Lil Dicky or LD, the American rapper, and comedian who rose to prominence with the release of his music video “Ex-Boyfriend,” which went viral within 24 hours of being uploaded in YouTube is worth $8 million as of 2018. His raps usually are drawn from his everyday experiences.

Early Life

David Andrew Burd, known by his stage name Lil Dicky was born in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, U.S. Lil Dicky grew up in the Elkins Park neighborhood and went to Cheltenham High School. He then attended University of Richmond and graduated summa cum laude in 2010.

Career

Lil Dicky initially worked in account management at the advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners after graduating from his college.

He also worked in their creative department, where he wrote copy for ads such as the NBA’s “BIG” campaign.  Lil Dicky was interested in music since he was a child and even began rapping when he was in fifth grade.

He soon fell in love with rapping and started to work on his mixtapes.

Lil Dicky has released one studio album, one mixtape, 1 EP and about five singles. He has also been featured on “Just a Lil’ Thick (She Juicy)” and “Sit Down.” Lil Dicky released his debut mixtape “So Hard,” in 2013.

He worked on the mixtape for almost two years, because he also had a full-time job at the advertising agency. Lil Dicky rose to fame after the release of his music video “Ex-boyfriend” which went viral within 24 hours of being posted on YouTube.

In 2013, he launched a crowdfunding event Kickstarter announcing that he was out of money. The Kickstarter managed to raise about $113,000 against the budget $70,000.

He began his debut album “Professional Rapper,” in 2015 featuring artists like Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Rich Homie Quan, Fetty Wap, Brendon Urie, Retro Jace and Hannibal Buress.

The album has been certified Gold, and also it peaked at #7 on Billboard 200. The rapper who released his first EP in 2017, is currently also working on TV show projects.

Lil Dicky has gone on several concert tours like Professional Rapper Tour, Looking For Love Tour, (Still) Looking For Love Tour and Dick or Treat Tour.

Lil Dicky has not received any awards for his work yet. However, he was nominated for Shorty Award for the category of Best YouTube Musician. He got featured in XXL Magazine’s “2016 Freshmen Line-up”.

Lil Dicky Net Worth

The net worth of the rapper is estimated at $8 million. Lil Dicky, who began a career as a music artist, is currently working on few TV shows projects.

House and Cars

Lil Dicky lives in his 2- bedroom apartment in Santa Monica, California.

He owns Toyota Avalon XL.

Endorsements

Lil Dicky has appeared in a series of Trojan Condoms commercials, promoting safe sex. However, in 2017, he impregnated a minor, which led to him losing the endorsement deal with Trojan condoms. He has also appeared in advertising for Carl’s Jr and Madden NFL.

Conclusion

Lil Dicky spent all his life savings to become a successful rapper. While he grew up, Lil Dicky was an awkward kid and initially intended to write movies, TV shows and acts. He became a rapper, just to get the attention but eventually fell in love with the art and continued pursuing the same. The 30-year-old rapper has just begun a career in music, and he is also famous for his comic sense. Lil Dicky is currently working on a good number of projects, and he is expected to have steady growth in next few years.