Facts of Lil Kim Networth
|Full Name||Kimberly Denise Jones|
|Birth Name||Kimberly Denise Jones|
|Birth City||Brooklyn, New York|
|Father Name||Linwood Jones|
|Father Profession||Former U.S. Marine|
|Mother Name||Ruby Jones|
|Relation With||Mr. Papers|
|No Of Children||1|
|Education||Queen of All Saints Elementary School|
|Date of Birth||July 11|
What Is The Net Worth Of Lil’ Kim? Is She Still A Millionaire?
American rapper Lil’ Kim is assumed to own a net worth of $18 million as of 2019. She made her debut alongside late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. with Conspiracy in 1994.
Since then, she has been professionally active as a rapper, actress, and model. To date, Kim has released 4 successful studio albums like Hard Core, The Notorious K.I.M., The Naked Truth, and others.
Throughout her career, Lil’ Kim has been named as a fashion icon and one of the most influential and richest rappers of all time.
Bankruptcy And The Contradictory Claim About Her Net Worth
While Lil' Kim stands as one of the most successful rappers, her financial status has been surrounded by a few contradictory claims. Following her bankruptcy claim that still remains unfinalized, a few of the major sources have already asserted negative figures concerning her net worth.
While The Richest claim Kim’s net worth at around $18 million, Celebrity Net Worth states it to be -$2 million, as of Aug 2019. Her primary source of income is her career as a rapper and model.
Well, her overall assets kept aside, she is reported to earn $18,286 monthly from her songs, album sales, acting roles, concerts, and tour.
Lil’ Kim Filed For Bankruptcy, How Did The Multi-Millionaire Lose All Her Money?
Kim filed for the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy on 12th June 2018 in New Jersey after she lost almost all her money in back taxes, loan, and unpaid mortgage.
She reported that her 6,026 sq.ft New Jersey home was facing foreclosure as she owned $2 million on loan, $186,000 in legal fees, and $1.8 million in back taxes. Kim had purchased the house for $2.3 million back in 2002.
In 2016, Kim earned $823,000 which dropped drastically to $398,000 in 2017. As of 2019, she earns $18,286 from which she spends $6,610 in mortgage, $10,000 on travel, $2200 on wardrobe, and $2300 on staff per month.
In June 2018, Kim said ‘I remain committed to saving my home and reorganizing my debts’ which allowed her to keep her abode by reorganizing her debts and establish her strategies on paying the debt she owes.
Short Career Highlights
Kim began her career at a young age alongside The Notorious B.I.G. who became one of the key figure in her professional as well as her personal life. She got signed by Notorious to his group Junior M.A.F.I.A.
They released their first and only album titled Conspiracy on 29th August 1995 which debuted at no.8 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart selling 69,000 copies in its first week.
She then began her solo career with the release of her debut solo album Hard Core in November 1996. The album peaked at no.11 on the Billboard 200 and no.3 on Billboard Top R&B Albums selling 78,000 copies during its first week and 5 million worldwide.
Kim released 3 more albums titled The Notorious K.I.M., La Bella Mafia, and The Naked Truth. Here is a list of earnings made from her albums sales:
|1996||Hard Core||$2.6 million|
|2000||The Notorious K.I.M.||$4.75 million|
|2003||La Bella Mafia||$3.5 million|
|2005||The Naked Truth||$1.12 million|
Besides, she also earns a decent sum of money from her tours and concerts. In 1998, she managed to gross over $16 million from her tours making her one of the highest grossing hip-hop tours of all time.
As of 2019, Kim is set to release her fifth studio album titled 9. The album’s first single Nasty One was released on 11th July 2018 followed by Go Awff on 15th November 2019.
Endorsements Deals and YouTube Earnings
Apart from her professional career, Kim also worked with big brands like Candie’s, Baby Phat, Iceberg, Versace, and more. She signed with Wilhelmina Models in 1998 and also with MAC cosmetics with whom she endorsed their VIVA GLAM line of lipsticks.
In 2001, she got featured in a commercial for Apple’s Mac alongside other artists. Likewise in 2003, she became the spokesperson for American clothing brand Old Navy. As of November 2012, she began endorsing Ciroc Vodka with her own cocktail titled Queen Bee.
Kim has over 185k subscribers on her self-titled YouTube channel. As per Social Blade, she is estimated to make $174-$2.8k per month to $2.1k-$33.3k per year from her channel.
In 2000, Kim announced a promo tour in support of her second studio album and the MAC AIDS Fund. She collaborated with the company and interacted with fans to help raise money and awareness for the cause to help people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Her endorsement with MAC raised $4 million for the fund.
Kim then performed at BREATHE, a benefit concert which raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. In 2004, she participated in the 28th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race which helped raise more $100,000 for Racing for Kids which is a non-profit organization benefiting Southern California children’s hospitals in Long Beach and Orange County.
Similarly, Lil’ Kim has been an advocate for LGBTQ Community for a long time. She has participated in many gay pride festivals, the LGBT Pride March, as well as performing at D.C. Black Pride and Atlanta Black Pride.
Lil’ Kim Residence: House And Other Assets
Kim purchased her 6,026 sq.ft Alpine, New Jersey, mansion for $2.3 million in 2002. However, the house was put on foreclosure recently in 2018.
Similarly, she rides around expensive cars like 2005 Bentley worth $50,000 and a 2000 Mercedes costing around $4,200.
Kim owns jewelry worth of $25,000. Likewise, her monthly expenses are based on her travel ($6,600), mortgage ($2,200), wardrobe ($2,300), and many more.
How Much Does Lil' Kim Gives Away For Her Beauty?
Throughout the years, Kim has been one of the fashion icon and beauty queen. However, sources reported Kim went under the knife a few times to maintain her beauty.
As per reports, Lil' Kim has her jaw, cheeks, eyes, skin, and nose job done.
Lil' Kim's Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, & Relationship
Lil was born as Kimberly Denise Jones on 11th July 1974/75, in Brooklyn, New York City, the United States, to Linwood Jones and Ruby Jones. She holds American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnicity.
Kim grew up alongside her brother Christopher in their home town. She went to Queen of All Saints Elementary School before dropping out.
Relationship, Boyfriend, and Child. Who is her daughter's father?
Kimberly was in a romantic relationship with rapper Mr. Papers (Jeremy Neil) in 2012. They even recorded a music video on Pour It Up by Rihanna. Their daughter Royal Reign was born on 9th June 2014.
The following year, Kim and Papers separated and are rumored to have fought for child's custody.
Kim has been in a numerous romantic relationship over the years. She dated Shawn Powell for a few years and also got engaged, however, they called it off.
She then dated started dating Christopher Wallace and were together until his death in 1997. She is also reported to have dated Damion Hardy from 2002 to 2003.
She even dated late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. at the time of his death. In 2004, Kim dated record producer Scott Storch for a short time. She then had a relationship with rapper Ray J briefly in 2007.
Age & Height
Kim is 44 or 45 years old as of 2019. She stands 4 feet 11 inches (150 cm) tall in height.