Lil Wayne Net Worth [LATEST]

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Lil Wayne Net Worth

$170 Million dollars

Lil Wayne Bio

Full NameDwayne Michael Carter Jr.
Net Worth$170 Million
Date of BirthSeptember 27, 1982 (age 41)
Birth PlaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Occupation(s)Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Record Executive, Entrepreneur
SpouseToya Johnson (divorced 2006)
Member ofHot Boys

How much is Lil Wayne net worth?

Lil Wayne is a well-known American rapper, music executive, and producer. Lil Wayne net worth is $170 million. In his career journey, the artist has gathered many names, including Birdman Jr., Dr. Carter, Young Tune, Tunechi, Weezyana, and several others.

What you call him, doesn’t matter. But one thing is clear: this man’s been incredibly successful. He has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, won many awards, and also crossed Elvis Presley for having the most entries on the Billboard Top 100.

His position in history as the best-selling musical artists gave him the experience to start his own music label, Young Money Entertainment.

Lil Wayne is also known as Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. He signed contract with Cash Money Records at just the age of nine. 

After appearing as part of The B.G.’z, and then with the Hot Boys, he found a way on his own in 1999, releasing his debut solo album, The Block Is Hot

The album went gold, and it helped him start a very successful solo rap career that has continued to expand. His album named Tha Carter IV, released during the summer of 2011, and since then has sold more than five million copies in the United States.

Early Life

In September 27, 1982, Lil Wayne was born with real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. Growing up in the low income neighborhood of Hollygrove in New Orleans wasn’t enough to prevent Carter’s talents from being taken into consideration early on.

When he was in Elementary school, the boy was selected in the gifted program of his elementary school, and then he even joined the drama club.

When he was of the age of eight years, Carter had written his debut rap song, and just after a year he drew the attention of Bryan Williams – better known as “Birdman”.

Williams was the owner of Cash Money Records, and he was Lil Wayne’s first chance at making it big. Carter left his messages on Birdman’s answering machine with his freestyles, and it persuaded Williams to give the Lil a shot.

After he performed in various songs under the Cash Money Label, it was clear that future career focus of Lil Wayne would be music.

When Carter was 12, a worst tragedy happened. He shot himself with a 9mm pistol in the chest and was driven to the nearest hospital for a life-threatening injury by an off-duty officer.

He has accepted this that it was a suicide attempt and a result of disapproval of his mother of his rapping career.

Early Success

Lil Wayne’s journey actually started in 1997 when he joined the group Hot Boys. The group experienced huge success, reaching top spots many times on the R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard.

He was just 17 years old at the time. With the release of his first album, Tha Block is Hot, Lil Wayne was ready to pursue a solo career in 1999.

While his first album put him surely on the map, his next two albums, Lights Out and 500 Degreez, failed to take profits on this early success. This left him in danger of falling under the radar.

Major Success

In 2004, all that changed with the release of Tha Carter. Considering the follow-up album a year later, Tha Carter II, this period proved to be a major step forward in Lil Wayne’s career.

His lyrics were more mature and nuanced, and his image started to take shape as he expanded his trademark dreadlocks. At this stage, the hit single “Fireman” was a high point especially.

The next two years happened to be relatively unproductive period for him, although he did feature on various tracks by other artists, including Fat Joe, Ludacris, and Wyclef Jean.

In 2008, Lil Wayne returned with a vengeance, releasing Tha Carter III. One of the most successful songs of all time, Lollipop, was on this album.

Lil Wayne’s next major milestone came in 2011 after releasing “Tha Carter IV“. After a long wait, “Tha Carter V” was released with same levels of success in 2018.

In many of his interviews, Lil Wayne has stated that “Tha Carter V” was his last album. He’s expressed a desire to retire and focus on his family more.

Lil Wayne returned with the release of the album “Funeral” in 2020. It listed at number one spot on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming his U.S. number one album five times.

He came back with the mixtape “No Ceilings 3” and greatest hits album of 2023 “I Am Music”. Now, he’s working on “Tha Carter VI”.

Young Money Catalogue Sale

Lil Wayne signed both Nicki Minaj and Drake when they were not yet famous artists through Young Money Entertainment. Lil Wayne sold the Young Money Masters in July 2020 to Universal Music for $100 million.

Personal Life

Lil Wayne has four children. First of whom was born when Carter was 16 in 1998. He married the child’s mother named Toya Johnson, but they divorced in 2006.

Lil Wayne welcomed his first son into the world in 2008 alongside the boy’s mother, a radio broadcaster. He named his son Dwayne III. He had another child in 2009 with actress Lauren London. In 2009, another son was born, and this time to the singer Nivea.

He dated singer Christina Milian from 2014-2015. Lil Wayne got engaged to model La’Tecia Thomas, but in May 2020, they called it off. He began dating Denise Bidot in June 2020. In November 2020, after his breakup with her, the couple reunited.

Lil Wayne and Cortez Bryant revisited their alma mater McMain Secondary School in 2008 to get students to design an invitation to gala introducing the nonprofit One Family Foundation.

His Earnings by Year

2007$12 million
2008$13 million
2009$18 million
2010$20 million
2011$15 million
2012$27 million
2013$16 million
2014$23 million
2015$15 million
2016$14 million
2017$16 million
2018$19 million
2019$20 million
2020$100 million
2021$5 million
Total$333 million

Real Estate

As we’ve discussed about Lil Wayne net worth, let’s find out how many homes he has.

Lil Wayne spent $11.6 million in 2011 on a waterfront home on an island in Miami. He spent millions of dollars into the property for building an indoor shark tank lagoon and a roof-deck skate park.

He listed this home for sale in 2015 for $18 million, then finally in June 2017 lowered the price to $12 million before accepting $10 million.

This huge mansion of 20,857 square-foot is located on a private island known as La Gorce in Miami Beach. It has nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and also has three levels with an elevator, a private dock, and a pool.

Lil Wayne owned a condominium before with a recording studio in New Orleans.

In December 2018, Lil Wayne bought a new island home in Miami and paid $16.75 million. This incredible home was built on-spec by a developer who bought the 23,000 square-foot lot for $4.4 million in 2013.

Lil Wayne listed this home for sale for $29.5 million in September 2022. The home sold for $22.6 million in 2023.

Lil Wayne spent his $15.4 million in April 2021 to buy a mansion in Hidden Hills, California.

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