How much is Lil Baby worth?
|Date of Birth:
|December 3, 1994 (age 28)
|United States of America
|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
About Lil Baby
Lil Baby is one of the fastest rising American rapper who came into lime light after releasing of his debut mixtape Perfect Timing. He is prominent for his genius trap music style and melodious lyrics. Named Dominique Armani Jones, Lil Baby is a rapper, singer and song writer. He was born on December 3, 1994 in Atlanta, to a lower middle class family living in the suburb of Georgia U.S. At the age of two, his father left the family leaving his single mother to raise him and his little brother.
Growing up, Jones like many others in the neighborhood turned to petty crimes to survive. His parent complained about his low grades in school but Dominique had already lost interest in his studies. It seems options were limited to him and Lil Baby appears to have turned to selling drugs of the street, while slowly nursing his passion for music. Allegedly his influence in neighborhood crime related activities allegedly increased. Jones finally dropped out of high school in the ninth grade.
In early 2012, it seems his activities were catching up to him and he was charged with possession of illicit drugs with intent to sell. He was allegedly urged by his original attorney to accept a two-year plea deal but Jones declined and acquired a new attorney. Jones’ new attorney placed him in a special program that would keep him only a year. During this time he allegedly got into fights, apparently over racial comments and remarks. Jones’ sentence was replaced with the original 2-year deal. Later in 2013, he was charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. In 2014, he was arrested again and charged with possession of marijuana again.
While we have no first hand knowledge of any of Lil Baby’s alleged crimes, many people feel that possession of marijuana should be no crime at all. Fortunately while in prison, Lil Baby decided to go all in on his music career. After being imprisoned for two years, he began his rap career with 4PF (4 Pockets Full) and Quality Control Music.
After being released from prison, Dominique joined his childhood friends Pierre Thomas (Pee) and Kelvin Lee (Coach K) to establish a music label Quality Control Music. Lil Baby and his rapper friends started working on his debut mixtape Perfect Timing which he later released early on in 2017.
Though the mixtape didn’t catapult Jones to the hall of fame, it however gained prominence in Atlanta’s underground music scene. It was played in numerous pubs, bars and cars around Georgia. He released two more mixtapes, before he came into full limelight when he dropped his single “Free Style”. This paved the way for his fourth mixtape Too Hard which was released in December 2017.
In May 2018, Lil Baby released His first studio album Harder than Never which stood at number three on the U.S billboard 200 chart. The album featured singles “Southside” and “Yes Indeed” which he collaborated with Drake. The two singles rose to number six on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Later in October 2018, Lil Baby released another mixtape Drip Harder in Collaboration with another Atlanta artist Gunna. This mixtape was well received, it featured numerous hit tracks which was led by “Drip Too Hard” which he sang with Gunna. This particular track was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 62nd Grammy Award. On February 2020, baby came back with the second studio album titled My Turn which became a commercial success with 12 of its songs reaching Billboard Hot 100.
Apart from his music career, Lil Baby has also worked in a numbers of movies. In September 2018 Baby appeared on the television series FishCenter Live. He also starred in the movie How High 2 a sequel to the 2001 stoner film, How High.
Lil Baby’s success in the music industry can be attributed to his versatile flow coupled with delivery of captivating hooks. Jones noted for his creative ability of turning common lines into resounding vibes and this has gained him worldwide recognition.
Lil Baby has a genius unique style combined with fresh lyrics and has put in tremendous work to hone his craft. Releasing four mixtapes in a year is no joke, it takes incredible effort and it’s this perhaps more than anything that is turning Lil Baby into a household name.
His success story can never be complete however without mentioning the contribution of his childhood friends, Coach K and Pee who worked with him to create the numerous mixtapes that paved his way for his future career. During one of his interviews, Jones mentioned that his first mixtape Perfect Timing was recorded together with his friend within two days. This shows his level of dedication and commitment to his music career.
Perhaps maybe it was because Jones was born and raised in the ghetto and the fact that he struggled to survive, that fueled his passion and dedication towards music. In his lyrics, Lil Baby often talked about his early life struggle. No wonder his music inspires lots of young minds in the hood. Prominent rapper Lil Wayne mentioned in an interview that he regarded Lil Baby as his favorite rapper because he is an open minded artist with deep thirst for knowledge.
Lil Baby has been nominated for several awards, few of which includes: Best New Artist at BET Awards 2019 (which he won), Best Collab, Duo or Group at BET HIP Hop Awards 2019. His singles with Gunna “Drip Too Hard” also made to 2020 Grammy awards and nominated as the Best Rap/sung performance.
Lil Baby is a nickname Jones got in his childhood days for hanging out with older folks. In 2018 Baby started dating his ex girlfriend Jayda Cheaves and on February 2019 they had a child together.
Lil Baby’s Total Net Worth
Lil Baby has earned estimated total career income of $11 million dollars. As Lil Baby lives between the states of Georgia and Florida, he will have had to pay around 38% in taxes on his career income. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $6.82 million dollars, having paid $4.18 million dollars in taxes.
Lil Baby is not married but he has two children. In his personal life he has likely spent $1 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $600,000 from his investments. He will have also had to pay around $850,000 in business related costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Lil Baby has a net worth of about $5.5 million dollars.
Lil Baby is a fast rising rapper who has taken the American music industry by storm. During the early stages of his life, Lil Baby was involved in minor crimes. He was arrested and while in jailed decided to focus solely on his rap music career.
After getting out of prison he joined his friends who were already making money rapping. Lil Baby delved into music and eventually became a famous rapper himself. His first mixtape featured artist like Young Thug and Gunn. One of the main reasons for the success of his career was Lil Baby’s ability to fascinate music lovers with his lyrics. The success of his first mixtape forced him to collaborate with other famous artists which quickly made him climb the ladder of success. Today Lil Baby continues on his meteoric rise to stardom working on his latest releases as of 2023.