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In this article, we look at Lil Wayne’s biography, total assets, age, awards, children and other relevant information.
Wayne had a great breakthrough into the music space in the United States of America and you would wish to have a feel of how he got that.
Lil Wayne’s biography
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive.
Lil Wayne is one of the most successful and celebrated rappers of all time, as evidenced by his 2018 legal victory over his longtime record label, Cash Money.
His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label.
Lil wayne was born on September 27, 1982 (age 40 years) at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Wayne debuted at the age of 12, received his first platinum certification five years later as a member of the Hot Boys, and immediately thereafter became a formidable solo artist with Tha Block Is Hot (1999), his first of 12 Top Ten albums on the Billboard 200.
Educational Background of Lil wayne
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., studied at the University of Houston.
The father of four didn’t study anything music-related during his time at school but he majored in political science.
A 2005 piece by MTV News detailed how the “Lollipop” hit maker wanted to be treated like a regular college student since he was simply looking to better himself and expand his horizons.
The rapper did joke, however, about possibly seeking financial aid for his schooling. Wayne wasn’t attending college full-time; he took classes like psychology on Tuesdays and Thursdays while dedicating the rest of his week to music and studying.
Wayne chose to study at the University of Houston because it was close to his hometown of New Orleans, but far enough away that he wouldn’t get distracted.
According to Study.com, Wayne was ultimately forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts but later took online classes at the University of Phoenix instead. The rapper subsequently received an honorary degree in psychology from UH in 2008.
Lil Wayne’s Net Worth
As of November 2022, Lil Wayne’s net worth is roughly $170 Million.
Wife (Toya Johnson)
Years later, upon Lil Wayne achieving stardom, they were married on February 14, 2004. In January 2006, however, after almost two years of marriage, the couple separated, citing her inability to cope with his lifestyle, most specifically his career keeping him away from home for long periods of time.
In 1996, Carter joined the Hot Boys along with rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Turk. He was only 15 years old, making him the youngest member of the group at the time.
3 years later, Lil Wayne went solo, and released his debut album ‘The Block is Hot’, which was a major success, reaching platinum certification. He leveraged the album’s success to release a couple of others within the following few years and put himself on the map.
Since then, Lil Wayne has become a sensation, working with many famous artists, including Drake, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Eminem, and so on.
He’s also received a large number of awards for his work and collaborations with others; some of which are listed below.
- 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)
- Billboard Music Awards – Top Rap Album (I Am Not A Human Being, 2011)
- Billboard Music Awards – Best Male Artist (2012)
- Billboard Music Awards – Best Rap Artist (2012)
- BMI Awards – Urban Songwriter of the Year (2009, 2010)
- Grammy Awards – Best Rap Album (The Carter III, 2009)
- Source Awards – Best New Artist (2000)
- Tha Block is Hot (1999)
- Lights Out (2000)
- 500 Degreez (2002)
- Tha Carter (2004)
- Tha Carter II (2005)
- Like Father, Like Son (2006)
- 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)
Does Lil Wayne Leaves a luxurious life?
Lil Wayne is thought to have paid $17 million for his home in Miami Beach.
Wayne drives a black Bugatti Veyron that reaches 60mph in 2.5 seconds. His Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe cost $443,000.
Lil Wayne is a huge fan of Dr. Dre’s headphones and he has been spotted wearing a diamond pair of Beats headphones.
The head-wear cost Lil Wayne around $1 million. He is also clearly a fan of diamonds and what better way to keep an eye on the time than with a $1 million diamond watch.
Lil Wayne has one daughter and three sons; namely Reginae, Dwayne, Kameron and Neal. The Grammy winner has four children with four different women, but before you cast any judgment, let it be known that the rapper is undeterred by the criticisms, once declaring that they are “not a concern of mine.”
Below are the children of Lil Wayne…
Born on September 9, 2009, Kameron Carter is one of Lil Wayne’s three sons. He shares Kameron with former partner and fiancée Lauren London, an actress, model, and TV personality.
Dwayne Carter III
Born on October 22, 2008, Dwayne Carter III is Lil Wayne’s eldest son. The rapper shares Dwayne with former partner Sarah Vivan, a radio host who has worked for Streetz 94.5 and iHeartMedia.
Born on November 30, 2009, Neal Carter is Lil Wayne’s youngest son. The rapper shares Neal with former partner Nivea, a singer known for hits “Don’t Mess With My Man,” “Laundromat,” and “Complicated.”
Born on November 29, 1998, Reginae is Lil Wayne’s daughter with ex-wife Toya Johnson, a reality TV personality, rapper, author, and businesswoman. The two were married between 2004 and 2006, marking Lil Wayne’s first and only marriage.