Fact: Lil Wayne Isn't Actually a Billionaire

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Did you know that Young Money Cash Money Billionaire boss Lil Wayne isn't actually a billionaire?

Well, homie ... It's true. Despite squashing his $5.6-million beef with the IRS, slanging 1.92 million copies of Tha Carter IV in this totally shitty economy, ranking among Billboard's Top Artists for the last three years, scoring a multimillion-dollar book deal for his prison memoir, and needing to be constantly "wiped ... down cuz i'm filthy rich," Weezy still hasn't managed to stuff a billion bucks into his portable bank, i.e. the rolling suitcase that houses his infamous freezer bags full of motherfuckin' money bricks.

As a matter of fact, America's foremost biweekly chronicle of the wealthy, Forbes (AKA "The Capitalist Tool"), has estimated Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.'s net worth to be less than $100 million.

So needless to say, the Young Money maniac isn't a realistic candidate for the international Black Billionaires Club, which only counts four individuals -- Nigerian magnate Aliko Dangote ($13.8 billion), African Rainbow Minerals oligarch Patrice Motsepe ($3.3 billion), American TV empress Oprah Winfrey ($2.7 billion), and Globacom chairman Mike Adenuga ($2 billion) -- among its certified membership.

Lil Wayne didn't even make the 2011 list of Hip-Hop's Five Wealthiest Artists. But does it matter? The YMCMB philosophy isn't really about being a billionaire. It's about thinking like a billionaire.

In the Weezy's words, "I'm lookin' in the mirror and I see a dollar sign."

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Mekka Nightclub

950 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL

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I don't get how you can think like a billionaire without actually being one. Aren't real billionaires actually thinking like billionaires (kind of a tautology) while everybody else is just fantasizing/pretending, but obviously not thinking like a billionaire, otherwise they'd be billionaires, or on a credible path towards becoming a billionaire. I'm going to go ahead a do a very non-billionaire thing here (I assume most billionaire's wouldn't do this) and bet that Lil Wayne won't ever end up being a billionaire. How much should I bet? Clearly not a billion.

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