Lil Wayne Net Worth

Lil Wayne Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. net worth is
$180 Million

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. Wiki Biography

Known by the stage name of Lil Wayne, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is American rap artist, actor, as well as a record producer, born on 27 September 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Although he debuted in the music industry with rap groups, Lil Wayne rose to prominence largely due to his solo works.

So just how rich is Lil Wayne, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, Lil Wayne’s net worth is estimated to be $180 million, most of which he has accumulated from his rapping career. In 2012 he earned as much as $600,000 per live show, so that year his income amounted to $30 million, then in 2013 it rose to $46 million dollars, which suggests his net worth will continue to rise.

Lil Wayne Net Worth $180 Million

Lil Wayne studied at Eleanor McMain Secondary School, and then Marion Abramson Senior High School, but when he was 14 years old, Wayne decided to leave school and pursue a career in music, even though he was a promising student. From childhood, Lil Wayne had been fascinated with rap music, hence when he met Bryan Williams, commonly known as Birdman, he soon joined his “Cash Money Records” label. It was with Birdman that Lil Wayne co-created his first rap group called “The B.G.’z”, eventually with Birdman’s help, launching a successful and profitable rapping career. Subsequently Lil Wayne joined “The Hot Boys” with Juvenile, B.G. Rapper and Turk, releasing the album “Guerrilla Warfare” in 1999, which topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and made it to #5 on the Billboard 200.

Lil Wayne then went solo, releasing “The Block is Hot” which sold 230,000 copies in the first week, and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 music chart, eventually totalling 1.4 million sales and earning platinum certification. Following this success, Lil Wayne came out with “Lights Out”, “500 Degreez”, and “Tha Carter”, which would later inspire the releases of “Tha Carter II” and “Tha Carter III”; the latter album proved to be a huge mainstream success, as it sold more than a million copies during its first week, managing to reach #1 on music charts in the United States and Canada. “Tha Carter III” spawned such popular singles as “Got Money”, “Mrs. Officer” and “Lollipop”, totalling 2.8 million record sales by the end of 2008.

To date, Lil Wayne has now released 11 albums, with the eleventh one coming out in 2017 under the title “Tha Carter V”, all selling well and contributing greatly to his net worth.

Aside from being a rap artist, Lil Wayne has proven to be a talented actor. In 2000, he made his film debut in Brian Williams’ action movie “Baller Blockin’”, starring alongside “Hot Boys” and “The Big Tymers” consisting of Williams and Mannie Fresh. Lil Wayne’s most recent film appearance was in Tim Story’s sports drama movie called “Hurricane Season”, starring Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson and Isaiah Washington, all adding somewhat to his bank account.

In his less-than-private personal life, Lil Wayne has four children with four women. His first daughter was born to his high school sweetheart Antonia Johnson when he was 16; they married in 2004 but divorced in 2006. His first son was born in 2008 to radio broadcaster Sarah Vivan, his second son Cameron Carter to actress Lauren London in 2009, and his third son was born to singer Nivea in 2009. Apparently he is currently unattached! Meantime, in 2008 he served an eight-month jail sentence for criminal possession of a weapon.

Full NameLil Wayne
Net Worth$180 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 27, 1982
Place Of BirthNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
ProfessionRecord producer, Actor, Rapper, Musician, Songwriter, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Composer
EducationEleanor McMain Secondary School, Marion Abramson Senior High School
SpouseAntonia Wright (m. 2004–2006)
ChildrenReginae Carter, Cameron Carter, Dwayne Carter III, Neal Carter
ParentsJacida Carter, Dwayne Michael Turner, Jacida Carter, Dwayne Michael Turner
NicknamesLil' Wayne , D. Carter , Dwayne Carter , Dwane Carter , Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. , Lil' Weezy , Weezy F. Baby , Baby Jr. , Birdman Jr. , BM Jr.
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Rap Album/ Best Rap Song/Best Rap Performance (2009, 2017), MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video, BET Hip Hop Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Soul Train Music Awards, Teen Choice Award for Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist (2008)
Record LabelsCash Money Records
Albums"Tha Carter V" (2017), "Tha Carter III" (2008), "No Ceilings" (2009, mixtape), "Free Weezy Album" (2015), "Sorry 4 the Wait" (2011, mixtape); "ColleGrove" (2016, with 2 Chainz), "Felt Like Cappin" EP (2016, EP with 2 Chainz)
Music GroupsHot Boys, Sqad Up, Cash Money Millionaires, Sucker for Pain, Mirror, Forever, Hot Boys, Sqad Up, Cash Money Millionaires, Sucker for Pain, Mirror, Forever
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Hip-Hop, American Music Award for Artist of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, BET Award for Best Hip-Hop Artist, MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration, BET Award ...
Movies“Baller Blockin’” (2000), “Hurricane Season” (2009). ,“Hot Boys”, “The Big Tymers”
TV Shows“Lil Wayne's House”, “Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta”
1Raspy voice
2Has dreadlocks
3Red Bandana in his right pocket or tied on his right arm or leg
1Released his latest Carter album to huge sales, all the while building up his record label. [August 2011]
2Working on his 5th album, "Tha Carter 2." [June 2005]
3Released his sixth album 'Tha Carter III' after much anticipation and hype. [June 2008]
4Running his label, Young Money Entertainment [June 2005]
5Did a prison sentence for criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana.
6His sixth studio album, the highly-anticipated 'Tha Carter III', sold over one million copies in the US during its first week of release. Therefore, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA and debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200. 'Tha Carter III' is the first album to reach platinum status within a week since 50 Cent's 'The Massacre' in 2005.
7His music video for the hit song "Lollipop" was filmed at the Maloof brothers multi-million dollar mansion in the Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas. The Maloof brothers among many are owners of the Palms Casino and Resort and the Sacramento Kings.
8Names Prince as one of his favorite musicians and biggest influences. Many Lil' Wayne songs contain lyrical references to past Prince hits. More surprisingly, Wayne revealed in an interview that he's also inspired by Kurt Cobain, having been a major Nirvana fan since childhood.
9Is CEO of Young Money records and president of Ca$h Money Records.
10Currently resides in Houston, Texas, after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. [2005]
11Attends University of Houston, majoring in psychology.
12Always refers to Birdman/Baby (Brian Williams)as his Pa.
13Even though it bears a standard RIAA explicit-lyrics sticker he was unable to curse on his first album, "Tha Block is Hot," because of his status of being a "minor".
14Has consistently built up his 'Carter' series of albums, including a Mr. Carter EP.
15Has a record label called Young Money Entertainment. He structured it on the model of CashMoney.
16Father, with Antonia Carter, of daughter Reginae Carter.
17Records for Ca$h Money/Universal Records.
18Was once a member of the group the Hot Boys.


Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk2016performer: "Soldier" / writer: "Soldier" - as Dwayne Carter
Madden NFL 172016Video Game performer: "Bounce"
Suicide Squad2016performer: "Sucker For Pain" / writer: "Sucker For Pain" - as Dwayne Carter
American Honey2016writer: "All The Time" - as Dwayne Carter
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2016
Skam2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Birth of a Nation2016"Oh Lord"
UK Championship Snooker2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Rap Critic ReviewsTV Series performer - 10 episodes, 2012 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
BallersTV Series performer - 10 episodes, 2015 writer - 8 episodes, 2015
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 8 episodes, 2009 - 2015 writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2014
Magic Mike XXL2015performer: "All the Time" - as Lil Wayne / writer: "All the Time" - as Dwayne Carter
Power2014-2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes
World Championship Snooker2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
8082015Documentary music: "Nothing But Trouble Instagram Models"
Atop the Fourth Wall2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentary writer: "I'm Into You feat. Little Wayne" - as Dwayne Carter
The Interview2014/IIperformer: "A Milli" - as Lil Wayne / writer: "A Milli" - as Dwayne Carter
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 2004 - 2014 performer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2010
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
American Music Awards 20142014TV Special performer: "Start a Fire"
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 14 episodes, 2009 - 2014 writer - 6 episodes, 2011 - 2013
Step Up All In2014performer: "My Homies Still" / writer: "My Homies Still" - as Dwayne Carter
Catch Me Daddy2014performer: "Roman's Revenge"
Million Dollar Arm2014performer: "Successful" - as Lil Wayne / writer: "Successful" - as Dwayne Carter
Rio 22014writer: "Look at Me Now" - as Dwayne Carter
Broad CityTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Chelsea Lately2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madonna: The MDNA Tour2013TV Movie documentary performer: "Revolver" / writer: "Revolver"
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV Special performer: "High School" / writer: "High School"
The Bling Ring2013performer: "9 Piece" - as Lil Wayne / writer: "9 Piece" - as Dwayne Carter
Furious 62013performer: "Ball" / writer: "Ball" - as Dwayne Carter
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Night of Champions2012TV Special performer: "Champions" - uncredited
End of Watch2012performer: "Mrs. Officer" / writer: "Mrs. Officer"
The Block2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009-2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Thousand Words2012/Iwriter: "Lollipop" - as Dwayne Carter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV Special performer: "I Can Only Imagine" / writer: "I Can Only Imagine"
EastEnders2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 122011Video Game performer: "6 Foot 7 Foot" / writer: "6 Foot 7 Foot"
So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV Series performer - 8 episodes, 2009 - 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Formula 1: BBC SportTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Hawaii Five-02011TV Series 1 episode
WrestleMania XXVII2011TV Special performer: "I Made It Cash Money Heroes" / writer: "I Made It Cash Money Heroes" - as Dwayne Carter
Chris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes: Look at Me Now2011Video short performer: "Look at Me Now" / writer: "Look at Me Now"
Dance Paradise2010/IIVideo Game performer: "Lollipop", "Let It Rock" / writer: "Lollipop", "Let It Rock" - as D. Carter
Dance Central2010Video Game performer: "Down" / writer: "Down" - as Dwayne Carter Jr.
Lottery Ticket2010/Iwriter: "I Can Transform Ya" - as Dwayne Carter
Madden NFL 112010Video Game performer: "Let It Rock" / writer: "Let It Rock"
WrestleMania XXVI: The World Television Premiere2010TV Special performer: "I Made It"
WrestleMania XXVI2010TV Special performer: "I Made It Cash Money Heroes"
Live from Studio FiveTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Ugly BettyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Behind the MusicTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Warehouse 132009TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love You, Beth Cooper2009performer: "Let It Rock" / writer: "Let It Rock" - as Dwayne Carter
America's Got TalentTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
We Were Once a Fairytale2009Short performer: "See You In My Nightmares", "See You In My Nightmares Bumptempo Squeak E. Clean Remix" / writer: "See You In My Nightmares", "See You In My Nightmares Bumptempo Squeak E. Clean Remix", "See You In My Nightmares Underwater Slow Piano Version" - as Dwayne Carter
Dance Flick2009performer: "Got Money" / writer: "Turnin Me On", "Got Money" - as Dwayne Carter
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned2009Video Game writer: "Respect My Conglomerate" - as Dwayne Carter
WWE Royal Rumble2009TV Special performer: "Let It Rock"
CSI: Miami2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg2008TV Special documentary "Duffle Bag Boy"
Video on Trial2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Wrestler2008performer: "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" / writer: "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" - as Dwayne Carter
902102008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "The Crackhouse" / writer: "The Crackhouse" - as D. Carter
Never Back Down2008writer: "Rock Star" - as Dwayne Carter
Who's Your Caddy?2007performer: "Fireman" / writer: "Fireman" - as Dwayne Carter
Bringing Down the House2003performer: "Way of Life" / writer: "Way of Life" - as D. Carter
Undisputed2002performer: "Undisputed" / writer: "Undisputed"
Osmosis Jones2001writer: "Back That Thing Up" - as Lil Wayne
The Original Kings of Comedy2000Documentary performer: "What's Up With That" / writer: "What's Up With That" - as Dwayne Carter
Next Friday2000performer: "Good Friday"

Music Department

Undisputed2016TV Series composer - 20 episodes


Paris Hilton: Good Time2013ShortLil Wayne
Lil Wayne: God Bless Amerika2013Video short
Rich Gang: Tapout2013ShortLil Wayne
Lil' Wayne: Love Me2013Video short
Birdman: Y.U. Mad2011Video short
Lil Wayne Rebirth: The Videos2010Video
Freaknik: The Musical2010TV MovieTrap Jesus (voice)
Hurricane Season2009Lamont
Blueprint: Lil Wayne2008TV Movie
The Game: My Life Featuring Lil Wayne2008Video shortWayne
The Boondocks2007TV SeriesJericho's Son
The Roaches2006TV Series
3LW: Neva Get Enuf2002ShortLil Wayne
Baller Blockin'2000Iceberg Shorty


Nicki Minaj: The Pinkprint Movie2014Short executive producer
Weezy Wednesdays2014TV Series documentary executive producer
Nicki Minaj: My Time Now2010TV Movie documentary executive producer - as Dwayne Carter
Drake: Better Than Good Enough2010TV Movie documentary executive producer


Weezy Wednesdays2014TV Series documentary


Twenty One Pilots: Heathens (lpqx) (a Suicide Squard Song) (v.1)2016Video short writer of Sucker for Pain


Twenty One Pilots: Heathens (lpqx) (a Suicide Squard Song) (v.1)2016Video short Sucker for Pain

Sound Department



Drake: Better Than Good Enough2010TV Movie documentary production coordinator


Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again2014TV Movie documentary special thanks - as Lil Wayne


ESPN First Take2017TV SeriesHimself
Nicki Minaj: Live from Brooklyn2016TV MovieHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Undisputed2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Maxim Magazine & Bootsy Bellows Big Game Live2016TV MovieHimself
VIP for a Day2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
Grandfathered2015TV SeriesHimself
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Clueless Gamer
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentary
American Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Performer
SoundClash2014TV SeriesHimself - Performer
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
MTVU Woodie Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Weezy Wednesdays2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Clique2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Lil Wayne)
RapFix Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Show with Vinny2013TV SeriesHimself
30 Days in May2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jim Rome on Showtime2012TV SeriesHimself
DGK: Parental Advisory2012VideoHimself
I Heart Radio Music Festival2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Perfomer
David Guetta: The Making of I Can Only Imagine2012TV MovieHimself
2012 MTV Video Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Loiter Squad2012TV SeriesHimself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
MTV2 Sucker Free2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 MTV Video Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The World According to Paris2011TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
Dirty Dancer2011ShortHimself
Bonnaroo Music Festival2011Video
MTV2 Presents: Lil Wayne Unplugged2011TV MovieHimself
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Performer
America's Best Dance Crew2011TV SeriesHimself
Chris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes: Look at Me Now2011Video shortHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly2010TV MovieHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2004-2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Nino Brown Story 32010Documentary shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Lil Wayne: No Ceilings2010Video documentary
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Check It Out! Video2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Walmart Soundcheck2009TV SeriesHimself
FN Spring Break Rules2009TV SpecialPerformer
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List Presenter
All Access Grammy Special2009TV SpecialHimself
The Carter2009Video documentaryHimself
The Deal2008TV SeriesHimself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV Special
Fashion Rocks2008TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
BET Awards '082008TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Winner: Viewer's Choice Award
Behind the Boondocks: The Making of an American Classic2008Video documentary shortHimself
Access Granted2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Lil Wayne: Takin' Over Hip Hop Unauthorized2008Video documentary
Jay-Z: Live from Hammerstein Ballroom2007VideoHimself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
MTV VMA Pre Show Royale2007TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Who's Your Caddy?2007Himself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - 'You' Vide / Himself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer
All That Rocks2006TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Come Up2006Video documentaryHimself
DJ Khaled Makes a Video: Holla at Me2006TV Movie documentary
Diamond Life2005TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Wild 'N Out2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Performance
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Notarized: Year End Video Countdown2004TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
The L-Bow Room2004TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Cribs2004TV SeriesHimself
Slip N' Slide: All Star Weekend 22004Video documentaryHimself
Soul Train2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Hip Hop Uncensored Vol. 3: Hustlemania2002VideoHimself
Tours 2000: Backstage, Behind the Scenes & Over the Top2000TV MovieHimself
14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

The Rebirth of ICIZZLE2010Video documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The Onion News Network2009TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Just In with Laura Ingraham2008TV SeriesHimself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2007TV SeriesHimself - 'We Takin' Over' Video

Won Awards

2015BET AwardBET AwardsCoca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Tha Carter III."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Solo PerformanceFor the song "A Milli."

Nominated Awards

2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance
2016HMMA AwardHollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)Best Original Song - Sci-Fi/Fantasy FilmSuicide Squad (2016)
2015BET AwardBET AwardsVideo of the Year
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Collaboration
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Collaboration
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Hip-Hop Artist
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "Tha Carter IV."
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Song
2012VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a MessageFor the video "How to Love."
2011VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop VideoChris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes: Look at Me Now (2011)
2011VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Hip-Hop Video
2011VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best CollaborationChris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes: Look at Me Now (2011)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration

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