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FORBES: Cardi B's Net worth, History, Riches and Records 2018

Bronx rapper Cardi B’s 2018 seems to have picked up where 2017 left off. Last year, she signed a record deal with Atlantic Records, whose other artists include Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran.

Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ topped Billboard 100 for three consecutive weeks and her boyfriend, Migos’ Offset, became her fiancé when he proposed to her in October.   
In January 2018, Cardi B surpassed Beyonce as the first female artist to have five Top 10 singles in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart in the same week.  

With her star on a stratospheric rise, just what is Cardi B’s net worth?

Who is Cardi B?

Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, was born in The Bronx, New York on October 11, 1992. Her mother is Trinidadian and her father is Dominican.
On Twitter and Instagram, Cardi B said she attended Renaissance High School. 

In an interview, Cardi B said her job as a stripper saved her from a ‘controlling’ relationship.

'I was dictated to, and had to do things I didn’t want to do because I was living under a man’s roof, in his mom’s house, in an apartment with two pitbulls and bedbugs, and I didn’t have money. I was living in a space where I couldn’t even pay rent and people threw that in your face all the time,' she said.

By the age of 21, Cardi B reportedly earned $27,500 (£20,000) at the strip club. What followed was a successful foray into Instagram and Vine, with her videos on relationships, growing pains and stripping frequently going viral. She currently has 16.8 million followers on Instagram.

Following Cardi B’s Instagram success, the rapper appeared in VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York,which chronicled the lives of women working in the hip hop industry. She was credited as part of the main cast for seasons six and seven.

Cardi B’s first music appearance was in November 2015, on Shaggy’s ‘Boom Boom’ remix single.

Following two mixtapes, Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 and Gangsta Bitch, Vol. 2, the rapper signed a record deal with Atlantic Records in February, 2017.

In May of the same year, Cardi B was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the 2017 BET Awards.

In June, Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ was released. Two months later, the single entered Billboard Hot 100 chart. In September, with ‘Bodak Yellow’ claiming top spot on Hot 100, Cardi B became the first solo female rapper to top the Billboard chart since Lauryn Hill in 1998. 

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