Lil Wayne is a famous American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor. The Grammy Award-winning musician is best known for his albums like Tha Carter, I Am Not a Human Being, Tha Carter IV, and Tha Carter V and hit songs like Lollipop, How to Love and Got Money.
The CEO of Young Money Entertainment has a total wealth of $120 million. In this article, we discuss all of Weezy's financial aspects, his salary, views on money, earnings, record sales and other sources of income.
As of 2022, the American rapper has been successful enough to garner a wealth worth of $150 million. He has accumulated all his wealth from the sales of his record albums, from tours and concerts.
Wayne wrote his first song when he was just 8. He then signed a record deal with Cash Money.
His first studio album was titled Tha Block Is Hot (1999).
His albums have been certified double platinum. He has recorded over 12 official studio albums, 3 compilation albums, 2 EPs and 25 mixtapes.
Over the years has worked with many prominent names in the music industry, like Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Drake, Future, Jeezy, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Mack Maine, Chris Brown and many others.
Being a renown rapper, he earned most of his fortune from the sales of his record albums, which have been given below in the table.
|Tha Block Is Hot||1999||$1,402,000|
|Tha Carter II||2005||$1,400,000|
|Like Father, Like Son||2006||$500,000|
|Tha Carter III||2008||$4,100,000|
|We Are Young Money||2009||$500,000|
|I Am Not a Human Being||2010||$953,000|
|I Am Still Music||2011||$47,000,000|
|Tha Carter IV||2011||$3,500,000|
|I Am Not a Human Being II||2013||$570,000|
|Rise of an Empire||2014||$53,000|
A major part of his earnings is now part of his immense net worth.
He was on a tour in 2009, America’s Most Wanted Tour and I Am Music Tour, from where he grossed $42 million.
Up to 2010, his performance fees for every show was $500,00 which later increased to $600,000 since 2012.
According to Socialblade, his estimated monthly earnings from his YouTube channel is $626 - $10K and his yearly income is $7.5K - $120.2K.
Also, his YouTube Vevo channel earns $5.7K - $90.5K every month while his yearly earnings are $67.9K - $1.1M.
He has endorsed major brands like Pepsi, Mountain Dew, beats By Dre, Bogey Cigars and Apartments.com.
He previously owned a house in the neighborhood of Miami Beach bought in 2011 at the price of $11.6 million. The property was later put for sale at $18 million but ultimately Wayne had to settle for $10 million.
Weezy is a huge car enthusiast and his garage houses a huge collection of cool rides.
Over the years Lil Wayne has supported two charitable organizations like STOKED and Make It Right. But the money he has donated to their cause hasn't been revealed.
He supports the causes of Disaster Relief, Health, Education, Children, and Homelessness.
In 2008 he was found with drugs for which he was made to pay $10,185. RMF Productions filed a lawsuit against Wayne for which he was made to pay $1.3 million and $100,000 in advance.
Producer David Kirkwood filed a case against Young Money Entertainment on grounds that the record had failed to pay him $1.5 million in royalties.
Done Deal Enterprises also filed a lawsuit against Wayne, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group, that that he had stolen the song BedRock and asked for $15 million in return.
There is no information regarding his insurances and taxes.
He was born as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. on 27th September 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, The United States.
His parents sought a divorce when he was just 2 years old. Even though Wayne addresses rapper Birdman as his dad, his biological father is still alive.
His stepfather Reginald "Rabbit" McDonald died before Weezy could become a star.
As a child, he was admitted at the Lafayette Elementary School and also in Eleanor McMain Secondary School. He later enrolled at the Marion Abramson Senior High School.
Weezy has been and divorced once to wife Toya Johnson. The couple married on 14th February 2004 and later divorced in 2006. Together they share a daughter named Reginae.
He was then engaged to Sarah Vivan with whom he had a son Dwayne III (22 October 2008). He was then in a relationship with Lauren London who conceived his third child Cameron (9 September 2009).
He was then in a love affair with Nivea with whom a son named Neal on 30th November 2009. He was also in a relationship with Trina who suffered a miscarriage while holding his baby.
His body is engraved with 86 tattoos including 4 teardrops which represents the four dead family members. It is one of the most controversial tattoos inscribed in his body as a teardrop on a face means you've murdered someone.
The American rapper stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 6 inches (168 cms) and his body weight is 59 kgs (130 lbs).