Claim to Fame: Award-winning hip-hop artist, TV personality, entrepreneur
Nicki Minaj released her debut album Pink Friday to widespread success, certified platinum just a month after its release. Under the tutelage of Lil Wayne, Minaj set off in her career as one of the most successful female rappers to ever do it. After a short stint on American Idol, she also acted alongside Cameron Diaz in the new comedy film The Other Woman. Add to that recently becoming the face of Mona Scott-Young’s Moscato beverage, getting her own comic book character, MAC lipstick, and Barbie, and designing an upcoming K-mart clothing line, and you’ve got a global boss.