|Real Name:||Durk Derrick Banks|
|Birthday:||October 19, 1992|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Occupation:||American Singer, Rapper,
Record Producer, Songwriter
Lil Durk is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Chicago, he is the lead member and founder of the collective Only the Family.
Dirk signed with Def Jam Records but left the label in 2018. After that, he released his 12th independent mixtape. He then signed to Interscope Records and released his third studio album. Durk’s most successful single is My Beyonce featuring Dej Loaf. It peaked at Number 21 on the US Rap Chart. He also collaborated with artists like Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Young Thug, and others.
Let’s take a look at his career path and Lil Durk’s wealth.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in 1992, he had to shoulder a large responsibility at a young age. His father got incarcerated when he was just seven months old. There were times when there was no food at the table.
Lil Durk got his first break thanks to social media platforms like MySpace and YouTube. Once his online fan base started growing, he accepted the idea of a rap career. His real name is Durk Banks.
In 2011, he started taking music seriously. Initially, he planned to sign with Chief Keef and French Montana’s label. But that deal fell through and he went on to release singles and mixtapes independently. He released his first two singles, Sneak Dissin and I’ma Hitta. In October 2012, he released his third mixtape, Life Ain’t No Joke. The mixtape amassed more than 216,000 downloads on DatPiff.
In 2013, his two singles L’s Anthem and Dis Ain’t What U Want garnered nationwide popularity. He then signed with Def Jam Recordings and accepted a joint venture deal with his collective Only the Family. He released his third mixtape, Signed to the Streets, in October 2013. He released eight music videos to promote the mixtape. And in the summer of 2014, he released his fifth mixtape.
In March 2015, Banks announced the title of his debut studio album, Remember My Name. He released the first single, Like Me on May 12, 2015. The album’s release got pushed back to June 2, 2015. The album peaked at Number 14 on the Billboard 200 and it sold 24,000 copies in the first week.
Later in 2015, Lil Durk released his sixth mixtape 300 Days, 300 Nights. The mixtape contains his most successful single, My Beyonce, featuring Dej Loaf. This single got certified gold by the RIAA of America with more than 500,000 sold copies.
In July 2016, the rapper released his second studio album. In May the same year, he released the lead single, She Just Wanna, featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
In 2017, Lil Durk released a couple of mixtapes. And by the end of the year, he left Def Jam Records and released another independent mixtape. After leaving Def Jam, he released music exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes store.
In the summer of 2018, he signed to Alamo Records and Interscope Records. Then, he released his third studio album Signed to the Streets 3. In August 2019, he released his fourth studio album, Love Songs 4 the Streets 2.
Earnings and Income
Lil Durk fortune is more than $3 million as of June 2020. He earns money through his record sales, but also through his collective label. In 2011, he formed Only the Family.
According to some sources, he makes about $500,000 per year. Most of that comes from record sales, tours, and product endorsements. His biggest single, My Beyonce, sold more than 500,000 copies, earning him a percentage of each download.
So far, he released more than a dozen mixtapes and four studio albums. His albums and mixtapes are available on Spotify and Pandora.
Lil Durk also earns a small profit from social media. He has more than 1.5 million followers on YouTube and 4.5 million followers on Instagram.
And he also earns money from product endorsements and merchandise sales. Durk has a contract with Beats by Dre, Luc Belaire, and Ethika.
Lil Durk had a tough childhood. His father served two life sentences without the possibility of parole during his childhood. He has a younger brother, Dontay Banks Jr.
Dirk is just 27 years old, but he already has six children. He fathered his first child at 17 years old. He began dating Nicole Covone in 2008. The couple got their first child, Angelo Banks in 2017. Two years later, they had their second child, Bella.
Dirk broke up with Nicole after their second child. He fathered three more children, Zayden Banks, Du’minier Banks, and Skyler Banks. The rapper did not disclose the name of the mother.
In 2018, he started dating India Royale. Then, he proposed to her in September 2018 and welcomed their first child, Willow Banks in October.