When anybody talks about rapping, the first name that comes to our mind is “Eminem”. Isn’t it so? Or is it Snoop Dog you are thinking about? Despite their stardom, both of them are not even in the Top Ten Richest Rappers in the World. As shocking as it might seem, there are other names that have made shit loads of money and you will know about all of them here.
Most of the richest rappers in the world have earned their money from multiple sources. Not just rapping. That gives a lot of financial advice to the youngsters who are aspiring to become the next-gen rappers. You can also learn a lot from the richest musicians in the world if you wish to become as successful as them.
It might have come as a shock to you that both Snoop Dog and Eminem are not on the list of Richest Rappers in the world. If not them then who? The richest one on this list is the name you often hear in the news. Not just that he has relations with the most controversial family ever. Any guesses?
How much do they earn? And what are their sources of earning? We are going to cover all of this for you. Just relax and read this article to the end.
Top 10 Richest Rappers In The World in 2021
The wait is over!! You can now easily check the net worth of the richest rappers in the world. Besides that, don’t you want to have a little bit of sneak peeks into their lives?
If you are an aspiring rapper then this list will fire your passion. Because you can clearly see who they were and what they have become.
And they earn hundreds of millions if not Billions!! Don’t you wanna be as crazy rich as them?
|Rank||Name with Age||Net Worth||Nation|
|1||Kanye West (43)||$6.6 Billion||United States|
|2||Jay Z (51)||$1.4 Billion||United States|
|3||Sean Combs – Diddy (51)||$885 Million||United States|
|4||Dr. Dre (54)||$800 Million||United States|
|5||Russell Simmons (63)||$340 Million||United States|
|6||Master P (53)||$250 Million||United States|
|7||Usher (42)||$180 Million||United States|
|8||Drake (34)||$180 Million||Canada|
|9||Ronald Slim Williams (52)||$170 Million||United States|
|10||Pharrell Williams (46)||$150 Million||United States|
10. Pharrell Williams
Even if you don’t hear Williams’s name quite often, he’s still making loads of money. Pharrell Williams is an American rapper & producer. Besides producing music for Jennifer Lopez, & Shakira, he is an entrepreneur and fashion designer. That combination of professions is rarely seen in any of the richest rappers in the world.
Williams started his R&B-career in the early 1990s. After several years of struggle and hard work, he got chances to collaborate with artists like Madonna and Maroon 5. If it wasn’t for his talent in music he wouldn’t have got 13 Grammy Awards. That’s freaking huge!!!
9. Ronald Slim Williams
Rapper with a net worth of $170 million. But that’s not everything about the famous record label owner Slim Williams. He’s one of the people we can blame for the successful careers of Nicki Minaj, Drake, Young Buck, and many more.
In the list of the richest rappers in the world, he comes on the ninth rank. But how did it happen? He started investing in multiple businesses and established his clothing line, YMCMB. His journey is truly remarkable and every business person should take notes of his career.
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I surely won’t have to let you know who Drake is! You already know who Drake is and what does he do. But did you know he’s one of the top richest rappers in the world? It didn’t happen overnight. It took all his strength to reach where he got today.
Drake was unsigned for a quite long time. Despite this, his tracks ‘Replacement Girl’ spread like fire and it is only after this that Drake got his fame.
Also, having good connections with stars like Kayne West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z helped Drake a lot in his career.
You must know by now that Usher is the seventh richest rapper in the world. But do you know his story? When Usher was 14, he auditioned for a talent show where a LaFace executive spotted him. They signed a recording contract with that 14-year-old and the rest is history.
Usher is also considered responsible for the discovery of Justin Bieber, with him, he later performed at Grammys in 2011.
6. Master P
His real name is Percy Robert “Master P” Miller. Master P is truly a master when it comes to business. He has created an empire for himself right from the scratch. Master P has music labels, a video game company, a management company, a clothing line, and whatnot.
Master P, as one of the richest rappers in the world, brought him many hurdles. He has faced many lawsuits in his life. In terms of both professional and personal life. But after everything he has stood up rock solid and has an estimated net worth of $250 Million.
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5. Russell Simmons
Russell Wendell Simmons is a lot more than just a rapper. Although it is his diverse interests that lead him to become the fifth richest rapper in the world. He is also considered one of the most influential business people in the rap industry.
One thing that people often forget is that he is the real legend. He was in the rap game before Dr. Dre and Jay-Z. Russell Simmons takes himself as a self-help guru and I am sure all of us can learn a lot from him.
4. Dr. Dre
Andre “Dr. Dre” Young is a producer, rapper, and businessman. In spite of the fact that he hasn’t released an album for the last 10 years, he always manages to be on the richest rappers in the world list. Dr. Dre had boosted the careers of legends like Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and 50 Cent.
Dr. Dre sold 50% of his stake in Beat Electronics for £191 million, which is $310 million in the US currency. A lot of his earnings come from his business of music production.
3. Sean Combs – Diddy
Sean Combs or Diddy is an American rapper and a hell more than that. He’s a record producer and an entrepreneur, who is always on the richest rappers in the world list. His story is truly inspiring and every newbie rapper must know about his journey in detail.
Diddy is famous in the music industry as ‘Puff Daddy’. People don’t realize that he’s not only just a mega-rapper. Before becoming a rapper, he studied business at Howard University, which I think helped him greatly in handling different businesses. What do you think helped him?
2. Jay Z
The second richest rapper in the world, Jay Z is someone we all look up to. American rapper-turned businessman has an estimated net worth of $1.4 Billion. For me, he’s the luckiest man alive. Dare to ask why? Cause he’s the man of Beyonce!! Damn!! What more can he ask for from God?
Jay Z was born in Brooklyn & was raised by a single mother as his father had abandoned their family. His fame in the music industry came slowly but powerful. Today, his net worth has been reported by Forbes itself. That’s Goals man!! They have estimated that the rapper has $425 million in shares. This includes most of his stakes at Uber, Sweetgreen, Ethos, and last but not least SpaceX. All of which rounds up to $1.4 Billion. I wish I was a rapper!
1. Kanye West
Kayne West is The Richest Rapper in The World. Calm Down! We ain’t gonna talk about Kim here. Besides getting divorced from her in early 2021, he has been in the news for quite some major reasons. The amount of assets this man has is simply enormous. The word doesn’t even cover half of it.
His partnership with Adidas and Gap is valued from $3.2 Billion to $4.7 Billion. Kayne West has approximately $191 Million money in stocks and in cash. Another $1.7 billion are in his other assets involving Skims, Kim’s label. If we leave everything else, Kayne’s music catalog alone is estimated to be $110.5 Million.
That’s some shit load amount of money he’s got! What do you think?
The list of top ten Richest rappers in the World was truly motivating for me. The hard work all these people do every day is phenomenal. Whom do you think is the most inspiring? Comment below your views now!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Top 10 richest rappers in the world 2019
2. Dr. Dre
4. Kanye West
6. Snoop Dogg
7. Adam Horovitz
8. Nicki Minaj
10. Rev Run
Top 10 richest rappers in the world 2020
1. Kayne West
3. P. Diddy
4. Dr. Dre
6. Master P
9. Ice Cube
10. Lil Wayne
Who is the richest rapper in the world
Kayne West is the richest rapper in the world with a net worth of $6.6 Billion.
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