American rapper and hip-hop artist Cardi B's current net worth (as of February 2023) is $40 million. She is a former stripper and social media icon. She is originally from the Bronx, New York, and is currently signed with Atlantic Records. She is married to Offset, a rapper and a member of Migos, a hip-hop group.
Cardi B's net worth is constantly on the rise and is predicted to continue doing so in the near future. Here is what you need to know about Cardi B net worth.
Things to Note
- Cardi B’s real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar
- She made a career as a stripper when she was 19
- She debuted in 2015 when she joined the Love & Hip Hop: New York cast.
- She currently has had more singles hit #1 on Billboard charts than any other female rappers
- Her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy, broke records when all 13 songs made it into the Billboard Hot 100
- Her engagement ring costs a whopping $550k
- Reports claim that her OnlyFans channel ushers in millions each year
- Her Instagram has over 100 million followers
- She has over 35 million monthly listeners on Spotify
- Her YouTube channel has already seen over 6 billion streams
- She broke records again as the first female artist to hit 100 million plays on Apple Music in the first week of her song release
- She spent $300,000 on her Coachella performance production and was paid $170,000 for it
- She was married to rapper and hip-hop artist, Offset and has a daughter with him
- They filed for divorce in September 2020. They were already separated by then
Who is Cardi B?
Cardi B was born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar on the 11th of October in 1992 in Manhattan. Her Trinidadian mother and Dominican father raised her in the Bronx, NY. She has seven other siblings, one of who is Hennessy Carolina.
She attended the Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology. At the age of 19, after getting fired from her job as a cashier, she began her career as a stripper. Initially, she did her performances at local clubs but was soon popular enough to start performing on the biggest stages in Manhattan. She later joined but eventually dropped out of Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Her stage name — Cardi B — is derived from the rum brand Bacardi, which was also her nickname. Her career took off in 2013 when several of her videos went viral on social media, especially on Vine and Instagram.
Recently, the superstar and rapper made headlines when she was found guilty of several charges, including second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree assault. She was sentenced to 15 days of community service. She has gone on to comment how these weeks of community work were the best thing to ever happen to her and gave her a new perspective on life.
Cardi B's Career
Her career properly launched when she joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015. The VH1 reality tv show gave her popularity a massive boost, gaining her a large fan following. She finally debuted in November 2015, during the 6th season of the show.
As part of her debut, she starred in Shaggy's remix of “Boom Boom” along with Popcaan, a Jamaican singer. A month later, she released “Cheap A** Weave,” which was her take on “Queen's Speech 4” by Lady Leshurr. She released her first longer project — “Gangsta B**ch Music, Vol. 1” — in March of the following year. During this time, she also appeared in shows like Kocktails with Khloe and Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne.
In 2016, she left Love & Hip Hop: New York to pursue her solo music career. In February 2017, she signed with Atlantic Records, right after the release of “Gangsta B**ch Music, Vol. 2.”
After that, she was nominated for several prestigious music awards. She finally made it big when her single “Bodak Yellow” reached number 1 on Billboard Hot 100 in 2017. This made her the first female rapper since Lauryn Hill to earn first place in the Billboard Hot 100 with a single.
Her debut studio project, Invasion of Privacy, also gained her widespread critical acclaim. All 13 songs on that album made it to the Billboard Hot 100 and broke records as the first female musician to achieve this.
Since the beginning of her career, she has worked with several famous artists like Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, G-Eazy, etc. Besides musical projects, Cardi B's 2019 film — Hustlers — also ushered in critical acclaim.
- She joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015
- She debuted in its sixth season
- Her music video debut came in 2015
- She produced her first mixtape in 2016
- In 2016, she was featured on the ‘Diva' Cover of Vibe Magazine
- She signed with Atlantic Records in 2017, which marked a significant career breakthrough
- Her first single, “Bodak Yellow,” reached #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2017
Marriage and Divorce
Her romance with rapper and hip-hop artist Offset began in 2017. Offset himself is a part of the hip-hop group Migos. In October 2017, Offset made a public proposal during the Power 99 Powerhouse performance. But, in 2018, it was revealed that they had already gotten secretly married in September 2017.
In July 2018, Cardi B and Offset welcomed their daughter — Kulture — into the world.
However, things seem to have gone downhill for the couple for a bit after that since they filed for divorce on September 15, 2020. They were already separated when they filed for divorce, and Cardi requested the courts for primary custody of their daughter. Since there was also no prenup, she asked for an equitable division of assets and child support.
Thankfully, things between them seem to have resolved themselves because she called off the divorce soon after, and they are still together to this date.
Cardi B Net Worth
Cardi B's net worth did not touch seven figures a few years back. But, as of February of this year, her net worth has reached a whopping $40 million. If things go as predicted, her estimated value will only increase in the coming years.
In January 2016, when she was first added to Celebrity Net Worth, her estimated worth was a meager $400,000. It went up to 1.5 million dollars in February 2017 and reached $4 million in September of the same year.
In August 2018, there was another sharp increase in her worth, with it going up to $8 million. Soon after, in May 2019, it increased to 12 million dollars.
She earned $28 million between the October of 2018 and 2019, making her net worth almost double again, with it now being $22 million in total. At the end of 2021, her net worth was $40 million; by the end of 2022, it had doubled again. Currently, and as stated before, her estimated worth is half of what it was in 2022.
Her Investments and Expenditures
Cardi B's most significant investment is the mansion she bought with her husband, Offset, in December 2019. The estate is located in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. They originally purchased the estate for 5.5 million dollars.
Cardi B is known for her extravagant expenditures. She is known for routinely splurging on luxurious gifts for him, from Rolls Royces to fridges stocked with cash.
She is also known for spending tons of money on gifts for the underprivileged. In 2019, she spent upwards of $5000 on gifts for disadvantaged kids.
Other than this, she has claimed in her Instagram videos that she spends anywhere between 0,000 to 0,000 to look the way she does. For example, in the 2018 Coachella, she wore 110 carats of diamond Lola Bunny Chain, costing a whopping 400 thousand dollars.
A businesswoman and entrepreneur to her core, her first endorsement deal came in 2016 and involved a radio and TV campaign for Romantic Depot, a NY-based lingerie chain. Since then, she has partnered with Pepsi, MAC Cosmetics, Gypsy Sport, etc. She has gone on to collaborate with the sports and athleisure brand Reebok. The Cardi B line of Reebok sneakers and athleisure wear proved to be extremely popular among fans.
In November 2018, she partnered with Fashion Nova to release her collection of fast fashion couture.
She also partnered with Real Women, a minority women-owned business, to release the Cardi B doll. While pregnant with her second kid, she partnered with Facebook to start #CardiTries. Released on Facebook Watch, this platform-specific show followed her on her adventures as she tried on various activities, from rhythmic gymnastics to even ballet.
Her most recent business venture has her partnering with the brand Whipshots. Together, in December 2021, they released a non-dairy whipped cream infused with the goodness of vodka. This infused whipped cream is versatile and can be used as a cocktail garnish or a topping on almost every dessert.
Cardi B Net Worth
Cardi B's net worth can be estiated at over $40 million. Cardi B net worth is a direct product her business ventures and her careers as a female rap artist. Her legal issues as well as her temporary separation from her husband, Offset, have also affected the net worth of the rap star.