Lil Kim net worth

Lil Kim net worth

Net Worth: $18 Million

About Lil Kim

Lil Kim net worth

Lil Kim (real name Kimberly Denise Jones) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter, record producer and an occasional actress. Her debut album entitled Hard Core was released in 1996 and received a 2x Platinum certification from RIAA. Kim’s two consecutive albums, The Notorious K. I. M. (released in 2000) and la Bella Mafia (released in 2003) were also certified Platinum, making Lil Kim the second female rapper after Missy Elliot that has managed to release 3 platinum albums. Lil Kim net worth is currently estimated at $18 million.

Kimberly was born in Brooklyn in a family of Linwood and Ruby Jones. The early period of her life was extremely troublesome. Kim’s parents divorced when she was nine year old and the girl stayed to live with her father, Linwood. In Brooklyn Kim attended the same school as the rappers Nas and Foxy Brown did. When Kimberly was a teenager she and her father got into a big fight which ended with Kim being kicked out of home. At that time Lil Kim net worth was just about zero, thus the teenager had to stay at her friend’s or even sleep in the streets.

What saved Lil Kim from the street life were her talent and a fatal acquisition with another famous rapper The Notorious B. I. G.

Lil Kim net worth started to grow in the 90s, after she joined the group Junior M.A.F.I.A., formed and promoted primarily by The Notorious B.I.G. The group released its debut album entitled Conspiracy in 1995. The album became quite a success, peaked at top 10 of the Billboard 200 and sold nearly 70.000 copies during the first week. The album featured three singles and received Gold certification from RIAA. After the year with the band Kim decided to seek her solo career and started recording Hard Core. The album hit the Billboard 200 at 11th position. Knowing the potential audience for female rapper is way smaller than the one available for mainstream singers, this was an amazing success. The album sold almost 80 thousand copies during the first week and 2 million copies eventually. Kim released her second solo album entitled The Notorious K.I.M. in 2000. Despite taken separately each of the songs of the album were not very successful, the CD debuted on Billboard at #4 and sold nearly 330.000 copied during the first week. The album received a Platinum certification.

However, Lil Kim net worth did not save her for going to prison in 2005. Kim was pleaded guilty for lying to the jury during the court process which included Kim’s boyfriend and her manager. She was sentenced to spend one year in a federal prison and one month in home detention. Kim served the full sentence and was released from the federal Detention Centre in Philadelphia in the summer of 2006.

Now you have an idea why Lil Kim net worth is this huge

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