Lil Wayne net Worth (Updated 2022)

What Is Lil Wayne’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$175.1 Million
BornSeptember 27, 1982
Age39 years old
BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A
Source of WealthRapper, Songwriter, Record executive, Entrepreneur
Last Updated2022 

Lil Wayne is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur. As of 2022, he has a phenomenal net worth of $175.1 million.

Wayne is one of the world’s richest rappers, starting his career in the rap game at the age of 9.

In his music career, he has received 5 Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, and 8 NAACP Image Awards.

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Lil Wayne Biography/ Wikipedia/ Wiki

Real NameDwayne Michael Carter Jr.
Also Known AsLil Wayne,Tunechi, Weezy, Weezy F. Baby, President Carter
Birth DateSeptember 27, 1982
Age 39 years old
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65m)
Weight143 lbs (65kg)
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendDenise Bidot
ChildrenReginae, Dwayne Carter III, Kameron, Neal 
Net Worth$175.1 Million
ProfessionRapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record executive, Entrepreneur

How Was Lil Wayne Early Life and Education?

Dwayne’s real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Jacida Carter and Dwayne Michael Turner. Later, his mother married again, to Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald.

When he was only eight years old, he wrote his first rap song.

Wayne went to Lafayette Elementary School in Lafayette, Colorado. Then he attended Eleanor McMain Magnet School in Los Angeles’ New Orleans neighborhood. 

However, he dropped out at the age of 14 to focus entirely on his music career. He finally went to Marion Abramson Senior High School.

He also enrolled at the University of Houston in January 2005 but dropped out due to a conflicting schedule the following year. Wayne also holds a degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix by taking an online course.

How Did Lil Wayne Start His Career?

Lil Wayne says that he started rapping at the age of 8. Simultaneously, he drew the attention of Bryan “Baby” Williams and entrepreneur Ronald “Slim” Williams, who formed their record label.

Wayne first met Bryan in 1991, when Bryan recruited Wayne to their new label, Cash Money Records. The rapper was 11 years old when he released his debut album, True Story, which brought him some early fame.

In 1999, at the age of 16, Lil Wayne released his first solo album, Tha Block Is Hot. Wayne gained extensive recognition for Tha Carter, which sold over 807,000 copies in the U.S. alone. while the song Go DJ peaked at number five on the R & B hip hop chart.

Wayne founded Young Money Entertainment in 2005, where he began recurring new artists and quickly built a large roster.

Lil Wayne and Birdman released their collaboration album Like Father, Like Son in 2006, which included another signature single, Stuntin’ Like My Daddy

The fourth installment of the Tha Carter series was released in the summer of 2011. The album was another hit, selling 300,000 songs in a week.

In the spring of 2013, he released his solo album, I Am Not a Human Being II, which received positive reviews and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.

Lil Wayne kept releasing albums, such as the Free Weezy Album (2015), Tha Carter V (2018), and Funeral (2020). Lil Wayne has released five extended plays, three compilation albums, and twenty-nine mixtapes as a solo artist.

In addition, Wayne appeared in films such as Iceberg Shorty in “Baller Blockin” (2002), Who’s Your Caddy? (2007), and Lamont in “Hurricane Season” (2009). He also voiced the character of Trap Jesus in “Freaknik: The Movie” in 2020.

Lil Wayne’s Personal Life

Lil was only 16 years old when he became a father to a baby girl. Reginae Carter, his first child, was born in 1998 by his high school girlfriend, Toya Johnson. They later married in 2004, but the marriage lasted only two years.

Dwayne III, his second child, was born on October 22nd, 2008 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati to Sarah Vivan, a radio broadcaster. 

Actress Lauren London gave birth to Cameron, his third child, on September 9, 2009. Wayne’s fourth child, Neal, was born to singer Nivea on November 30, 2009.

As of June 2020, he started dating a plus-size model, Denise Bidot.

How Does Lil Wayne Make His Money?

His primary sources of income from which he has amassed $175.1 Million are as follows:

  • Earning as a rapper
  • Earning as a television director
  • Earning as a Songwriter
  • Earning as record executive
  • Earnings from own business

Lil Wayne’s Studio Albums 

  • Tha Block Is Hot (1999)
  • Lights Out (2000)
  • 500 Degreez (2002)
  • Tha Carter (2004)
  • Tha Carter II (2005)
  • Tha Carter III (2008)
  • Rebirth (2010)
  • I Am Not a Human Being (2010)
  • Tha Carter IV (2011)
  • I Am Not a Human Being II (2013)
  • Free Weezy Album (2015)
  • Tha Carter V (2018)
  • Funeral (2020)
  • Tha Carter VI (TBA)
  • I Am Not a Human Being III (TBA)

Lil Wayne Social Media Accounts

Major Career Highlights

  • BET Awards – Best Male Hip Hop Artist (2009)
  • BET Hip Hop Awards – MVP of the Year (2008)
  • BET Hip Hop Awards – Lyricist of the Year (2008)
  • Top Rap Album (I Am Not A Human Being) – Billboard Music Awards 2011
  • Best Male Artist – Billboard Music Awards (2012)
  • Best Rap Artist – Billboard Music Awards (2012)
  • Urban Songwriter of the Year (2009, 2010) – BMI Awards
  • Grammy Awards – Best Rap Album (The Carter III, 2009)
  • Source Awards – Best New Artist (2000)

Lil Wayne’s Famous Quotes

“The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done…you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.”

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“I like people that enjoy life, ’cause I do the same.”

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“Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.”

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“I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album.”

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4 Success Lessons From Lil Wayne

  • Don’t apologize for being true to yourself.
  • Creativity could take you on your path.
  • Beat the odds.
  • Do not stop believing in yourself.


Lil Wayne is a rapper who has been making music since he was a teenager. His ability to rap and share heartfelt messages with the world has been a part of him since he was 13 years old.

On the other hand, this is an artist who has amassed a substantial fortune as a result of his rapping abilities and successful career. He is also an entrepreneur and he has fashion clothing brands: Truckfit and Young Money Clothing. 

I hope Lil Wayne’s success story has inspired you to follow your passion and work towards your goals. As per recent updates, his current net worth is $175.1 million.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Lil Wayne, such as age, weight, height, biography, wife, etc…

How Much Money Does Lil Wayne Earn In A Year?

Lil Wayne reportedly earns $35 million per year.

How Much Does Lil Wayne Get Paid For Each Show?

He earns $600,00 per show, and he is known to perform up to 60 shows per year.

What Is Lil Wayne Suffering From?

Lil Wayne is experiencing terrible epileptic seizures.

Is Lil Wayne Married?

Lit Wayne was married to Toya Johnson, but they got a divorce in 2006. However, he is currently dating Denise Bidot, a plus-size model. 

What is Lil Wayne’s Age?

Lil Wayne is 39 years old, and he was born on September 27, 1982.

(PS: This is not the exact net worth of Lil Wayne. The information & stats are collected from various high authority web sources).

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