Dwayne Carter Jr also known as Lil Wayne or Weezy is a rapper from New Orleans with an estimated net worth of $150 million.
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. After success with the Hot Boys group, Weezy went solo and released his first album ‘The Block is Hot’ which went double platinum and earned him a lot of money.
The rapper earned eight months behind bars and after his release, he went on to release numerous singles that were highly successful, among them was ‘Lollipop’ which performed very well on the charts. His rock album was also very successful. In 2008, Lil Wayne won four out of the 8 Grammys he was nominated for.
|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:||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)|
As one of the best rappers alive, Wayne was uniquely positioned to usher melody and Auto-Tune into the mainstream of rap music. “Lollipop,” the pinnacle of Wayne’s weirdness, is his best song. His other notable songs include Gossip, something you forgot, I feel like dying, Forever and several others
In 2005, he became the president of Cash Money Records and opened a label Young Money Records. 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.
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, each of them with different women. Like the rapper himself, all of Lil Wayne’s children were born in the autumn. To be fair, it almost seems deliberate
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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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 whooping $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.
Further Questions You May Have
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.