Introduction of a Wealthy Rapper:
American based wealthiest rapper who achieved success just at the age of 9 due to his rap game. Lil Wayne is the professional name for Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. He was born on 27th September 1982 in New Orleans. Lil Wayne’s net worth is purported to be $150 million.
Lil Wayne entered the music industry at the age of 8 and spent time with Bryan and Slim Williams, who are founders of Cash Money Records. He went to McMain Magnet School but left it when he was 14 to pursue his musical career. At the age of 15 in 1996, he started his rap career with The Hot Boys who are also a rap group of Cash Money Record.
A Lookup at Musical Career:
Most of Lil Wayne’s fortune has been gathered from his music and touring. $21 million has been earned from sales of dozens of releases. He charges $600,000per show and performs almost 50 shows annually. 17.2 million Of his albums have been sold in the U.S.
The Block is Hot was his first solo album followed by Lights out and 500 Degrees in 2000 and 2002. All three albums were a great success. He reached the end of his popularity by releasing a sequel named ThaCarter in 2004 followed by Tha Carter II in 2005. He gained more success with his album Tha Carter III in 2008 which is his most successful album till now. Rebirth and I am not a Human Being was released in 2010. In 2011 Tha Carter IV and in 2018 Tha Carter V was released which also gained a lot of success. One hundred million records have been sold worldwide, which includes 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks.
Nominations and Awards History:
Lil Wayne has been nominated 174 times in different categories and won 64 awards. The list is as follow:
- He has been nominated five times in American Music Award and won it in 2017
- Being nominated 20 times in BET Awards, he won it ten times in the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2017
- He won 5 Grammy Awards. 4 in 2009 and 1 in 2017
- 1 MOBO Award was also given to him in 2008 for Best Hip Hop.
- Video Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award, a Billboard Music Award were also given to him
Lil Wayne broke Elvis Presley’s record for having the most songs on the Billboard.
Instead of rapping, Lil Wayne has also earned money through some of his projects as a producer, director, and composer. He also made money through endorsement deals. He also launched his clothing brand, TRUKFIT in 2012 and apparel collaboration has also been done with Neiman Marcus. He also has a YouTube channel which has also increased his worth. It can easily be said that a lot more money is coming in his way by considering Lil Wayne net worth!