Lil Wayne Net Worth in 2017: $140 million
Full name: Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Date of birth: 1982-09-27 (34 years)
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Residence: Miami, FL, U.S.
Citizenship: United States
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: 4 (Reginae, Dwayne III, Lauren, Neal)
Education: University of Houston, University of Phoenix
Salary: $50000000 / year
Ethnicity: African American
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Lil Wayne biography
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Lil Wayne, or by his real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. on September 27, 1982.
When Lil Wayne was born, his mother, a cook, was only 19. The parents of Lil Wayne divorced when he was only 2.
The first rap song written came at the age of 8 and in 1991 Lil Wayne met with the rapper and owner of Cash Money Records, Bryan Williams.
While he was here at Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne recorded his first collaboration album, with B.G., named True Story.
When he was 12, Lil Wayne shot himself with a 9 mm handgun but the police officer Robert Hoobler took him to hospital immediately.
In 1996, Lil Wayne joined the Hot Boys, alongside B.G., Juvenile and Turk.
Lil Wayne has a Net Worth of 140 Million due to his music career and endorsements.
His first solo album from 1999, Tha Black Is Hot, was certified platinum by the RIAA, the Recording Industry Association of America.
The following albums of Lil Wayne from 2000 and 2002 ( Lights Out, 500 Degreez ) became certified gold.
After that Lil Wayne released the albums Tha Carter ( 2004 ), The Carter II ( 2005 ) and The Carter III ( 2008 ). The album from 2008, Tha Carter III sold over 1 million copies in U.S. in the first week and won for the Best Rap Album the Grammy Award.
In 2010 Lil Wayne released the rock-esque album Rebirth and it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
In the same year, Lil Wayne released the album I Am Not a Human Being, while he was incarcerated. After his release, Lil Wayne released the album Tha Carter IV. This album sold over 900,000 copies in U.S. in its first week.
Lil Wayne has a total of 109 songs and he is the male with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 2008 Lil Wayne earned $15 million, in 2009 he earned $20 million and $42 million from ticket sales for I Am Music Tour and America’s Most Wanted Tour, in 2010 he earned $23 million and had a performance fee of $500,000 and in 2011 Lil Wayne earned $18 million and $47 million from I Am Still Music Tour, only in America.
Lil Wayne Net Worth 2015
Currently Lil Wayne is working on his last album, Tha Carter V. The rapper announced during an interview with interviewer that he will retire after that.
Apart from his music, Lil Wayne generates his wealth from numerous sources. The rapper has a record label named Young Money Entertainment, an own line of Beats By Dre Pro Headphones named the Tunechi Beats, a clothing line named Trutkit, a flavored cigars company called Bogey Cigars, his own line of shoes called SUPRA and a partnership with Wize & Ope, a French watch brand.
Lil Wayne also owns three residences ( Miami, New Orleans, Kenner ) and drives a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, a Bugatti Veyron and a red Campagna T-Rex 14R. The red Campagna T-Rex 14R cost $70.000 and it was a gift from Nicki Minaj.
So how much is Lil Wayne worth? All of his hard work took Lil Wayne Net Worth 2015 to $140 million.
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