In today’s world, hip-hop and rap music have the top spot in the industry. Rapping is loved by all age groups, all over the world. This is the reason why some rappers are earning millions through their rapping. As it’s mostly seen that rappers love showing off their money, but the richest rappers in the game, move in silence though. Join us, as we dab to the beats of the richest rappers in the world along with their estimated net worths.
Rappers are one of the highest-paid people in the entertainment industry. Their flashy lifestyles are a testament to this. While most of these rappers blow their hard-earned money by making it rain on strippers and others funnel their money through lucrative investments to make even more cheddar. This top ten countdown will break down how much money they’ve accumulated as well as, what made them earn their massive fortunes.
Over the years we have heard pretty amazing rappers taking the industry by storm and making big moves. However, not all of them belong to the big leads. There are some special ones who have set their bars high in the industry. It’s not just about owning a fleet of luxury cars, or getting around the world and buying expensive jewelry. It’s about creating a revolution through your unique rapping style. Here are the top 10 richest rappers in the world who are setting the bars high!!
“Even though you’re fed up, you got to keep ya head up.” Be ready to witness some of the greatest talents in the music industry who rule the world with their powerful voice and heartfelt words.
10 Richest Rappers In The World With Their Net Worth
Is it Drake, Eminem, Rakim, or Nicki Minaj?
Curious to know who is in the top 10 list of most successful rappers in the worth earning bacon? Well, let’s end your curiosity then. Here are the top artists, have a look.
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10. Lil Wayne
“Confidence is a stain you can’t wipe off.”
Counting backward, the 10th spot is occupied by Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, aka Lil Waye. He’s a rapper, alongside being an author, entrepreneur, and record executive. Referred to as one of the greatest rappers, he’s also one of the most influential rappers in the industry.
His words are strong enough to speak the dark side of reality. Some of the biggest hits by this artist are Lollipop, Love Me ft. Drake & Future, Uproar, and otters.
Net Worth: $150 Million
9. Ice Cube
“Drink some coffee, put some gangsta rap on, and handle it.”
O’Shea Jackson Sr. aka, Ice Cube is one of the popular rap artists from America. He’s also an actor, a filmmaker, and a songwriter too. He was a member of N.W.A.
We have seen Ice Cube in movies like “Boyz N the Hood”, “ Barbershop”, “Ride Along” and many others. He’s also one of the richest rappers in the world with a net worth of $160 million.
Net Worth: $160 Million
“Tables turn, bridges burn, you live and learn. “
Talking about rap? Here comes the rap God!! Drake has worldwide popularity for his unique rapping style and style and finest musicality. Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake is a Canadian rapper, who’s also a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.
Drake gained major recognition through “Degrassi: The Next Generation” a popular teen drama tv series. He has also been awarded some of the highest accolades in the music industry like the Grammy, Juno Awards, and BET Awards.
Net Worth: $180 Million
7. Pharrell Williams
“Don’t wait for the stars to align. Reach up and arrange them the way you want.”
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams takes the seventh spot in the list of the world’s richest rappers. He git his biggest hit through “Blurred Lines”, “Happy”, “Hot In Here”, and some other songs.
Along with being a famous rapper, he’s an entrepreneur, a fashion designer, singer, songwriter, and a film producer too. Right now Williams earns a major part of his income through the media venture “OTHER”.
Net Worth: $200 Million
6. Master P
“Work hard and never make excuses!”
Percy Robert Miller, aka Master P, is a former basketball player who also rocks the world of music with his powerful rapping. He’s an author, an entrepreneur, an actor, and a record executive too.
Though it’s true that Master P has a good name in the rapping world, but a part of his net worth is earned through other projects like P. Miller Enterprises.
Net Worth: $200 Million
“Believe in restoring the game. Even if it means destroying all the players.”
After missing the world’s richest rappers spot some time back, Eminem is back with a bang!! Marshal Bruce Mathers III, popularly known by his stage name Eminem stands fifth in the list of richest rappers in the world. From being bullied at school to lacking trust in people, this man had come across a long journey making his name in the hip-hop industry.
Today, Eminem needs no introduction. He’s described as the most popular white artist. Though he has faced racial discrimination at the beginning. He’s also a record producer and a songwriter.
Net Worth: $230 Million
“Haters will broadcast your failures, but will whisper your success.”
One who believes in the beauty of his talent, Dr.Dre, takes the fourth spot in the list of richest rappers in the world straight from the hip-hop industry. Dr.Dre is the most famous hip-hop producer in the world.
Along with having a bright career in rapping, he’s a businessman, a record producer, an audio engineer, and the founder of Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment.
Net Worth: $780 Million
3. P Diddy
“If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.”
Sean John Combs, popularly known by his stage name “Puff Daddy, Diddy or P. Diddy, takes the third spot in the list of the world’s richest rappers. He gained his fortunes not merely through his music but through other projects too like songwriting, acting, record production and he’s an entrepreneur too.
He released his new album Off the Grid Vol 1. In 2021. We have seen him in movies like Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story, The Defiant Ones, and many others.
Net Worth: $900 Million
“Leave a mark they can’t erase, neither space nor time.”
Here comes the man who loves minding his own business, none other than the sensational Jay-Z. Jay-Z takes the second spot in our list of richest rappers. Up till last year, Jay-Z was the first one on the list though.
Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce are the most admired musical couple in the industry rocking the world with fire. Along with being a rapping sensation, Jay-Z is also a businessman, a media proprietor, a songwriter, and a record executor. He was the first one to hit the billionaire club in 2020.
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
1. Kanye West
“My music isn’t just music – it’s medicine.”
Kanye West tops the list of richest rappers in the world with the highest net worth. Kanye requires no introduction when it comes to his superpower rapping style. His musicality has been an inspiration for millions out there, including some of the greatest rappers like Drake, Travis Scott, and others.
Apart from being a world-famous rapper, Kanye is also a businessman, a fashion designer(which influences his dressing style), a songwriter, singer, and record producer. Hope you all are enjoying Kanye’s latest album, “Donda.”
Net Worth: $6.6 Billion
To Sum Up
For a quick recap, Kanye West, Jay-Z, P Diddy, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Master P, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Ice Cube, and Lil Wayne are among the richest rappers 2021 list.
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Frequently Asked Questions regarding Richest Rappers:
Who is the richest rapper as of 2021?
Kanye West takes the first spot as the richest rapper in the world in 2021 with an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion.
What is Drake’s net worth?
As of 2021, Drake’s estimated net worth is $150 million.
What is the net worth of Justin Bieber?
Justin Bieber’s estimated net worth is $285 million.
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