Last Updated on July 23, 2021
Who Is Toya Wright?
Antonia Johnson Wright, popularly known as Toya Wright, is an American reality television personality, actress, rapper, author, and entrepreneur.
Toya Johnson gained initial fame years ago after marrying rapper Lil Wayne, whom she knew from her teenage years.
|Full Name:||Antonia Johnson Wright|
|Popular Name:||Toya Wright|
|Birth Date:||October 26, 1983|
|Parents:||Walter Andrews and Anita Johnson-Andrews|
|Siblings:||Joshua Johnson (deceased), Ryan “Rudy” Johnson (deceased), Anisha Johnson, Casey Johnson, and Walter Johnson Jr.|
|Birth Place:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship with Red Rushing. Previously married to Lil Wayne (from 2004 until their divorce in 2006) and Mickey “Memphitz” Wright (from 2011 until their divorce in 2016)|
|Children:||Reginae Carter (from her marriage to Lil Wayne) and Reign Ryan Rushing (from her current relationship with Red Rushing)|
|Net Worth:||USD 9 million (as of March 1, 2021)|
|Source of Wealth:||Reality TV, Acting, Rapping, Writing, Endorsement Deals, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 1″ (1.57 m)|
|Weight:||54 kg; In pounds: 119 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Toya Johnson-Wright was born on October 26, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Walter Andrews and Anita Johnson-Andrews.
Johnson became famous following her high-profile marriage to rapper Lil Wayne. The two reportedly met at a cornerstone in New Orleans when Toya was 12 years old and Lil Wayne was 13.
At the age of 14, Toya became pregnant with Lil Wayne’s daughter. At the time, Lil Wayne had already signed to Cash Money Records but was yet to establish himself as a rapper.
Following the birth of their daughter Reginae Carter on November 29, 1998, Lil Wayne decided to pursue his rapping career seriously so he could support his child. The couple eventually married on February 14, 2004, years after Lil Wayne had achieved mainstream success as a rapper.
But after only two years in marriage, the couple decided to go their separate ways. According to Toya, it was proving difficult to cope with her husband’s celebrity lifestyle. However, Toya and Wayne have maintained a healthy relationship even in divorce.
On June 18, 2011, Toya Johnson made news once again for holding a high-profile wedding, this time with Mickey Wright. Some of the guests in attendance were Tameka “Tiny” Harris, rapper Rasheeda, Monica Brown, Laurel London, Tamar Braxton, Nivea, and Kandi. Toya would separate from Wright in 2016 after nearly four years in marriage.
But while she rose to prominence courtesy of her highly-publicized relationships, Toya Johnson is currently famous as a television personality, businesswoman, and author.
In 2009, Toya and Tameka Harris began starring on a reality television show called Tiny and Toya, aired on BET. The show ended in 2010.
In 2011, Toya began starring in another reality show on BET called Toya: A Family Affair. She starred in all 16 episodes throughout the show’s one season.
Other reality shows that Toya Johnson has starred in include:
• My Super Sweet 16 (2014)
• Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (2016)
• Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta (2017 – 2018)
• Friends and Family Hustle (2018 – present)
As an author, Johnson wrote her first book titled Priceless Aspirations, which addresses the struggles she went through during her early teenage years. She has since followed up with two more books, namely ‘In My Own Words… My Real Reality’ and ‘How to Lose a Husband.’ Not to mention a book that she co-authored with her daughter Reginae, titled You Just Don’t Get It.
As a businesswoman, Toya Johnson is associated with several lucrative ventures. Of notable mention is her boutique called G.A.R.B, which is located in New Orleans and Los Angeles. She also owns a shoe store located in Smyrna, Georgia, known as GARB Shoetique.
And in music, Toya Johnson has mostly appeared in music videos by other artists like Rasheeda.
Toya Wright’s Net Worth
Toya Johnson-Wright’s net worth is a staggering $9 million, as of March 1, 2021. For comparison’s sake, that’s about $140 million less than her first husband Lil Wayne’s net worth, which currently stands at $150 million.
Toya has earned her wealth from various endeavors, including her career as a reality television star, actress, author, rapper, and entrepreneur.
Social media is Johnson’s other major income earner.
Not only does she promote her businesses on social media platforms like Instagram. She also earns hefty paychecks from monetized posts and sponsored ads.
It’s also worth noting that Johnson earned the vast majority of her wealth over the last five years. After her divorce from Mickey Wright in 2016, it emerged that Toya owned personal property worth $15,000, cars worth $125,000, an investment portfolio valued at $109,000 and over $700,000 in cash.
Lessons from Toya Wright
1. Family comes first
Toya Johnson divorced from her first husband Lil Wayne citing Wayne’s inability to be there for their daughter. She didn’t care about the fame and glamor that comes with dating a rapper. All she cared about was the welfare of her daughter.
2. Aspire for your own financial independence
Despite being married to wealthy men, Johnson has continually pursued her own success. Which explains why all her divorces were free of drama.
3. Know your worth and capitalize on it
Toya Johnson has struggled through the years to grow her personal and professional brand. She now capitalizes on her fame by doing influencer marketing on social media platforms like Instagram, while earning some big bucks on the side.
Famous Quotes by Toya Wright
“I have learned over the years to keep as much of my personal life as private as I can.”
“I wanted to have my own house, my own car, and my own money. I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but I had to.”
“It was such a weird feeling to go from a place where you are surrounded by family and see them all the time to a city where you know no one.”
“It was the worst news ever. Murders happen every day and this is another dark night in New Orleans. You hear about stories like this all the time, but it doesn’t really hit you until you get that call. It hits so close to home (while commenting on the tragic shooting of her brothers).”
“You live and you learn, whatever. I just want the best for my kid at the end of the day.”
Toya Johnson-Wright is an American television personality, businesswoman, author, and rapper who rose to fame as Lil Wayne’s wife before pursuing her own career on television. Thanks to her various endeavors in and outside the entertainment industry, Johnson currently boasts a net worth of $9 million.