Lil Kim is a well known American rapper, model, songwriter, producer, and actress. Her debut album ‘Hard Core,’ sold over 500 copies around the world. She has also been a part of ‘Junior MAFIA,’ a hip-hop girl group. Some of her popular songs include ‘Big Momma Thing,’ ‘No Time,’ and ‘Ladies Night.’ Let’s find out how much is Lil Kim’s net worth in 2018.
Lil Kim Early Life
Lil Kim was born as Kimberly Denise Jones on 11th July on either 1975 or 1976 to Linwood Jones and Ruby Mae Jones in New York USA. She also has a brother named Christopher Jones. She was raised in a Christian household. She completed her education at ‘Brooklyn College Academy.’ She spent most of her teenage days on the streets as her parents expelled her from their house. She gave birth to her only daughter Royal Reign in 2014.
In 2002, she dated Damion Hardy, who physically abused her; in 2004 she had to undergo several nose surgeries because of being beaten on the face so many times.
Lil Kim Career
Lil Kim started her career in 1994 as a hip-hop artist. In 1995 she joined Junior MAFIA and worked with them on a group album called ‘Conspiracy.’ In 1996 she released her debut album titled ‘Hard Core.’ Later she also released ‘The Naked Truth,’ ‘La Bella Mafia,’ and ‘The Notorious KIM.’ In 1999, she established her own record label ‘Queen Bee Entertainment’ aka IRS (International Rock Star).
She has worked with record labels like Atlantic, Big Beat, and International Rock Star E1 Music. Lil Kim has worked with music stars like The Notorious, B.I.G., Junior M.A.F.I.A., Puff Daddy, Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, and Mary J. Blige.
Lil Kim has also appeared in several movies like ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story’, ‘You Got Served’, ‘Life After Death: The Movie – Ten Years Later’, ‘Zoolander’, ‘Gang of Roses’, ‘She’s All That’, ‘Those Who Walk in Darkness’, ‘Superhero Movie’, ‘There’s a God on the Mic’, and ‘Nora’s Hair Salon’. In 2009, she also appeared in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as a contestant.
Lil Kim is also an active philanthropist who has been working for causes like AIDS, Animal, Human rights, and equality, etc. In 2004, Lil Kim established a foundation ‘Lil’ Kim Cares.’ She has also been an advocate of LGBT community; she also actively participates in several gay pride festivals. She also identifies herself as a bi-sexual.
Awards & Achievements
Lil Kim is has won 73 nominations and 44 awards in her career. She has won 2 ‘Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards’, 3 ‘MTV Video Music Awards’, 2 ‘MOBO Awards’, ‘Grammy Award’, ‘Billboard Music Award’, 2 ‘BMI Urban Awards’, ‘Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Awards’, ‘Coke Juice Awards’, and 2 ‘Groovevolt Music & Fashion Awards’.
Net Worth of Lil Kim
Lil Kim has an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. She has generated most of her fortune through her successful music career. She also makes millions through her tours and endorsement deals. She also earns millions through her record label.
Lil Kim is one of the most popular hip-hop artists in America, whose music is way underrated. Her fellow female singers, like Nicki Minaj, etc., felt the need to diss Kim in their songs because they see her as competition, else why would really mention another singer in your for no apparent reason. She has struggled through her life to come where she stands today. She is a self-made woman, who life story is completely inspiring and motivational. She is also popular for her risky fashion style, which has actually inspired most artists in the industry today.