Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) is an American popular rapper, singer and actor, who has sold over 120 million records worldwide. As of 2021, Lil Wayne net worth topped over $120 million US dollars.
So, hey guys today we are going to know about one of the best-selling artists of all time Lil Wayne. We will see Lil Wayne’s biography, his sources of income, What is the exact net worth of Lil Wayne? and how he became one of the best rappers of all time.
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was born on 27th September 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother was a cook, who gave birth to Dwayne at the age of 19. Dwayne’s parents divorced when he was only 2 years old.
Dwayne grew up in the Hollygrove neighbourhood of New Orleans. He attended Eleanor McMain Secondary School for his primary education and later moved to the Marion Abramson Senior High School.
Lil Wayne wrote his first rap song when he was 8 years old. He also recorded his first album “True Story” in collaboration with rapper B.G. And at the age of 14, Lil Wayne dropped out of school to pursue his career in music.
Dwayne joined the Hot Boys in 1997 along with other three rappers, where he was the youngest member of the team. And year Hot Boys group released their debut album Get It How U Live!, which ranked number 1 on Hip Hop Albums chart and number five on Billboard Hot 200.
In 1999, Dwayne released his debut solo album Tha Block Is Hot, which ranked number three on the Billboard 200 Chart and later certified platinum by the RIAA. This song earned him many awards and nominations.
His album Lights Out (2000), Commercial success and certified gold by the RIAA. That year Lil Wayne also featured on the single “Number One Stunna” with rapper Juvenile and Big Tymers, which ranked at number 24 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.
In 2002, Lil Wayne released his third album “500 Degreez” in contribution from Hot Boys. And this album was also a huge success for him and certified Gold. During this time Dwayne appeared in many collab songs with other rappers.
Later Lil Wayne released many hit albums and songs, which earned him many popular awards such as Tha Carter (2004), Tha Carter II (2005), Tha Carter III (2008), I Am Not a Human Being (2010), Tha Carter IV (2011), Got Money, Lollipop, Soldier, How to Love, She Will, etc.
In 2012, Lil Wayne became the first male artist with the most number of song entries on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with almost 109 songs.
Lil Wayne has won numerous awards and nominations during his career including Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (Tha Carter III), Best Music Awards and others.
He has sold over 120 million records all over the world, which made him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Wayne also owns a Record label, Young Money Entertainment.
Lil Wayne Net Worth
According to Celebritynetworth As of 2021, Lil Wayne has a net worth of roughly $120 million dollars, making him one of the richest rappers of all time.
A huge part of Lil Wayne’s income comes from his music sales. He also makes another million from his own Record label. Lil Wayne earns millions of dollars every year from brand promotions, paid shows and other business deals.
Lil Wayne earnings by year:
- 2010: $20 million
- 2011: $15 million
- 2012: $27 million
- 2013: $16 million
- 2014: $23 million
- 2015: $15 million
- 2016: $14 million
- 2017: 16 million
- 2018: $19 million
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- Age: 38 yrs
- Height: 5 ft 6 in
- Profession: Rapper, Actor, Businessperson
- Nationality: United States of America
- Net Worth: $120 million