Lil’ Kim is a rapper who began her career with the group ‘Junior M.A.F.I.A.’. She is also an actress, model, songwriter, and record producer. Her debut album called ‘Hard Core’ was released in 1996 and it sold more than 5 million albums globally. She has also released various other albums including ‘The Notorious K.I.M.’, ‘La Bella Mafia’, and ‘The Naked Truth’ as a solo artist. With the group ‘Junior M.A.F.I.A.’, she released her first album ‘Conspiracy’ in 1995. Kim has also appeared in various television shows and films. She is a philanthropist and has won numerous awards and nominations. The estimated net worth of Lil’ Kim is $20 million US dollars.
Kimberly Denise Jones known as Lil’ Kim was born on July 11, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York. She was born to parents Ruby Jones and Linwood Jones. She also has an elder brother named Christopher. Her father was in the U. S. Marine. She went to Queen of All Saints Elementary School. Her parents separated when she was 9 years old and she was raised by her father in Brooklyn.
She was kicked out of the house by her father and lived out in the streets. Subsequently, she also dropped out of school. She then went to Sarah J. Hale Vocational High School and later went to Brooklyn College Academy. When she was a teenager, she met ‘The Notorious B.I.G’ who promoted the group Junior M.A.F.I.A. Kim was 19 at that time and was included in the group.
Lil Kim has dated Shawn Powell and Christopher Wallace. In 2002, she dated Damion “World” Hardy. In 2004, she dated Scott Storch. She has also briefly dated Ray J. In 2014, she gave birth to a daughter named Royal Reign.
In August 1995, Lil’ Kim released her debut album called ‘’Conspiracy’ with Junior M.A.F.I.A. It included the singles “Player’s Anthem”, “Get Money”, and “I Need You Tonight”. It was a success and went on to become a gold certified album. A year later, Kim released her solo debut album titled ‘Hard Core’. The album debuted at # 11 on the Billboard 200 and went to sell over 5 million units.
The single “No Time” from the album with Diddy reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Rap chart. She then launched her own record label ‘Queen Bee Entertainment’. In 2000, she released her second album called ‘The Notorious K.I.M.’. It reached at #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Within four weeks of its release, it was certified as a platinum album. A year later, she teamed up with Pink, Mya, and Christina Aguilera for “Lady Marmalade”.
She then recorded the entrance theme for WWE Diva Trish Stratus. In 2003, she released another album ‘La Bella Mafia’. Two years later, Kim released ‘The Naked Truth’. In 2006, she appeared in ‘Lil’ Kim: Countdown to Lockdown’ on BET. She released her mixtape called ‘Black Friday’ in 2011. In 2017, she has announced her new studio album and also her mixtape called ‘Lil Kim Season 2: The Originals.’
In 2002, Lil Kim won the Grammy Award with Christina Aguilera. In the same year, she also won the Billboard Music Awards. She has received two BMI Urban Awards. She has won a total of 44 awards from 73 nominations.
How much is Net Worth of Lil Kim in 2017
Lil’ Kim started her career as a teenager. Her albums have been certified platinum and have gone on to sell in millions. She has collaborated with other artists for their singles. Lil’ Kim’s net worth is an estimated $20 million US dollars as of 2017. She inherited this fortune to her singing career both as a solo artist and with the group ‘Junior M.A.F.I.A.’. She has also appeared in TV and films and was a contestant in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2015.
She is also signed to Wilhelmina Models and is the face of ‘Brandy’. Lil Kim has also signed with different brands such as MAC, Iceberg, ‘Petite Peton’, and ‘Purple Vodka’. She also has her own line of designer watch collection and has two clothing lines called ‘Hollywood’ and ‘24/7 Goddess Collection’. Kim has also endorsed Cîroc vodka.
Kim has been involved in controversies with Foxy Brown, Shyne, and Nicki Minaj. She has voiced for various issues like HIV/AIDS and has been an advocate for LGBT rights.