How much is Lil Durk worth?
|Net Worth:||$3.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||October 19, 1992|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Lil Durk
Lil Durk is the stage name of Durk Derrick Banks. He’s an American rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. Often called “Durkio”, the rapper quickly gained attention thanks to his various music projects. Among some of the many genres that he excels in are a drill, hip hop, R&B, and trap. Apart from his very successful solo career, Durk is known for being the founder and lead member of his own record label and collective – “Only the Family”, which also features many other names such as King Von, Hypno Carlito, and DJ Bandz to name a few.
As of 2020, Lil Durk has a net worth of $3.5 million dollars.
How Did Lil Durk Get So Rich?
The reason why Lil Durk is so rich is because he received offers from popular record labels such as OTF, Def Jam Recordings, and Interscope among many others. In 2011, he began creating his own music projects and met several producers. Soon, he released his very first songs – “I’ma Hitta” and “Sneak Dissing”, both of which were met with positive feedback. The former also served as the lead single of his debut mixtape “I’m a Hitta”. Throughout 2012 and 2013, the rapper released three new mixtapes.
At the very beginning of his music career, Lil Durk joined forces with other growing and already established names in the hip hop world such as DJ Bandz, OTF Ikey, King Von, and Hypno Carlito. It was also in 2011 that he formed the “Only The Family” collective, which would later become distributed by Interscope Records and Alamo. Eventually, thanks in parts to the collective, Durk was able to make millions of dollars by producing both his and projects for other artists.
Why Is He So Famous?
Lil Durk became famous after the release of his projects in the drill style. He was born on October 19, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois. Because his father was incarcerated when he was 7 months old, Durk had to learn responsibility and find ways of income at a very young age. At one point, he joined social media platforms such as Myspace and YouTube, where he was able to experiment and learn more about rapping.
At the age of 17, he became a father, which was the main reason why he dropped out of high school. Soon after, in 2009, he became interested in rapping as a way of earning for his family, while at the same time he was facing serious law issues such as possession of a firearm and aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon. Because of that, he soon got many charges in court and was arrested on several occasions.
What Makes Lil Durk Successful?
Lil Durk’s success came in the mid-2010s when he had his breakthrough. He hustled for years and the song that finally helped him gain national popularity was “L’s Anthem”, released in 2013. After releasing multiple mixtapes throughout the early years of the decade, Durk released his first studio album titled “Remember My Name”. The album was released in June 2015, it sold more than 25,000 copies in its first week and even debuted at number 14 on the (US) Billboard 200 chart.
The rapper’s next four studio albums further elevated his career and boosted both his fame and wealth. His most recent albums, “Love Songs 4 the Streets 2” and “Just Cause Y’all Waited 2” eventually became by far his most successful as they both landed in the top 4 of various album charts, including the Billboard 200, Top Hip Hop, and Top R&B Albums. In October 2020, his fifth and most anticipated album, titled “The Voice”, is expected to come out.
Despite the controversy surrounding him, almost immediately after his rise in the music industry, Lil Durk was able to obtain millions of fans from around the world. Apart from his music, the rapper is known for his many legal issues, as well as rivalries with other public figures. Among some of the many characters that he’s had feuds with are Chief Keef, King L, The Game, Tyga, and J. Cole.
Overall, for the past couple of years, this inspiring young rapper has released nineteen singles (two of which received gold certifications by the RIAA), twelve mixtapes, five studio albums, and two compilation albums. He’s also collaborated with a number of established artists such as Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Drake, Jeremih, and Ty Dolla Sign to name a few.