Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) works as a rapper, actor, entrepreneur, model, voiceover artist, philanthropist, and fashion designer. Widely regarded as the best rapper in the world, his successful rap career began when he was signed to a recording contract at age 11. His albums and singles have won him numerous awards and nominations. Aside from his music, Carter has mounted a successful career in acting on the small and big screen. He owns multiple businesses, including a sports agency, a record label, and a fashion line. Carter enjoys giving back to the community and conducts charity work in his home state of Louisiana as well as throughout the U.S.