Angie Martinez is a renowned radio personality in the United States. She is an actress and a rapper too. Martinez has a nickname, ‘The Voice of New York.’ Her radio show has been the number one show for many years. This show has much more young listeners than any other radio program in the nation. Let’s find out how much net worth of Angie Martinez is in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Angela ‘Angie’ Martinez took birth on 9th January 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. Her father is of Puerto Rican descent. Martinez is of Cuban and Dominican descent from her mother’s side. Her mother raised her in Brooklyn. Martinez was going on the wrong path during her school days. Her teacher complained to her mother about her class bunking. The school rusticated her on that ground. Her mother relocated Martinez to Miami to bring her on the right path.
Angie Martinez got hitched to Tamir ‘Nokio’ Ruffin. Tamir is an American singer, rapper, songwriter of renowned American R&B group ‘Dru Hill.’ Her son Niko Ruffin was born on 12th June 2003. She raised her son on her own after getting a divorce from her husband. From 1992 to 1998, Martinez was in a relationship with a musician Q-Tip. She has a keen interest in traveling, and she loves to try out delicacies from different countries.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Angie Martinez got her first opportunity in radio while answering a hotline at the radio station ‘Hot 97’. She met renowned American DJ Funkmaster Flex in this radio station. Soon she started working as Flex’s trainee. She started hosting the ‘Afternoon Drive’ weekdays along with DJ Enuff at ‘Hot 97’. Martinez took interviews of some trendy names in the music industry like Mariah Carey and Jay Z.
She left ‘Hot 97’ on 18th June 2014 and on the next day she signed for ‘Power 105.1’. Angie bagged small roles in some independent hip-hop movies like ‘Paper Soldiers’ and ‘Blood is Thicker than Water.’ In 2002, she made an appearance in a rom-com movie ‘Brown Sugar.’ Martinez got her first break in rapping in 1996.
Her song ‘Not Tonight’ along with Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, Da Brat and Missy Elliott was ranked 6th at the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ chart. Her first debut album ‘Up Close and Personal’ was released on 17th April 2001. She recorded her second album ‘Animal House’ in 2002. Angie got herself a ‘Grammy Awards’ nomination in 1998 for the song ‘Not Tonight.’
Net Worth & Earnings
Angie Martinez is a very successful singer and a renowned radio personality. She has hosted numerous radio events. Martinez has made appearances in some films too. She has given many hit singles like ‘Dem Thangs,’ ‘Take You Home,’ ‘Coast to Coast’, etc. Her estimated net worth is $2.5 million.
Angie Martinez is a multi-talented personality. She has won many hearts with her singing. She has always been a devoted follower of fashion and attends many fashion shows. Martinez recently made her appearances in an independent drama film ‘Generation Um…’ in 2012 and also featured in ‘This is Hot 97’ in 2014.