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Lil Wayne Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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What is Lil’ Wayne’s Net Worth? $120 million

How did Lil’ Wayne earn his wealth and money?

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He was born on 27th September, 1982. When he was nine years old, in 1991, he partnered up with Cash Money Records and became their youngest member. After five years, he got involved with Hot Boys, a southern hip hop group alongside some of his friends from Cash Money. Hot Boys opened up that year with “Get It How U Live!”. Most of the success the group earned was a result of their platinum certified album Guerilla Warfare that came out in 1999, and the 1999 single, Bling Bling. Lil’ Wayne is the flagship artist of Cash Money Records and the CEO of his very own label that he created in 2005 – Young Money Entertainment.

His very first album, Tha Block Is Hot, came out in 1999 and went on to become Platinum as per the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His next albums, Lights Out and 500 Degreez were released in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and both were declared Gold. Tha Carter, his fourth album, led by the single “Go D.J.”, launched in 2004. He also appeared in “Soldier” – the Top 10 single of Destiny’s Child – in 2004. Wayne’s fifth album was called Tha Carter II and was released in 2005, followed by mixtapes and collaborations in the next two years. In 2008, he released his sixth album, named Tha Carter III; this turned out to be his most famous and successful album to date with one million copies sold in U.S. in the first week only. The album comprised of the famous, top singles “Lollipop”, “A Milli”, and “Got Money”, and it also helped him bag a Grammy for Best Rap Album.

In 2010, Wayne released a rock-esque album and called it Rebirth. It was certified Gold by the RIAA, even though it received a generally negative critical response. In March 2010, Lil Wayne went to prison for eight months after being convicted of possession of a criminal weapon used in an incident in 2007. So, while his eighth album – I Am Not a Human Being – was released in 2010, Wayne was in jail. After he was released, Tha Carter IV, his ninth album came out. It sold 964,000 copies in the first week in the U.S.

By 2012, Lil’ Wayne had had the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – most by any male artist – and had left Elvis Presley behind. Wayne’s record was broken by other artists later.His thirteenth album, Tha Carter V, has seen many delays and has not been released yet. Wayne has sold more than 100 million records across the globe, out of which about 37 million digital songs and more than 15 million albums have been sold in the U.S. leading to him becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Other than sales from his records, he also earns from appearances in films, collaborations, and endorsement deals. He owns a restaurant named Fat Lil Wayne Burger, and also a brand of vodka. He also has a perfume by the name “With Love”, amongst other things.

What are Lil’ Wayne’s highest-selling songs/albums?

Tha Carter III: 5,289,000
Tha Carter IV: 3,500,000
Tha Carter II: 1,944,000
I Am Not a Human Being: 1,200,000

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