Birdman Net Worth:$100 Million
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 15, 1969 (52 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Entrepreneur, Record producer, Rapper, Musician|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Birdman is an American rapper, record executive, entrepreneur. Bryan Christopher Williams better known by his stage name Birdman is the co-founder and public face of Cash Money Records which he founded with his older brother Ronald “Slim” Williams in 1992.
Birdman released his debut album in 2002, and has gone on to release four solo studio albums in total. Aside from his solo career, he is also a member of the hip-hop duo Big Tymers, along with producer Mannie Fresh.
Birdman net worth 2022:
Birdman has a net worth of $100 million. Birdman, also known as Bryan “Baby” Williams, is the CEO and founder of Cash Money Records, which he founded with his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams in 1991.
Cash Money Records represents such notable acts as Lil Wayne, Drake Nicki Minaj and Blueface.
Birdman was 22 when he had already amassed a net worth of $40 million.
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Birdman has been sued by several current and former artists for failing to pay royalties.
At his peak, Birdman owned a $30 million condo in Miami in addition to at least two other properties in Miami (one of which is a recording studio) and a large mansion in New Orleans. His property portfolio is smaller today.
For many years, Birdman’s primary house was a large mansion on Palm Island in Miami. THip hop producer Scott Storch paid $10.5 million in 2006, only to lose it to foreclosure a few years later after blowing through what was a peak $70 million fortune.
Entrepreneur Russell Weiner, who earned his multi-billion dollar fortune as the founder of Rockstar energy drinks, bought the house out of foreclosure from a bank in 2010 for $6.7 million. Just two years later Russ flipped the house to Birdman for $14.5 million.
In January 2018, a bank threatened to evict Birdman from the 20,000 square-foot waterfront mansion. Birdman immediately tried to sell the house for a sky-high $20 million, but had no takers ultimately accepting $10.9 million in November 2019.
At his peak, Birdman claimed that he bought 100 new cars every six months, giving the “old” ones away to friends and family. He is typically seen wearing several million dollars worth of jewelry including a 15-carat black diamond ring and matching earrings and a $500,000 grill on his teeth.
During Hurricane Katrina, Birdman lost 20 houses and 50 cars including two Maybachs and four Ferraris.
|Born||Bryan Christopher Brooks|
February 15, 1969 (age 53)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Toni Braxton (2016–present)|
|Relatives||Ronald “Slim” Williams (brother)BenJarvus Green-Ellis (nephew)|
|Genres||Hip hop,trap,southern hip hop|
|Labels||Cash Money,RepublicUniversal, Republic|
Birdman was born as Bryan Christopher Brooks on February 15, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana. It took his parents, Johnnie Williams and Gladys Brooks almost a month to name him. Williams did not sign the birth certificate, so Bryan used his mother’s last name.
He has three siblings – Kim, Ronald, and Ray. Birdman and his family lived in an apartment above the bar his father owned.
In 1975, when Birdman was five years old, his mother got sick and died. After Gladys’ death, Birdman and his siblings spent a few years living with their uncle in British Columbia, Canada.
When the Brooks children moved back to New Orleans, they spent two years in foster care. When their father found out his kids were in foster care, he launched a lawsuit to get custody of his kids.
After a long, drawn-out legal battle in the 1970s, Birdman went to live with his father Johnnie and stepmother Patricia. At this time he changed his last name to Williams. Birdman’s father and stepmother lived in the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans. While living there, Birdman with his stepbrother Eldrick Wise.
The two teens were arrested when committed robberies and sold heroin. When Birdman and Wise were 18, both were arrested and sentenced to 3 years in a correctional center. Williams served 18 months and was eventually acquitted of all charges.
Once Birdman came of prison, he and his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams began noticing the emerging bounce sub-genre of hip-hop, which was popular in New Orleans nightclubs at the time.
The brothers formed their own record label called Cash Money Records and traveled all over Louisiana trying to find artists to sign to their brand new label.The very first artist they signed was a rapper named Kilo G. His horrorcore album The Sleepwalker was Cash Money’s first project in 1992. Birdman and Slim continued to look for new artists to recruit.
Eventually, Birdman convinced his friend, DJ Mannie Fresh, to be the in-house producer for Cash Money.
Cash Money grew to be one of the most popular independent record labels in the south by the mid-1990s. In 1995, Birdman was introduced to Dwayne Carter, a local 12-year-old rapper. Birdman signed Carter to Cash Money. You might know him better as Lil’ Wayne.
Despite their success, Cash Money had a number of setbacks in such as Kilo G, Pimp Daddy, and Yella — all Cash Money artists–were murdered in the 1990s.
Desperate for success, Birdman and his brother Slim recruited Turk and Juvenile to create the new band the Hot Boys with Lil Wayne and B.G. This proved to be the ticket for Cash Money and the label signed a $30 million deal with Universal Records in 1998.
Birdman also got into the rapping in 1998 itself, forming a group with DJ Mannie Fresh called the Big Tymers. They released their debut album How Ya Luv That? in 1998 and followed that up with I Got That Work and Hood Rich. B.G. and Juvenile departed Cash Money sometime in this time period, forcing Birdman to turn to his solo work.
In November 2002, Birdman released his major-label debut, called simply Birdman. The album peaked on the Billboard 200 at #24.
In 2004, Lil’ Wayne released Tha Carter, which was successful. Lil’ Wayne was Cash Money’s biggest artist. In 2005, Birdman released his second album, Fast Money. It debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200. the first collaborative album from Lil Wayne and Birdman Like Father, Like Son was released on Halloween 2006. The album peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200.
Cash Money Records is the most commercially successful label in the history of hip-hop music with 50 million records sold. At its peak, Cash Money Records pulled in $100 million per year in revenue.
The distribution deal Cash Money signed with Universal Music in 1998 netted the company a minimum of $30 million before a single record was ever made. But the biggest of all was when Cash Money signed with Universal, they negotiated a deal which would allow them to own their masters, a deal that not even The Beatles ever had! So instead of getting a few pennies for every record sold, the company gets several dollars of the profits generated per unit.
In early 2010, Birdman launched an oil and energy venture under the name “Bronald Oil” with his brother. “Bronald” is a combination of his name, Bryan and his brother’s name Ronald.
Their plans were to explore and develop oil resources in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Oklahoma Osage County. It’s unclear if this venture ever became successful or actually discovered oil.
Birdman Legal Issues:
In November 2007, Birdman was arrested in Tennessee and found to be in possession of nearly a pound of marijuana.
In 2009, Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Cash Money Records were sued for copyright infringement by Thomas Marasciullo, who claims his voice was used without permission.
Both rappers asked him to record some “Italian-styled spoken word recordings” in 2006. The lyrics were allegedly used tracks from the rappers’ collaboration album Like Father, Like Son and Birdman’s 5 * Stunna.
Birdman siblings & kids
Birdman’s mother died in 1975 after an illness. His step-brother Eldrick Wise was killed in an unsolved murder in 1991. His father was killed in a car accident in 1996. One of Birdman’s younger sisters, Tamara, was killed in a car accident in 2006.
Birdman has 10 brothers and 12 sisters.
Birdman has two biological children, Bryan Jr. (born 1997) and Bria (born 1998). In addition to his biological children, he formed a close parental-like bond with protégée Lil Wayne, whom he has often referred to as his other son, despite no familial connection between the two
Birdman began dating singer Toni Braxton in May 2016, and the couple announced their engagement in February 2018.In January 2019, the couple called off the engagement.However, in April 2019, both Braxton and Birdman confirmed that they were still together.