In case you love music, in case you take interest in music-related shows and news, and especially if you’re interested in African-American rappers, you should know who Lil Wayne is.
The man won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, after all.
However, in case you do not know everything about him, get a cup or glass of your favorite beverage, sit pretty and let this article take you from his net worth to the reason why he is one of the topmost grossing North-American rappers of all time.
As of 2022, Lil Wayne’s net worth is $150 Million.
|Net Worth:||$120 Million|
|Birth:||September 27, 1982|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Country of Origin:||USA (African-American)|
|Love Life:||Ex-wife Toya Johnson and girlfriends|
|Parents:||Dwayne Michael Turner and Jacida Carter|
|Children:||Reginae Carter, Dwayne Carter III, Kameron Carter and Neal Carter|
|Siblings:||Half-brother from mother’s side: Semraj|
|Education:||Majored in Psychology from University of Phoenix|
|Source of Wealth:||Music and Touring|
|Source of Fame:||Rap Music|
|Latest News:||Launching third part of ‘No Ceilings’ and sixth of ‘Tha Carter’|
Lil Wayne has been leading one hell of a life in terms of personal life as well as his life as a musician.
This section is to shed light on both aspects of his life.
You will get to know about his early life, early career achievements, love life, family, and legal issues and conflicts that make his life interesting.
In 2019 alone he made $23 million from nothing but music and music tours – wanna know the kind of life behind this? Keep on reading.
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., who goes by Lil Wayne in media and among his fans, took birth on September 27, 1982, to Dwayne Michael Turner and Jacida Carter. He lived with his parents in a poor neighborhood of Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana.
His parents divorced when he was only 2. More about his parents and his half-brother in the Family section.
His early career took off back in 1997 when he joined a famous hip-hop band known as ‘Hot Boys’ with other well-known rappers like Juvenile and Turk, etc.
His debut album, along with other members of the ‘Hot Boys’, was ‘Get It How U Live’ and it was released in 1997.
1999 was the year when band’s biggest first label “Guerilla Warfare” was released and that label was proved to be the biggest milestone in Lil Wayne’s early music successes. It reached the top of Billboard 200 – hip-hop category.
Carter had a girlfriend from high school – Toya Johnson. When he was only 16, he had his first child, Reginae, from Toya.
Both of them eventually married back in 2004, but within 2 years this relationship came to an end and the couple got divorced.
The rest of his children, Dwayne Carter III, Kameron Carter, and Neal Carter, were born to three different ladies – none of whom have ever been into wedlock with Lil Wayne.
Those ladies were his girlfriends from different time periods: radio broadcaster Sarah Vivan, actress Lauren London, and singer Nivea.
Trina, another love affair, also became pregnant from Wayne but suffered a miscarriage.
He has also been dating, singer Christina Milian. His most recent love affair is with model Denise Bidot.
I’ve already mentioned his parents’names.
Dwayne Michael Turner, his father, left his mother after two years of Lil Wayne’s birth.
His mother, Jacida Carter, was a cook when she gave birth to Wayne. She has been with Wayne since his childhood and Wayne was so close to her that he loves his step-father (Jacida’s next husband) more than his real father.
He has a half-brother from his mother’s affairs: Semaj. There is not much known about him, except he is a few years (2 most probably) younger than Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter.
His daughter Reginae is now a film actor with a few movies and tv shows under her belt.
- Carter III is just an 11 years old kid.
- Kameron Carter is a 10 years old kid.
- And Neal Carter is also 10.
1999 was the year when Lil Wayne launched his first solo album: ‘Tha Black is Hot’. He was only 17 back then. The album made it to the top 3rd spot on the Billboard 200 and then it got certification from RIAA.
In 2000 he launched ‘Lights Out’; although it was certified gold by RIAA, this album failed to make an impact.
In 2002, 500 Degreez was launched – this one too had contributions from Hot Boys and others. This one was also not a big success.
In 2004, he launched his fourth album: ‘Tha Carter’. This album received a good response from critics and Carter sold 878,000 copies in the United States only.
In 2005, he launched a sequel to ‘Tha Carter’: ‘Tha Carter II’. This too was a big success and over 238,000 copies were sold only in the first week. This album made it to spot 2 on Billboard 200.
In 2006, he launched ‘Like Father, Like Son’ and that too was successful.
Then he launched a big number of mixtapes from 2006 to 2007.
From 2007 and 2010 he launched ‘Tha Carter III’, ‘We Are Young Money’ and ‘Rebirth’ was launched – all were successful.
From 2010 to 2010, ‘I Am Not a Human Being’ and ‘Tha Carter IV’ were launched – big successes.
2014 to 2019 ‘Free Weezy Album’ and ‘Tha Carter V’ were launched and they too were warmly welcomed.
In January of 2020, he launched ‘Funeral’ was launched and became a US number-one album. He also launched his radio show in 2020: ‘Young Money Radio’.
Lil Wayne owns a $16.75million mega-mansion in Miami, USA.
And other than that, he owns a lot of cars.
Where Does the Money Go?
So, where does he spend his money?
Other than his mega-mansion and a few other properties to his names (New Orleans $1.7million house), he spends his money on cars.
- Porsche Boxter
- Rolls Royce Phantom
- Maybach 62
- Bugatti Veyron
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and many others
10 Surprisingly Motivational Lil Wayne Quotes
Famous Lil Wayne Quotes you will love to read:
10. “I don’t want to be understood because if people understand me, they get tired of me.” – Lil Wayne
9. “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” – Lil Wayne
8. “The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.” – Lil Wayne
7. “Love me or hate me, I swear it won’t make or break me.” – Lil Wayne
6. “I know the world is so cold and deceiving, but I keep my head up like my noise is bleeding.” – Lil Wayne
5. “I tried to pay attention, but attention paid me.” – Lil Wayne
4. “I’m blessed and I thank God for every day for everything that happens for me.” – Lil Wayne
3. “I got these haters, like “when will he stop? Maybe a minute after never, so set your clocks.” – Lil Wayne
2. “I’m an addict, I’m addicted to success. Thankfully, there’s no rehab for success.” – Lil Wayne
1. “Surround yourself with love, not friends.” – Lil Wayne
There are certain fun facts about Lil Wayne. For example, he was first known as ‘Shrimp Daddy’. He almost joined Boyz N Da Hood back in 2005. And he once pulled a knife on his step-father.
There are many interesting quotes attributed to him – one of the most interesting as per my opinion is: “I don’t want to be understood because if people understand me, they get tired of me.”
Lil Wayne’s Social Media Profiles
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|Youtube||Lil Wayne on Youtube|
Lil Wayne Popularity on Google
A Quick Check into Lil Wayne Profile:
Q: How many songs has Lil Wayne made?
A: American rapper Lil Wayne has delivered 280 singles that include promotional singles as well.
Q: How many songs did Lil Wayne record in one night?
A: In MTV's "Fresh Out" interview, Lil Wayne told the show's host Jamila Mustafa that he made 53 songs in single night.
Q: Why did Lil Wayne go to prison?
A: Lil Wayne go to the federal prison due to the criminal ownership of a gun and ammunition.
Q: What college did lil wayne go to?
A: When Lil Wayne received his GED, he attended the University of Houston to major in psychology. Then he transferred to the University of Phoenix, where he's currently attending online classes.
Q: How did Lil Wayne get the nickname tunechi?
A: Lil Wayne got the nickname "Lil Tunechi" at a young age from his grandmother.
Lil Wayne has been through a lot and he has still to see the climax of his music career. He is only 37 and he is already way too richer and more famous than the majority of rappers, singers and musicians.