And a lot of it doesn’t come from music.
Rapper Cardi B (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) hasn’t ever been quiet about much, but she has been particularly vocal about being paid what she’s worth — and not settling for making less than her white peers, whether it’s in the music business or her many forays into fashion. By sticking to her guns and using her larger-than-life persona and unique style to their fullest, multiple sources report that Cardi’s net worth is upward of $40 million.
Music has been Cardi’s main focus since she hit the scene in 2015, appearing on the VH1 reality show Love & Hip: New York. Her hit “Bodak Yellow” said it loud and clear: she’s here to make money moves. That single cemented Cardi’s spot in the rap pantheon: she is the first female rapper to earn an RIAA song diamond certification on any song. Her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, went diamond and earned her a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2018.
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And since we all know Cardi’s more than a musician, her résumé includes collaborations with MAC Cosmetics, fashion brand Gypsy Sport, sports giant Reebok, and Pepsi. Back in November 2018, she teamed up with fast-fashion label Fashion Nova and broke records when it netted her a cool million dollars.
She’s got investments, too. Cardi’s Hermès bag collection is already legendary, but she’s also got more traditional assets, like real estate. In December 2019, she and her husband, Offset, purchased a mansion in Buckhead, outside of Atlanta, for $5.5 million.
Set on a sprawling 6-acre private property, the mansion comes complete with 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, a wine cellar with an 1800-bottle capacity, and even an underground shooting range! Yes, a shooting range!
Surrounded by trees and European-style hedges, you can see that the estate was designed with privacy in mind. Though it was built fairly recently in 2006, the large doors, open layout of each room, and tall columns with ornate designs take you back to an earlier time — and stand in stark contrast to the sleek, modern abodes of her fellow recording artists.
The home also comes with a garage that is listed for a capacity of 4 cars but looks like it could accommodate more. It’s not hard to see why this three-story home caugh both Cardi B. and Offset’s eyes after their arduous journey looking for the perfect home.
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Cardi’s constantly adding to her list of achievements (and paychecks). After dominating the Billboard charts, she set her sights on movies and earned roles in Hustlers alongside Jennifer Lopez and F9, the ninth film in the popular Fast and Furious franchise — with a promise to fans that she’d return for the tenth movie.
She’s also hit Netflix, appearing as a judge on the reality competition series Rhythm + Flow with her pals Chance the Rapper and T.I. It all adds up to more and more cash, which is just the thing she needs to stock up on Birkins, whether they’re for herself or baby Kulture, who’s already following in her mom’s very well-heeled footsteps.