Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar was born on October 11 (1992) in The Bronx, New York. She is an American Rapper.

She also spent a lot of time in the nearby Washington Heights with her grandmother. Her father is Dominican, and her mother is Trinidadian, hence she has mixed Caribbean ancestry.

Quick Info 

REAL NAMEBelcalis Marlenis Almánzar
BORNOctober 11, 1992
AGE31 years 
NET WORTH$ 80 Million
HEIGHT5 feet 3 inches

Story Behind Name Cardi B

Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, the birthplace of Cardi B. Belcalis was dubbed Bacardi, a rum brand, to correspond with her younger sister Hennessy, who was named after a cognac brand. In the end, she abbreviated the moniker to Cardi B.

Cardi B Early Life

Despite having a sizable extended family that frequently provided support, her parents divorced when she was an adolescent. Cardi B had a passion for acting from a young age and went on to study at the Renaissance High School for Musical Theater and Technology in the Bronx and was a member of the Bloods gang. 

She went to college after graduating but found it difficult to juggle her academics with a menial job working in a deli. Cardi B began her career as a stripper as a means of making quick cash and getting away from an abusive relationship. 

Cardi B Road to Success

Cardi B found her own path to success, even though she eventually dropped out of school, first on social media (via Vine and Instagram), then as a reality star (Love & Hip Hop: New York), and finally as a powerful figure in the music business. 

Cardi B was a frequent social media user, posting frank, straightforward discussions about her experiences, many of which went viral. She became an influencer by utilizing her notoriety on social media.

Cardi B joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015, the show is a reality TV show that tracks up-and-coming rappers. She appeared in two seasons of the show, ending in early 2017, before departing to focus on her music. She made her musical debut, however, in 2015 when she collaborated with Jamaican vocalist Popcaan on the song “Boom Boom” by reggae musician Shaggy. One of her initial songs, “Foreva,” was featured on her debut mixtape, Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1. The following year  2017 saw the release of her second mixtape song Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2. which included  rapper Offset, a member of the group Migos, on the song “Lick.” 

Cardi B’s Net Worth

Cardi B has an $80 million dollar net worth. Her work as a rapper brought huge fortune.

The popularity of her track “Bodak Yellow” in 2017 really catapulted Cardi B’s career into orbit. The song became a diamond. She is the only woman rapper who has had multiple tracks certified diamond by RIAA. Cardi’s 2018 studio album “Invasion of Privacy” went triple platinum, broke several streaming records, and eventually won her the Grammy for Best Rap Album. 

Cardi B Social Media

Beyond her musical career, Cardi is a social media phenomenon. In addition to having over 169 million Instagram followers, over 7 billion YouTube views, over 30 million monthly Spotify listeners, and over 22 million TikTok admirers. Her music library rights are valued at an estimated $50 million, which is included in her net worth.

Arrest and Indictment

Cardi B turned herself into the New York City police on October 1 (2018). Because of her involvement in a fight that occurred in a Queens, New York strip club in August 2018. During this, she is said to have given the order for her group to assault two bartenders. Following his detention, the rapper was accused of two misdemeanors: assault and reckless endangerment.

In June 2019, a grand jury charged Cardi on two counts of felony attempted assault, six misdemeanors, and six infractions after the artist turned down a plea deal.

Later that summer ‘6ix9ine’ a hip-hop musician from Brooklyn, accused Cardi B of being a member of the “Nine Trey Gangster Bloods” in New York City during the rapper’s trial. Later, Cardi said she had no connection to the gang.

Interesting Facts

 Here are some interesting facts about her:

  • 1 singles than any other female rapper
  • Holds the record for female artist with the most simultaneous singles on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Holds the record for most first-week Apple plays for a female artist (100 million)
  • Her engagement ring cost $550,000
  • Reportedly makes millions per year from OnlyFans
  • Was paid $170k for her Coachella performance, then spent $300k on production for the performance
  • Has more than 7 billion YouTube streams

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