Lil Kim Net Worth: $500 Thousand
Net Worth: $500 Thousand
Date of Birth: Jul 11, 1974
Age: 48 years
Height: 4 ft 11 in (1.5 m)
Profession: Model, Actor, Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Author, Record producer
Nationality: United States of America
Lil Kim net worth is around $500 thousand. Kimberly Denise Jones better known by her stage name Lil’ Kim, is a famous American rapper, actress, model, and reality television personality.
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In her teens, Jones did freestyle rap and was influenced by fellow female hip hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. In 1994, Jones was discovered by fellow rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who asked her to join his group Junior M.A.F.I.A.; their debut album, Conspiracy, generated two top 20 singles in the United States and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Lil Kim net worth [current_date format=’Y’]:
Lil Kim net worth is around $500 thousand in 2022. Lil Kim is popular for being a founding member of rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A. Lil Kim became a successful solo artist in the late 1990s.
The rapper has experienced financial stress in recent years. Kim filed for personal bankruptcy in 2018 at which point she reported having $2.57 million worth of assets and $4.08 million worth of liabilities.
Lil Kim Bankruptcy:
On June 12, 2018, Lil’ Kim filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in New Jersey. As per court filing, Kim had recently lost her 6,000-square-foot $3 million mansion in a gated community in Alpine, New Jersey to foreclosure.
Kim reportedly owed $1.5 million in back taxes to the federal government and $667,000 in late mortgage payments. She listed a total of $4 million in debt and $2.5 million worth of assets, including a 2005 Bentley that’s worth $50,000, a 2000 Mercedes worth $4,200, and jewelry worth $25,000.
The filings show that Kim earned $823,000 in 2016 and $398,000 in 2017. Her average monthly earnings come to $18,000, but she reportedly spends $10,000 per month on travel, $6,600 on her mortgage, $2,200 per month on wardrobe, and $2,300 on staff.
Lil Kim Biography:
Born Kimberly Denise Jones
July 11, 1974 (age 48)
New York City, U.S.
Other names Queen Bee
Occupation Rapper, actress, model, television personality
Years active 1994–present
Partner(s) Mr. Papers (2012–2014, 2020–present)
Awards Full list
Genres Hip hop
Kimberly Denise Jones was born on July 11, 1974 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. Kim has one elder brother, Christopher.
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When Jones was 9, her parents, Linwood Jones and Ruby Jones, divorced and she was then raised by her father. They had a complicated relationship and Jones was eventually kicked out of the house.
Kim then dropped out of high school and started living on the streets. Kim lived much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home.
This is when teenage Jones met Christopher Wallace—or The Notorious B.I.G. The rap legend became a key figure in her career. 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 took the stage name Lil’ Kim.
The group’s first album, Conspiracy, was released in August, 1995. It met with mediocre reviews and moderate commercial success—debuting at number 8 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 3 hit singles were “Player’s Anthem,” “I Need You Tonight,” and “Get Money.”
Juust after joining Junior M.A.F.I.A, a year later Lil’ Kim started pursuing a solo career. Lil Kim began working on her debut album late 1995.
Lil Kim 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 3 on the U.S. R&B chart and number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Lil Kim 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.
Kim fourth studio album, The Naked Truth, was released in 2005, while she was in federal prison. (Kimserved a 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.
Lil Kim was also a featured singer on the 2001 remake of “Lady Marmalade,” along with fellow artists Mýa, Pink, and Christina 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.
Lil’ Kim Boyfriend:
Lil’ Kim had an on-off relationship with Christopher Wallace, or the Notorious B.I.G., up until his death in 1997.
During the recording of her debut album, Kim became pregnant with Wallace’s child, but ultimately decided to terminate the pregnancy.
LiL KIM 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 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. Kim gave birth to her first child, Royal Reign, on June 9, 2014.