Lil Wayne Net Worth, Early Life, Career, and More.
Lil Wayne is a singer, a rapper, and a music producer. He is a Grammy award holder who is known to be the king of rap. Since he is considered the king, he also has riches and money like a king. He is known as one of the richest rap artists with a surprising net worth.
Lil Wayne Net Worth as of 2020
As of 2020, Lil Wayne has a net worth of $150 million. He earns his money through his concert shows and tours and album sales. He reportedly charges around $600,000 per night for a concert show. Music is not the only source where he earns his money. He actually owns a few business ventures as well such as his own clothing label, a skateboarding business, and his own record label known as ‘Young Money Entertainment’. He also has ‘Beats by DRE’ of his own, under his own line of headphones known as ‘Tunechi Beats. If that wasn’t all, he also believes in investing money towards technology, hence he owns an app known as ‘Sqvad up’.
Currently, he is also in partnership with Supra and Wize & Ope from where he gets a huge monthly paycheck as well. Last but not the least, he owns a luxury cigarette brand as well which is targeted as flavored cigarettes. All of these ventures earn him enough to turn his title into a multi-millionaire and it is expected that if all goes well, he might be worth at least $300 million by the end of 2020.
Like many other rappers, Lil Wayne comes from difficult family background. Born as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, he was born to parents who divorced when he was just 23 months old. His mother was a cook and managing expenses was very difficult for her. To top that, he was raised in a very poor neighborhood, with very limited earning opportunities. His mother eventually remarried and his stepfather turned out to be a great man but he was killed mercilessly in an attack, leaving Lil Wayne disheartened since he was very close to him and called him ‘Dad’.
As a child, Lil Wayne was a songwriter. He used to write songs and to see how they have turned out, he used to rap them. After he was done rapping, he used to record it in freestyle on answering machines of Birdman who heard him once and decided to call him to his office. The two had a very good bonding and understanding and started rapping together and it was with Birdman that he launched his first album known as ‘True Story’. The album was a collaboration between him and Lil Doogie but was somewhat considered a hit in the US billboard records.
Till now, he has released 12 studio albums, 27 mixtapes, and 3 compilation albums. he has written over 220 songs so far. It has been recorded that he has sold over 300 million records including his international sales and US sales, making him one of the most successful rappers in the world.
House and Lifestyle
Lil Wayne lives like the rap king that he is, at his mansion in Miami which was purchased for $18 million in 2018. The house is perfect if you want to spend your life thinking like you live in heaven since it has everything that you could possibly imagine. it includes 7 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, a huge swimming pool that has gorgeous date trees surrounding it. Apparently, that’s not his only house. He also owns a luxurious condo in New Orleans which is worth $3 million that even has an indoor skate park.