She makes a lot of money from her music, which includes collaborations and features on tracks with other artists
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The rapper has been featured on multiple Billboard-topping tracks including Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" and Jessie J and Ariana Grande's "Bang Bang." In Kanye West's song "Monster" in which Minaj and other artists are featured, she alluded that she makes $50,000 just for "a verse" on a song although the factual accuracy of this cannot be confirmed.
She made millions from her tours and reportedly profited from some smaller-scale private performances and appearances
She earned millions for appearing on "American Idol"
YouTube/American Idol According to Reuters, Minaj was reportedly paid $12 million for her time as a judge on the singing competition show. But in 2013, the rapper revealed that she was leaving "American Idol."
She also has a few acting and voiceover credits under her belt
In 2014, she had a role in "The Other Woman" alongside Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz, and Leslie Mann. "The Other Woman" grossed about $196 million worldwide. In 2016, she starred in "Barbershop: The Next Cut," which grossed about $55 million worldwide. It's uncertain how much Minaj was paid for her roles in these films.
Minaj has proved herself to be a savvy businesswoman
Not all of the singer's wealth has come from her Billboard-topping tracks. Minaj also dabbles in investing, having purchased a 3% stake in Jay-Z's Tidal music streaming service and Forbes reports the streaming service is worth an estimated $600 million .
Shes had high-profile collaborations