How Much is Lil Kim Earning This Year
- Net worth: $25 million
- 2016 Earnings: $1.5 Million
We are only a 3rd of the way into 2017 and somehow we have seen a year’s worth of drama unfold. From the rap battle between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj, to the rumors of a fights between Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, and Chris Brown vs Soulja Boy fans have been nothing short of entertained. But one person most music fans have kinda forgot about is making more moves under the radar. Lil Kim just bought a 2017 Maserati worth $165,000, she might be celebrating her big earnings of 2016.
Lil Kim reigned over music in the 90’s becoming the highest selling female rap artist of all time. Kimberly Jones sold 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. But today Kim is still cashing in major royalty checks with no new music released. In 2016 she earned $500,000 from royalties from her solo records. “Hardcore” “The Notorious K.I.M” and “La Bella Mafia” sold 100,000 copies last year. It’s not enough to earn any new plaques or mark any milestones in album sales but since Lil Kim executive produced and co-wrote her own music she earns $3 for each album sale. Owning the rights to one’s music was almost unheard of in the 90’s when most major labels weren’t allowing artist any creative credit on their work. Which explains why some of the biggest selling artist like Toni Braxton and TLC failed to make a dime then. But Kimberly Jones has always been a strong business woman.
In 2016 Lil Kim also signed a few big contracts to renew her career. She signed a $2 million deal with Warner Bros music. The label has wavered off with any real artist in the past decade but they are making strides to make a return. They also signed Ciara in 2017. The label not only gave Kim full creative direction of the project but Kim will also have a label attached to Warner Bros where she will sign other talent. Kim has been working tirelessly in the studio which explains her move to Los Angeles in February. She bought a $2 million home in the hills where several producers have been collaborating on music. Producers such as Pharrell, Metro Boomin and Mike Will Made It have all been rumored to be working with the queen Bee.
Outside of music Kim also signed on to do 2 major films in 2017. For both films the rapper is commanding $125K each. She is also signed a $500,000 deal with Chrysler to use her music in an several upcoming ads. Miss Kim has been busy and if she keeps buzzing her beehive will be very very happy.