Lil Kim Net Worth, Career, Personal Life & Boyfriends

admin April 11, 2020
Updated 2020/04/11 at 3:03 PM
Lil Kim Net Worth
Lil Kim Net Worth

Popular Name:Lil Kim
Birth Name:Kimberly Denise Jones
Birth Date:11 July 1975
Birth Place:Brooklyn, New York, United States
Marital Status:Single
Children:1 — Royal Reign
Profession:Rapper, Actress
Years active:1994 till date
Net Worth:$20 Million
Last Updated:2022


Kimberly Denise Jones who is professionally known as Lil Kim is a rapper and actress from Brooklyn, New York, United States. Well-known for her unrestrained style of rapping and strong voice, Kim began her career in the industry during her teenage years.

She started by doing freestyle rap for rapper The Notorious B.I.G. She earned much appreciation after the release of her solo album ‘Hard Core’, and also released several albums which portrayed her rapping and singing talents, and eventually earned her many prestigious awards including the Billboard Music Awards and the Grammys.

For her music projects, Kim has associated with many other personalities in the entertainment industry like Yo Gotti, Young Jeezy, Christina Aguilera, French Montana, Beyonce, Jadakiss, and Miley Cyrus, among many others.

Apart from a career in music, Lil Kimberly has taken up modeling assignments and has worked with several brands, such as Brandy, Mac, and Old Navy.

She is a philanthropist and dedicates herself to charitable causes. She has participated in a number of tours and fundraising events to promote a number of causes such as HIV/AIDS, child neglect, breast cancer awareness, homelessness, violence against women, and so on.

Lil Kim’s Early Life

Lil Kim, born Kimberly Denise Jones, grew up in Brooklyn, New York, United States where she was born to Ruby Mae Jones and Linwood Jones on 11th July in either 1975 or 1976.

She and her brother Christopher Jones were raised in a Christian household. She attended Brookline College Academy where she completed her education.

She spent most of her years as a teenager on the streets of New York after her parents expelled her from their house.

Lil Kim’s Career

Lil Kim started her career as a musician in 1994 as a rap artist. In 1995 she joined a group called Junior MAFIA and together, they worked on a group album titled ‘Conspiracy.’

In 1996 Kim released her debut studio album called ‘Hard Core.’ She followed this up with the release of other projects such as ‘The Notorious Kim’, ‘The Naked Truth,’ and ‘La Bella Mafia.

In 1999, Lil Kim shifted focus to an active record-producing career and established her own record label called “Queen Bee Entertainment” aka IRS (International Rock Star).

She has worked with various record labels like Big Beat, Atlantic, and International Rock Star E1 Music. Kim has worked with music artists like The Notorious B.I.G., Junior M.A.F.I.A., Lil Wayne, Puff Daddy, Missy Elliott, and Mary J. Blige.

Lil Kim’s Albums

Kim’s output in the industry includes the following:

Studio albums

  • Hard Core (1996)
  • The Notorious K.I.M. (2000)
  • La Bella Mafia (2003)
  • The Naked Truth (2005)
  • 9 (2019)

Collaboration albums

  • Conspiracy with Junior M.A.F.I.A. (1995)

Lil Kim’s Films

Lil Kim also works as an actress. She has played a part in several movies like

  • Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Bad Boy Story
  • You Got Served
  • Life After Death: The Movie – 10 Years Later
  • Zoolander
  • Gang of Roses
  • She’s All That
  • Those Who Walk in Darkness
  • Superhero Movie
  • There’s a God on the Mi
  • Nora’s Hair Salon

She also features on television shows, with one of her most recognized performances being on the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”, in which she appeared as a contestant in 2009.

Awards & Achievements

Lil Kim’s efforts engaged in her performances have won her many awards in the entertainment industry. She won a Grammy Award in 2002 for her track ‘Lady Marmalade’.

The same track won her a couple more awards including an MVPA Award, the Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Awards, an MTV Asia Award, a Billboard Music Award, and a Radio Music Award. She also won a MOBO Fashion Icon Award in 2003.

Personal Life & Legacy

In her teenage years, Kim was in a relationship with her lover Shawn Powell. They dated for a few of years in the midst of which her boyfriend was convicted and imprisoned for robbery.

Their engagement took place while he was incarcerated. However, her ambition to pursue a career as a hip-hop artist led to the breakup of the love birds.

Up next, Kimberly met rapper Christopher Wallace and they started an off-and-off relationship. This continued until he died in 1997. At that time, she was pregnant with his child, however, she decided to terminate her pregnancy.

In 2002, she entered a relationship with Damion “World” Hardy, who was involved in drug dealing. Lil Kim later revealed that she had to suffer physical abuse in the relationship.

A year later in 2003, the couple separated. The following year, Kim began to date record producer Scott Storch and their relationship lasted only two months.

In 2007, she got romantically involved with singer and television personality, Ray J, and moved on afterward to date rapper Mr. Papers, for whom she gave birth to a daughter named Royal Reign in 2014.

Kimberly Denise Jones is a philanthropist and dedicates herself to charitable causes. She has participated in a number of tours and fundraising events to promote a number of causes such as HIV/AIDS, child neglect, breast cancer awareness, homelessness, violence against women, and so on. She is also an LGBT advocate.

Physical Features

45 years old Kimberly Jones still has a stunning body in fine shape. She weighs 55kg and stands at a height of 150cm. Her eyes are dark brown and her hair is naturally black in color although she likes to tint it in other colors for the sake of her showbiz activities.

Lil Kim Net Worth

Lil Kim net worth is large enough for the rapper and songwriter to be included on the list of the richest female rappers in the world, along with the likes of Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.

Although her salary and annual earnings have never been disclosed, we know the rapper earns a reasonable sum considering how much she puts out every year in terms of singles, albums, and tours.

Additionally, she earns from endorsing brands and modeling for several companies. That aside, Lil Kim also features as an actress.

With over 30 films and television shows to her credit, it is quite easy to see how her wealth has been generated over the years.

Lil Kim net worth is estimated at $20 million.


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