Nicki Minaj Net Worth vs. Beyoncé Net Worth: Which Music Icon Swept BET Awards 2015?

Nicki Minaj Net Worth

The BET Awards 2015 aired Sunday evening to celebrate Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and more of the biggest and brightest stars in entertainment. The event was hosted by “Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross and lasted nearly four hours, during which plenty of entertainers — including Minaj, Diddy and Chris Brown — performed.

Here’s a look at the 2015 BET Awards stars’ net worths.

Beyoncé Net Worth: $450 Million

Despite not attending the event, Beyoncé was a huge winner Sunday night, rounding up three BET Awards: Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director of the Year and Video of the Year for “7/11.”

Beyoncé has long been a powerhouse earner, and the past year has been no different. Forbes reports her 2015 earnings at $54.5 million. Beyoncé’s net worth is $450 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth. But combined with husband Jay Z’s net worth, her household is worth $1 billion.

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Nicki Minaj Net Worth: $50 Million

Nicki Minaj took home the 2015 BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, an award she has now won six years in a row. Minaj’s acceptance speech was also a highlight of the awards ceremony; the rapper introduced her mother and thanked her for being an integral part of her success.

And Nicki Minaj’s net worth proves her impressive success, at $50 million, reports CelebrityNetWorth.

Chris Brown Net Worth: $30 Million

Chris Brown was a performer at the BET Awards and also took home the trophy for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, as well as the Fandemonium Award. This status is backed by monetary success, with Chris Brown’s net worth at $30 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

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Tickets for Brown’s tour with Trey Songz were among the most expensive of 2015, at around $260 apiece, reports Forbes.

Sam Smith Net Worth: $15 Million

Sam Smith beat Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, Bobby Shmurda and Dej Loaf to take home the 2015 BET Award for Best New Artist. Smith wasn’t there to receive the BET Award trophy, but host Anthony Anderson donned a wig that mimicked Smith’s hair and accepted the award on his behalf.

Sam Smith’s net worth is $15 million, reports CelebrityNetWorth.

Rihanna Net Worth: $140 Million

While Rihanna didn’t manage to take home any awards at the event, she was still a huge highlight of the BET Awards 2015. She was seen singing along to ex Chris Brown’s performance, she playfully placed duct tape over champion boxer Floyd Mayweather’s mouth, and she threw a wad of cash at BET President of Programming Stephen Hill, reports Entertainment Weekly. Rihanna also aired a new teaser trailer for her upcoming music video for “B—h Better Have My Money.”

CelebrityNetWorth reports Rihanna’s net worth is also among the most impressive of the BET Awards attendees, reaching $140 million.

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