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Lil Skies Net Worth

Lil Skies Net Worth 2019
Net Worth$1,000,000
Full NameKimetrius Foose
Date of Birth/AgeAugust 4, 1998 (age 20)
Source of wealthRapper, Singer, Songwriter
Country of originU.S
State/City of originChambersburg, Pennsylvania
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Lil Skies net worth is one million dollars.

How Much Does Lil Skies Make a Year?

Lil Skies makes more than $500,000 a year but that number keeps on growing as he gets increasingly popular in the music world.

How do Lil Skies make his money?

Lil Skies makes the large majority of his money from his album sales and from those who stream his music. He’s made hundreds of thousands of dollars from going on tour as well.

He makes thousands of dollars each month from his music videos that are out on Youtube and Instagram too.


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Lil Skies is an American rapper who has had two major singles since his rap career took off in 2018. His album “Life of a Dark Rose” made it all the way to number ten on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart and was certified gold.

Within just months of releasing his latest album, Lil Skies was already topping the charts. His charming, cool personality and smooth beats have turned him into a smashing success even though he’s only been a part of the hip-hop world for a few short years.

Early Life

Lil Skies was born on August 4th, 1998 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. His real name is Kimetrius Foose. His parents are multiracial, so Lil Skies says he often gets asked what his racial background is.

His parents say that when Lil Skies was just four years old, he started writing his own songs. They were very good considering his age.

This should come as no surprise though because his father Michael Burton, Jr. is also a rapper. His stage name is “Dark Skies,” which is where Lil Skies got the idea for his own name. His father was also the person who introduced him to music and encouraged him to start rapping.


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When he was still in elementary school, Lil Skies moved from Chambersburg to Waynesboro. Just a few short years later, his dad nearly died in a chemical explosion while he was working at the Rust-Oleum plant in Williamsport, Maryland.

To work through their very raw emotions about the ordeal, Lil Skies and his dad wrote an album together called “Father-Son Talk” which focused on how they were both recovering from the incident.

In 2016, Lil Skies graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School and then attended Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. That didn’t last long, though. He promptly dropped out to focus on his music.


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Personal life

Lil Skies is very close to his parents and they are a big part of his life, especially now as he is becoming a parent himself. In February of 2019, he announced that his longtime girlfriend was pregnant with their first child.

He’s excited about fatherhood and wants everyone to know that he will be a good role model for the child. Unlike many hip-hop artists who get involved in drugs, Lil Skies says he’s seen too many of his friends ruin their lives with illegal drugs. Because of that, he chooses to stay away from them.

Another thing that makes him different than most celebrities is that he tends to use his social media only for the promotion of music. Lil Skies says that too much drama plays out on social media and he also prefers to keep information about his personal life private.


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At present, Lil Skies net worth reached $1,000,000.

Though he’s technically been in the hip-hop world since about 2012, Lil Skies didn’t make it big or even really get noticed by the public until October of 2016.

At the time, he was attending Shippensburg University and Fetty Wap asked him to open for his concert at the university. Lil Skies happily did and to his amazement, Fetty Wap’s fans loved him.

In January of 2017, Lil Skies released his first mixtape, “Alone.” In July of 2017, he released two songs that quickly gained popularity.

One was “Red Roses,” featuring Landon Cube, and the other was “Off the Goop” which included verses from rapper Sprite Lee. A few months later he released the singles “Signs of Jealousy” and “Rude.”

In 2018, he signed with Atlantic Records and released his first studio album, “Life of a Dark Rose.”

The album made it all the way to number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. Besides “Red Roses,” which made it on the Billboard Hot 100, his song “Nowadays” also became a smash hit, reaching number 55 on the Billboard Hot 200.

It led to his national tour with Lil Uzi Vert and then his own “Life of a Dark Rose Tour” in 2018. Unfortunately, that tour was cut short because Lil Skies got sick.

“Lust” was the third single released from the “Life of a Dark Rose” album and it did quite well. It made it to number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100, was certified gold by the RIAA and gained Lil Skies fame he’d never seen before.

Following that, he released an even more popular single, “I Know You,” which peaked at 79 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His latest album was just released in March of 2019. It is called “Shelby.” The lead single is “I” and the music video are already available online.

In May of 2019, Lil Skies released his second single from the album, called “Breathe.” Needless to say, the album is already a huge hit.

Interesting Facts

  • Lil Skies is multiracial. His parents are white, black and a mix of other ethnicities.
  • His father is also a rapper and encouraged his son to get into the music industry.
  • Lil Skies was attending Shippensburg University when he was asked to open a Fetty Wap Concert. He agreed and just a short time later dropped out of the university to start his music career.
  • The album “Life of a Dark Rose” was RIAA gold-certified.
  • His father, known as “Dark Skies,” was involved in a near-fatal explosion at Rust-Oleum. He featured his recovery on an album with Lil Skies.
  • Lil Skies is expecting a baby with his longtime girlfriend.
  • He’s seen the impact drugs have had on many of his friends and chooses to stay away from them.


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  • He wrote his first song at four years old and was encouraged to get into rapping by his father, “Dark Skies,” who is a hip-hop artist.
  • Lil Skies first gained major ground in the hip-hop world after opening for Fetty Wap at the university he was attending.
  • In 2017, he released his first mixtape and two singles. Each one of them made it on to the Billboard charts.
  • In 2018, in concert with Atlantic Records, he released his second album which had two hit singles, including “I Know You.”
  • His “Life of a Dark Rose” world tour was cut short due to his own illness.
  • His third studio album called “Shelby” was just released and is already a smash hit.


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Favorite Quotes from Lil Skies

“I don’t fake relationships, vibes, or anything with people. I just keep it real, and some people think I have a cold heart for that.”

“Travis Scott is definitely a big inspiration. Lil Wayne was a big one. Lil Wayne, 50 Cent. Those were my two, like big ones growing up. Then I got into Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa phase.”

“I have face tattoos, so I know that I’m never going to be able to get a real job.”

“I look at my body as an extension of the music. My body is a canvas, and with my tattoos, I want them to be a direct reflection of my thoughts.”

Tips for success from Lil Skies

  1. The internet isn’t a bad thing, but don’t let your life be ruled by what you see or what you post on social media. Everyone is just projecting an image of what they want their lives to be like. Live your life, don’t post about it.
  2. Never allow yourself to get washed up. Don’t ever stop trying. The minute you stop trying or allow yourself to get weak in one area of life is the minute your life will start to fail.
  3. Start somewhere. Your dream might be to get on the radio or be the CEO of the company. Start with the internet, start with a lowly position to get your foot in the door and prove yourself.