Net worth: $95 Million
Big Break: Tha Block Is Hot, 1999
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Marital Status: Divorced , Children: 4
Education: Dropout,University of Houston
Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings earnings: 2008: $13m, 2009: $18m, 2010: $20m, 2011: $15m, Total: $66m
American rapper, Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter, Jr., has an estimated net worth of $95 million. A game-changing artist and an impervious celebrity, Lil Wayne began as his career as a near-novelty — a preteen delivering hardcore hip-hop — but through years of maturation and reinventing the mixtape game, he developed into a million-selling rapper with a massive body of work, one so inventive and cunning that it makes his famous claim of being the “best rapper alive” worth considering.
The lyricist reportedly wrote his first song at age 8 and signed a record deal with Cash Money a year later. Two decades later, he’s one of rap’s richest. Jail (he served 8 months in New York’s Riker’s Island on a gun charge) didn’t slow him down? his album I Am Not a Human Being topped the charts shortly after its release, making Wayne the first artist since Tupac Shakur to have a No. 1 album while incarcerated. Born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.