Richest rappers in the world
Rappers are known 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 article is a list of the 30 richest rappers. All figures listed within this article have been taken from Forbes, The Richest, Wikipedia etc . We’ve tried to make sure they are as up-to-date as possible.
Here are the 30 richest rappers in the world:
T.I Net Worth: $50 Million
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., better known by his stage name T.I., is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and record producer. He signed his first major-label record deal in 1999, and has since released countless albums, and starred in multiple Hollywood films.
As of 2022, T.I’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
Chamillionaire Net Worth: $50 Million
Chamillionaire, born Hakeem Temidayo Seriki, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, businessman, and investor. He was the founder and an original member of The Color Changin’ Click.
As of 2022, Chamillionaire’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
Wiz Khalifa Net Worth: $60 Million
Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, singer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for such as ‘Say Yeah’, ‘Black and Yellow’, and the single ‘See You Again’ which was nominated for several Grammy Awards. He has been featured with several artists including Snoop Dogg, Charlie Puth, and Miley Cyrus.
As of 2022, Wiz Khalifa’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.
PSY Net Worth: $60 Million
Psy is a South Korean rapper who is best known for his hit single ‘Gangnam Style’. In January 2001, he released his first album ‘PSY… From the Psycho World’.
He is the second South Korean music artist to appear at the MTV Europe Music Awards. He made a big fortune from the success of ‘Gangnam Style’ and endorsement deals with brands including Samsung.
As of 2022, PSY’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.
J. Cole Net Worth: $60 Million
J. Cole is an American hip-hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. Besides his successful rap career, he also works as a producer. He began his own record label in early 2007. He has been featured with other artists including 6LACK, 21 Savage, and Miguel. Cole is one of the highest-paid rappers in the world.
As of 2022, J. Cole’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.
Ice T Net Worth: $60 Million
Ice T is an American rapper, actor, producer, and songwriter. He is co-founded the heavy metal band Body Count, which he introduced on his 1991 rap album O.G. Original Gangster.
In recent years Ice-T is best known for his role in the drama television series ‘Law & Order: SVU’, he has starred on the show for over 400 episodes.
As of 2022, Ice-T’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.
Rev Run (Joseph Simmons) Net Worth: $60 Million
Joseph Ward Simmons, known as Rev Run, is an American rapper, producer, DJ and TV personality. Simmons helped found Run-D.M.C, the influential hip hop group.
As of 2022, Rev Run’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $60 million, which puts him at 24th on this list of the richest rappers in the world.
Nas Net Worth: $70 Million
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, A.K.A Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and investor. Throughout his career, Nas has released twelve studio albums, with seven of them being certified platinum and multi-platinum in the United States.
As of 2022, Nas’ net worth is estimated to be $70 million, making him the 23rd richest rapper in the world.
Will.I.Am Net Worth: $75 Million
Will.I.Am started his career in the music business as a member of the hip hop group, Black Eyed Peas, which became a huge success. Later on, he transitioned into a solo career and has also seen great success there as well.
Will.I.Am’s net worth is $75 million, making him the 22nd richest rapper in the world.
Kendrick Lamar Net Worth: $75 Million
Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Lamar has been regarded by many as one of the most influential rappers of his time.
In fact, his popularity has meant that he’s recently reached this list, even when most of the people featured here have been in the industry for far longer than him.
As of 2022, Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million.
Akon Net Worth: $80 Million
Akon is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer, and actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.
Akon has become one of the richest rappers in the world, with a net worth of $80 million.
Timbaland Net Worth: $85 Million
Timbaland is an American record producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, and DJ.
Timbaland’s first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine… the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine. It was after this year that Timbaland became a prominent producer for R&B and hip-hop artists.
Nicki Minaj Net Worth: $85 Million
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress; and has collaborated with a wide number of best-selling artists, including Drake, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Birdman, Tyga, Chris Brown, and more.
As of 2022, Nicki Minaj’s net worth is $85 million.
Michael Diamond (Mike D) Net Worth: $90 Million
Mike D is of course a member of the famous hip-hop boy band, the Beastie Boys. The Beastie Boys formed in the 80’s, and consisted of three members: Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock.
As of 2022, Mike D’s net worth is $90 million.
Adam Horovitz Net Worth: $90 Million
Adam Horovitz, better known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock, is an American musician, guitarist, rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known as a member of the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys.
Horovitz is the 16th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $90 million in 2021.
Pitbull Net Worth: $100 Million
Pitbull is an American rapper, who has been recording music for 18 years. He has topped the Billboard charts numerous times in over 20 countries.
As of 2022, Pitbull is the 15th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $100 million.
Birdman Net Worth: $100 Million
Bryan Williams, known more commonly by his stage name Birdman, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, executive producer, and investor. He helped found the Cash Money Records label with his brother, Ronald. As of 2022, Birdman’s net worth is $100 million.
LL Cool J Net Worth: $120 Million
LL Cool J is an American rapper, actor, author, and entrepreneur from Queens, New York. He is known as one of the forefathers of pop rap, releasing 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations within his career.
“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” – LL Cool J
Swizz Beatz Net Worth: $150 Million
Kasseem Dean, known professionally as Swizz Beatz, is an American DJ, rapper, record producer, art collector, and entrepreneur.
As of 2022, Swizz Beatz’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million, which makes him the 12th richest rapper in the world.
Snoop Dogg Net Worth: $150 Million
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A, and as a result was featured within Dr. Dre’s very first solo album, The Chronic.
Snoop has since sold over twenty-three million albums in the United States and thirty-five million albums worldwide.
Lil Wayne Net Worth: $150 Million
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American hip-hop recording artist and author from New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. He’s since then sold millions of records, and worked with a lot of other famous artists.
Ice Cube 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 N.W.A 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.
Drake Net Worth: $180 Million
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000’s.
Alongside his Grammy Award wins, Drake has won three Juno Awards and six BET Awards. He has the most number-one singles on the Hot Rap Songs.
Pharrell Williams Net Worth: $200 Million
Pharrell Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and film producer.
Williams owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER, a multimedia creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of Pharrell Williams’ endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club.
Percy Robert Miller Net Worth: $200 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.
Master P’s net worth is estimated at $200 million this year.
Eminem Net Worth: $230 Million
Eminem is without a doubt the most successful white hip-hop artist of all time. When he first started 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 phenomenal, 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 $230 million, placing him at 5th on this list of the richest rappers in the world
Dr. Dre Net Worth: $780 Million
Dr. Dre is considered to be one of the best hip-hop producers of all time. Andre Young started his career with N.W.A in the 80’s, 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 4th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $780 million.
Sean Combs (Diddy) Net Worth: $900 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.
For a long time, P Diddy was once the richest rapper in the world, until others also began having success with their entrepreneurial endeavors, not just music.
As of 2022, P Diddy’s net worth is $900 million.
Jay Z Net Worth: $1.3 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.
Jay-Z was the first rapper to cross the billion-dollar net worth mark, and he was the richest rapper in the world up until April 2020, when Kanye took the #1 spot.
As of 2022, Jay-Z’s net worth is roughly $1.3 billion.
Kanye West Net Worth: $6.6 Billion
Kanye’s net worth has recently been confirmed by Forbes to be in the billions, as he provided them documents showing how his stake in Yeezy has catapulted his net worth.
Kanye West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. He is now the richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $6.6 billion.
“I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.” – Kanye West
Here’s a quick recap of the top 30 richest rappers in the world:
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