Lil Durk Net Worth: Early Life, Career, Personal Life, Tragedies, and Legal Drama

November 15, 2022
Updated 2022/12/05 at 4:40 PM
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Lil Durk Net Worth
Lil Durk Net Worth

What is Lil Durk Net Worth? Lil Durk is an American rap artist with an estimated net worth of $8 million. He established the record label Only The Family (OTF). Durk gained prominence after releasing his mixtape series “Signed to the Streets” in 2013, which resulted in a record deal with Def Jam.

Popular Name:Lil Durk
Real Name:Durk Derrick Banks
Birth Date:October,19th 1992
Birth Place:Englewood, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Age:30 years old 
Nationality/Citizenship:United State of American
Height:1.7 M/5ft
Weight:72 kg
Marital Status:Engaged
Spouse(s):India Royale
Years active:2010–present
Net Worth:$8 Million
Last Updated:2022

Early Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 19, 1992. Lil Durk, also known as Durk Darrick Banks, grew up on Chicago’s South Side in the rough area of Englewood. Lil Durk’s father went to prison when Durk was a seven-month-old baby. Durk recalls there being instances when there was not enough food in his home when he was a child.

Durk’s first break came at a very young age through social media platforms such as MySpace and YouTube. Durk became a parent for the first time at the age of 17 and dropped out of Paul Robeson High School to join the Black Disciples, a Chicago street gang. Durk began to get into legal difficulty and was arrested severally for many gun counts. He eventually pleaded guilty to aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.


In 2011, Lil’ Durk released his first mixtape. Unfortunately, he was arrested for firearms charges around the same time. Durk began his rap career after being released a few months later. In 2012, he released his second mixtape, “I’m Still a Hitta.”

Durk gained popularity from his track “Sneak Dissin”, and he began guest performing on tracks with other artists such as Lil Reese, Fredo Santana, King Louie, and Chief Keef. In 2012, he released yet another mixtape.

Lil Durk began to gain traction in 2013 by releasing another mixtape, “Signed to the Streets,” and performing on tracks with Jim Jonez, Trae da Truth, and Chinx Drugz. His track “Signed to the Streets” was ranked by Rolling stone which made it the eighth-best mixtape of 2013.

He was re-incarcerated in early 2013 but was released in mid-summer. In 2015, he signed with Def Jam Records and released his debut studio album “Remember My Name”. The album ranked #2 on the US Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop charts, as well as #14 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Lil Durk’s second studio album “Lil Durk 2x”, was released in 2016 and ranked #4 on the US Rap chart, #5 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and #29 on the Billboard 200 chart. Durk’s biggest hit, “My Beyonce” (with Dej Loaf), ranked #21 on the US Rap chart.

Lil Durk has also worked with Meek Mill, French Montana, Travi$ Scott,, Young Thug, Boosie Badazz, RiFF RaFF, and other musicians. He received a nomination for Best Rapper of 2016. Durk appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2020 when he released his single “Viral Moment”.

Lil Durk’s commercial success grew with tracks like “3 Headed Goat,” which featured Polo G and Lil Baby, as well as “Backdoor” and “The Voice.”

In 2021, Durk collaborated with Lil Baby to release “The Voice of the Heroes,” which became his first release to launch at the top of the Billboard 200 rankings. In August 2021, Lil Durk performed as a guest on Kanye West’s tenth studio album “Donda”.

Personal Life

Lil Durk is a devout Muslim. His father, Dontay Banks Sr. served two life sentences without the possibility of release. Durk is the father of six children, each of whom is the product of a different woman. Angelo, Bella, Zayden, Du’mier, Skylar, and Willow are his children.

Lil Durk got engaged to an Instagram model India Royale in 2021.


Lil Durk’s cousin, McArthur “OFT Nunu” Swindle was slain. While in March 2015, his friend and manager, Uchenna OTF Chino Dolla Agina, was shot. Lil Durk’s close friend King Von was also slain in Atlanta on November 6, 2020.

Durk’s brother Dontay Banks Jr. was tragically assassinated at a Chicago nightclub on June 6, 2021. In July 2021, Durk was the victim of a home invasion. The accused fled the area after he and his fiance exchanged firearms. Thankfully, no one was injured.

After his 2011 weapon charges, Lil Durk continued to have run-ins with the law. He was Jailed once more after being released on bond for an additional 87 days.

On June 5, 2013, Durk was detained again on Chicago’s South Green Street after allegedly throwing a loaded weapon into his car when approached by police. Lil Durk was being jailed and placed on a $100,000 bail. His lawyer claimed to have nine witness affidavits confirming Durk’s innocence, but one of the witnesses later confessed he was the owner of the pistol.

In September 2015, a shoot-out occurred a few hours before a scheduled show at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This led to the killing of one man and damaging Lil Durk’s tour bus. Durk, according to reports, was not involved and was not arrested or questioned by authorities. Durk was detained in August 2016 on felony firearms allegations; the accusations were later withdrawn, and Durk was released.

In 2019, Durk and his friend King Von were imprisoned on attempted murder allegations. According to prosecutors, the two guys robbed and shot a man outside of a busy Atlanta drive-in. They were accused of robbing a man of a Jeep Cherokee and $30,000. Durk and Von were released from jail after a few weeks on $250,000 and $300,000 bail, respectively.



Where did Lil Durk grow?


The Chicago rapper now has a total of 12 platinum and 30 gold plaques, as Durkio’s 2020 album The Voice has been certified platinum.

Nearly two years ago, Lil Durk revealed that he upped his price to $100,000 a show, an amount that has likely gone up due to the success of his track “Laugh Now Cry Later” with Drake, his No


Lil Durk net worth is $8 million and this article has been able to clearly state out details of his early life, career, personal life, and so on.

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