Lil Wayne is a popular American hip-hop artist with an estimated net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. He is also the founder of record label ‘Young Money Entertainment’.
In 2016, he also released a book titled ‘Gone Til’ November: A Journal of Rikers Island’. He released his debut album ‘Tha Black Is Hot’ in 1999.
Biography & Wiki
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. was born in 1982 on 27th September to Jacida Carter and Dwayne Michael Turner. His parents divorced when Lil was only 2 years old. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lil completed his schooling from Lafayette Elementary School and Eleanor McMain Secondary School. Later he went to the University of Phoenix and then to University of Houston to complete his masters.
Lil shares a father-son bond with Birdman, who also considers him as a son.
Lil has married once in his life, to Antonia Wright in 2004. The couple had one daughter named Reginae Carter together. However, the couple separated in 2006.
Lil Wayne has three sons named Cameron Carter, Neal Carter and Dwayne Carter III, whom he had with his three different girlfriends.
Lil Wayne is always rumored to be dating one of other females that he is seen with however he hasn’t made any confirmations yet so we are assuming that he is single.
Like any other hip-hop artist, Lil has also been surrounded with multiple lawsuits where he was found with illegal marijuana, weapons etc.
Lil Wayne started making music professionally in 1991. Lil Wayne has released over 12 studio albums, including ‘500 Degreez’, ‘Rebirth’, ‘Like Father, Like Son’, ‘Free Weezy Album’, ‘The Carter III’, ‘I Am Not a Human Being’, ‘Funeral’, ‘Lights Out’, ‘The Carter’, and ‘The Carter V’.
Lil Wayne has also appeared in TV shows and Movies like ‘Baller Blockin’, ‘Who’s Your Candy’, ‘Hurricane Season’, ‘MTV Cribs’, ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Loiter Squad’, ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’, ‘Wild n’ Out’, ‘The L-Bow Room’, ‘The Boondocks’, and ‘Freaknik: The Movie’.
Some of his biggest hits include songs like ‘Lollipop’, ‘Mirror’, ‘Sucker for Pain’, ‘No Frauds’, ‘How to Love’, and ‘Got Money’.
Lil Wayne founded ‘Young Money Entertainment’ in 2005. This label is Cash Money records imprints. The album has produced 12 no. 1 albums, some of which are ‘The Carter III’, ‘Pink Friday’, ‘Views’, ‘Take Care’, ‘Nothing Was the Same’, and ‘Thank Me Later’.
He has worked with artists like Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, T-Pain, Young Jeez, Hot Boys, Birdman, Future, Drake, Eminem, DJ Khalid and Juelz Santana etc.
Awards & Achievements
Lil Wayne has received 252 nominations and 63 awards in his career of almost 30 years. He has won 5 ‘Grammy Awards’, 1 ‘MOBO Award’, 1 ‘American Music Award’, 10 ‘BET Award’, 14 ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’, 5 ‘Billboard Music Awards’, 2 ‘MTV Video Music Awards’, 1 ‘MTV Europe Music Award’, 7 ‘BMI Awards’ and many others in his career.
Net Worth of Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne’s has an estimated net worth of over $175 million. He has generated most of his fortune through his record sales. However, his record label also helps him in fueling his fortune. He makes millions through tours, endorsement deals and other business modules.
Lil Wayne is one of the most popular and respected hip-hop artists in the world. He has written songs about every hip-hop, be it about drugs, money, sex, or his own personal struggles and life. Unlike other hip-hop artists, Lil Wayne’s voice has a unique essence of softness to it, which makes him stand out on the ground. He has given some of the most popular hip-hop singles of our times.