Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is 31 years old, divorced with four children and currently resides in Miami, Florida. Growing up in the rough 17 ward of New Orleans, he joined Cash Money Records at the age of nine and began rapping when he was 14. His first real success came in 1999 with his group Hot Boys and their platinum selling album “Guerilla Warfare,” along with his debut solo album “The Block is Hot,” which also went platinum.
Though Lil Wayne’s music was the springboard for his success, much of the money he earns comes from lucrative investments, property holdings and very well-paid endorsement deals with companies such as Pepsi and CoverGirl. Carter also owns his own restaurant chain, Fat Lil Wayne Burger, and has his own brand of vodka. Lil Wayne also earns significant money in the juniors market with a very popular perfume called With Love from Lil Wayne and two fashion lines, Trukfit and Lil Wayne Seduction.