Top 5 Richest Rap Artists in the world.

Eminem ain't on the list

Today, rap is one of the most popular trends in music. Its influence grows while its performers earn big money. Are you ready to find out who the richest rappers in the world are? 

Top 5 Richest Rappers in the world.

Income has always been one of the most debated topics, especially when it comes to rappers. Fake banknotes have become an integral part of their clips, but what about their real finances? 

Here is the list of the richest rappers in the world.

  1. 5 Kanye West

    kanye west net worth

    Net worth: $250 million

    Source: music, business 

    Age: 41 

    Kanye West is a famous American rapper, record producer, businessman, and fashion designer. He gained his first recognition working as a record producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the 2000s. Now. he continues to work in the music sphere.

  2. 4 Russell Simmons

    russell simmons net worth

    Net worth: $340 million 

    Source: music, producing 

    Age: 61 

    Russell Simmons is famous for his leading role in bringing hip-hop music to the public. He is the CEO and Chairman of Rush Communications. The man is also known for the creation of the clothing line PhatFarm. Thanks to these and other activities, his net worth is $340 million now.

  3. 3 Dr. Dre

    Net worth: $820 million 

    Source: music, business, producing 

    Age: 54 

    Dr. Dre is an American producer and entrepreneur. His career began in the rap group N.W.A. Afterwards, he worked solo and ventured into business. The man founded the stereo earphones brand Beats by Dre, which he sold to Apple several years ago for $3 billion.

  4. 2 Diddy

    p diddy net worth

    Net worth: $855 million 

    Source: music, business, producing 

    Age: 49 

    Sean Combs is a rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, and also a successful entrepreneur. The man is best known by his stage name Diddy.

  5. 1 Jay-Z

    jay z net worth

    Net worth: $1 billion 

    Source: music, business, producing 

    Age: 49 

    Jay-Z's net worth is $1 billion. This makes him one of the few representatives of show business who have become billionaires, and the first hip-hop artist to achieve this. 

    His income includes the following: 

    • Champagne Armand de Brignac — 310 million dollars 
    • Cash and investments — $220 million 
    • Cognac D’USse — $100 million 
    • Tidal streaming service — $100 million 
    • Roc Nation — $75 million 
    • Music catalog — $75 million
    • Art collection — $70 million 
    • Real estate — $50 million

    Now you know who takes the first place in the ranking of the richest rappers in the world — our congratulations go to Jay-Z. The rappers who take the positions 6-10 respectively are Master P - $250 million, Eminem - $210 million, Usher - $180 million, Ronald Slim Williams - $170 million, and Ice Cube - $160 million.

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