Lil Kim is a well-known rapper, actress, record producer, songwriter, and model in America. She rose to fame as a part of the rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A. in the mid-90s and then went solo. Her debut studio album entitled Hard Core was certified double platinum by the RIAA. Lil Kim won many awards, and her singles sold over five million copies which were one of the highest selling singles of all the time. Keep reading to find out more about the net worth of Lil Kim in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Kimberly Denise Jones is the real name of Lil Kim who was born on July 11, 1974, in Brooklyn New York, to her parents Linwood Jones and Ruby Jones. She attended Queen of All Saints Elementary School which is located in Brooklyn. Her parents got separated when she was nine years old and was raised by her father.
Later she got kicked out of her house by her father, and this led her to drop out from high school. She met The Notorious B.I.G. a.ka. Biggie Smalls when she was living out on the streets. After that, Lil Kim got enrolled in Sarah J. Hale Vocational High School for two-and-a-half years.
Lil Kim was in a relationship with Shawn Powell during her teens. They dated for a couple of years, and Shawn was imprisoned for robbery. As Lil Kim wanted to pursue a career as a rapper, she broke up with Shawn. Later she met rapper Christopher Wallace and started an off and off relationship with him. Unfortunately, Wallace died in 1997, when Kim was pregnant with his child. In 2002, she began dating Damion World Hardy, and they got split up a year later. Kim has also been in a relationship with Scott Storch, Ray J, and Mr. Papers.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Lil Kim started her career in 1994, by participating in the Brooklyn-based group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. The groups’ first album was released in 1995, and it got debuted at number eight on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. She gained the attention with the album’s single Player’s Anthem.
As a member of Junior M.A.F.I.A, she went on increasing her popularity, and this allowed her to start a solo career after the Conspiracy album was released. A year later Lil Kim started her solo career by making guest performances on R&B albums and recording her own debut album named Hard Core.
In 1998, she signed a contract with agency Wilhelmina Models. Following the success of the album, she went on debuting her singles and collaborated with Christina Aguilera for a song. In 2009, she starred on the eighth season of the reality show named Dancing with the Stars where she got paired with Derek Hough who is a dancer and ended up in the fifth place.
She won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for Lady Marmalade along with Christina Aguilera, Pink & Mýa in 2002. She was also awarded the MOBO Fashion Icon Award in 2003.
Net Worth & Earnings:
And now we finally get into the actual calculations of Lil Kim’s net worth. As of now, the estimated net worth of Kim is $20 million. She earned all this fortune by working as a rapper, songwriter, actress, and model. Her debut singles were sold over five million copies, and they debuted at top positions on Billboard 200.
Lil Kim made appearances as a judge on various shows like Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, and The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. She also participated in a number of highly successful music tours which include two headlining tours of her own. Lil Kim has also been actively involved for several humanitarian.