You must have been buried under the grave if this is the first time you came across the diva’s name.
Belcalis Almanzar, better known as Cardi B, is an American sensational rapper, whose hometown is New York City. The American rapper, reality TV star, entrepreneur, producer, and activist, Cardi B has a net worth of $40 million as of 2022.
The former stripper cum rapper garnered attention when she revealed her past on social. When the revelation was combined with her “no filter attitude”, things went crazy making her an internet celebrity.
Cardi B Early Life
With a much more unique name, Belxcalis Marlenis Almanzar, Cardi B was born on October 11, 1992, in Manhattan. Raised in the Bronx, she is one among the eight children of a Trinidadian mother and Dominican father. Hennessy Carolina is the well-known sister of the remaining seven siblings.
Cardi B went to Renaissance High School for Music Theatre and Technology, but after completion, she started striping at the early age of 19, for which she is unusually proud, other than any other stripper.
According to Cardi B, Stripping was a resolution that has saved her from numerous situations, one among them being her return to school. However, she had to quit her education eventually, thus she couldn’t graduate from the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
|Full Name||Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar|
|Profession||Rapper, Actress, and Songwriter|
|Date of Birth||11 October 1992|
|Age||29 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Washington Heights, Manhattan, |
New York City Borough
|Debut||TV Series: Love & Hip Hop: New York (2015)|
Music Video: Cheap Ass Weave (2015)
Film: Hustlers (2019)
|Hometown||High Bridge, South Bronx, New York|
|Children||Kulture Kiari Cephus, Wave Set Cephus|
|Husband Name||Kiari Kendrell Cephus (Offset)|
Cardi B Net Worth
The American rapper, reality TV star, entrepreneur, producer, and activist, Cardi B has a net worth of $40 million as of 2022. The star earned unmatched fame through the platform Instagram and turned out to be an Instagram celebrity in a spur of a second. The icon has now grown beyond the limits, making sure that she is popular in any country.
In 2016, Cardi B was initially added to Celebrity Net Worth on January 12, 2016, when she had a net worth of $400, 000. On February 9, 2017, Cardi B’s net worth was increased to $1.5 million and then to $4 million on 25 September 2017.
Cardi B’s net worth heightened to 48 million in August 2018 and in May 2019 but reached $12 million. Lastly, her net worth was estimated as $22 million considering the earnings attained between October 2018 and October 2019.
Her stage name, Cardi B, was derived from Bacardi, her former nickname. Ultimately, the saga began rising to prominence when her video promoting the Vine app went viral on social media.
Cardi B Early Career
In 2015, Cardi B kick-started her career through the television series, Love & Hip Hop: New York, debuting in the sixth season.
Jezebel referred to her as the “breakout star” of the sixth season and the show gave her tremendous hype, creating a large fan base.
After 2 seasons, Cardi B slowly took back her card from the television show citing her difficulty in focusing on her own budding music career.
Cardi B Music Career
Right before she made a revelation about leaving the platform of Love & Hip Hop, Cardi B came up with her musical debut in November 2015. Alongside Jamaican singer Popcaan, Cardi B was featured in Shaggy’s remix, Boom Boom.
In March 2016, Cardi B released her foremost mixtape, titled “Gangsta Butch Music, Vol 1. During the same year, she collaborated with Josh X, Swift on Demand, HoodCelebrityy, and Cashflow Harlem, fellow KSR Group artists. During all these times, Cardi B continued to build her name and made appearances in Kocktails with Khloe and Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne.
However, her big break was nothing else other than her first contract with the major record label, Atlantic Records in February 2017, after the release of her second mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol 2”.
Although Cardi B couldn’t bring home the awards, she was nominated for Best Hip Hop Artist and Best New Artist at BET Awards 2017.
Well, that wasn’t a big deal for the WAP singer, as she pleasantly performed on the same stage at the BET Awards afterparty. Furthermore, Cardi B also appeared on the front cover of The Fader’s Summer Music issued in July or August of 2017.
In collaboration with Atlantic Records, Cardi B released her commercial debut single named, Bodal Yellow on June 16, 2017, and for the promotion, she delivered a stunning performance at Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Wendy Williams Show.
The song went straight to the top of the September 2017 Billboard Hot 100, making her emerge as the first female rapper to reach number 1 with a single after Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop, back in 1998. The Bodak Yellow was then certified platinum by the RIAA.
This time, Cardi B won the Single of the Year award at the BET 2017 Hip Hop Awards, after being also nominated for Best Rap Song and the Best Rap Performance at the 60th Grammy Awards.
Cardi B has also worked with certain other big projects collaborating with massive names in the rap field for MotorSport in 2017 with Nicki Minaj and Migos, No Limit in 2017 with ASAP Rocky and G-Eazy, Taki Taki in 2018 with DJ Snake and Girls Like You in 2018 with Maroon 5.
Cardi B Business Endorsements
Cardi B initiated her endorsement deals with Romantic Depot, a New York lingerie chain, for which she went in for a campaign in 2016.
The ads and clips started to stream on both television and radio. Other than the lingerie brand, Cardi B has had partnerships with Pepsi, Reebok, MAC Cosmetics, and Gypsy Sport.
In late 2018, Cardi B released a clothing collection with Fashion Nova, a fast fashion clothing brand.
Cardi B Other Career Pursuits
Receiving critical acclaim, the renowned singer cum actress made her debut in the film, Hustlers in 2019. Universal Picture’s F9 also had a glimpse of Cardi B, which was released on May 22, 2020. Prior to that, Cardi B was appointed as one of the jury panels on the Netflix competition series, “Rhythm+ Flow”, the series which premiered on October 9, 2019.
Cardi B Personal Life
Cardi B began publicly seeing the Migos member Offset, in early 2017, and by October the rapper pair got engaged with each other after Offset proposed to her during the Power 99 Powerhouse Concert.
Later in 2018, it was revealed by TMZ that the dished pair were secretly married sometime in 2017, which was soon after confirmed by the diva on social media. In 2018, Cardi B gave birth to their first child, Kulture.
However, on September 15, 2020, Cardi B and Offset filed for a divorce. Since they didn’t have a prenup, Cardi B requested an equitable partition of assets as well as the physical custody of Kulture. Literally speaking, the pair were separated at the time of the filing.
Cardi B Assets
Cardi B, who has a massive fan following from different parts of the world is a resident of the US, owning multiple properties there. She possesses a mansion in New York City, Washington.
Keeping the mansion aside, the sensational rapper owns certain exotic cars like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Range Rover, and a few more.
Cardi B Real Estate
In Buckhead, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, the former couple purchased a mansion in December 2019, which was listed at around $5.8 million. They bought the property for $5.5 million and in 2017, the house has been listed for $10 million and is not auctioned off until now.