How Much Money Does Lil Wayne Have?

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There is no definite answer, especially because Lil Wayne has put out so many records beginning with Tha Block Is Hot which was released in 1999, had countless features, and has been touring since he joined Cash Money Records in 1991. Although there is no way of knowing for sure except for asking Lil Wayne himself, many sources predict his net-worth to be anywhere from $55 Million to $75 million and possibly even more. Below are a few notable sources despite their difference in figures. Hopefully this will help give you a better understanding of how much money Lil Wayne actually has or has made.

Forbe’s Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2009: $18 Million
Forbe’s Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2008: $13 Million
Forbe’s Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2007: Less than $10 Million
Billboard Music Money Makers List (2009 Earnings): $12,866,174
Billboard Music Money Makers List (2008 Earnings): $57,441,334

2010 Billboard Music Money Makers List (2009 Earnings)

30. Lil Wayne – $12,866,174
The soon-to-be-incarcerated rap star will be missed by fans and promoters. In 2009 he had the highest-grossing hip-hop tour of the year — and the most lucrative rap trek that Billboard has ever tracked, raking in $10.4 million.

2009 Billboard Music Money Makers List (2008 Earnings)

1. Madonna: $242,176,466
2. Bon Jovi: $157,177,766
3. Bruce Springsteen: $156,327,964
4. The Police: $109,976,894
5. Celine Dion: $99,171,237
6. Kenny Chesney: $90,823,990
7. Neil Diamond: $82,174,000
8. Rascall Flatts: $63,522,160
9. Jonas Brothers: $62,638,814
10. Coldplay: $62,175,555
11. The Eagles: $61,132,213
12. Lil Wayne: $57,441,334
Tha Carter III, rapper Lil Wayne’s latest, sold almost 3 million copies last year making it the best-selling album of 2008. With total sales of 2.88 million copies, Tha Carter III‘s ascension to the top of the year-end sales chart is significant primarily because it marks the first time since Nielsen Soundscan began tracking sales in 1991 that the best-selling album of a calendar year has moved less than 3 million copies.

13. AC/DC: $56,505,296
14. Michael Buble: $50,257,364
15. Miley Cyrus: $48,920,806
16. Taylor Swift: $45,588,730
17. Journey: $44,787,328
18. Billy Joel: $44,581,010
19. Mary J. Blige: $43,472,850
20. Kanye West: $42,552,402

Forbe’s Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2009

  1. Jay-Z – 35 Million
  2. Diddy – 30 Million
  3. Kanye West – 25 Million
  4. 50 Cent – 20 Million
  5. Akon – 20 Million
  6. Lil Wayne – 18 Million
    Started hip-hop career as a teenager with group Hot Boys, blossomed into a mainstream celebrity with hits like “Tha Block is Hot” and “Lollipop.” This year, pulled in an estimated $10 million from his 65-show mega-tour alone; latest album, Tha Carter III, went platinum in its opening week. Follow-up Tha Carter IV said to be in the works. Also starred alongside Forrest Whitaker in the film Hurricane Season, due out later this year. Longtime buddy Birdman reportedly gave Lil Wayne $1 million in cash for his 26th birthday in October.
  7. Timbaland – 17 Million
  8. Pharrell – 16 Million
  9. T-Pain – 15 Million
  10. Eminem – 14 Million
  11. Dr.Dre – 13 Million
  12. Snoop Dogg – 11 Million
  13. Ludacris – 10 Million
  14. Common – 8 Million
  15. Will.I.Am – 8 Million
  16. T.I. – 8 Million
  17. Swizz Beatz – 8 Million
  18. Andre 3000 – 7 Million
  19. Big Boi- 7 Million
  20. Flo-Rida – 6 Million
  21. Rick Ross – 6 Million
  22. The Game – 6 Million
  23. Young Jeezy- 6 Million

Forbe’s Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2008

  1. 50 Cent – $150 million
  2. Jay-Z – $82 million
  3. Diddy – $35 million
  4. Kanye West – $30 million
  5. Timbaland – $22 million
  6. Pharrell Williams – $20 million
  7. Swizz Beatz – $17 million
  8. Snoop Dogg – $16 million
  9. Dr. Dre – $15 million
  10. Ludacris – $14 million
  11. T.I. – $13 million
  12. Lil Wayne – $13 million
  13. Eminem – $12 million
  14. Common – $12 million
  15. Akon – $12 million
  16. Jermaine Dupri – $11 million
  17. Lil Jon – $11 million
  18. OutKast – $10 million
  19. Chamillionaire – $10 million
  20. The Game – $10 million

Forbe’s Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2007

1. Jay-Z – $34 million
2. 50 Cent – $32 million
3. Diddy – $28 million
4. Timbaland – $21 million
5. Dr. Dre – $20 million
6. Eminem – $18 million
7. Snoop Dogg – $17 million
8. Kanye West – $17 million
9. Pharrell Williams – $17 million
10. Scott Storch – $17 million
11. Ludacris – $16 million
12. T.I. – $16 million
13. OutKast – $14 million
14. Lil Jon – $14 million
15. Ice Cube – $13 million
16. Jermaine Dupri – $12 million
17. Swizz Beatz – $12 million
18. Chamillionaire – $11 million
19. The Game – $11 million
20. Yung Joc – $10 million
21. Lil Wayne – Less than $10 million

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4 Responses to “How Much Money Does Lil Wayne Have?”

  1. pissed off says:

    wtf? weezy kicks all here ass’s he shud b #1 on every fuckin list!!!

  2. No.!!! says:

    What.!! Dhisszz An Outrageee

  3. Brainz says:

    Are you serious?! I can guarantee that Wayne makes $12 million every two weeks! Y’all niggas are fuckin ridiculous.

  4. fuck you pay me $$$$$$ says:

    lil wayne got money out the ass but he not rich

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