Net Worth: $100 million
Source of Wealth: music, hip-hop
Born: September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lil Wayne began his career as a rapper at the age of nine in 1992 when he signed with record label Cash Money Records. He was first part of the duo “The B.G.’z” (Baby Gangstaz) which released the 1995 album True Story. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys, which also included rappers B.G., Juvenile, and Young Turk. The group released the albums Get It How U Live! in 1997 and Guerrilla Warfare, released in 1999. In 1999, Lil Wayne also released his platinum solo album Tha Block Is Hot. His albums Tha Carter (2004), Tha Carter II (2005), Tha Carter III (2008), and Tha Carter III (2011) have gone platinum.
How much money does Lil Wayne make?
2012: $30 million
2011: $18 million
2010: $23 million
2009: $20 million
2008: $15 million
Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Tour” and “America’s Most Wanted Tour” in 2009 grossed $42 million. His “I Am Still Music” tour in 2011 earned $47 million in the United States alone.
In 2012, he launched his own own skateboard clothing line, Trukfit. He also has a shoe deal with Supras.
He founded record label “Young Money Entertainment”, whose artists include Nicki Minaj and Drake.
Lil Wayne also has an income stream from endorsements. He has gotten endorsement deals with PepsiCo (Mountain Dew) and Bogey Blunts (cigars).