Lil Dicky has risen to fame as a rapper with a comedic bend, seen in some of his hits like «Pillow Talk» and «Freaky Friday.» Apart from music, Lil Dicky is also active in the film industry and produces viral content across a range of online mediums.
Lil Dicky’s Modest Background
Although we know him as Lil Dicky, his birth name is Dave Burd. Before his rap career took off, he studied accounting at the University of Richmond, leading him to work at an advertising company, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners.
Lil Dicky’s Eye-Watering Net Worth
His net worth currently stands at a whopping $8 million. He’s made nearly all of it from a combination of media activities, including his rapping career, which has included worldwide hits and Billboard number one hits with fellow artists such as Chris Brown, Fetty Wap, and Snoop Dogg.
Some of his fortune has also been made through his own TV show on FXX, titled Dave, which explores his life before he became a rapper. The show is produced by Kevin Hart and for each of the two seasons, it has netted him $1.3 million.
With his music career showing no signs of slowing down and his TV show receiving critical acclaim, both avenues will certainly be adding more to his already-impressive net worth.
Lil Dicky First Tasted Success and Fame Through YouTube
Lil Dicky’s first successes came through uploading his music to YouTube. One of his first songs that became a viral hit this way was «Ex-Boyfriend,» which helped to establish him as a lyricist with a humorous way with words. The video went viral, garnering over a million views just 24 hours after its upload.
From there, he has made many more videos that have also gone wildly viral, all contributing to his YouTube account reaching a staggering subscriber count of more than 7.3 million.
Lil Dicky Likes to Splurge From Time to Time
Though his song with Fetty Wap, «Save Dat Money,» is an unusual take on a rapper’s lifestyle that features Lil Dicky bragging about the extreme lengths he goes to so he can save money, he does occasionally enjoying treating himself to luxury items.
For the most part, however, he saves as much possible, and he has a reputation in the music industry for being able to produce music videos with top CGI while coming up with inventive ways to keep the cost very low. In an interview on the Breakfast Club in 2019, Lil Dicky jokingly attributed this to his Jewish heritage.
Lil Dicky’s Vacations
When he’s in a spending mood, Lil Dicky tends to take vacations across the world, and he’s been spotted in the Maldives, the Caribbean, and Capetown, South Africa. During these trips, he also makes sure to further his humanitarian causes, creating more social media content to educate people about saving the Earth.
Lil Dicky’s Car
Lil Dicky drives a modest Toyota Avalon XL given to him by his grandfather when Lil Dicky was in his 20s. In numerous interviews, he has claimed that he’ll be driving the same car until it’s no longer running. He tends to follow up that comment by mentioning that he won’t be spending money on flashy cars because it’s just not how he prefers to treat himself, and the way he was raised makes him very conscious about his spending habits.