Rappers often flaunt a life that the average person can only dream about. From private jets to jewelry that costs as much as some people’s homes, these artists are enjoying the lifestyles of the rich and famous — and making sure that we all know it. And it seems like every day a new artist emerges sharing tales of their wealth and glory.
One of the somewhat newer yet still established artists on the scene is Lil Baby. His star rose exponentially in 2017 and since then he has been a fixture on the award circuit and in countless songs, collaborating with major artists like Kanye West, The Weeknd and Lil Durk. So, with lots of wins and plenty of songs that reached the top of the Billboard charts, how much is Lil Baby’s net worth?
From Trouble to Success
Lil Baby, born Dominique Armani Jones in 1994, is originally from Atlanta, Ga. Not much is known about his childhood except that Dominique and his two sisters were raised by a single mom after his dad left when he was two years old. Additionally he dropped out of high school and turned to selling drugs. This landed him in and out of jail several times including in 2012 for possession with intent to sell and 2013 for another marijuana possession charge.
Shortly after serving two years in jail for that charge, he started rapping. By age 17 he was a fixture at the local Quality Control Records in Atlanta and was later encouraged by the label founder, Kevin “Coach K” Lee. After this, he released a mixtape in 2017 titled “Perfect Timing” that featured Lil Yachty and Young Thug.
Focusing on his momentum, Lil Baby continued releasing mixtapes, each one building in popularity with even more impressive featured artists than the last. This included appearances by artists like Atlanta rapper Mario who appeared on “2 The Hard Way.” The mixtapes were well received and one of the singles, “Freestyle,” was eventually certified gold by the RIAA in February 2020.
Harder Than Ever and His Label Launch
After consecutive successes with his mixtape, Lil Baby decided to launch his own record label, titled “4 Pockets Full” (4PF) in 2017. However, the label was later renamed to Glass Window Entertainment and includes artists such as 42 Dugg and Rylo Rodriguez.
In May 2018, Lil Baby released his first studio album, “Harder Than Ever,” which debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. Top tracks from this album include “Southside” and the song “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake. The second major single peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Meanwhile, “Life Goes On,” featuring Gunna and Lil Uzi Vert charted at 74 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Continued Success and Accolades
Multiple mixtapes continued through the late 2010s along with several singles throughout 2020. Additionally, Lil Baby began to focus on a career outside of rap. In 2018, he appeared on the Adult Swim series, “FishCenter Live.” He was also in the “How High 2” sequel that aired on MTV. In 2019, Lil Baby released his second studio album with “My Turn.” Multiple singles from it were in the top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts.
Meanwhile, he has racked up quite a few awards in his relatively young career including Songwriter of the Year and Winning Rap Songs for the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. He won Best New Artist and Best Male Hip Hop Artist at the 2021 BET Music Awards, and at the BET Hip Hop Awards he won Best Impact Track (2020) and Best Duo or Group (with Lil Durk in 2021) and Hip Hop Artist of the Year (2021). In 2022 he earned the Grammy award for the Best Melodic Rap Performance for his track “Hurricane” featuring Kanye West and The Weeknd. Lil Baby also snagged an MTV Video Music Award for the Best Hip Hop song with the track “Do We Have a Problem.”
Lil Baby’s Net Worth
As of the time of publication for this article, Lil Baby’s current net worth is estimated to be $8 million. While Lil Baby is a prolific rapper, much of his wealth is tied to real estate as the lyricist owns several properties not just in Atlanta but in Los Angeles, New York and other cities across the country. He also notes that he has a major love for cars, with an inventory that includes Range Rovers, Cameros and more.