Cardi B: Net Worth & Succes as a Rapper

Cardi B: Net Worth & Succes as a Rapper

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-famous rapper and TV personality. After growing up in the Bronx, New York, she worked in a supermarket and then became a stripper to escape poverty. She did that and is worth millions today. Cardi B’s estimated net worth is € 21.5 million.

Great success as a rapper

Cardi B first gained fame through the TV format Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015. In early 2016, she said goodbye to the reality format and began her career as a rapper. The mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 was released on March 7, 2016. In September of the same year, the first album Underestimated: The Album was released, which was released in collaboration with Josh X, Cashflow Harlem, Hood Celebrity, and SwiftOnDamand.

It wasn’t until 2018 that the breakthrough came with the album Invasion Of Privacy. The album was released at number 39 in Germany and number 1 in the USA, which has since been awarded triple platinum. The sales figures are over 3.3 million pieces. The time has Cardi B named one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The album was a success because she gained further notoriety through further collaborations – among others – with Bruno Mars. She has worked with many musicians, including Drake. In 2017 she was nominated as “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. Thanks to her chart successes, Cardi B was able to continue to expand her fortune. The singles Barrier Cardi and Bodak Yellow were particularly successful.

In 2017 her fortune was already estimated at 3.5 million euros, while the fortune was already estimated at seven million euros a year later. The year 2019 was the most successful for her so far. Her success was an absolute career breakthrough. Cardi B’s assets are 21.5 million euros, and we can assume that it will continue to rise rapidly.

The income from music is only one mainstay. The rapper is also active in the field of fashion. With Fashion Nova was such as the Cardi B Collection started. The goal was to provide affordable clothes of good quality.

Fees from the live shows

Cardi B is one of the most successful rappers of all time. There is also corresponding remuneration for the live shows. In July 2019, the Openair Frauenfeld Festival was held in Switzerland, and Cardi B earned a good 800,000 euros with this one performance. The fee per appearance is at least 250,000 euros, although there is plenty of room for improvement.

She mentioned these numbers herself in an interview with hear radios, using these numbers to justify 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 did not want to pass the high costs for outfits, stage, and rent on to the fans.

YouTube revenue

Cardi B has almost 12 million subscribers for 39 videos on YouTube. Every year she earns up to two million euros through the numerous music videos only with YouTube. That corresponds to a monthly YouTube salary of up to 170,000 euros.

Streaming income

Streaming is an important source of income for artists. The main platform is still Spotify. Here the rapper has around 35 million monthly listeners, which alone generates a turnover of 119,000 euros/month, assuming that each listener only streams one track. The rate used as the basis was EUR 0.0034 per stream.

Cardi B’s most popular tracks on Spotify are as follows:

  • South of the Border around 918,000 euros with 270 million streams
  • I Like It around 3.3 million euros with 982 million streams
  • Money about 948,000 euros with 279 million streams
  • Please Me about 768,000 euros with 226 million streams
  • Rodeo around 442,000 euros with 130 million streams

Merit with merchandising

The rapper runs her own merchandise shop, which itself contains necklaces and rings. There is also a baby collection. Also, fans have the opportunity to order all of the sound carriers (including vinyl). The label Atlantic Records realized the online shop.

Due to many products, there is something for every fan, although it can be assumed that the shop is doing well accordingly. The prices are all within the usual range. According to the usual contracts, Cardi B will receive around three to five euros per product sold. Since Cardi B apparently played a decisive role in the shop, the remuneration could be much higher. Her involvement was expressly mentioned again in the lower area of ​​the shop.

Debbie Lentz

Debbie Lentz

Accomplished Global Supply Chain executive with significant experience in the consumer products and retail industries with large brand name firms in the public and private sectors. Strategic and operational, drives change and creates efficiencies through integration of end to end process improvement focused on enhancing the customer experience and fostering company growth. Collaborative leader with high integrity who builds talented, results-oriented teams.

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