Lloyd Banks is a hip-hop artist who rose to prominence by being part of the East Coast hip hop group G-Unit. He has been in the music scene from the early 2000s and has made several appearances on various TV shows. Garnering a huge fan base and success, Lloyd has accumulated a good amount of wealth throughout his career. This piece highlights the net worth of Lloyd Banks in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Christopher Charles Lloyd was born on 30th April in 1982, in New Carrollton, Maryland to an African-American father and Puerto Rican mother. He was raised in South Jamaica, Queens by his mother as his father spent most of the time behind bars while Lloyd was growing up. He has one brother named Loui V. Lloyd.
Lloyd attended August Martin High School. Lloyd dropped out at the age of sixteen.
Christopher’s stage name, Banks, originated from his great-grandfather who was called Banks.
Lloyd Banks has been in several high profile relationships. He dated former American adult film star, Taylor Rain at an unknown timeline. He was also in a relationship with R&B singer Olivia Longott from 2004-2006. Lloyd moved on to date Yaris Sanchez in 2009. The relationship lasted for ten months, and they spilled in 2010. The two have a daughter together named Christina Ryann Lloyde.
Lloyd is not currently married.
On September 10, 2001, he was shot twice while leaving a nightclub, leaving him with back and stomach injuries. He woke up the next morning to events of the 9/11 terrorist attack and watched the news from his hospital bed.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Lloyd started rapping and writing lyrics during his teen years. He created a buzz on the streets from participating in local neighborhood competitions and featuring on some mix-tapes of unsigned rappers. Banks grew up in the same neighborhood with fellow rappers 50 Cent, and Tony Yayo and the three came together to form the group G-Unit. Although they did not have their record label, they embarked on producing mix-tapes. The group’s first official mix-tape was titled 50 Cent Is the Future which was released in 2002.
Amidst plans of recording an album, Yayo was sentenced to prison for gun possession, and the group signed rapper Young Buck. The trio established their record label, G-Unit Records and released their first official album in November 2003. The album was titled Beg for Mercy and was received very well, going on to be certified double platinum.
Lloyd took on a solo career and released his debut album as a solo artist in June 2004, titled The Hunger for More which was a commercial success. The Big Withdrawal, which was intended to be his second album, was leaked to the internet leading him to start working on another album. He released Rotten Apple on October 10, 2006. That record did not sell as much as his first debut album.
In 2009, Lloyd was dropped from Interscope Records. He is however still signed to G-Unit Records.
Net Worth & Earnings
Lloyd Banks has flourished in his career as a rapper and has accumulated a hefty amount of wealth. Banks’ net worth is estimated to be over $12 million. He earns his money through his album sales and from concert performances.
At the age of 36, it is no doubt that Lloyd Banks has still a lot of work to do in the music realm. His rapping style and lyrics have set the standards for many rappers. More success is inevitable for this artist.