Rapper Lil Durk performs during 2024 Dreamville Music Festival
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"Rich off Pain": Here's How Lil Durk Built His Multi-Million Dollar Financial Empire

Chicago rapper, Lil Durk, is no slouch. He has a multi-million dollar net worth, which he built during his decade-long career in music.


May 6 2024, Published 6:33 p.m. ET

Since bursting onto the music scene in 2013, Lil Durk has proven to be a formidable force in hip-hop. The Chicago-born performer first made waves with the release of his song “L’s B***h.” Durk later signed with Def Jam Recordings, a major milestone that marked the beginning of a new chapter in his career.

He released his debut studio album, Remember My Name, in 2015. and it quickly became a hit. The album peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart, setting the stage for Durk’s musical journey.

The rapper built an impressive life for himself, which he says was fueled by those who doubted his abilities.

“I ain’t never stopped,” Durk said during a sit down with Dwayne Wade for Interview Magazine. “I stayed focused and motivated. But I think what kept me motivated would be the hate, the doubt, and being counted out. That just made me more hungry.”

Durk’s grit and tenacity have paid off. The "Hanging With Wolves" MC has a hefty net worth, which he built during his time as an artist. Here is a breakdown of the GRAMMY-nominated rapper’s fortune.

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Lil Durk performs onstage during Lil Baby & Friends Birthday Celebration.

What is Lil Durk's net worth? The Chicago rapper is a multi-millionaire!

Lil Durk has firmly established himself as one of the most prominent figures in hip-hop today. His 2023 album Almost Healed achieved remarkable success, with over 500,000 units sold in the U.S. alone, as reported by the RIAA. The project was supported by Durk’s Sorry for the Drought Tour, featuring Kodak Black and NLE Choppa.

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Durk’s music, combined with his earnings from touring, have led to an $8 million net worth – according to Celebrity Net Worth. However, Durk has suggested that his fortune is larger than what has been reported. The rapper took to X (formerly known as Twitter) in 2022, to reveal that he signed a $40 million dollar deal with Alamo Records.

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Lil Durk performs during iHeart Powerhouse 105.1 at Prudential Center.

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Durk has been extremely successful. His song, “All My Life,” featuring , has since been certified double platinum – selling more than two million units. The track also won a GRAMMY Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance at the 66th annual ceremony.

Lil Durk


Net worth: $8 Million

Lil Durk is a Grammy-winning rapper from Chicago, known for hits like "All My Life" and "Broadway Girls."

Birth name: Durk Derrick Banks

Birthday: October 19, 1992

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Education: Paul Robeson High School

Spouse: India Royale (engaged 2021)

Kids: 6

Father: Dontay Banks

Mother: LaShawnda Woodard

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Lil Durk has a big family — meet his parents, fiancé, and kids!

Apart from his chart-topping success in music, Durk prioritizes his role as a dedicated family man.

His father is Dontay Banks, a former Chicago crime figure who received a life sentence in 1994 for his role in a multi-million dollar cocaine operation, per XXL. Raised by his mother, LaShawnda Woodard, Durk also grew up alongside his late brother, Dontay "DThang" Banks Jr.

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India Royale and Lil Durk attend the 66th GRAMMY Awards.

Durk started dating India Royale in 2017, and the pair got engaged four years later. Together, Durk and India have a daughter. The rapper is also a father to five other children with five different women.

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