Source of Wealth: Music, acting and endorsementsAge: 28Birth Place: ManhattanMarital Status: Married to OffsetFull Name: Belcalis Marlenis AlmánzarNationality: AmericanDate of Birth: 1992-10-11Ethnicity: Dominican and TrinidadianOccupation: RapperEducation: enaissance High School for Musical Theater & TechnologyChildren: Kulture
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, actress, model, investor, and television personality with a net worth of $30 million.
The rapper was born in Manhattan on October 11, 1992, and raised in The Bronx, New York City. Her parents are Dominican and Trinidadian. Cardi B began exotic dancing at the age of 19 after attending Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology, and she recalls it as a positive experience. Her stage name “Cardi B” is derived of the rum brand Bacardi, which was her previous nickname. Cardi B debuted in season six of the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop: New York” in 2015. After two seasons on the show, she announced in December 2016 that she would be leaving to continue pursuing her own music career.
Cardi B’s commercial debut single “Bodak Yellow” was released on June 16, 2017, by Atlantic Records. She became the first female rapper to reach number one with a solo single since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998, as the song steadily climbed the charts, eventually reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 2017. “Bodak Yellow,” was called “the rap anthem of the summer” by a New York Times editor and was certified septuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Since the Hot 100’s inception in 1958, Cardi B has become the first person of Dominican descent to reach number one.
Invasion of Privacy, her debut studio album, was released on April 6, 2018, with glowing reviews from music critics. She became the first female artist to chart 13 entries simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female artist to do so. It was also the most-streamed album by a female artist in a single week on Apple Music, as well as the largest week of on-demand audio streaming for a female artist. The album has sold more than 3 million copies to date.
Cardi B has won a Grammy Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, five Guinness World Records, five American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, four BET Awards, and eleven BET Hip Hop Awards, among other honors. In 2018, she was named on Time’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2019, she won the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award, making her the first female rapper to do so. In 2020, she received the award for the second time, making her the first female songwriter to do so. Cardi B made history when she was named Woman of the Year at the Billboard Women in Music Awards in 2020. She won her fourth Video Music Award for her single “Money.” Cardi B’s collaboration with DJ Snake, “Taki Taki,” has more than 1.8 billion views and has topped the charts in a number of Hispanic countries. The RIAA certified both singles as multi-platinum.
Cardi B’s first endorsement deal was with New York lingerie retailer Romantic Depot in 2016. MAC Cosmetics, Balenciaga, Reebok, and Pepsi are among her other partnerships. She released a clothing collection with Fashion Nova, a fast-fashion clothing brand, in November 2018. She makes an average of $2 million per deal and receives monthly $20 000 payments from Fashion Nova for their deal which made more than 10 million in sales.
She began dating rapper Offset from the Migos hip hop group in early 2017. Although TMZ reported in 2018 that their marriage license suggests the couple married privately in September 2017, the couple became publicly engaged in October of that year after Offset proposed during the Power 99 Powerhouse concert. In July 2018, she gave birth to a baby girl named Kulture. In December 2019, the couple paid $5.79 million for a mansion in Buckhead, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
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