Hollywood has such tons of talented rappers. One of the rising stars is named Lil Durk? The rapper has dropped a few hits that made him successful. He has also collaborated with some other popular ones such as will.i.am, Boosie Badazz, French Montana, Meek Mill, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug, RiFF RaFF, and many more.
Lil Durk has not been in the industry for a long time, but he has earned plenty of cash. His earnings are pretty decent, especially for the one that is still considered new. How much does he worth?
Net Worth of Lil Durk
Lil Durk has a net worth of $3 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.
Reason Why Lil Durk Becomes Rich
When he was at the start of his career, Lil Durk teamed up with the other names in the hip hop world. Some of them were growing while some others were already established. Those people include King Von, OTF Ikey, DJ Bandz, and Hypno Carlito.
In 2011, Lil Durk made the thing known as Only The Family. In the end, this one was distributed by Alamo and Interscope Records. The collective was actually a good idea because he earned millions of dollars being a producer of his and the other’s artists projects.
The Thing That Makes Lil Durk Successful
After dropping his projects in the drill style, the rapper named Lil Durk started to get attention from the public. He tasted success for the first time in the mid 2010s. At the time, he had his breakthrough. He kept dropping things for years and finally he started to gain popularity with L’s Anthem, the one that was released in 2013.
After dropping a plenty of mixtapes during his early career, Lil Durk came with his first studio album in 2015 named Remember My Name. His debut album was hit as it managed to sell more than 25,000 copies within a week. On top of that, it even landed at #14 on the US (Billboard) 200 chart.
Following the success of his debut album, Lil Durk released four studio albums that successfully made him even popular and even richer. His album entitled Love Songs 4 the Streets 2 and Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 were a phenomenon and hit and named as his most successful releases. For your information, these two landed in the top 4 of various album charts, such as the Billboard 200, Top Hip Hop, and Top R&B Albums. Last year, he dropped his fifth and the most anticipated album named The Voice.
Lil Durk was born in Chicago on the 19th of October, 1992 as Durk Derrick Banks. His father is Dontay Banks, a nurse in Chicago. There is no information about his mother, even her name. When he was still a toddler, his father was thrown to the prison. He once spoke to a magazine that there was not even enough food in his house. The situation forced him to be more responsible. He needed to find the ways to survive by looking for the ways to find money at a very young age.
Even though it was a burden for him, he still managed to find the way to experiment and learn more about rapping. It was such a good idea to join the social media platforms such as Youtube and Myspace, the places where he learned it.
When he just turned 17 years old, Lil Durk became a father of a kid. His new status made him drop out of high school. In 2009, he started to get into rapping as the way of getting cash for his family. His time was not smooth because at the same period, he was facing a few serious law issues, including possession of a firearm and the use of illegal weapon. Fortunately, everything started to die down after 2016. Since then, he focused more on making music and being the backbone for his family.
Richest Rappers on The Earth
Lil Durk is obviously not included in the list of the richest rappers in the world. There is still a long way for him to make it to the list. If you are curious who is the richest rapper right now, you can check out the list below. Before looking at the list, can you guess who tops it?
Yes, the answer to the question is Kanye West. Kanye West has an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He is known for not only a rapper, but also a producer, a fashion designer, and entrepreneur so it is not surprising that he comes first. Aside from being the richest rapper in the world, the man is also considered as the richest Black person in US history.
The number might not be accurate, because there are a few websites who reported differently. For example, Forbes also listed Kanye West as the richest rapper but according to them, his net worth is estimated at $3.2 million. Actually, there is no information about the year so the report made by Forbes might be from a few years ago and he has doubled his net worth to the one reported by Celebrity Net Worth. If you are curious, here is the full list made by Forbes:
- Kanye West ($3.2 billion)
- Jay Z ($1 billion)
- Sean Combs or Diddy ($885 million)
- Dr. Dre ($820 million)
- Eminem ($230 million)
- Master P ($200 million)
- Usher ($180 million)
- Drake ($180 million)
- Ice Cube ($160 million)
- Pharrell Williams ($150 million)
- Snoop Dogg ($150 million)
- Lil Wayne ($150 million)
- LL Cool J ($120 million)
- Birdman ($100 million)
- Swizz Beatz ($100 million)
- Adam Horovitz ($90 million)
- Michael Diamond or Mike D ($90 million)
- Pitbull ($90 million)
- Timbaland ($85 million)
- Akon ($80 million)
- Nicky Minaj ($80 million)
- Kendrick Lamar ($75 million)
- Will.I.Am ($75 million)
- Rev Run or Joseph Simmons ($70 million)
- Nas ($70 million)