Lil Wayne Net Worth in 2021, Age, Wife, Kids, Girlfriend and Best Songs
Lil Wayne is an American rap icon and beloved by millions of fans worldwide. He’s lived a life most of us can only dream of, and he hasn’t even hit 40 yet. It’s a life that’s worth a closer look, and that’s what we’re going to do now.
Some of the most recent estimates place Lil Wayne’s net worth at a whopping $160 million in 2021. That makes him one of the wealthiest rappers the world has ever seen. That’s smack-dab in the middle of Snoop Dog territory.
Lil Wayne’s career as we know it began at the tender age of just 15. As impressive as that is, what’s even more astounding is that he began rapping at eight years old. His big break came at 12 when he was discovered by Birdman (Chris Williams), a co-founder of Cash Money Records. That discovery provided him with a path to release his first solo album, “Tha Block Is Hot.” He hasn't looked back since. Today, he’s a jack of all trades. He raps, produces, acts, and has even written a book.
|Net Worth||$160 million|
|Age||38 years old|
|Height||Five feet and five inches|
|Birthday||September 27, 1982|
|Education||University of Houston|
|Son||Dwayne Michael Carter III, Cameron Carter, Neal Carter|
|Father||Dwayne Michael Turner|
|Parents||Jacida Carter and Dwayne Michael Turner|
|Teeth||Worth over $150 thousand|
|Recently Engaged||La’Tecia Thomas|
Lil Wayne was born on September 27, 1982. On his birthday in 2021, he’ll be just 38 years old. He has more money than most people could earn in ten lifetimes, and that’s a testament to his enormous talent.
With the amount of heart and the size of his character, Lil Wayne feels like he’s seven feet tall. In reality, he measures up to just five feet and five inches.
Lil Wayne was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 27, 1982. His birth name was Dwayne Michael Carter, after his father, Dwayne Carter.
Lil Wayne was and still is a brilliant human being. He was even in a gifted program in elementary school.
His first attempt at a college education came in 2005 when he spent part of a year at the University of Houston. His professional commitments ultimately ended his pursuit of a degree for the time being, but he wasn’t done just yet. He’s currently enrolled at the University of Phoenix, where he’s taking online courses in Psychology.
Lil Wayne’s love life is a complicated one and pretty hard to tell fact from fiction amid all of the rumors and the countless women laying claim to him. What is sure is that he’s been dating Dhea Sodano since 2011. There is some disagreement regarding just how serious their relationship really is.
It’s widely believed Lil Wayne and Dhea became engaged in 2012; although he’s dropped hints on Twitter, he was, in reality, talking about being her valentine when he wrote: “She said yes.” Known to be a ladies’ man, Lil Wayne has had multiple open relationships, at the same time, throughout his entire career.
The wedding bells started ringing early for Lil Wayne. He first got married in 2004 at 22 years old to Toya Johnson, who was also a rapper and starred on a reality TV show. They ultimately divorced after two years in 2006. He’s not married currently, but he’s believed to be engaged to Dhea Sodano.
Lil Wayne has a total of four children. His first, Reginae Carter, was with his wife at the time, Toya Johnson.
Dwayne III is Lil Wayne’s second child. Dwayne III was born to Sarah Vivan, an Asian American radio personality with her own show on SiriusXM.
Lauren Nicole London is Lil Wayne’s third child, Cameron Carter, born on September 9, 2009. Lauren is an actress and known for her roles in 90210 and Entourage.
Singer Nivea gave birth to his fourth kid, Neal. Nivea and Lil Wayne got engaged to be married in 2002 but ended up not going through it.
Lil Wayne is not exactly someone to be considered modest. In 2018, he purchased a 10,632 square-foot mansion in Miami, Florida. The final tally puts the cost at just under a cool $17 million.
The mansion boasts an impressive seven bedrooms and a mindblowing eleven bathrooms. The master bathroom even has a full-sized walk-in closet. Impressive!
The floating steps leading to the front entrance are certainly a sight to behold. The house includes a built-in pool on the deck, mere feet away from the Atlantic Ocean's edge.
Lil Wayne seems to have a thing for the Miami area, and really, who can blame him? This is the second mansion he owned in the area, selling the first for $10 million in 2017 at a loss.
Out of the four children he has, Reginae Carter is Lil Wayne’s only daughter. She was born on November 29, 1998, to his first wife. And her age is 22 years old. She was briefly a member of the R&B group OMG (aka Miss Guided). She is also well-known for her role in the TV series Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.
At just 20 years old, Reginae has recently purchased her very first home. She has also been in an on-again-off-again relationship with rapper YFN Lucci but has reportedly ended things for good this time for causing her too much embarrassment.
Lil Wayne’s oldest son, Dwayne Michael Carter III, is his second child after Reginae. Lil Wayne named Dwayne after himself. Dwayne loves to rap just like his father and is also an avid skateboarder. The father-son duo sometimes will hit the skate park together and film the experience for social media fans.
Cameron Carter, Lil Wayne’s second youngest son, was coined the nickname “Killa” by his mother’s late boyfriend, Nipsey Hussle. A famous moment in Cameron’s young life is of him telling a story to the crowd at Nipsey’s funeral. He explained how he was in paradise, in the water, and Nipsey appeared behind him and said, “Wuddup, Killa.” They then hugged, and Nipsey disappeared.
Neal was born only a couple of months after Cameron. He lives with his mother, Nivea, but Lil Wayne is still a big part of his life, and they see each other as much as possible. His father gave him the nickname “Meatball” because he’s small and round. Neal doesn’t spend a lot of time in the media spotlight, but he does enjoy rapping like most of the rest of the family. Lil Wayne and Neal appear in several YouTube videos together.
Lil Wayne’s birth father is Dwayne Michael Turner. His biological parents went through a divorce when Lil Wayne was just two years old, and his father has been out of his life ever since. He considers his step-father, Reginald “Rabbit” McDonald, to be his real father. The rabbit was murdered before Lil Wayne made it big.
The closest thing he currently has to a father figure is Bryan Williams, aka Birdman, the co-founder of Cash Money and the first to sign Lil Wayne.
Lil Wayne was born to Jacida Carter and Dwayne Michael Turner. We’ve already mentioned his relationship with his father above. He likes to call his mother “Cita” for short. Initially, she was strictly against Lil Wayne’s involvement with Birdman and Cash Money because of the dangerous and risky lifestyle associated with the rap scene. After seeing her son’s monumental success, she seems to have warmed up to the fact that this is the life he chose for himself.
Lil Wayne is no stranger to nicknames. Everyone in the rap business has one or two, but Lil Wayne takes it next level with enough nicknames for him alone to span a whole generation of rappers. Some lists have the number at well over a hundred. He recently went public with his new nickname, “Tunechi.” Tunechi is an updated version of a more private nickname coined by his late grandmother, “Lil Tune.” He wanted the name to have more of an impact, so he added the “chi” on end to give a Gucci vibe.
Weezy F. Baby is another widely recognized nickname of Lil Wayne’s. He likes to have fun with this one, with about as many meanings for the “F” as he has total nicknames. Apparently, and unsurprisingly, the primary importance is F***ing. Other possibilities include Finisher, Fornicate, Fortunate, Flow, Fashion, Ferocious, and countless more. Birdman Jr., The Carter, Eddie, Fireman, Heatman, Groundhog, and Iceberg Shorty are just a few of his lesser-known nicknames.
Lil Wayne’s real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. He has no love in his heart for his biological father, who he was named after, and that’s why he chose to drop the “D” from his stage name to come up with Wayne.
Lil Wayne’s very first produced songs were part of the album True Story by the B.G.’z, back when he was known as Baby D. The songs included “From Tha 13th To Tha 17th,” “Thrill B'G,” and “F*** Big Boy.”
His first entry on the charts came with Juvenile’s single, “Back That Azz Up,” in which he was a featured artist. That song reached a peak of 19 on the Billboard top 100 in the United States. The title track from his debut album, Tha Block Is Hot, hit 65th on the Billboard Top 100 and features Juvenile and B.G. The first time he cracked the top 10 on the list was with Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child group. He was a feature in the single “Soldier.”
Lil Wayne’s most recent release at the time of writing in a feature role in the single “Lucy’s Love” on SiR’s album “Chasing Summer.” Still keeping a strong bond with his roots, Lil Wayne teamed up with Birdman and Juvenile for a single titled “Ride Dat.” A new and unlikely combination saw Lil Wayne connect with Blink 182 on a mashup of “What’s My Age Again” and “A Milli.”
Lil Wayne’s teeth are encrusted in gold and diamonds and reportedly worth over $150 thousand. He insists he doesn’t wear a grill, and they are, in fact, his real teeth. He once had a prison sentence postponed because he needed dental surgery and time to recover from what is believed to have been an abscessed tooth or some other type of significant damage.
Lil Wayne’s tattoos are highly recognizable, and the tattoos on his face are some of his most prominent features.
He has a capital “C” tattoed between his eyes, which stands for his mother’s nickname, Cita, and his last name, Carter. Teardrops under his right eye represent the number of people in his family who have been killed. He currently has two teardrops, but he used to have one beneath his left, but his mother told him he had too many tears on his face. He replaced that one with a tribal symbol. The nickname that was given to him by his grandmother also cut. He has “Tune” tattooed next to his left ear.
His hometown of New Orleans is displayed on the right side of his face and the New Orleans Saints logo. Others include several cracks on his chin and head, a smiley face on the inside of his upper lip, the word “Misunderstood” on the left side of his face, The name of his favorite Jay-Z song “Lucky Me” on his neck, and three dots by his left eye that symbolize “Laugh, Think, and Cry.”
Since Lil Wayne’s birthday land on September 27, it makes him a Libra. He joins fellow actor and singer Will Smith as some of the most famous Libra’s in the world.
Lil Wayne’s official Instagram handle is @liltunechi. The account currently has a jaw-dropping 10.5 million followers and is reasonably active with posts.
Lil Wayne is much more active on Twitter than Instagram. His Twitter account, also @liltunechi, has over three times as many followers at an incredible 34.4 million at the time of writing.
Lil Wayne’s official youtube channel is YouTube and consists mostly of all his songs, with a few random announcements and other one-off videos mixed throughout the list of uploads. The track currently has just over 9.08 million followers.
As of 2021, Lil Wayne's net worth is estimated at $160 million.