Rapping or hip hop music is one of the most widely listened to genres of music. It is also commonly called emceeing or plain rhyming. It is used to pass expression of different feelings which also includes issues that the society faces. Today, rapping has become very popular worldwide. Here is a list of top 10 richest rappers in the world.
10. Ice Cube
O’Shea Jackson or Ice Cube, is an American hip hop artist, screenwriter, record and film producer, actor, and director. He is ranked among the top lyricists of all time. He got interest in hip-hop at a very young age and began writing rap songs in his high school period. He has net worth of $120 million.
9. Snoop Dogg
Snoop is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor who is also known from other names, Snoop Lion and Snoopzilla. He has sold over 30 million albums globally. His albums include Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment and Doggumentary. He also has net worth of $120 million.
8. Lil Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. or simply Lil Wayne is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. Some of his albums include, Tha Block Is Hot, 500 Degreez, Rebirth and Rich Gang. He has net worth of $135 million.
Eminem is also an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is among the best selling artists in the world, as he has sold over 45 million records. His famous albums include The Slim Shady LP, Relapse, Recovery and The Marshall Mathers LP 2. He has net worth of $140 million.
Birdman or Baby is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. Also known as Bryan Williams, he is one of the most successful rappers in the world. His albums include Pricele$$ (Priceless), Like Father, Like Son and Bigga Than Life. He has net worth of $170 million.
5. 50 Cent
Curtis James Jackson III or 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, investor and entrepreneur. He became famous with his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. His other albums include The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct and 5 (Murder by Numbers). He has net worth of $260 million.
4. Master P
Master P or P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, investor, producer, entrepreneur and former professional Basketball player. His albums include Ice Cream Man, Good Side, Bad Side, Ghetto Bill and The Gift. He has net worth of $350 million.
3. Dr. Dre
Andre Romelle Young or Dr. Dre, is also an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. Having net worth of $360 million, he is ranked third in top ten richest rappers of the world. He is also placed among the greatest artists of all time. Some of his albums include Detox and Chronicles: Death Row Classics.
Shawn Corey Carter or Jay-Z is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. Having sold 50 million albums and receiving 17 Grammy Awards for his hip hop work, Jay-Z is ranked as one of the greatest rappers of all time. His albums include Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, The Black Album and Magna Carta Holy Grail. He has net worth of $500 million.
1. P Diddy
With a net worth of $580 million, Sean Combs, Puff Daddy, Diddy or simply P. Diddy is richest rapper in the world. He is also among the most successful musicians of all time. Born in New York, he is also record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. His famous albums include No Way Out, Forever, Press Play and Last Train to Paris.