Lil Wayne is known to be an epitome of fast rap. Besides, he is also praised as one of the bestselling artist of all time in the game of rap.
Even at an early age, he blissfully topped the US chart as the best male rapper with the most entries on the Billboard, with 109 songs.
Since then, the rhymester has stayed on top of his game, thus highlighting Lil Wayne net worth and early life is worth.
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Lil Wayne, officially known as Michael Dwayne Carter, Jr. was born on September 27, 1982. He grew up in New Orleans under the care of his 19-year-old mother and late stepfather Reginald McDonald.
The stepfather was killed before Lil Wayne became successful. Moreover, His biological father, Dwayne Carter abandoned them when he was just two years old. Although he is still alive, he has no concrete relation with the rap star.
Lil Wayne wrote his first rap song at the age 8, while he was attending Lafayette Elementary School. Later, he joined Eleanor McCain Secondary School where he received his honors.
At the age of 14, he moved to Marion Abramson Senior High School, where he later dropped out to pursue his musical career.
After achieving a remarkable success in his musical career, he completed his senior school and joined the University of Phoenix.
Nonetheless, his schedule was so tight for school and dropped out of the University the same year he began.
Bryan Williams discovered and helped Lil Wayne hone his rap skills in 1991, where he signed for Cash Money Records.
While in 1996, he became part of the Hot Boys, which had other mega rappers like Juvenile, Turk, and B.G as members.
Although he was only 15 years old, his effect could be felt within the group. After a few songs with Hot Boys, he moved on to continue with his rap career on his own.
He released his first album “The Block is Hot" in 1999. The album was a success and it motivated him to drop more raps.
Currently, he has more songs to his name besides working with famous artists such as DJ Khaled, Eminem, and Nicki Minaj.
Lil Wayne's Net Worth
According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Lil Wayne net worth 2018 is estimated to be $150 Million. It is worthy to note that Lil always downplays talking about how much he is worth.
As of 2019, Lil Wayne’s net worth is estimated to be around $120 million.
The rapper earns more than $600,000 per show and has performed more than 50 shows this year according to Forbes. Lil Wayne net worth 2017 stood at $150 million.
Apart from music, Lil Wayne makes money outside rapping. In 2010, he was the executive producer for the TV movie documentary Drake "Batter than Good Enough."
While in 2014, he produced and directed Weezy Wednesdays, a TV documentary, as well as two projects with Nicki Minaj, "My Time Now," and "The Pinkprint Movie."
Besides, net worth Lil Wayne comes from endorsement deals like Mountain Dew, Beats by Dre, and Sprint.
Lil Wayne net worth is expected to grow after launching a cloth line called Trukfit and Young Money clothing line based at Neiman Marcus.
Favorite Quotes from Lil Wayne
“I like people that enjoy life, ’cause I do the same.” – Lil Wayne
“Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” – Lil Wayne
“I’m an addict, I’m addicted to success. Thankfully, there’s no rehab for success.” – Lil Wayne
The rhymester Lil Wayne has bagged several awards during his career. His notable awards date back to 200 when he won Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Song "Lollipop."
Besides, in 2016, he also won the Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance for the song "No Problem."
Other notable recognition includes a People’s Choice Award, Video Music Award, the Billboard Music Award, and BET awards.
On 27, September 2012, he had a big accomplishment when he broke Presley Elvis record for having the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 hit songs.