You hum his songs, and sometimes you even try to rap the way he does. He is one of the most celebrated hip-hop stars of all times, and he is one of the richest too. Known for “Bigga Than Life” and “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” this star goes by his stage name “Birdman.” He has left an impression on the hip-hop music scene and has earned name and fame out of it.
Birdman is always in search of new talents like Lil Wayne and Young Thug. He inspires a whole generation of black people to live a decent and dignified life. Let’s read how much he has made through rapping and what is the net worth of Birdman in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Birdman was named Bryan Christopher Williams at his birth on 5th February 1969. He lost his mother at the age of 5 and was looked after by his foster parents for 2 years before his father won his custody. He grew up in Magnolia Pictures located in Central City, New Orleans. He has served time in Elayn Hunt Correctional Center for possessing drugs.
Deeply grieved by the loss of his mother, Birdman remembers her through his songs. He is very close to his younger sister, and they share a father-daughter bond. He also has a brother, Ronald. He has two children: Bryan Jr. and Bria. He is engaged to Tony Braxton whom he has been dating since 2016.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Birdman formed a collaboration with DJ Mannie Fresh, and the duo was named ‘Big Tymers.’ Their first album “How Ya Luv That?” came out in 1998 and his other works “I Got That Work” and “Hood Rich” were brought out in 2001 and 2002 respectively. He left the group and changed his stage name from Baby to Birdman.
He then worked with Lil Wayne whom he considered a son, releasing the album “Like Father, Like Son.” He released “Bigga Than Life” in 2010. In 2010, he started working with Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan and released a number titled “Lifestyle.”
Birdman owns his clothing line “Respek” which has the catchphrases he has said during interviews. Birdman also established a venture Bronald Oil and Gas, LLC. It is an oil and gas exploration company. He co-founded Cash Money with his brother Ronald. He was nominated for a Grammy as well for his song “Stunna.” He collected the BET award for viewer’s choice.
Net Worth & Earning
Birdman has amassed a fortune of about $95 million. According to the Forbes magazine in 2013, he was one of the top 5 highest earning stars in the hip-hop scene. He grabbed an amount of $21 million. His collaborations with various best-selling artists and record labels have brought most of his wealth. The investment in ventures like “Respek” also proved profitable for him. He has claimed that he has been making money from his oil and gas exploration company.
He has purchased a home in Miami worth of $14.5 million. He and his brother signed a contract deal with Universal Records which got them an amount of $33 million. He likes wearing gold whose worth is in millions and he also owns a 15-carat black diamond ring. He has a fantastic collection of cars such as Ferrari and Maybachs.
Birdman’s life story has been a complete turn round from being a drug abuser to a millionaire. The lesson that one can learn from Birdman is that people are not merely going to give away what you want but you have to pursue aggressively whatever you desire.