Cardi B is a popular rapper, songwriter and Internet celebrity, the recipient of multiple music awards and two Guinness World Records – for the most girl singer songs included in the “Hot 100” and for the record number of R&B and hip-hop songs included in the Billboard US Top 10 charts and she has a net worth of 24 000 000$.
|Net Worth||24 000 000 $|
|Born||Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar
October 11, 1992 New York City, U.S.
How rich is Cardi B?
Cardi B (real name: Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar) was born on October 11, 1992, in New York and is now a world-renowned rapper and TV personality. After growing up in the Bronx in New York, she worked in a supermarket and then became a stripper so that she could escape poverty. She managed to do the same and today she is worth millions. The estimated fortune of Cardi B is 24 million dollars.
Great success as a rapper
Through the TV format Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015, Cardi B first gained notoriety. In early 2016, she said goodbye to the reality format and began her career as a rapper. Already on March 7, 2016, the mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 was released. In September of the same year, the first album Underedimated: The Album which was released in collaboration with Josh X, Cashflow Harlem, Hood Celebrity and SwiftOnDamand was also released.
However, it wasn’t until 2018 that the album Invasion Of Privacy made its breakthrough. The album appeared at #39 in Germany and #1 in the US, which has since gone triple platinum. Sales figures amount to over 3.3 million copies. Time has named Cardi B as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The album became a success because she gained further notoriety through other collaborations – among others – with Bruno Mars. She has already collaborated with many musicians, including Drake. However, back in 2017 she was already nominated for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist”, but did not win.
How much money does Cardi B really have?
Through her TV appearances and the subsequent mixtape, she already generated an income of 360,000 euros in 2016. Through her chart successes, however, Cardi B was able to continue to greatly expand her fortune. The singles Barier Cardi and Bodak Yellow were particularly successful.
In 2017, her fortune was already estimated at 3.5 million euros, while just one year later the fortune was estimated at seven million euros. The year 2019 was the most successful for her so far, hers was the absolute career breakthrough. Cardi B’s fortune is 21.5 million euros and we can assume that it will continue to grow rapidly.
However, the income from music is only one mainstay. The rapper is also active in the field of fashion. With FashionNova, for example, the Cardi B Collection was launched. The goal was to provide affordable clothes in good quality.
Fees from the live shows
Cardi B is one of the most successful female rappers of all time. For the live shows, there are also corresponding remunerations. In July 2019, the Openair Frauenfeld Festival was held in Switzerland, hereby Cardi B earned a good 800,000 dollars with this one performance. The fee per performance is at least 250,000 dollars, although there is a lot of room for improvement here.
She gave these figures herself in an interview at iHeartRadios, justifying through these figures why she does not give her own tours or concerts. The earnings per show at a festival are correspondingly higher. At the same time, she mentioned that she doesn’t want to pass on the high costs for outfits, stage and rent to the fans.
Income through YouTube
Cardi B has almost 17 million subscribers on YouTube with 39 videos. In the year, she earns up to two million euros just from YouTube through her numerous music videos. This corresponds to a monthly YouTube salary of up to 170,000 dollars.
Income with streaming
Streaming is an important source of income for artists. The most important platform is still Spotify. Here the rapper has about 35 million monthly listeners, this alone generates revenue of 119,000 dollars/month, if we assume that each listener streams only one track. As a basis, the rate of 0.0034 dollars per stream was used.
Cardi B’s most popular tracks on Spotify are as follows:
South of the Border about 918,000 dollars with 270 million streams.
I Like It about 3.3 million dollars with 982 million streams
Money about 948.000 dollars with 279 million streams
Please Me about 768.000 dollars with 226 million streams
Rodeo about 442.000 dollars with 130 million streams
Earning with merchandising
The rapper runs her own merchandise store, which itself includes necklaces and rings. In addition, there is a baby collection. Furthermore, fans have the possibility to order all sound carriers (also as vinyl). The online store was realized by the label Atlantic Records.
Due to the large number of products, there is something for every fan, and it can be assumed that the store is doing well. The prices are all within the usual range. According to the usual contracts Cardi B will receive about three to five euros per product sold. However, since Cardi B has apparently made a decisive contribution to the store, the remuneration could be much higher. Her contribution was explicitly mentioned again in the lower section of the store.