Top 10 richest rappers in the world and their net worth
Rap music is a popular music style, developed by disc jockeys and urban African-Americans in the late 1970s.
It includes insistent, recurring beat pattern that provides the background and counterpoint for rapid, slangy, and often boastful rhyming patter intoned by a vocalist or vocalists.
This genre of music is well enjoyed by both the young and old especially those born after the 1970s.
Rappers over the years have evolved their style, and the music industry has also improved. Today, there are rappers who are worth more than $500 million. One of them is a billionaire.
NewsWireNGR has compiled a list of the richest rappers in the world and their net worth.
1. Jay Z – $1.3 billion
The Brooklyn-born rapper, Jay Z, was crowned hip-hop’s first billionaire in 2019, thanks to a sprawling and diversified empire.
Jay-Z’s assets range from entertainment company Roc Nation to a fine art collection including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
He was ranked the 3rd Highest-Paid Entertainers in 2022.
Even in a year without a tour or album release, Jay-Z mints millions from his Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Usse cognac.
His net worth is currently estimated at $1.3 billion.
2. Sean Combs – $900 million
Sean Love Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, or Diddy, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and record executive.
Born in New York City, he worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Records in 1993.
His net worth is about $900 million.
3. Dr Dre – $780 million
Andre Romell Young, known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper and record producer.
He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and previously co-founded, co-owned, and was the president of Death Row Records.
Dr Dre estimated net worth is $780 million.
4. Ye – $500 million
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was the richest rapper in the world early 2022 prior to his threat against Nike.
The rapper-cum-fashion entrepreneur had challenged Adidas to drop him following a weeks-long barrage of antisemitic remarks made on social media and in national media appearances.
After all, Adidas gets an estimated 4% to 8% of its sales from Yeezy products, according to investment bank Cowen. For Ye, it was an even bigger deal, accounting for $1.5 billion of his net worth.
Things didn’t go for Ye as planned as the company dropped him, hence an instant crash of his net worth from $1.3 billion to about $500 million.
5. Eminem – $230 million
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper and record producer.
He is credited with popularizing hip-hop in middle America and is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Eminem net worth is estimated to be about $230 million.
6. Pharrell Williams – $250 million
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams is an American record producer, rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Alongside close colleague Chad Hugo, he formed the hip-hop and R&B production duo the Neptunes in the early 1990s, with whom he has produced songs for various recording artists.
His net worth is about $250 million.
7. Drake – $250 million
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer and actor. An influential figure in contemporary popular music, Drake has been credited for popularizing singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop.
Drake’s net worth is about $250 Million.
8. Master P – $200 million
Percy Miller also known as “Master P” was raised in the poverty of Calliope Housing Projects, he was motivated and determined to reach his goals and dreams, which led him to become a successful entrepreneur.
The rapper’s net worth is estimated at $200 million.
9. Ice Cube – $160 million
O’Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker.
His lyrics on N.W.A’s 1988 album Straight Outta Compton contributed to gangsta rap’s widespread popularity, and his political rap solo albums AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990), Death Certificate (1991), and The Predator (1992) were critically and commercially successful. He has also had an active film career since the early 1990s.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of N.W.A in 2016.
Ice Cube is worth about $160 million.
10. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne, by name of Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., also called Weezy, is an American rapper who became one of the top-selling artists in hip-hop in the early 21st century.
His net worth is about $150 million.
The information in this article was curated from online sources. NewsWireNGR or its editorial team cannot independently verify all details.
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