Lil Kim Net Worth 2020
|Net Worth:||$500 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 11, 1974 (45 years old)|
|Height:||4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)|
|Profession:||Model, Actor, Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Author, Record producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
How much is Lil Kim Worth?
Lil’ Kim net worth: Lil’ Kim is a New York–born rapper and actress, who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Kim was at one time much wealthier. Unfortunately she filed for personal bankruptcy in January 2018. In her filing she reported to have recently lost a longtime residence to foreclosure and owed around $4 million to various creditors. More details on her financial problems later in this article. Lil’ Kim is notable for being a founding member of rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A. She became a successful solo artist in the late 1990s.
Early life: Kimberly Denise Jones—known professionally as Lil’ Kim—was born on July 11, 1974 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. She has one older brother, Christopher.
When Jones was nine years old, her parents—Linwood Jones and Ruby Jones—separated and she was then raised by her father. They had a complicated relationship and Jones was eventually kicked out of the house. She then dropped out of high school and started living on the streets.
This is when teenage Jones met Christopher Wallace—or The Notorious B.I.G. The rap legend became a key figure in her career and they also had a romantic relationship. In 1994, at the age of 19, Jones joined the Brooklyn-based group Junior M.A.F.I.A, which Biggie formed and promoted. It was at this time that Jones assumed the name Lil’ Kim.
The group’s first album, Conspiracy, was released on August 29, 1995. It was met with mediocre reviews and moderate commercial success—debuting at number eight on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and selling 69,000 copies in its first week. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 6, 1995. Conspiracy‘s three hit singles were “Player’s Anthem,” “I Need You Tonight,” and “Get Money.”
Just one year after joining Junior M.A.F.I.A, Lil’ Kim started pursuing a solo career. She began working on her debut album late 1995.
Success: Lil’ Kim’s debut album, Hard Core, was certified double platinum by the RIAA and has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date. The album also reached number three on the U.S. R&B chart and number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Her two subsequent releases—The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003)—also went platinum. The Notorious K.I.M. reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart and number four on the Billboard 200 chart, while La Bella Mafia reached number four and number five on those charts, respectively.
Her fourth studio album, The Naked Truth, was released in 2005, while she was in federal prison. (She served a one-year prison sentence for lying to a jury about her friends’ involvement in a shooting four years prior.) The Naked Truth reached number three on the U.S. R&B chart and number six on the Billboard 200 chart. Lil’ Kim’s fifth album, 9, came out in 2019.
She was also a featured singer on the 2001 remake of “Lady Marmalade,” along with fellow artists Mýa, Pink, and Christiana Aguilera. As a single, the song sold over five million copies globally and is one of the highest selling singles of all time.
Over the course of her career, Lil’ Kim has won two Billboard Music Awards, a Grammy, three MTV VMAs, and two Soul Train Awards. To date, Lil’ Kim has sold more than 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide as a solo artist.
As an actress, Lil’ Kim has appeared in several films including She’s All That (1999), Zoolander (2001), Juwanna Mann (2002), You Got Served (2004), Superhero Movie (2008), and more.
In 2009, Lil’ Kim was a contestant on the eighth season of ABC’s reality television series Dancing with the Stars. Her partner was Derek Hough and the pair came in fifth place when they were eliminated from the dance competition on May 5, 2009.
Personal life: Lil’ Kim had an on-again, off-again relationship with Christopher Wallace, or the Notorious B.I.G., up until his death in 1997.
During the recording of her debut album, she became pregnant with Wallace’s child, but ultimately decided to terminate the pregnancy. She revealed this years later, during a 1999 interview with The Source: “I already knew the kind of relationship that Biggie and I had, and I knew that [having a child] was something that couldn’t take place…” In 2017, Lil’ Kim admitted her relationship with Wallace was “very violent.”
Lil’ Kim dated accused gang leader Damion “World” Hardy from 2002 to 2003, and then dated record producer Scott Storch for two months in 2004. In 2007, Lil’ Kim and singer/rapper Ray-J briefly dated.
In February 2014, the 39-year-old Lil’ Kim announced that she was pregnant. She gave birth to her first child, Royal Reign, on June 9, 2014.
Mixtapes and Feud with Nicki Minaj
After serving her 366-day sentence, Lil’ Kim was released from prison and initially struggled to get her career back on track. In 2008, she left Atlantic Records with the intention of releasing her own music independently. The same year, she dropped the mixtape Ms. G.O.A.T. – Greatest of All Time, which was critically well received but failed to garner much public attention. Kim also branched out into reality television, acting as a judge on the series Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (2008) and competing in Dancing with the Stars (2009) — where she was a popular contestant. There were audible boos from the audience when she was eliminated in fifth place. She released her second mixtape, Black Friday, in 2011, its title a nod to her feud with the rapper Nicki Minaj, who had in 2010 released the album Pink Friday. She has since put out two more mixtapes — Hard Core 2K14 (2014) and Lil’ Kim Season (2016). A new studio album is expected to drop in 2017
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She rose to fame as a part of the rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A.