Net Worth: € 158 million
Age: 27
Born: 10/11/1992
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: rapper
Last updated: 2020

Short introduction

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

Early life

She spent her childhood in the New York borough of “Highbridge” and moved with her family back to their birthplace, the Bronx, at the age of eight. There she attended a school, which she regularly skipped. At that time it had already emerged that she liked to be the center of attention and had an ambition for it. She took part in talent competitions at her former school and preferred to make classmates laugh in class instead of appropriating the school’s learning content. However, due to the frequent skipping of teaching in adolescence, she already came into contact with criminal gangs, also known as “Bloods”.

Career

As a teenager, she started a job in a supermarket, from which she was terminated early, due to an unauthorized discount being given to a customer. After leaving the company, her ex-boss gave her the tip to apply for a strip club, which was in the immediate vicinity of her former job. The Strip Club is called “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 with a starting salary of $ 250 a week. She quickly managed to earn a daily salary of $ 300 and thus made the jump from the lower social class. With her keen interest in history and French, she tried again at a school school, the Manhattan Community College. However, she also broke off prematurely and returned to the red light scene to practice erotic undressing in night clubs.

Career highlights

In order to stand out from the market segment and achieve a greater reach, she began to establish herself as an entertainer on the Internet. At the age of 21, she already had a million followers on Instagram and entertained the masses with short video clips. This procedure was distributed on other social media platforms, so that it generated more and more reach within a very short time. A public breakthrough came from the international rap star “Bobby Shmurda”. She was invited to American talk shows and was very popular. She began her musical career in 2016 with her first mixtape “Gangsta Bit Music Vol. 1” and “Gangsta Bit Music Vol. 2” in 2017. This caught the attention of the famous record label “Atlantic Records” and was 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 landed at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single is the first # 1 hit by a female artist without a feature 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 achieved high positions in many leaderboards and was voted the best album of the year by the well-known music magazine “Rolling Stone”. With exactly 100 million streams within a week, it also wins the title of most streams in the short period of time that a female artist ever got. It even breaks the record for most of the songs that are simultaneously ranked in the charts, overtaking the previous record holder Beyoncé.

Cardi B had its first profitable success in the music and entertainment industry and expanded its business areas to acquire profitable properties, sign sponsorship deals, sell their own brands in the alcohol industry (Pure Wondercardi B ”and run their own fashion line. Their fashion -Label “FashionNova” focuses on affordable textile goods for a younger customer base. Cardi B is partly considered an icon in the fashion scene. Cardi B often propagates that money is an essential good and that it has to be worked hard, which makes it clear more often in her live appearances on television, on social media or in her 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 only 20 years old, your stripper job left you with a fortune of $ 20,000.

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

With her single “I like it” she generated about $ 3.6 million.

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