Angela Kukawski, an industry business manager, who those close to her called ‘Angie’, was allegedly found murdered in Los Angeles after she was reported missing on December 22.
Kukawski was 55 when local law enforcement discovered her body in the trunk of her own vehicle.
Authorities arrested her 49 – year – old boyfriend, Jason Baker Sr., and charged him with two counts of murder and torture, alleging Baker murdered Kukawski ‘unlawfully and with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose, inflict great bodily injury’.
The mother of five worked at Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills as a business manager to the likes of Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and the Kardashian. She also represented the estate of Tupac Shakur, according to Variety.
The company’s website states the organizations specializes in ‘financial management services to entertainers, athletes, and high – net individual’. It also offers several specialized services, including bill paying and banking, financial planning, estate and retirement planning and tax preparation and tax planning.’
Music superstar Minaj described Kukawski as the ‘hardest working, most reliable, sweetest person you could ever known’, in a message shared on her Instagram Story and Wednesday.
‘You didn’t deserve this, Angela’, the ‘Super Bass’ performer added. ‘My heart is breaking for your children. Rest in Peace’.
The Kardashian – Jenner family also issued a statement to TMS on Wednesday and said Kukawski was ‘truly the best’.
‘She cared about every one of us and made things happen that were impossible’, the statement read. ‘She will be greatly missed and we sent out sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time’.
While it remains unclear just how involved Kukawski had been in her clients’ business dealing, there is no doubt she left a personal and professional mark on those she helped along the way.
FOX Business is told by familiar sources that West and Kukawski had worked closely prior to the Yeezy bos and Kim Kardashian’s marriage fallout. West has since maintained a close connection with Kukawski as he does with a handful of others he has developed genuine relationship with.
Forbes named West a billionaire in April 2020 based on his stake in Yeezy. The 44 – year – old rapper had an estimated worth of around $100 million in 2014 when he married Kardahian, 41, whose wealth has also grown significantly in the years since.
Kardashian’s fortune went from roughly $30 million that year to an estimated $780 million last year, according to the outlet.
The ‘Power’ rapper, however, contested the number and told the outlet that he’s worth $3.3 billion.
Furthermore, his exact net worth is muddled by Celebrity Net Worth’s massive estimate of $6.6.billion.
Kardashian likely say a significant boost to not only her ranking on the coveted highest – earners list but also her overall net worth, as she previously announced that she has sold a 20% stake in her KKW Beauty line to Coty for$200 million.
The bulk of Kardashian’s wealth comes from her wildly popular cosmetics and fragrance company KKW Beauty, which generated about $100 million in sales in 2019.
The reality TV star also launched her inclusive undergarment brand Skim in 2019, and that asset raised $5 million in venture capital from the firm Imaginary Ventures. In addition, Kardashian brings in television and mobile game revenue. The social media maven can also net up to $1 million for a single social post.
During the time period of them being together, Kardashian and West were reportedly worth a combined $2.1 billion.
Meanwhile, Minaj is estimated to be worth in the ballpark of around $80 million thanks to her successful career in the music industry as well as past modeling and acting ventures.