Lil Nas X is best known as an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He rose to fame with his hit single, the country rap “Old Town Road.” The song made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lil Nas X was born Montero Lamar on April 9th, 1999. When he was six, his parents divorced. He then lived in the housing projects of Bankhead Courts with his mother and grandmother and later moved in with his father. He played trumpet starting in the fourth grade but stopped in junior high. Because he thought playing the instrument would make him look not cool.
He would later move in with his sister and begin making music inside a closet. It was not until 2018 when he released his country rap song ‘Old Town Road.’ The song became a viral hit with the meme “Yeehaw Challenge” on TikTok where the song was played millions of times. Even country music star Billy Ray Cyrus support Lil Nas X and collaborated with him in a remix of the song, released in April 2019.
Then, on April 16, 2019, Lil Nas X broke fellow singer Drake’s record for the most streams in one week in the United States. “Old Town Road” had 143 million streams, surpassing Drake’s song “In My Feelings” which had 116.2 million streams in one week.
Lil Nas X’s Net Worth
As of June 2022, Lil Nas X has a net worth of around $4 million. However, others state that he is worth $7 million. Even then, some like Forbes claim that his net worth is an estimated $14 million. But this is pretax from the song “Old Town Road” when it was at the peak of its popularity.
Unlike most celebrities, Lil Nas X likes to keep his friends and family close. In fact, when he got his first big check as a musician, he took his family out to a bowling alley, spending about $8,000 on a fun night. His fashion attire also makes headlines. He is always seen dressed in well-known brands such as Gucci, Chanel, and Prada. Lil Nas X also enjoys his accessories with his outfits, spending thousands on jewelry. Also, he frequently shops at King Ice where they make custom jewelry. Lil Nas X also has his own sneaker collection with some costing over $300 a pair.
He also eventually got his own car, a white Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, costing a whopping $150,000. Finally, he has a mansion costing $2.35 million in Sherman Oaks, California. The estate is 2,580 square feet along with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and much more. It has an open living and dining area along with a fireplace and a balcony.