Lil Wayne is an American rapper. Also, he is a producer and music executive. He is popular and not wonder why people want to know about his net worth. Here, we serve the information about his net worth, his early life and career. So, here they are.
Net Worth of Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has a net worth of $150 million. Over his career, he has accumulated a lot of names including Young Tune, Birdman Jr., Dr. Carter, Tunechi, Weezyana and many more. Lil Wayne is very successful. More than 100 million records were sold by him globally. He also won a lot of awards and even he could surpassed Elvis Presley because he had the most entries on the Billboard Top 100.
His experience as one of the best selling musical artists in history made him start his own music label. The name of his music label is Young Money Entertainment.
In the list below, you are able to see Lil Wayne’s earning per year.
- In 2007, he earned $12 million.
- In 2008, he earned $13 million.
- In 2009, he earned $18 million.
- In 2010, he earned $20 million.
- In 2011, he earned $15 million.
- In 2012, he earned $27 million.
- In 2013, he earned $16 million.
- In 2014, he earned $23 million.
- In 2015, he earned $15 million.
- In 2016, he earned $14 million.
- In 2017, he earned $16 million.
- In 2018, he earned $19 million.
Early Life of Lil Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is the real name of Lil Wayne. He was born on September 27th, 1982. He grew up in the low income neighborhood of Hollywood in New Orleans. However, it did not stop his talent. When he was a student of Elementary school, he was put in the gifted program of his elementary school. Also, he joined the drama club.
When he was eight years old, he wrote his first rap song. Then, a year later, Bryan Williams or known as Birdman was interested in him. He is the owner of Cash Money Records. He became the first chance at making it big. Lil Wayne left messages on the answering machine of Birdman which included his freestyles. It convinced Williams to give Lil Wayne a chance. Lil Wayne appeared in a number of songs under the Cash Money Label. Then, it was obvious that music would be the future career focus of Lil Wayne.
When he was 12 years old, there was a tragedy where he shot himself in the chest with a 9mm pistol. He was brought to the hospital by an off-duty officer. Lil Wayne admitted that it was a suicide attempt because his mother did not approve his rapping career.
Lil Wayne’s Success
Lil Wayne started his career when he joined the group Hot Boys in 1997. This group went through a great success where they could top spots on the R&B/ Hip Hop Billboard several times. When Lil Wayne was 17 years old, he was ready to start a solo career with the release of his debut album entitled Tha Block is Hot in 1999. His debut album put him on the map. However, his next two albums namely Lights Out and 500 Degreez failed to capitalize on this early success.
Nevertheless, it changed in 2004 where he released Tha Carter. Then, he took into account the follow up album a year later namely Tha Carter II. This period represented a major step forward for Lil Wayne’s career. His lyrics were more mature and nuanced. Also, his image started to form when he grew his trademark dreadlocks. At this point, the hit single entitled Fireman was an especially high point.
Two years later, it became relatively unproductive period of Lil Wayne even though he did feature on a number of tracks by other artists such as Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, and Ludacris. In 2008, Lil Wayne went back by releasing Tha Carter III. A song entitled Lollipop was on this album and the song is one of the Lil Wayne’s most successful song of all time.
In 2011, he released Tha Charter IV. It became his next major milestone. Then, in 2018, Tha Carter V was released. It also got the same success. In some interviews, he said that Tha Carter V was his last album. At that time, he said that he wanted to retire and focus more on his family.
His Career Along With Hot Boys
As explained earlier that Lil Wayne joined the Hot Boys. He joined the group in 1997 along with rappers Juvenile, B.G and Turk. When he was 14 years old, he became the youngest member at the time. This group released their debut album entitled Get It How U Live!. It was released in the same year. Then, it was followed in 1999 by the group’s major-label debut Guerrilla Warfare which could reach Number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and also Number 5 on the Billboard 200.
During they do the career, they had two charting singles. Those were We on Fire which was from Get It How U Live! album and I Need a Hot Girl which was from Guerrilla Warfare.
Lil Wayne also appeared on Juvenile’s single entitled Back That Azz Up. This song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 15 on the Hot R&B/ Hip Hop Singles & Tracks. There was also a compilation album of unreleased tracks entitled Let ‘Em Burn. It was recorded during 1999 and 2000. It came out in 2003, several years after the group disbanded. On the Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums chart, it reached number 3 and on the Billboard 200, it reached number 14.
Real Estate Owned by Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne spent $11.6 million on a waterfront home on an island in Miami in 2011. He listed the home for sale in 2015 for $18 million. But then, he dropped the price to $12 million before he accepted $10 million in June 2017. After that, he dropped $17 million on a new island home in Miami in December 2018.