Nicki Minaj (real name Onika Tanya Maraj) is a Trinidadian-American rapper and R&B singer-songwriter with an estimated net worth of $14 million dollars. Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. Minaj’s mother moved her to Queens New York when she was five. Minaj is known for collaborating with other recording artists and providing guest raps on popular singles. Minaj was discovered by fellow American rapper, Lil Wayne, and signed a deal with Young Money Entertainment. Minaj released Playtime Is Over, then released her first mixtape in 2007. A number of mixtapes were released after this, including Sucka Free in 2008. Minaj won the Female Artist of the Year award at the Underground Music Awards in 2008. In 2009 Minaj appeared in XXL magazine and released her third mixtape. Minaj released another mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty, in 2009. Minaj’s debut album, Pink Friday, was released on the Young Money Entertainment label in 2010.