Young Money Entertainment is an American record label founded by rapper Lil Wayne. The label is an imprint of Cash Money Records and is distributed by Universal Motown Republic Group. Current acts include Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jae Millz, Cory Gunz, Lil Twist, Gudda Gudda, Lil Chuckee, Short Dawg, T-Streets and Shanell aka SnL. The label has released four #1 albums by Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Due to the fact that Cash Money Records, LLC is a privately owned and operated company it is difficult to know the labels CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams ACTUAL net worth. He has stated in multiple interviews his net worth but that varies from $550 Million to $600 Million.
For the years of 2006, 2007, 2008 Birdman’s combined gross income based on income tax statements was $89.2 Million. Figures for previous dates are unavailable, however income statements for Cash Money Records, LLC are available going back to its first filing in 1993.
The Following is Cash Money Records, LLC gross income statements from 1993-2010
1993 – $818,512.88
1994 – $577,200.12
1995 – $1,305,645.08
1996 – $667,045.23
1997 – $2,540,536.02
1998 – $39,103,045.13
1999 – $27,012,445.76
2000 – $81,035,050.95
2001 – $17,667,350.53
2002 – $117,875,097.44
2003 – $9,350,426.00
2004 – $6,430,546.53
2005 – $17,530,342.65
2006 – $33,024,214.02
2007 – $31,530,046.44
2008 – $46,035,757.67
2009 – $34,503,200.44
2010 – $20,403,222.00
Total Gross Income: $632,503,262.45
These figures include income from Money Mack Management, LLC (Cash Money Records’ Management Company – Now Defunct) Millionaire Management, LLC (Cash Money Records’ Tour Management Company) and Millionaire Publishing LTD (Cash Money Records’ publishing and writing company)
These figures do not include Young Money Entertainment, personal income, or public endorsements.
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It is estimated that Lil Wayne is worth between 55 and 75 million dollars, it is also rumored he owns 3.5 million in cars and 5.6 million in jewelry most noticeable 100,000 doller Platinum diamond incrusted grill and a 135,000 doller ring. much of is worth has been earned from guest appearances on fellow artists’ albums he commands 60 to 150,000 a verse not including video appearances and touring. Lil Wayne as signed a shoe deal with reebok for 2.5 million and created his own womens jean line Double U jeans. and reports say Young Money Ent through Cash Money/universal records made Lil Wayne 10 million in its 1st year with the release of the Carter 2. Def Jam and universal records well both release I Cant Feel My Face with Juelz Santana.
In 2006, Lil Wayne stated that he makes nearly a million dollars per month just touring, which is not surprising considering he has concerts 3-4 times per week.
It had long been rumored that Lil Wayne was the cause of the Hot Boy$ breakup, both B.G. and Juvenile stated they believed that Lil’ Wayne earned more off the Hot Boy$ 1998 release “Guerilla Warfare” than anyone else in the group, and also received higher appearance fees than the others. around 150,000 more each member made about 2.5 million.
It has to be around now 95 through 100 million
100 Million dollars.
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Affiliated YMCMB members include:
Marly G, NO Capo, Lil Za, Trell, Young L.O., Mike Banger, T@, KY Finis, Tity Boi, Troy Bless, and Snack.