Robert Maraj (Nicki Minaj's Father) - Bio, Net Worth, Death, Death Cause, Wife, Nationality, Family, Parents, Age, Height, Wiki, Facts, Accident, Kids
Robert Maraj was an American citizen who was well-recognized as the father of popular rapper and singer, Niki Minaj. Niki was born as one of 5 children to her parents through her success the family was also known among the citizens. Maraj was also a financial executive, pastor, and entrepreneur from Saint James, Port of Spain, who unfortunately died on February 13, 2021, after meeting up with a fatal hit-and-run accident at Nassau County, New York.
What was Robert Maraj Famous for?
- Famous as the father of Niki Minaj.
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Where was Robert Maraj From?
Robert Maraj was born on July 12, 1956, in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad, And Tobago. His birth name was Robert Maraj. His nationality was American. Maraj belonged to mixed ethnicity as he was half-Indian and of Indo-Trinidadian origin while Cancer was his zodiac sign.
Born and raised as the eldest son of his family, he moves to Queens, New York in 1988 where he lived in several places including Baldwin, NY, Jamaica. He grew up along with his sister, Suzie Maraj, an entrepreneur who is also the one who informed about the death of Robert via social media sites.
How Did Robert Maraj Die?
Robert Maraj passed away at age of 64 when he was hit and ran away by a vehicle in Nassau County, New York, on February 13, 2021. He was walking in the path of Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in Mineola on Long Island on Friday, Feb 12, 2021, at around 6:15 p.m. when the fatal incident occurred.
He was then rushed to a local hospital in critical condition where he took his last breath. He was just 64 years old and just had became a grandfather to Niki's son. However, the driver who hit Robert fled the scene and the investigation is still ongoing.
Robert Maraj's Career
Robert Maraj had a stable career as a financial executive that he was able to raise his 5 children in the big city of the US. He suffered from drug addiction because of which he even was in verse of losing everything. Apart from being a financial executive, he was also a pastor and entrepreneur and had worked for American Express as well.
Moreover, he was also a part-time gospel singer back then.
Robert Maraj's Wife
Robert Maraj was a married man. He was married to his only wife, Carol Maraj who is 3 years younger than him. Carol is also a singer and songwriter who even worked once at Big Yard, at National Insurance Board and the National Commercial Bank.
They got married in 1980 and remained married for his whole life till his death for over 40 years. They however had a tumultuous relationship as Robert once even set their house on fire nearly killing Carol.
Because of his drug abuse, he even used to hit Carol and speak brutal words in front of their children. His wife, Carol was a kind woman as she remained married to him for the sake of their children. They had 4 children together; Niki, Ming, Micaiah, and Jelani, and a step-son from Carlo's side, Brandon Lamar.
His daughter, Niki has turned out to become one of the sensational and popular rappers and singers in Hollywood winning several awards in her decade-long career.
Robert Maraj's Net Worth
Robert Maraj had simple earnings from his profession as a financial executive. Having his career started at an early age he had to look after his family of 7 for which he even worked hard. His net worth was estimated to be around $500k back at the time which was raised after his daughter, Niki began earning money in million as she has an estimated net worth of around $85 million.
Through Niki's success, the family managed to live a luxurious lifestyle.
Robert Maraj's Height
Robert Maraj was a well-built man in his mid-60s at the time of his death. He had a height of 5ft. 9inch.(1.75m) while his body weight was around 68kg(150lbs). He had a dark complexion with bald hair and brown eyes.
Trivias About Robert Maraj You Need To Know.
- He was the father of Niki Minaj.
- He was a drug addict but had managed to give up it.
- He once even set their house on fire nearly killing Carol, his wife.
- He was also a part-time gospel singer back then.