Dwayne Carter Jr also known as Lil Wayne or Weezy is a rapper from New Orleans with an estimated net worth of $150 million.
What is Lil Wayne’s net worth?
Salary: $23 million annually
Income Sources: Music, endorsement deals with Pepsi's Mountain Dew, real estate business, his
clothing line, Trukfit
Age/Date of Birth:
40 years old (September 27, 1982)
5′ feet, 5 inches (1.65 m)
Weezy’s career started at an early age, at 8 he had already written his first song and the following year at 9, he got signed to Cash Money Records. The rapper has since released numerous singles that were highly successful; among them is ‘Lollipop’ which performed very well on the charts. His rock album was also very successful. A 24-time Grammy nominee, Lil Wayne won four out of the eight Grammys he was nominated for in the year 2008.
Wayne’s Earnings from Hit Songs
Lil Wayne initially hit his music success as a member of the Hot Boys, a hip hop group in his hometown of New Orleans. After success with the Hot Boys group, Weezy went solo and released his first album “The Block is Hot” which debuted at #3 on Billboard 200, went double platinum, and earned him a lot of money.
As one of the best rappers alive, Lil Wayne was contributed to ushering melody and Auto-Tune into the mainstream of rap music. Among his albums, Tha Carter III which is his sixth recorded massive financial success, selling up to a million copies in the first week of its release. Its lead single, “Lollipop”, remains one of Wayne’s best songs, receiving RIAA’s platinum certification five times.
His other notable songs include “Gossip”, “Something You Forgot”, “I Feel Like Dying”, “Forever” and several others. The rapper has also released many hits in collaboration with several high profile musicians such as Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, and so on. In 2011, he ranked #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of hip hop artists’ album sales.
In addition to his songs, Lil Wayne earns significantly from record labels. In 2005, he became the president of Cash Money Records and opened the Young Money Records label. He went ahead to handpick some artists for his label including Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga among others. These artists have become themselves household names and have earned millions of dollars.
Lil Wayne Earns Massively from Shows
Aside from album/record sales, tour concerts are among the things that bring in fortunes for Lil Wayne in his music career. According to Forbes estimate, Lil takes home up to $600,000 per show. Making it more interesting is the fact that the rapper holds up to 50 shows every year.
Wayne’s 2008/09 North American Tour grossed an impressive $42 million, emerging the most lucrative for a rapper at the time. In 2009, the “Lollipop” singer emerged the highest-earning rapper in touring revenue, per Rolling Stone. He is also a regular at popular music festivals.
His Income From Other Sources
Aside from the music industry, Lil Wayne’s wealth also comes from endorsement deals with companies such as Pepsi and Cover-girl which pays him extremely well to promote their products. In addition, his accumulated property also adds to his wealth. For example, his Bugatti Veyron car is estimated at a whopping $1 million. It is believed that Weezy was among the very first rappers to have acquired this make of vehicle which in itself says a lot about his wealth.
Weezy has also made some investments that are doing quite well. He owns a chain of restaurants including “Fat Lil Wayne Burger”, a fashion clothing line called “Truckfit”, a perfume line called “Love”, a shoe line called “Supra” and “Wiz and Ope” a watch line which he co-owns with a French company. He recently launched his own line of Beats by Dre called “Tunechi Beats By Dre”.
With all these investments, Weezy has proved he can do something more than rapping and riding on a fancy skateboard.
It is interesting to note that unlike most rappers whose careers become affected by jail time, the story wasn’t the same for Lil Wayne. His wealth also suffered no repercussions following the alleged shooting at his Miami home as police couldn’t find any evidence.
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Lil Wayne’s empire keeps growing as his music does well and the artists he has produced also continue to bring money to his label while his side investments also keep making profits. Not forgetting that he does major tours from which he gets to earn lots of money from every performance and appearance. Weezy earned $14 million between June 2015 and June 2016, most of which came from touring.
Highlights of His Major Awards:
- BET Awards – Best Male Hip Hop Artist (2009)
- BET Hip Hop Awards – MVP of the Year (2008)
- BET Hip Hop Awards – Lyricist of the Year (2008)
- Billboard Music Awards – Top Rap Album (I Am Not A Human Being, 2011)
- Billboard Music Awards – Best Male Artist (2012)
- Billboard Music Awards – Best Rap Artist (2012)
- BMI Awards – Urban Songwriter of the Year (2009, 2010)
- Grammy Awards – Best Rap Album (The Carter III, 2009)
- Source Awards – Best New Artist (2000)
His Albums (1999 – 2020)
- Tha Block is Hot (1999)
- Lights Out (2000)
- 500 Degreez (2002)
- Tha Carter (2004)
- Tha Carter II (2005)
- Like Father, Like Son (2006)
- Tha Carter III (2008)
- Rebirth (2010)
- I Am Not a Human Being (2010)
- Tha Carter IV (2011)
- I Am Not a Human Being II (2013)
- Free Weezy Album (2015)
- Tha Carter V (2018)
- Funeral (2020)
Lil Wayne’s House and Tattoos
In 2006, the American rapper purchased a mansion in Miami Florida. The house was purchased for $11.6 million, the mansion has 9 bedrooms with 9 full bathrooms and 2 partial baths. It also features a 3 bedroom guest house, 2-story master suite and a private sky terrace.
When it comes to tattoos and body art, Lil Wayne is a typical example of this modern medium at the most awe-inspiring. The exact number is hard to put an exact count on. This is primarily because he is constantly adding to his body collage, both with new tattoos being inked and with the changing or covering up of older ones with new designs.
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Meet Lil Wayne’s Family
Lil Wayne is a loving father of four, Just like his music career, Lil Wayne’s fatherhood began quite early. At the age of 16, he became a father for the first time. Since then, he fathered three more children with different women. Like the rapper himself, all of Lil Wayne’s children were born in the autumn. You’d love to know more about each of them.
Born on the 29th day of November 1998, Lil Wayne’s first child Reginae Djuan Carter is already pulling weights across social media sites, especially Instagram. The rapper had Reginae with his high school girlfriend, Toya Johnson at the teen age of 16. Wayne and Johnson later tied the knot in 2004 but eventually divorced in 2006.
Reginae is already treading on her father’s career path of rap music. She used to be a member of the R&B group, OMG Girls before leaving for her Wayne’s record label, Young Money Entertainment. She also appears to be gearing towards acting and social media modelling having appeared in a number of films and pulling a massive following of over 5 million on Instagram.
Almost a decade after the birth of his first child, Lil Wayne welcomed his second child and first son, Dwayne III. He was born on October 28, 2008 by his then-girlfriend, Sarah Vivan. Dwayne has a half-sister called Essence from his mother.
Cameron is Lil Wayne’s third child ad second son. He was born on the 9th of September, 2009. Wayne had Cameron with American actress, model and television personality, Lauren London. The duo were once engaged but never carried on with their relationship.
With American singer, Nivea Hamilton, Lil Wayne welcomed his fourth child, a son named Neal. He was born on November 30, 2009, a little over two months after his half brother, Cameron. Lil Wayne met Neal’s mother in 2002 and the duo became engaged later in the year. Lil however, called off the engagement some months later in order to engage and marry his other baby mama, Toya.
From his mom, Neal has three half-siblings. Nivea had the three kids with American singer, The Dream whom she married in 2004. The duo are however, now divorced.
His Mother, Jacida Carter
One very important personality in Lil Wayne’s life right from childhood is his mother, Jacida Carter. Jacida was only 19 when she gave birth to Wayne and became divorced from her husband when he was just two. She thus raised him alone, and even after attaining fame, she remains a source of inspiration to the talented rapper.
Jacida later remarried and had a son named Semag. In 2011, she made a TV appearance on an episode of E! Buzz.
|Last Name:||Carter Jr.|
|Estimated Net Worth:||$150 million|
|Salary:||$23 million annually|
|Source of Wealth:||Music, endorsement deals with Pepsi's Mountain Dew, real estate business, his
clothing line, Trukfit
|Also Known As:||Lil Wayne, Dr. Carter, Birdman Jr., Young Tubeche, Lil Weezy, Lil Tune, BM Jr., Young Popeye|
|Profession:||Rapper, singer, songwriter and actor|
|Famous For:||Famous for his hit songs: “A Milli”, “Let the Beat Build” (Tha Carter III, 2008)|
|Colleges/Universities Attended:||Lil Wayne first attended the University of Houston, before transferring to University of Phoenix|
|Educational Qualifications:||He received a Honorary degree in Psychology from the University of Houston.|
|Religion:||Carter says he believes in God and Jesus according to The Hollowverse|
|Birthday & Zodiac
|Age/Date of Birth:||40 years old (September 27, 1982)|
|Birth Place:||The rapper was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Country of Residence: ||The United States of America|
|Height:||5′ feet, 5 inches (1.65 m)|
|Weight:||61 kg or 134.5 pounds|
|Hair Color:||Lil Wayne's dreads is black but he sometimes makes them blonde/yellow/gold.|
|Other Body Measurements:||Not Available|
|Spouse/Partner:||Lil Wayne is currently dating La'tecia Thomas, a model and makeup artist of half Indian and Australian race. Carter was previously married to rapper and reality TV star Toya" Johnson (14 February 2004 - 1 January 2006)|
|Family and Relatives
|Father:||Dwayne Michael Turner|
|Children:||Carter has four children: Reginae (born November 29, 1998), Dwayne III (born October 22, 2008), Cameron (born September 9, 2009) and Neal (born November 30, 2009 )|
|Siblings:||Carter has a half brother named Semaj|
|Other Relatives:||His stepfather's name is Reginald Carter (also known as Rabbit)|
Further Questions You May Have
Between Lil Wayne and Drake, Who is Richer?
Lil Wayne and Drake are both signed to Young Money Entertainment which was founded by Lil Wayne. They've both worked together to produce successful mixtapes like So Far Gone. Lil Wayne had a net worth of $120 million in 2019 and $150 million in 2020, while Drake is worth $170 million as of 2020. Drake was Forbes' 5th richest rapper in 2019 with a net worth of $150 million.
What Kind of Cars Does Lil Wayne Drive?
American rapper Lil Wayne is wealthy enough to get himself lots of super expensive cars for his private collection. His car collection includes Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Bentley Mulsanne, Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, Cadillac CTS, Campagna T-Rex 14R, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.
At What age Did Lil Wayne Attempt Suicide and Why?
When Lil Wayne was twelve, he shot himself on the chest and what was initially assumed to be an accident turned out a suicide attempt. Carter reveals in his track “Let It All Work Out,” featured on his album Tha Carter V, that he attempted to kill himself after his mother Jacida Carter forbade him from rapping.
How Many Kids Does Lil Wayne Have and Who are they?
American rapper Lil Wayne has four children. His first two children Reginae (born November 29, 1998) and Dwayne III (born October 22, 2008,) were born to Toya Johnson, his high school sweetheart which he later married on February 14, 2004, and divorced in 2006. His third child Cameron was born on September 9, 2009, by an American actress and model, Lauren London. His fourth child, Neal, was born on November 30, 2009, by singer Nivea.
Why Does Lil Wayne Have Teardrop Tattoos and What Do They Mean?
Lil Wayne has about 86 tattoos and body art which are both beautiful and full of meanings. His most remarkable and controversial tattoo is the teardrop inked on three different places on his face. According to him, they represent four people in his family who have died.
Here are some of Lil Wayne’s notable quotes:
I like people that enjoy life, ’cause I do the same.
The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.
I’m blessed and I thank God for every day for everything that happens for me.
Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.
I don’t want to be understood because if people understand me, they get tired of me.
I believe in God and his son, Jesus.
Jail didn’t make me find God, He’s always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.
Everybody know, I don’t do no promoting. I don’t ever have to promote nothing, that’s the beauty of Lil Wayne.
I just always expect the best because I’m a competitor and if I’m competing, then obviously I’m trying to be better in everything.
Hate is only a form love that hasn’t found a way to express itself logically.