Who is Angie Martinez and what is her net worth 2018? Angela “Angie” Martinez is an American rapper, actress, and radio personality. She is best known for her radio show “The Voice of New York”. The radio show has been ranked number 1 consistently. Its highest population of the show listeners are young people.
Angie Martinez was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. The precise date of her birth is 9th January 1971. Her mother’s name is Shirley Maldonado, but her father is not known. Many who know both her and Jennifer Lopez have noticed similarities in the appearances of the two. Coincidentally, they grew up in the same place.
Martinez was once married to Tamir ‘Nokia’ Ruffin in the early 2000s. 9on 12th June 2003, the couple was blessed with a son. They named him Niko Ruffin. They divorced later, and Angie Martinez was granted the boy’s custody. After that, Martinez and Q-Tip briefly dated. Recently, she is on record stating that she is engaged. However, she did not reveal the name of the fiance.
As early as the age of 16, the career of Angela has begun. She worked in a radio station named WQHT. Her role was to answer hor lines in the Urban Radio Station. That is where she came across DJ Funkmaster Flex who became her mentor. The experience Martinez gained from there has put her in a position whereby, she can host a successful program. In 1996, Martinez and her friend KRS-One pursued a rap.
In 2001, she released a debut album by the name ‘Up close, and Personal’. Martinez and DJ Enuff hosted a show called ‘Afternoon Drive Weekdays’ on Hot 97. She has had an opportunity not only to meet but also interview prominent artists including Jay-Z and Mariah Carey. She left Hot 97 on the 18th June 2014 and later joint New York Power 1.05 on WWPR FM on 19th June 2014. The two radio stations are real competitors. In 2002, Martinez released another album, ‘Animal House’.
Singles in her two albums include Mi Amor where Jay-Z is featured, Dem Thangs, Coast to Coast, take you home featuring Kelis and if I could go featuring both Sacario and Lil‘ Mo. Martinez has also been an actress. She had a role in ‘Blood Thicker Than Water’ as well as ‘Paper Soldiers’. She acted in ‘Brown Sugar’ too. Others include ‘Paid in Full’ of 2002, Video Girl of 2011 and Generation Um in 2012.
Angie Martinez Net Worth
Angie Martinez career path as a rapper, actress and radio personality has been a success. She has earned real money over the years. Angie Martinez has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
Angie Martinez is a great radio personality. She also raps and acts. The excellent performance has been appreciated several times. She was a nominee for Bet Awards in the year 2002 for the best female hip-hop artist. In 1988, she was also nominated for the Grammy awards for best rap performance by a duo or group ‘Not Tonight’.