployment and the resulting lack of money, she decided to work her way up in the adult industry. She started out with a starting salary of $250 per week. She quickly managed to earn a daily fee of $300 and thus managed to escape from the underclass of society. Due to her awakened interest in history and French, she tried again at a school, the Manhattan Community College. However, she also broke this off prematurely and returned to the red-light milieu to practice erotic undressing in nightclubs.

Career highlights

In order to stand out from the market segment and to achieve a greater reach, she began to establish herself as an entertainer on the Internet. By the time she was 21, she had a million followers on Instagram, where she entertained the crowd with short video clips. This procedure spread to other social media platforms, so that it generated more and more reach within a very short time. She experienced a media breakthrough through a public recommendation from the international rap star “Bobby Shmurda”. She was invited to American talk shows and enjoyed great popularity. She started her musical career in 2016 with her first mixtape “Gangsta Bit Music Vol. 1” and “Gangsta Bit Music Vol. 2” in 2017. Through this she caught the attention of the famous record label “Atlantic Records” and got signed there . Already at the BET Awards 2017 she received nominations in the categories “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist” and “Best Newcomer 2017” and achieved her first commercial success in June 2017 with her single “Bodak Yellow”. The song broke streaming records and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single is the first #1 hit by a non-featured female artist since 1998. She received two Grammy nominations for “Best Rap Song” for “Bodak Yellow.” and “Best Rap Performance”.

Their debut album “Invasion Privacy” was one of the most successful albums of the year. It reached high positions in many leaderboards and was named best album of the year by popular music magazine Rolling Stone. With exactly 100 million streams in a week, it also takes the title of the most streams in the short period of time that a female artist has ever gotten. She even broke the record for the most songs jockeying for spots on the charts at the same time, surpassing previous record holder Beyoncé.

Cardi B found her first profitable successes in the music and entertainment industries and expanded her businesses to acquiring profitable real estate, securing sponsorship deals, selling her own brands in the alcohol industry (“Pure Wondercardi B” and running her own clothing line. Her fashion -Label “FashionNova” places the main focus on affordable textile goods for a younger customer base. Cardi B is sometimes considered an icon in the fashion scene. Cardi B often propagates that money is an essential commodity and that it takes hard work to earn it. She makes that clear often in their live performances on television, on social media or in their interviews.

Famous quotes

“I have a passion for music I love music. But I also have a passion for money and paying my bills.”

Amazing Facts

At just 20 years old, she was already worth $20,000 from her job as a stripper.

For a single appearance at the Openair Frauenfeld in Switzerland, she received around 875,000 US dollars.

Her single “I like it” grossed about $3.6 million.

Estimated value: €158 million