Top 20 Richest Rappers in the World
Who are the richest rappers in the world? Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Eminem… I’m sure you know the names, but do you know their fortunes as of 2021? Are there any billionaires? We are counting down our list for The 20 Richest Rappers in the World.
- 20. Nicki Minaj – $80 Million
- 19. Timbaland – $85 Million
- 18. Pitbull – $90 Million
- 17. Michael Diamond (Mike D) – $90 Million
- 16. Adam Horovitz – $90 Million
- 15. SwizzBeatz – $100 Million
- 14. Birdman – $100 Million
- 13. LL Cool J – $120 Million
- 12. Lil Wayne – $150 Million
- 11. SnoopDogg – $150 Million
- 10. Pharrell Williams – $150 Million
- 9. Ice Cube – $160 Million
- 8. Drake – $180 Million
- 7. Usher – $180 Million
- 6. Master P – $180 Million
- 5. Eminem – $230 Million
- 4. Dr. Dre – $820 Million
- 3. Sean Combs (Diddy) – $885 Million
- 2. Jay Z – $1 Billion
- 1. Kanye West – $3.2 Billion
20. Nicki Minaj – $80 Million
American rapper, songwriter, and singer Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad and has spent a part of her life as a model and actress as well as a rapper.
With lots of collaborations alongside famous artists like Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and others, it is no surprise that Nicki Minaj’s net worth is $80 million.
19. Timbaland – $85 Million
American rapper, singer, and record producer, Timbaland reached prominence in 1996 when he made a full-credit production for R & B singer Ginuwine. Since then, he has produced for lots of artists, which is most likely his major source of income.
18. Pitbull – $90 Million
Pitbull is a Billboard chart-topping American rapper who has been singing and recording good music for at least 18 years. His versatile songs are of international repute and have topped Billboard charts in more than 20 countries in the world.
17. Michael Diamond (Mike D) – $90 Million
If you have heard of the Beastie Boys, then you know Mike D, who is a member of the famous hip hop group. Michael Diamond formed the Beastie Boys alongside Ad-Rock and MCA. Mike D is currently worth $90 million.
16. Adam Horovitz – $90 Million
American rapper, musician, actor, and producer Ad-Rock or Adam Horovitz is a member of the Bestie Boys hip hp group alongside Mike D. The talented guitarist, also called King Ad-Rock, is currently worth $90 million and sitting in 16th place on our list.
15. SwizzBeatz – $100 Million
Swizz Beatz, whose real name is Kasseem Dean is an American rapper, DJ, and a record producer. He is also an entrepreneur and art collector, adding versatility to his bio. Swizz Beatz is in 15th place with a net worth of $100 million.
14. Birdman – $100 Million
American rapper Bryan Williams goes by the stage name Birdman and is a successful record producer, investor, and entrepreneur. He founded the Cash Money Records label alongside Ronald, his brother. Birdman is worth $100 million.
13. LL Cool J – $120 Million
American rapper and founding father of pop-rap, LL Cool J is also an entrepreneur, author, and actor. The rapper hails from Queens, New York, and has 13 studio albums alongside two other hit compilation of all time.
12. Lil Wayne – $150 Million
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., popularly and professionally called Lil Wayne, is one of the most famous American hip hop artists.
He hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, and joined Cash Money Records at the early age of 9 in 1991. Since then, Lil Wayne has done music with tons of famous artists around the world and sold millions of copies of his music.
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11. SnoopDogg – $150 Million
American rapper and actor Snoop Dogg came into the music industry in 1992 with a feature on Dr. Dre of N.W.A’s album The Chronic, after the artist discovered him. The Long Beach, California rapper has sold more than thirty-five million albums globally.
10. Pharrell Williams – $150 Million
Pharrell Williams is an American rapper, singer, record producer, and songwriter. He is also the owner of a fashion, music, entertainment, and media venture named ‘i am OTHER.’ The venture is both a record label and media creative, serving as the home to all his engagements and endeavors.
9. Ice Cube – $160 Million
Ice Cube started as a member of the hip-hop group C.IA, before joining another hip-hop group N.W.A. The American rapper, producer, and songwriter left N.W.A group in December 1989, and thrived as a successful solo musician over the years. He also showcased his acting skills in famous movies like Barbershop, Boyz N the Hood, Ride Along, and 21 & 22 Jump Street, amongst others.
8. Drake – $180 Million
Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham aka Drake, got the public’s attention when he acted in the TV series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ back in the early 2000s.
From there, he moved on to become a world-renowned singer, rapper, actor, and record producer. Drake has six BET Awards, three Juno Awards, and several Grammy Awards to his name.
7. Usher – $180 Million
American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer Usher is 7th on our list with a net worth of $180 million. With 43 million copies of his albums sold globally, Usher is beyond doubt one of the richest rappers on our list.
6. Master P – $180 Million
Master P, known as Percy Robert Miller is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Mr. P is the founder of his own label and Chief Executive Officer of P. Miller Enterprises.
Most of his wealth comes from several ventures he engages in, making him one of the richest rappers in the world.
5. Eminem – $230 Million
Eminem is one of the most phenomenal and successful white hip hop artists in history. With a difficult childhood due to constant moving and bullying at school, Eminem grew up changing the narrative and became a star. Eminem has been called the god of rap by many and continues to set the pace for fastest rap. Eminem is currently worth $230 million, making him the 5th richest rapper in the world.
4. Dr. Dre – $820 Million
Andre Young, also known as Dr. Dre is a rapper and music producer. He is also among the best hip hop producers in history. His career began with the N.W.A hip-hop group in the 1980s, after which he became a solo artist.
If you have heard of the Beats by Dr. Dre series, Dr. Dre created and sold it to Apple at$3 billion years ago, with the returns making up his net worth of $820.
3. Sean Combs (Diddy) – $885 Million
Sean Combs is a versatile rapper, actor, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Popularly known by his stage name Diddy, Sean Combs is the third richest rapper in the world. P Diddy was the richest rapper in the world until a few rappers began earning from profitable businesses and exceeded his net worth.
2. Jay Z – $1 Billion
American rapper, entrepreneur, and husband of Beyonce, Jay-Z hails from Brooklyn, New York. The rapper has tons of investments all over, including night clubs, clothing lines, record companies, and other investments.
Jay Z was the richest rapper in the world until April 2020, when Kanye West crossed the $1 billion mark and took the spot.
1. Kanye West – $3.2 Billion
American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and fashion designer, Kanye West is the richest rapper in the world and boasts of a whopping $3.2 billion in net worth.
Forbes recently confirmed Kanye West to be a billionaire, and the rapper attributes his rising net worth to his stake in his fashion brand, Yeezy.