Lil Wayne is an American rapper with a net worth of about $150 million as of 2015. His full names are Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. He is a renowned artist and an invulnerable celebrity. He began his career as a near-novelty as a preteen conveying hard-core hip-hop. His music has matured over time with the rapper reinventing his act.
Lil Wayne Net Worth - $150 Million
Birth Name - Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Date of birth - September 27, 1982
Zodiac Sign - Libra
Birth Place - New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 5″
Profession - Record producer, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Rapper, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Businessperson
Lil released a million-selling rap that is creative and crafty. It added weight to his claims of being the “best rapper alive”. Lil wrote his first song at the age of 8 and made a contract with Cash Money at 9. In addition, Lil is one of rap’s richest.
This artist has served jail time on gun charges. He served an 8-months term in the New York’s Riker’s Island. He was thereafter released and he produced an album, “I Am Not a Human Being”. This album topped the charts soon after release. It made him the first artist after Tupac Shakur to have a lead album while imprisoned.
Lil was born on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Besides being a rapper, he is a producer and music executive. He reached stardom in a unique manner, one that others only aspire to. He began his professional career at the age of 15 with Cash Money Records rap group called Hot Boys.
His solo album, “The Block is Hot”, got to number three on the Billboard charts and went platinum. It sold over one million records in the United States alone. His incessant controversy did not ruin his success. His fourth and fifth studio albums portray him, and his life story. They are “Tha Carter” and “Tha Carter II”.
Lil became the president of Cash Money Records in 2005 and founded Young Money Entertainment as an imprint of Cash Money.
He released his sixth studio album in 2008, “Tha Carter III”, which brought about his nomination for eight Grammy's. The album also sold one million copies in the first week. This is the most any artist had, and he took home four awards. He launched his first rock album, “Rebirth”, which became number two on MTV's list of hottest MC's in the game behind Brooklyn bred rapper Jay-Z.
Lil Wayne has a documentary, “Tha Carter”, which was included at the Sundance film festival in 2009. He has collaborated with dozens of musicians like Birdman, Chris Brown, Akon, Ludacris, T.I. Keri Hilson and T-Pain.
He has the title, “the best rapper to ever live”, while some refer to him as self-destructive. All in all, he is a staple in American music and is bound to remain there for a long time.
Lil Wayne has many assets. He was the youngest member of Cash Money records when he signed at the age of 9. His mother was a chef, and his parents parted ways when he as 2 years. He dropped out of school to pursue music. In addition, he accidentally shot himself on the foot at 13.
His favourite band from his childhood was a rock group Nirvana. He has many fans and among them is American President Obama, who has Lil music in his iPod. Lil married Johnson in 2004 but the two divorced in 2006. Lil has four children, namely: Reginae Carter, Michael Carter III and Neal Carter.