Who Is Birdman?
Birdman is a known American rapper who is also a successful entrepreneur and music producer. He founded Cash Money Records and is a member of Big Tymers. Recently, he is considered as one of the top 5 richest hip-hop artists in the world.
- Celebrity Name: Birdman
- Full Name: Bryan Christopher Williams
- Gender: Male
- Birth Date: February 15, 1969
- Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, US
- Age: 51
- Height: 1.8 m
- Weight: 84 kilos
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: Single
- Wife: None
- Children: Bria Williams, Bryan Williams, Jr.
- Profession: American entrepreneur, rapper, and music producer
- Net Worth: $130 million
Born as Bryan Christopher Williams, Birdman came into this world on February 15, 1969, to parents Gladys and Johnny. Both of his parents had already passed away. He was brought up in New Orleans, where notorious gangs were rampant. This has influenced him to be a robber and drug peddler. He also used to be homeless. However, as his father was a businessman, he learned how to be self-employed. For his violations, he was sent to jail for three years but only served less than two years.
Birdman is not married yet and does not disclose that much information regarding his private life. He does have two children, Bryan Williams, Jr. and Bria Williams. However, there have been rumors circulating that he has secretly married Toni Braxton, his long-time girlfriend. But, in November last year, it appeared that the two has broken up.
Along with his brother, Ronald, better known as Slim, Birdman gave birth to “Cash Money Records” in 1991 which was distributed by Republic Records. They have signed contracts with numerous artists, such as Tyga, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj. Another business the brothers made together is Bronald Oil and Gas, LLC, a gas exploration enterprise.
Birdman was a member of the rap duo, “Big Tymers,” under the nickname “Baby. The other member was DJ Mannie Fresh. Their partnership lasted for about nine years, from 1996 to 2005. Their first album was “How You Luv That,” which was launched in 1997. The album sold more than 100,000 copies.
They have made five studio albums, including “Big Money Heavyweight” in 2003, “Hood Rich” in 2002, and “I Got That Work” in 2000. Some of their famous songs are “Get Your Roll On,” “Number One Stunna,” and “Still Fly.” In 2003, he changed his nickname “Baby” to “Birdman.”
He had a collaboration with Lil Wayne from 2005 to 2009 in the album, “Like Father, Like Son.” The album had numerous guests, including Rick Ross and Fat Joe. It was a successful hit and had reached the no. 3 spot on the Billboard 200. It was also certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Some of the famous songs of this album include “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” and “Leather So Soft.”
In 2007, he released his fifth album, “Stunna,” which also features popular songs, such as “I Run This,” “Pop Bottles,” “Money to Blow,” “Written on Her,” and “Always Strapped.” He also released his sixth album, “Priceless,” in 2009 by Universal Motown and Cash Money.
From 2010 until today, Birdman has launched numerous albums, such as Rich Gang 2: Flashy Lifestyle in 2018, Rich Gang in 2013, Ms. Gladys in 2018, and Bigga Than Life in 2011.
Awards and Achievements
In 2007, Birdman earned the “BET Viewers Choice” Award for the single, “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy.” For the same song, he also won the “BET Hip Hop Alltel Wireless People’s Champ” Award. He was nominated under the category of “BET Hip Hop” Award and “Best Hip Hop Collaboration.”
Total Net Worth 2020
To date, the total net worth of Birdman is about $130 million. He is included in the world’s richest hip hop artists and currently sits in the no. 4 rank. The majority of his wealth comes from Cash Money Records, Big Tymes, and from his solo career. He also makes a lot of money from his businesses, such as their gas and oil company and clothing line.