Lil Wayne has an estimated net worth of $90 million.
Let’s take A look at how Weezy reached his fortune.
Outside of his family, young Lil Wayne loved sports and music. At the age of 8, he wrote his first rhymes and began to dream of becoming a professional MC.
The following year, he attracted the attention of Cash Money Records co-director Bryan “Birdman” Williams and his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams, who then launched their independent label with the massive support of their hometown. The Williams brothers were loved for the music they were releasing. Determined to realize his dream, Wayne approaches them one day at a record store and tries to attract their attention with his rhymes. Mission accomplished. Birdman not only liked Weezy’s fast and original style, and flow, but he was also impressed by his confidence. Wayne is welcomed on the spot within the family and “adopted” as a son by the two brothers.
Two years later, just 11 years old, Wayne released his first album, True Story, produced in collaboration with a colleague of the same label, BG. In 1997, BG and Wayne became members of one of the most influential and acclaimed hip-hop groups, The Hot Boys. The quartet, which brings together Young Turk and Juvenile, has not only launched rap styles as well as dress styles that are still current, but the collective, and more specifically Wayne, has also introduced several slang words and phrases that are now Part of American popular culture like “Bling-Bling” and “Drop it like it’s hot”.
Wayne breaks in 1999 with the release of Block is Hot, his first solo album that enters the 3rd place on the Billboard 200 and is certified platinum in the US. After two more albums, Lights Out (2000) and 500 Degreez (2002), Lil Wayne began his climb to the top of hip-hop until becoming a popular mega star with the release of a series of rap albums to unprecedented success, Tha Carter.
Young Money Entertainment, led by Wayne, has become a prestigious music brand with an impressive array of new talent including Drake and Nicki Minaj. In 2010, they were awarded respectively with Thank Me Later and Pink Friday, two albums entered directly at the top of the charts before being certified multi-platinum. Despite the prison sentence he served on a large Part of the year, Wayne himself was certified multi-platinum again in 2010 with Rebirth and I Am Not A Human Being, two albums that were very well received by fans.
Thanks to the Tha Carter series (Tha Carter in 2004, Tha Carter II in 2005, Tha Carter III in 2008) Wayne has not only won four Grammy Awards, but has also evolved artistically while his status has grown steadily. He’s been in Forbes Magazine many times among the richest rappers and among the ‘Hip-Hop Kings’ in Rolling Stone.
In January 2015, Wayne files a $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money. He claims that Birdman is violating the terms of his contract by withholding Tha Carter V. The lawsuit, which Wayne is still pursuing to this day, seeks to end his contract with Cash Money and take all of his Young Money signees with him, most notably Drake and Nicki Minaj.