Today we are taking a look at the Top 10 Richest Rappers in the world.
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Rappers are notorious for big houses, fancy cars and extravagant purchases; and when you take a look at just how much some of them earn, it’s no wonder.
This video is a list of the top 10 richest rappers, and how much they’re worth.
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Number 10. Ice Cube
Real Name: O’Shea Jackson
Date of Birth: June 15, 1969
Net Worth: $160 Million
Ice Cube is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the N.W.A.
After leaving NWA in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music and has put his acting skills to the test. Cube has featured in ‘Boyz N the Hood’, ’21 & 22 Jump Street’, ‘Barbershop’, ‘Ride Along’, and several other films.
Number 9. Ronald Slim Williams
Real Name: Ronald Jay Williams
Date of Birth: May 23, 1964
Net Worth: $170 Million
Ronald Slim Williams founded the Cash Money Records label, with the help of his brother ‘Birdman’. Slim has worked with a number of famous artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.
Number 8. Usher
Real Name: Usher Raymond IV
Date of Birth: October 14, 1978
Net Worth: $180 Million
Usher is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. His Albums have sold in the millions of copies; 43 million to be exact. Usher is one of the richest rappers in the world, and it’s very easy to see why once you look at the stats.
Number 7. Eminem
Real Name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Date of Birth: October 17, 1972
Net Worth: $210 Million
Eminem is without a doubt the most successful white hip hop artist of all time. When he first start battle rapping in Detroit, he was subject to a lot of racial hate, being one of the only white rappers to be performing at the shows.
Another issue that Eminem suffered from when he was younger, was being bullied at school. He moved around a lot as a child, and as a result struggled to make friends with people.
Eminem’s success story is phenomonal, considering he has become the richest white rapper in the world, and was responsible for changing the game entirely. This year, Eminem’s net worth is $210 million, placing him at 7th on this list of the richest rappers in the world.
Number 6. Master P
Real Name: Percy Robert Miller
Date of Birth: April 29, 1970
Net Worth: $250 Million
Percy Robert Miller is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, author, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player.
He has founded his own record label, and is also the CEO of P. Miller Enterprises. His numerous ventures have made him one of the richest rappers in the world.
His net worth is estimated at $250 million this year.
Number 5. Kanye West
Real Name: Kanye Omari West
Date of Birth: June 8, 1977
Net Worth: $250 Million
Kanye West net worth is another figure in question, since he’s supposedly in some serious debt. We’ve include the latest figure from The Richest.
Kanye West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. He is the 5th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $250 million.
Number 4. Russell Simmons
Real Name: Russell Wendell Simmons
Date of Birth: October 4, 1957
Net Worth: $340 Million
Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, producer and author. Simmons is the Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he co founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings, and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris.
Number 3. Dr. Dre
Real Name: Andre Romelle Young
Date of Birth: February 18, 1965
Net Worth: $820 Million
Dr. Dre is considered to be one of the best hip hop producers of all time. Andre Young started his career with NWA in the eighties, and then went solo. He is also the founder of the “Beats by Dr. Dre” series, which was sold to Apple for $3 billion several years ago.
Dr. Dre is the 3rd richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $820 million.
Number 2. Sean Combs (Diddy)
Real Name: Sean John Combs
Date of Birth: November 4, 1969
Net Worth: $855 Million
Sean Combs does just about everything; rapping, producing, acting, songwriting and he’s also an entrepreneur on top of all that. Otherwise known as his stage name ‘Diddy’, Combs is one of the richest rappers in the world.
Number 1. Jay Z
Real Name: Shawn Corey Carter
Date of Birth: December 4, 1969
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Jay-Z is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York. In fact, the majority of Jay-Z’s net worth has come from his smart investments; in clothing lines, record companies, nightclubs and so on.