Who hears Eminem’s name and couldn’t think of his iconic collab with Rihanna? Or ever curious about the infamous collab by the world’s wealthiest rapper, Kanye West, and rookie rapper, Lil Pump?
We’ve all been hearing mixtapes and seeing music videos of rappers since the early 2000s – most of which have been household names ever since.
Think Sean Combs (P. Diddy), Dr. Dre, Eminem, Jay Z, and many more.
You’re lucky because we will be talking about those names above and introducing more rappers who made it big this year with our 101 Richest Rappers list.
If you need a refresher on the rappers that have come and gone, then you’ve come to the right place.
Stick with us and find out “who’s who” of the rap world and how they made millions throughout their careers.
In this article, we’ll spill about:
- Their impressive net worths
- Inside scoop on how they became rich
- Their most quotable quotes
- And a whole lot more…
Are you ready? Fasten your seatbelts because you’re up for a wild ride.
Age: 06-08-1977 | Country: USA
And the richest rapper of this year is Kanye West! He’s an American rapper, fashion designer, and businessman. Kanye gained popularity after the release of his 2004 album “The College Dropout.” Kim Kardashian’s husband is now one of the most successful rappers in the world.
“People always say that you can’t please everybody. I think that’s a cop-out. Why not attempt it? ‘Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.”Kanye West
Age: 12-04-1968 | Country: USA
Jay-Z is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur. To date, his net worth is 1 billion dollars. He has earned his billions through his career in the music industry and as an extremely successful businessman. Shawn Carter – yes, that’s his real name – co-created Roc-A-Fella Records in 1995, where Kanye West started.
“Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you.”Jay Z
Diddy (Sean Combs)
Age: 10-04-1972 | Country: USA
P. Diddy’s real name is Sean John Combs. He’s been rapping since the 1990s. He began at Uptown Records, where he became a talent director. However, things took a turn for the worst for him – he had to leave. Sean Combs then created his own label company, Bad Boy Entertainment, not long after.
“You cannot achieve success without failure.”Diddy
Age: 10-04-1972 | Country: USA
American rapper, actor, businessman, and producer Dr. Dre is worth $820 million. This staggering amount is all thanks to his hard work as a musician and entrepreneur. He’s also the man behind Beats by Dre and Aftermath Entertainment – the label behind rappers Eminem and 50 Cent’s success.
“I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.”Dr.Dre
Age: 10-04-1972 | Country: USA
Russell Simmons dropped out of high school to seek a chance in the music industry – a thing that went well for Simmons. He eventually earned a record deal with Blow. He later formed a group and began producing songs, leading to the formation of his Run-DMC label.
“Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.”Dr.Dre
Age: 10-17-1957 | Country: USA
Many were doubting the skills Eminem had just because he was white. However, Eminem didn’t waver. Instead, he pursued his career as a rapper despite all the criticisms that came his way. Now, he’s one of the richest rappers with a booming net worth of $230 million!
“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.”Eminem
Age: 04-05-1973 | Country: USA
Master P’s a known rapper, actor, and business mogul. He started his rap career and later focused on his business. His enterprises include real estate, TV production, telecommunications, and many others, making him one of the industry’s most successful stars.
“Try to avoid comparing your success with others. Everyone has their own pace and time – be more mindful of your own.”Master P
Age: 04-05-1973 | Country: USA
Teddy Riley discovered Pharrell Williams during a talent show at Princess Anne High School in Virginia. After high school, Williams signed with Riley studios and began his career as a rapper with Chad Hugo. The two rappers later created their own production company named The Neptunes.
“Don’t wait for the stars to align, reach up, and rearrange them the way you want…create your own constellation.”Pharrell Williams
Age: 10-24-1986 | Country: Canada
Unlike most of the richest rappers on this list, Drake isn’t an American. Instead, the super-rich rapper’s hometown is no other than Canada! He’s also a known producer and actor. And in case you’re curious, the Canadian rapper’s said to earn $70M annually just from his record deals and sales. Meaning, it’s possible for Drake to be worth $180 million, knowing how successful he is as a rapper.
“A goal is just a dream with a deadline.”Drake
Age: 10-14-1978 | Country: USA
Usher is a well-known singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer with a $180M net worth. He’s one of the world’s best-selling artists and has sold almost a million albums in his career. He’s also the co-founder of RBMG Records, which handles artists like Justin Bieber and others.
“Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.”Usher
Age: 06-15-1968 | Country: USA
Ice Cube is an American producer, actor, and rapper with a $160M net worth. Ice Cube transitioned himself from being one of the West Coast gangsta rap pioneers to being one of Hollywood’s richest people today. He formed the group C.I.A. with his friend Sir Jinx.
“I think the worst thing you can do about a situation is nothing.”Ice Cube
Age: 09-27-1982 | Country: USA
Lil Wayne is an American rapper, producer, and music executive who has a net worth of $150M. No matter what people call him, the man’s been undeniably successful. He sold over 100M records worldwide, won awards, and even surpassed Elvis Presley for having the most entries on the Billboard Top 100.
“I like people that enjoy life, ‘cause I do the same.”Lil Wayne
Age: 10-20-1971 | Country: USA
Snoop Dogg is a rapper from the West Coast who has been under Dr. Dre and has received fame for albums such as Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, and Reincarnated. Few could have guessed he’d be famous. But, his tens of millions of record sales and a career in movies and TV would speak volumes.
“If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.”Snoop Dog
Age: 09-13-1978 | Country: USA
Swizz Beatz is an artist and composer who – together with his wife Alicia Keys – has a combined net worth of $150M. Married since 2010, the two own an impressive portfolio of real estate properties, which we’ll discuss later in this article.
“There’s no wrong way of doing art; it is an expression of an individual.”Swizz Beatz
Age: 1-14-1968 | Country: USA
LL Cool J is an American rapper, businessman, and actor who has a net worth of $120M. He’s also known for starring on the network television series NCIS: Los Angeles. His salary per episode of NCIS is $350,000.
“We’re going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness, give some to the American Cancer Society, and hopefully make a big difference.”LL Cool
Age: 02-15-1969 | Country: USA
Birdman is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $100M. Bryan “Baby” Williams is the founder and CEO of Cash Money Records, founded with his brother, Ronald “Slim” Williams, in 1991. Cash Money Records represents other famous celebs like Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Blueface.
“I’m a hard worker, and everything with me is, if I work hard, I should get paid for it.”Birdman
Age: 01-15-1981 | Country: USA
Pitbull is a Cuban-American rapper who has a net worth of $100M. He’s one of the most popular musical artists in the world today. He’s also an entrepreneur and spokesman for dozens of brands.
“If you continue to work hard, let that be the fuel to your fire.”Pitbull
Ronald Slim Williams
Age: 05-23-1967 | Country: USA
Ronald “Slim” Williams is a Louisiana-born producer and businessman who has a net worth of $100M. Also known as “Slim tha Don” or “The Godfather,” Williams co-founded the record label Cash Money Records and his younger brother, Birdman. Ronald served as an executive producer on almost all of Cash Money Records’ releases.
“She had one of those ball paddles she used on me and a paint stick that was layered with several coats of paint so it wouldn’t break.”Ronald Slim Williams
Age: 10-31-1966 | Country: USA
Adam Horovitz – aka Ad-Rock – is an American musician, rapper, producer, and actor who has a net worth of $90M. He’s better known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock and a pioneering member of the group Beastie Boys.
“I feel like we are honest. I feel like we are brave men. I feel we are erotic in ways, sexy – I mean, to us. You know, what’s sexy to you might not be sexy to someone else. Hardened, creative certainly, sensitive. There are a lot of different words I could throw out to describe us as a band.”Adam Horovitz
Age: 11-20-1965 | Country: USA
Michael Diamond is an American musician worth $90M. He’s the founding member of the hip-hop group Beastie Boys. Popularly known by his stage name Mike D, he has also worked with Moby and Bjork providing remixes for their songs.
“Arrogance generally is a bad thing, but with a band, somehow you have to have this gang mentality or this certain degree of arrogance to push forward an idea that’s new enough that people aren’t comfortable with it at first. We are exercising our constitutional right to be fresh.”Mike D
Age: 03-10-1972 | Country: USA
Timbaland is an American music producer, songwriter, and rapper with a net worth of $85M. Timbaland rose to fame in the album “Ginuwine…the Bachelor” released in 1996. Later on, Timbaland became a prominent producer for some artists.
“An artist doesn’t make you bigger than life – being that person that can break artists can make you bigger than life.”Timbaland
Age: 04-16-1973 | Country: USA
Aliaune Thiam – popularly known as Akon – has a net worth of $80M. Akon transcends the boundaries of hip-hop to become one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry. Not only has Akon experienced success as a solo artist but also as an entrepreneurial model within the music industry, starting two thriving record labels.
“My ideas come when I least expect it, so I’ve always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.”Akon
Age: 2008 | Country: Georgia
Migos is an American boy group whose members have a combined net worth of $80M. Founded in Georgia in 2008, its members are rappers Takeoff, Offset, and Quavo. They’re among the highest-earning entertainers in hip-hop.
“I’m young and rich, and plus (sic) I’m bougie, I’m not stupid, so I keep the Uzi.”Migos
Age: 12-08-1982 | Country: USA
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-American rapper, model, and actress who’s worth $80M. Fellow American rapper Lil Wayne discovered Minaj. Since that day, she has won more than 100 notable awards and has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards.
“Shoutout to my haters, sorry that you couldn’t phase me.”Nicki Minaj
Age: 11-26-1972 | Country: USA
DJ Khaled is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ, and record label executive who has a net worth of $75M. He also earns tens of millions from endorsement deals with companies like Weight Watchers, T-Mobile Ciroc, and Apple.
“You can never run out of keys.”DJ Khaled
Age: 06-17-1987 | Country: USA
Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper who has a net worth of $75M. He’s one of the most popular and highest-paid rappers on the planet. To date, he has earned more than $180M in his career. In 2018 alone, he earned $60M, which made him one of the highest-paid entertainers for the year.
“When you give up, it means you never wanted it.”Kendrick Lamar
Age: 11-14-1973 | Country: USA
Nas is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and investor who has a net worth of $70M. He gained additional acclaim (and wealth) as an investor in tech companies in recent years.
“People fear what they don’t understand, hate what they can’t conquer. Guess it’s just the theory of man.”Nas
Age: 03-22-1931 | Country: Canada
William Shatner is a Canadian-born actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer who has a net worth of $100M. He’s best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” franchise. Shatner also had leading roles in other hit shows, including “T.J. Hooker,” “The Practice,” and “Boston Legal.”
“Don’t be afraid of the dark…Look inside…Grab your heart…Let it shine If it’s dark outside…Shine your light…”Will.I.Am
Age: 02-16-1958 | Country: USA
Ice-T is an American rapper and actor who has a net worth of $60M. He released several popular albums in the late 1980s and 1990s. He has starred on the show “Law and Order” for more than two decades and has appeared in well over 400 episodes.
“The truth is, everybody I’ve ever met who’s successful is a workaholic.”Ice T
Age: 01-28-1985 | Country: USA
J. Cole is an American recording artist, songwriter, and producer who has a net worth of $60M. was the first artist to have been signed under Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation. He’s consistently one of the highest-paid rappers in the world. In a year, he earns a whopping $30M!
“To appreciate the sun, you gotta know what rain is.”Ice J. Cole
Age: 11-14-1964 | Country: USA
Joseph Simmons is an American rapper, DJ, and producer who has a net worth of $60M. Simmons began using the name “Rev. Run” after being ordained as a Pentecostal minister, and he found success on TV as the star of the MTV reality series “Run’s House” from 2005 to 2009.
“Abuse is abuse, Be nice…Harsh words don’t break bones, but they often break hearts.”Rev Run
Age: 12-31-1977 | Country: South Korea
Psy is a South Korean rapper who has a net worth of $60M. Psy put himself on a pedestal by achieving instant fame worldwide. He should thank his lucky stars that “Gangnam Style” was released to the public.
“My lifetime role model and hero is Freddie Mercury of Queen. That’s why ‘Gangnam Style’ works.”Psy
Age: 09-08-1987 | Country: USA
Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, singer, and actor who has a net worth of $60M. His debut single, “Say Yeah,” reached the Top 40 in 2008 and became his first hit single. His stage name is ‘Khalifa,’ which is an Arabic word that means “successor.” On the other hand, ‘Wiz’ is short for “wisdom.” Not everyone knows this, but he’s been adopting his stage name ever since he was younger.
“Life’s good so I’m feelin’ great.”Wiz Khalifa
Age: 02-24-1973 | Country: USA
Chad Hugo is an American musician and record producer who has a net worth of $55M. He’s best known as one-half of the musical duo Neptunes. Along with partner Pharrell Williams, he has produced numerous No. 1 tracks.
“I just always considered myself to be different and able to explore whatever I wanted.”Chad Hugo
Age: 11-28-1979 | Country: USA
Chamillionaire is an American singer, rapper, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $50M. Besides his success in the music industry, he has earned much of his net worth from his various investment ventures and his role as CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment.
“Life is what you make of it.”Chamillionaire
Age: 11-25-1980 | Country: USA
T.I. is an actor, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, rapper, record executive, and author who has a massive net worth of $50M. He’s also one of the rappers to popularize trap music along with Gucci Mane and Jeezy.
“Never mind what haters say, ignore ‘em till they fade away.”T.I.
Age: 04-30-1992 | Country: USA
Travis Scott is a Texas-born rapper, songwriter, and producer worth a whopping $50M! Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy’s career took off after releasing his debut album, “Rodeo,” in 2015. It immediately earned the third spot on the US Billboard 200 after critics and fans widely received it.
“I’m just here for the good times because I want people to have the best time ever.”Travis Scott
|Age: 03-12-1972||Country: USA|
Common is an American musician and actor who has a net worth of $45M. His “Like Water for Chocolate” (his first major studio album) was the first big financial success that allowed him to gain fame and recognition.
“Out of everybody I met, who told the truth?”Common
|Age: 05-31-1964||Country: USA|
Darryl McDaniels is an American musician who has a net worth of $45M. He’s a founding member of the legendary hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. He attended St. John’s University and learned how to DJ in his parents’ basement, taking the stage name “Grandmaster Get High” in the late ‘70s.
“Our lives are about feeling good, not about just who. When you feel good, everything comes to you.”Darryl McDaniels
|Age: 06-07-1958||Country: USA|
Prince was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor who had a net worth of $300M at the time of his death in April of 2016. During his career, Prince sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and was one of the most successful concert acts.
“I was taught that you must believe in something bigger than yourself in order to get something bigger than yourself.”J. Prince
|Age: 02-03-1977||Country: Puerto Rico|
Daddy Yankee is a Latin artist who has a net worth of $40M. He’s one of the most famous and successful musical artists in the entertainment industry today.
“Limbo’ has been one of the greatest hits of my career. A great response all over the world, not just Latinos but people in Europe and America.”Daddy Yankee
|Age: 11-20-1983||Country: USA|
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – professionally known as Future – is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer who has a net worth of $40M. Future began writing and rapping at the suggestion of his cousin, Rico Wade, a member of the Dungeon Family collective.
“If you want to play piano, you just gotta love piano, and I loved the way that music sounded from the beginning.”Future
|Age: 11-02-1974||Country: USA|
Nelly is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $40M. His way to fame started when he released the album “Country Grammar” in 2000. The album then went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide. As if that’s not enough, it’s his best-selling album to date.
“I think rappers are the fall guy because some of us don’t have the wits to point the finger back.”Nelly
|Age: 01-28-1976||Country: USA|
Rick Ross is an American rapper, entrepreneur, record executive, producer, and CEO who has a net worth of $40M. During his career, Rick has sold millions of albums and tens of millions of singles worldwide. He’s also one of the ten highest-paid rappers in the world.
“Regardless of how it goes down…life goes on.”
“Every day is a new opportunity to reach that goal.”Rick Ross
|Age: -27-1975||Country: USA|
Andre 3000 is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor who has a net worth of $35M. He’s included in the duo Outkast with Big Boi. He’s also one of the world’s best rappers and is frequently talked about in the “top ten rappers” list from media platforms.
“It’s just making cool stuff to leave behind, that’s all it is, it’s nothing more.”Andre
|Age: 07-06-1975||Country: USA|
50 Cent is an American rapper, producer, actor, and entrepreneur. His net worth is $30M. He earned at least $260 million from his various endeavors, notably selling records, touring, and starting several brand partnership deals. Unfortunately, his lavish lifestyle caused him to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July of 2015.
“You shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house and if you got a glass jaw, you should watch yo mouth: cause I’ll break yo face.”50 Cent
|Age: 01-02-1975||Country: USA|
Big Boi is an actor, rapper, producer, and songwriter who is worth $30M. He’s most recognized as one-half of the hip-hop duo Outkast, with André 3000. Big Boi made six studio albums and sold millions of them.
“And when I’m on the microphone you best to wear your sweater, Cause I’m cooler than a polar bear’s toenails, Oh hell, there he go again.”Big Boi
|Age: 08-18-1988||Country: South Korea|
G-Dragon is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, producer, and model who has a net worth of $30M. Kwon started by the age of eight. He was a member of the group Little Roora.
However, it took years until he signed to YG Entertainment. Not long after, he joined Big Bang in 2006.
“You call me gay, but I can get your girl screaming louder on the computer seat by just clicking ‘Follow’ on her Twitter.”G-Dragon
|Age: 04-05-1975||Country: USA|
Juicy J is an American rapper and producer who has a net worth of $25 million. He’s best known for being a founding member of the group Three 6 Mafia. Outside of his work with the rap group, Juicy J is a successful soloist.
“Got a house on the hill, cost a couple of mill, Juicy J got bank like Uncle Phil.”Juicy J
|Age: 01-17-1971||Country: USA|
Lil Jon is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, DJ, and actor who has a net worth of $30 million. He’s the frontman of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. Lil Jon is also one of the pioneers of crunk.
“Bend over to the front touch toes…Back dat ass up and down and get low (get low).”Lil Jon
|Age: 10-08-1980||Country: USA|
Nick Cannon is an American actor and television host who has a net worth of $30M. Nick has found success in TV, film, radio, and as an entrepreneur/producer during his career.
“I’m not geeky but I have my geeky, corky moments, and then I’ve got some aspects of cool in me, I guess.”Nick Cannon
|Age: 07-04-1995||Country: USA|
Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, guitarist, and producer who’s worth $30 million. He’s known for his genre-bending music that blends elements from a wide range of genres, including rock, pop, and country. He has a reputation for after the release of his 2015 debut single, “White Iverson.”
“You just go with the flow because life is just all about how you feel.”Post Malone
|Age: 07-28-1990||Country: USA|
Soulja Boy is an American rapper, producer, actor, and entrepreneur who’s worth $30M. His debut single, “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” peaked at number one on the charts in September of 2007. The single was a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September of 2007.
“Stress is real, and you never know what a person is going through behind the camera.”Soulja Boy
|Age: 11-16-1979||Country: USA|
Flo Rida is an American rapper who has a net worth of $30 million. Best known for songs such as “Low,” “Whistle,” and a lot more, Flo Rida became a household name in the world of music. He owes his net worth and success in the music industry to his ability to “churn out catchy tunes” and release “impressive hits.”
“Music was definitely a way out.”Flo Rida
|Age: 11-11-1977||Country: USA|
Award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, and actor Ludacris has a net worth of $25M. Being among the most recognizable names in the world of music, Ludacris has amassed a fortune that’s fit for someone who has a reputation for being “an imaginative and innovative musician.” Ludacris brought the unique sound of deep South Hip-Hop to the mainstream.
“I love technology. We can be our own DJs wherever we go.”Ludacris
|Age: 08-19-1983||Country: USA|
Macklemore is an American musician and rap artist with a $25M net worth. Unlike most artists in the past, Macklemore rose to fame even without a big-name record label backing him up. He often does collabs with Ryan Lewis and even released many of his most successful tracks as a musical duo.
“Thrift shopping is all about going into the thrift shop and having no expectation of what you might find.”Macklemore
|Age: 11-29-1979||Country: USA|
The Game is an American rapper, producer, and actor who has a net worth of $25M. He signed with Aftermath Entertainment and 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records (in 2003). He has since become a highly successful rap artist, entrepreneur, and activist.
“Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it’s a relationship, a business, or a hobby.”The Game
|Age: 10-11-1992||Country: USA|
Cardi B is an American reality TV personality and rapper with a net worth of $24M. Cardi B’s net worth was launched in 2017, thanks to the success of her single “Bodak Yellow.”
“Knock me down 9 times, but I get up 10.”Cardi B
|Age: 11-28-1974||Country: USA|
Apl.de.ap is a Filipino American rapper, singer, musician, and record producer who has a net worth of $20 million. He’s best known for being a member of the renowned group The Black Eyed Peas. The group was formed in 1992 and released their debut studio album Behind the Front in 1998.
“When a window closes, another one opens.”Apl.de.ap
|Age: 05-20-1972||Country: USA|
Busta Rhymes is an American rapper who has a net worth of $20M. He’s also well-known for his fast rapping style and intricate lyrics. Throughout his career, Busta Rhymes has been nominated for 11 Grammys. Outside of music, he found success as an actor as well.
“You could put me on any track.”Busta Rhymes
|Age: 07-21-1978||Country: USA|
Damian Marley is a Jamaican reggae singer who has a net worth of $20M. Though he had many half-siblings – 10 from his father and two from his mother – Marley was the couple’s only child together.
“The victory’s found in truth, like innocence found in youth. Self-defeat is your own dispute.”Damian Marley
|Age: 05-06-1987||Country: USA|
Meek Mill is an American rapper and activist who has a net worth of $20 million. Meek is one of the most famous rappers in the world today. He started releasing mixtapes in the mid-2000s. His mixtape and its followup, “Flamerz 2 – Hottest in the City,” got T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records and Warner Brothers Records’ attention.
“One night I prayed to God, I asked could he please remove my enemies from my life, and before you knew it I started losing friends.”Meek Mill
|Age: 10-12-1963||Country: USA|
Sir Mix-a-Lot is an American MC and producer who has a net worth of $20M. Sir Mix-a-Lot was born Anthony Ray on August 12, 1963, in Seattle, Washington. His debut album also contained a hit single, “Posse on Broadway,” whose title referred to a street in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district.
“I follow politics in a big way, and always have since I was a kid. I’ve got opinions, but they’re opinions on both sides – not just anti-Republican, which is a real popular thing for a rap artist to do. If you dis Republicans, nobody will get mad. I think the two-party system sucks. It’s absolutely ignorant.”Sir Mix-a-Lot
Three 6 Mafia
|Age: 1991||Country: USA|
Three 6 Mafia is an American boy group hailed from Memphis with a combined $20 million. They began as a horror-themed, underground metal-rock rap sensation called 666 Mafia in its early years. They went mainstream years later and even won an Oscar.
“Man you know we just put out what people expect from us.”Three 6 Mafia
|Age: 10-22-1966||Country: USA|
GZA is an artist from the United States who has a net worth of $18M. He was a founding member of the group Wu-Tang Clan and was known within the clan as the ‘spiritual head’ – being the oldest and the first one within the group to land a record deal. Steve Huey of Allmusic has called him “one of the best lyricists of the ‘90s.”
“Live a life full of humility, gratitude, intellectual curiosity, and never stop learning.”GZA
|Age: 04-24-1974||Country: USA|
Jazze Pha is an American vocalist, songwriter, and producer with a net worth of $18 million. Phalon Anton is the founder and CEO of Sho’nuff Records and the Memphis band Bar-Keys bassist’s son, James Alexander.
“I think [Ciara’s] next album is going to be a lot different. I will be back doing like we did before. I think we should; I think it’s best.”Jazze Pha
|Age: 07-11-1974||Country: USA|
Lil’ Kim is a New York-born rapper and actress who has a net worth of $500,000. Kim was, at one time, much wealthier. Unfortunately, she filed for personal bankruptcy in January of 2018. In doing so, she reportedly lost a longtime residence to foreclosure and owed around $4 million to various creditors.
“I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends, and God.”Lil Kim
|Age: 07-05-1969||Country: USA|
RZA is an American producer, rapper, author, and director with an $18M net worth. He earned his net worth through his career as a rapper, producer, and actor. He also composed scores for movies. Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (RZA) used to join in rap battles before he was a teenager and eventually moved to Ohio, where he fell into a life of drug dealing and ultimately beat an attempted murder charge.
“It’s harder to make the glass than break the glass.”RZA
|Age: 05-09-1970||Country: USA|
Ghostface Killah is an American rapper, producer, and actor who has a net worth of $17 million. He’s most famous for being a member of the prolific rap group the Wu-Tang Clan. He was born Dennis Coles on May 9, 1970, in Staten Island, New York.
“Sixth sense, six pack, six degrees of separation. My evil third eye blinks with no hesitation.”Ghostface Killah
|Age: 06-21-1971||Country: USA|
Devyne Stephens is an American music executive who’s worth $16 million. He’s the founder and owner of the record label UpFront Records. He started as a rapper in the early 1990s as a part of the group 90 Miles an Hour. He worked as an imaging expert and choreographer for LaFace.
“Some of the stories are fabricated and some of it is reality, and what they are doing is mixing the two.”Devyne Stephens
|Age: 01-20-1971||Country: USA|
Questlove is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist, and record producer who has a net worth of $16 million. He’s best known as the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots that serve as the house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” since February 17, 2014.
“When you live your life through records, the records are a record of your life.”Questlove
8 Ball & MJG
|Age: 1991||Country: USA|
8 Ball & MJG is an American hip-hop duo whose members have a net worth of $15 million. In 1991, they released their first album, “Listen to the Lyrics,” on the underground scene. That effort was followed up by the commercially successful “Comin’ Out” in 1993. Soon, they garnered a reputation as some of the best rap artists in the southern United States.
“Yeah, that was like way back in the days before hip hop really had a presence in Memphis.”8 Ball & MJG
|Age: 05-13-1977||Country: USA|
Pusha T is an American hip-hop recording artist who has a net worth of $15M. Terrence Thornton (better known as Pusha T) was born on May 13, 1977, in The Bronx, New York City, New York. He’s also known as one-half of the duo Clipse, alongside his brother and fellow rapper, Gene “No Malice” Thornton.
“Pain is joy when it cries, it’s my smile in disguise.”Pusha T
Sandra Denton AKA Pepa
|Age: 11-09-1969||Country: Jamaica|
Sandra Denton is a Jamaican hip-hop artist and actress who has a net worth of $15 million. She’s most widely recognized for her work with the successful rap group Salt-n-Pepa which released five studio albums, all of which achieved Gold or Platinum status. Denton – commonly referred to as “Pepa” – was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in November of 1969.
“I recommend every band has therapy on a regular basis. Many bands wouldn’t break up if they knew how to communicate with each other.”Sandra Denton AKA Pepa
|Age: 11-08-1971||Country: USA|
Tech N9ne is an American rapper who has a net worth of $18 million. The rapper Black Walt gave him the name Tech N9ne due to his fast rapping style being similar to a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun. He has sold more than two million albums, and his music has been featured in TV, movies, and video games.
“The one question I would have for Donald Trump is inspired by his ‘Make America Great Again’ cap. I would ask him, ‘When was America great? When did America not have an economic depression or a war?’”Tech N9ne
|Age: 04-28-1966||Country: USA|
Too Short – stylized as Too $hort – is an American rapper, producer, and actor who has a $15-million net worth. He debuted at the age of 14 and earned his net worth through his hit singles, albums, record label, and acting roles in film and TV.
“You want flowers, I’ll buy your ass a rose. But later on, you’re comin’ out them pantyhose.”Too Short
|Age: 10-01-1960||Country: USA|
Chuck D is an American rapper who has a net worth of $14M. He’s probably best known for being the rap group Public Enemy leader, which began in 1985 with Flavor Flav’s help. After gaining prominence, Chuck D became famous for his politically-conscious lyrics and activism through music. Today, he’s considered one of the greatest rappers and lyricists of all time.
“Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps.”Chuck D
|Age: 10-05-1967||Country: USA|
Funkmaster Flex is an American rapper, hip-hop DJ, musician, and producer who has a net worth of $14 million. Flex was born Aston George, Taylor, Jr. in The Bronx, New York, in August of 1968. Flex’s father was a DJ, so he started to be a DJ at local night clubs when he was 16.
“The F-150 is already a hot truck. I’m going to do a little tweaking to it, not much. I’m going to do my rim thing, my tint thing, a custom hood, and custom interior.”Funkmaster Flex
|Age: 17-06-1970||Country: USA|
Inspectah Deck is an American rapper and producer who has a net worth of $14 million. He was born Jason Hunter in The Bronx, New York, in July of 1970 and is known for being a Wu-Tang Clan member. He went to school with Method Man, Raekwon, and Ghostface Killah. The Wu-Tang Clan has released six studio albums.
“I bomb atomically, Socrates’ philosophies and hypotheses. Can’t define how I be dropping these mockeries.”Inspectah Deck
|Age: 02-16-1982||Country: USA|
Lupe Fiasco is an American rapper and producer who has a net worth of $14M. A rap artist, writer, and producer, Lupe Fiasco also owns a record label. He has released three successful studio albums that all reached the top 20.
“If talk is cheap, then my silence is diamonds.”Lupe Fiasco
|Age: 03-02-1971||Country: USA|
Method Man is an American recording artist, music producer, and actor who has a net worth of $14 million. He’s perhaps best known as a member of the East Coast collective Wu-Tang Clan. He’s also one-half of the duo Method Man & Redman.
“People know when you’re frontin’.”Method Man
|Age: 07-01-1976||Country: USA|
Plies is an American rapper who has a net worth of $14 million. Plies was born Algernod Lanier Washington in Fort Myers, Florida, in July of 1976. Plies and his stepbrother started a record label called Big Gates Records. He landed a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records and released several mixtapes. In 2007, his first album (The Real Testament) went viral.
“All men of conscience or prudence ply to windward, to maintain their wars to be defensive.”Plies
Cheryl James AKA Salt
|Age: 03-28-1966||Country: USA|
Cheryl James – also known as Saltan – is an American rapper and actress who has a net worth of $14M. She earned her net worth performing under the rap trio of Salt-N-Pepa and appearing in several films. Born Cheryl R. “Salt” James on March 28, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York, US, she’s best known as a founding member of the rap trio Salt-N-Pepa which was initially a duo formed by Cheryl James and Sandra Denton in 1984.
“I’m at a point in my life where I have something solid now. I’m a peaceful person, and I want to be surrounded by peace no matter what I’m doing.”Cheryl James AKA Salt
|Age: 07-28-1982||Country: USA|
Mack Maine is an American rapper and singer who has a net worth of $13 million. He earned his net worth as president of Young Money Entertainment, co-founder of Kush Entertainment, and founder of his record label, Soothe Your Soul Records.
“Nah. I don’t really do that no more; it doesn’t pay the bills, dawg. I can still do it; it’s like fingers, hard to lose … like limbs! It’s still that, but that’s not what I do, you know? I make songs. I still can freestyle. I play around with that, and I’m on the business side too. I get my President on, and I get my exec on around here.”Mac Maine
Shaggy 2 Dope
|Age: 10-14-1974||Country: USA|
Joseph Utsler – also known as Shaggy 2 Dope – is an American rapper, record producer, DJ, and professional wrestler. He’s best known as a member of the hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse. Shaggy 2 Dope’s net worth is $13M. He’s a co-founder of Psychopathic Records and Juggalo Championship Wrestling.
“For real, man, are we in Shangri-La?”Shaggy 2 Dope
|Age: 04-28-1972||Country: USA|
Joseph Bruce – aka Violent J – is an American rapper and professional wrestler who has a net worth of $13 million. He was born April 28, 1972 and is a native of Berkley, Michigan. He’s a part of the duo Insane Clown Posse and the co-founder of Psychopathic Records (with fellow rapper Shaggy 2 Dope aka Joseph Utsler) and their former manager, Alex Abbiss. Bruce and Utsler are also the founders of the professional wrestling promotion Juggalo Championship Wrestling.
“You don’t have to take any drugs to experience the Juggalo world. That’s where the magic comes in.”Violent J
|Age: 02-12-1980||Country: USA|
Gucci Mane (real name Radric Davis) is an American rapper who’s worth $12 million. He’s the father of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy, particularly in the 2000s and 2010s. Mane released his debut album (“Trap House”) in 2005. Mane followed that up with “Hard to Kill” in 2006, then “Trap-A-Thon,” and “Back to the Trap House” in 2007.
“I’m satisfied and proud of the things I did – even the bumps and the bruises that I’ve had on the way.”Gucci Mane
|Age: 10-31-1967||Country: USA|
Vanilla Ice is an American rapper, actor, and TV host with a $12M net worth. He’s best known for his 1990 hit “Ice Ice Baby” and his cover of “Play That Funky Music” off his debut album “To the Extreme.” “Ice Ice Baby was the very first single to reach number one on the Billboard charts.
“Learn from my mistakes, and you don’t have to make them yourself.”Vanilla Ice
|Age: 1993||Country: USA|
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is a group of five American members with a combined net worth of $10 million. Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, and Flesh-N-Bone. Eazy-E is among the rappers behind the group who signed with Ruthless Records in 1993. Their most famous hit is “Tha Crossroads,” which is certified double platinum and has topped the charts on its release date.
“When I need to free my mind, I can find satisfaction in a bag of weed. Everything I need, leave it to the trees.”Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
|Age: 05-30-1974||Country: USA|
CeeLo Green is a singer, rapper, and actor born and raised in the United States. His net worth is $10M. Green began making a name for himself as a member of the hip-hop group Goodie Mob. The group released three ‘critically-acclaimed albums’ before CeeLo went solo in 2002. He became famous four years later. He was known as a member of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, with their debut single “Crazy” becoming a hit and topping music charts worldwide.
“Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.”CeeLo Green
|Age: 04-30-1982||Country: USA|
Lloyd Banks is an American artist who has a net worth of $9M. Banks began his career as part of the hip hop group G-Unit alongside his childhood friends Tony Yayo and 50 Cent.
“I take things like honor and loyalty seriously.”Lloyd Banks
|Age: 09-30-1985||Country: USA|
Faheem Rasheed Najm – also known as T-Pain – is an American singer, rapper, and producer with a net worth of $10 million. His first album was “Rappa Ternt Sanga.” T-Pain is known for using and normalizing Auto-Tune’s creative use.
“I love vintage cars because you can do so much more to them.”T-Pain
|Age: 11-28-1977||Country: USA|
Young Jeezy is an American rapper who has a net worth of $10 million. Young Jeezy – otherwise known as “Jeezy” – was most popular during the early to late 2000s. The rapper has a unique, raspy style of vocal delivery. Despite having mainstream success, Young Jeezy claimed he never prioritized fame and fortune over his music.
“Can’t slow down, too much evil in my rear view.”Young Jeezy
|Age: 11-12-1977||Country: USA|
2 Chainz is a recording artist who hails from the United States. he has a net worth of $9M. Formerly known as Tity Boi, 2 Chainz has become one of the most well-known rappers of the modern era, especially among other southern musicians. In addition to rapping, 2 Chainz is an entrepreneur who has explored many business ventures throughout his career.
“My wrist deserves a shout out, ‘I’m like what up wrist?’ My stove deserve a shout out, ‘I’m like what up stove?’”2 Chainz
|Age: 10-18-1982||Country: USA|
Ne-Yo is an American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor who has a net worth of $9 million. He gained success in the music industry, thanks to his songwriting skills. Ne-Yo then went on to build an impressive career for himself as a solo artist. He ventured into acting and reality TV.
“I am blessed to be doing what I do. I sing because I love singing.”Ne-yo
|Age: 01-08-1975||Country: USA|
DJ Clue is an American DJ who has a net worth of $8M. His first mixtape – released in 1990 – became an almost-instant hit and circulated widely because it contained a large amount of music that couldn’t be heard anywhere else.
“I’m expecting to reach a lot of new people. People going home from work, people are going to work on the late shift. I’m excited.”DJ Clue
|Age: 11-18-1977||Country: USA|
Fabulous is an American hip-hop recording artist who has a net worth of $8 million. He has released six albums and sold over three million copies in the US. After being invited to rap live on record producer and music executive DJ Clue’s radio show, DJ Clue signed him to his record label, Desert Storm Records.
“Never tripping off the past, I would rather never mind ‘em/ ‘Cause only fools trip over something that be behind ‘em.”Fabulous
|Age: 10-17-2000||Country: USA|
Lil Pump is an American rapper and songwriter who has a net worth of $8 million. He’s a prominent member of the SoundCloud rap scene. He became popular on Soundcloud when he gained millions of streams. Lil Pump’s real name is Gazzy Garcia, and he has also gone by Trapper of the Century.
“I want to be the biggest thing that’s out because I’m different from everybody. I don’t sound like nobody.”Lil Pump
|Age: 11-03-1977||Country: USA|
DJ Envy is an American DJ who has a net worth of $6 million. His annual salary as one of the hosts of “The Breakfast Club” radio show is $3 million. By the late 90s, he was making waves, and the early 2000s saw him working with the likes of Jay-Z, The L.O.X., and 50 Cent.
“ They envy the distinction I have won; let them, therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.”DJ Envy
|Age: 03-11-1981||Country: USA|
Paul Wall is an American rapper who has a net worth of $5 million. He worked on a mixtape with Michael Watts called “Choppin Em Up Part 2.” He and Chamillionaire formed their group, The Color Changin’ Click, and eventually released their debut album, “Get Ya Mind Correct,” which sold more than 200,000 copies around the world.
“People’s feelings get hurt when they figure out what I’m worth. I’m just stayin’ humble and true. It’s good right now, baby – staying true, baby. If you choose the right people for the group, it goes a little bit differently.”Paul Wall
|Age: 03-23-2003||Country: USA|
Danielle Bregoli – aka Bhad Bhabie – is an American social media star and rapper with a $4 million net worth. She became a viral sensation when she appeared on “Dr. Phil” in 2016 and used her now-infamous catchphrase “Cash me ousside how bow dah,” which went on to be one of the biggest memes of the year.
“I just don’t care what people have to say. I keep pushing toward what I want. It’s just how I am. I don’t know where I got it from.”Bhad Bhabie
1 – Kanye West – $2.9 Billion
Kanye West is the wealthiest rapper in the world.
But you might be wondering…
… how did Kanye claim the top spot of the 101 richest rappers in the world?
Well, his staggering net worth of over a billion dollars came from his royalties as a musician and Yeezy line.
Fun fact: As of 2020, his clothing brand, Yeezy, is worth $3 billion, which paved the way for Kanye’s billionaire status.
2 – Jay-Z – $1.05 Billion
Before Kanye West stole the top spot of the 101 wealthiest rappers of all time, Jay-Z had toppled all other rappers in the 101 richest rappers list.
Thanks to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Jay-Z became a billionaire in 2020.
With $1 billion in his name, I bet you’re curious where he got all that moolah.
Jay-Z obtained his billions from Tidal, 40/40 Club, Budweiser Select, Armand de Brignac, real estate, and royalties.
3 – Diddy – $895 Million
Sean Combs – also known as P. Diddy – may have told you that when you have “Mo Money, Mo Problems” come to you.
But Diddy’s net worth of $895 million tells us otherwise!
Today, the multimillionaire doesn’t have any controversies besides his run-ins with the law in the past.
Hint: A gunfire happened while he was clubbing with then-girlfriend JLo!
Now, the father of six prefers to stay behind the limelight and enjoys fatherhood’s perks while earning millions from his businesses.
4 – Dr. Dre – $865 Million
You’ve guessed it right…
… Dr. Dre is the man behind the famous headphone line Beats By Dre.
He’s also one of the most successful stars in the industry, with hundreds of millions of albums under his name.
Now, Dr. Dre decided to focus on his entrepreneurial side while managing the careers of artists in Aftermath Records.
And despite his hiatus as a musician, Dr. Dre’s net worth still stands at $865 million.
5 – Russell Simmons – $820 Million
Before Russell Simmons became the legendary man who co-founded Def Jam records, he rapped professionally and even sold 500K copies of his first single back in the 1970s.
After acquiring his success in the industry, Simmons decided to leave high school and pursue a career as a musician.
Fate was in his favor…
… because when he partnered with Rick Rubin for Def Jam, everything fell into place.
And after selling Def Jam, he created his company named Rush Communications, Inc., which contains ten enterprises and non-profit organizations.
6 – Eminem – $230 Million
Right after Dr. Dre discovered the talent of Eminem in a fast-food restaurant, he’s now among the wealthiest rappers in the world.
Did you know Eminem’s ever-rising net worth came from his hard work as an artist? To be specific, his moolah all came from his album sales and royalties.
On the other hand, with a net worth of $230 million, Eminem enjoys spending his millions on real estate properties and cars.
Not bad, knowing he’ll still have hundreds of millions even if he loves to splurge on his luxury cars.
7 – Master P – $200 Million
Master P – whose real name is Percy Miller – was born on April 13, 1970, in New Orleans, Louisiana, a city renowned for its music, though perhaps not the kind he would produce.
However, did you know the big guy used to play basketball for his university back in the day? He didn’t put music as his priority in the beginning.
Instead, he finished his business degree before he gave music a try. Now you know why he’s so good at handling his enterprises and money.
8 – Pharrell Williams – $200 Million
Pharrell began his career with childhood friend Chad Hugo when they established the production company The Neptunes to promote and sell several musicians’ work.
Fast-forward to the present, and Pharrell Williams gained millions from his career as an artist and producer.
He also ventured into fashion after creating designs with brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel. He additionally launched his clothing lines, namely the Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear.
9 – Drake – $180 Million
Drake’s net worth 2021 stands at a whopping $180 million!
Fun fact: Did you know Canadian rapper, Drake, is among the highest-paid entertainers worldwide?
This info tells us the Canadian-based rapper defied his haters with his millions as he fans himself with his successes in front of their faces.
Hah! The joke’s on you, haters.
10 – Usher $180 Million
Usher has released many albums and tracks throughout his career, and he’s famous for his best-selling albums and eight Grammy awards.
And did you know it was his grandmother who discovered his singing skills while he was in high school?
After that discovery, his grandma encouraged him to pursue a music career, which he honestly didn’t regret, especially with the fortune he earned through time.
11 – Ice Cube – $160 Million
Nowadays, most of his fans catch Ice Cube in movies than in music videos. That’s because he decided to pursue his acting career after being a part of the group C.I.A. back in the day.
Besides his acting stint and former music career, earnings from his clothing line Cube and endorsements add to his whopping $160M net worth.
12 – Lil Wayne – $150 Million
Lil Wayne’s no ordinary artist.
That’s because since he was eight years old, he’s been writing rap songs, which eventually led to his breakthrough.
When he turned nine, Birdman discovered his talents, which gave him an opportunity for a lifetime.
Today, Lil Wayne is now more prosperous than the man who gave him his career.
With a staggering net worth of $150 million, Lil Wayne indeed made a great run as an artist.
13 – Snoop Dog – $150 Million
Just like Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg’s net worth is also a whopping $150M.
Snoop, also known as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., – has been active in the music industry since 1992, right after Dr. Dre discovered him.
Throughout his career, Snoop already won 27 awards, including his Billboard Year-End Chart Awards and Stony.
Great job, Snoop!
14 – Swiss Beatz – $150 Million
Swiss Beatz isn’t just one wealthy star; he’s also the husband of renowned artist Alicia Keys.
What a lucky man indeed.
In case you’re wondering, Swiss Beatz began exploring his love for music after working as a DJ in the Bronx.
Additionally, he’s been producing songs since he was 16. Later on, his hard work paid off as he’s now worth a heart-stopping $150 million.
15 – LL Cool J – $120 Million
James Todd Smith – aka LL Cool J – started making his songs early, just like some of his fellow rappers in the industry.
Eventually, his tracks were loved by Def Jam’s producers, which gave him a chance to debut at the age of 16.
Luck was in his favor as his first album became certified platinum with more than a million sales.
LL Cool J decided to focus on his acting career just recently, appearing on shows like “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “In The House.”
16 – Birdman – $100 Million
In the image above, this guy is the man behind Cash Money Records – the home of artists like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake.
As you can see, every name above is part of this year’s 101 richest rappers in the world, which makes him one great mentor.
However, he doesn’t fall behind his artists since Birdman’s net worth still stands at an astonishing $100 million.
Not bad, right?
17 – Pitbull – $100 Million
Pitbull is at number seventeen on our richest rappers list – he currently has a net worth of $100 million.
Besides that, Pitbull is one of the most recognized musicians in the world today. Additionally, he’s an endorser for dozens of brands and has even released his fragrance line.
His hustles surely did pay off, knowing he’s as rich as the CEOs of Cash Money Records.
18 – Ronald Slim Williams – $100 Million
Ronald Slim Williams is the co-founder of Cash Money Records.
He may not be as famous as his brother, but he made headlines when he repurchased the largest Florida home in 2012.
He bought the place for a whopping $7.15 million.
Not bad, considering he’s worth a hundred million dollars.
19 – Adam Horovitz – $90 Million
Besides rapping, ‘Ad-Rock’ is also a known guitarist and actor from Manhattan.
He rose to fame as a member of the hip-hop group Beastie Boys. His band became a hit in the 1980s.
Later on, he ventured into acting and appeared in movies like “Tim ‘Chino’ Doolan in Los Angeles” and “Repulski in Godspeed.”
His hard work truly paid off because Horovitz is now worth $90 million.
Way to go, Ad-Rock!
20 – Mike D – $90 Million
Ad-Rock’s bandmate, Mike D, is also included among this list of richest rappers globally. With a net worth of $90 million, Mike D isn’t as lavish as other millionaires.
He chose to renovate his old home to fit his kid’s hobbies instead of buying a new one.
That’s a good idea to save more money, Mike!
21 – Timbaland – $85 Million
Nope, we’re not talking about the shoe brand but the award-winning star Timbaland himself.
… he was named after the famous construction boots brand, which was well-known in the 1990s. The marketing strategy worked and gave success to Timbaland’s career.
Aside from being a successful artist himself, he also paved the way for others like Aaliyah, Nas, and Justin Timberlake after producing hit albums of the said stars.
22 – Akon – $80 Million
Did you know Akon’s also an amazing businessman?
With two record labels under his care, it isn’t a shocker that this man is worth $80 million.
What a hard-working guy indeed!
He’s mostly known for his songs like “Smack That” and “Locked Up” and even earned a Guinness Book of World Records.
For what, you ask?
Well, his songs are known to be the most downloaded and used songs as ringtones back in the day.
23 – Migos – $80 Million
On our 23rd spot of our richest rappers in the world is no other than Migos.
The boy group from Georgia includes rappers Offset, Takeoff, and Quavo. They’re known for their hit single “Versace,” which peaked at the 99th spot in the Billboard Top 100.
Later on, they signed up with 300 Entertainment, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records.
Today, the group is still thriving, and we’re looking forward to more hits from Migos soon.
24 – Nicki Minaj – $80 Million
Nicki Minaj is currently the richest female rapper alive with her massive net worth of $80 million!
She beats OG female rappers like Lil Kim and Lauryn Hill.
So, how did Nicki do that?
Well, Nicki Minaj isn’t any ordinary rapper – she’s won over 100 notable awards from the AMAs to BET Awards.
And in 2009, right after she released her first album, “Pink Friday,” Nicki already sold 4 million copies worldwide.
Legendary, I must say!
25 – DJ Khaled – $75 Million
Number 25 goes to DJ Khaled.
With numerous endorsements, hosting gigs, and royalties, DJ Khaled has accumulated a net worth of $75 million.
That’s a fair amount of money, knowing Khaled only began his career in 2006.
But did you know that the rapper chose to save up his first paycheck instead of buying anything?
According to Khaled, he chose to save up because he wanted to buy his first home for him and his parents.
Now, the renowned DJ owns several real estate properties, which you can check out on BounceMojo.com.
26 – Kendrick Lamar – $75 Million
Believe it or not…
… Kendrick Lamar’s net worth of $75 million mostly came from his music career, and that’s because Lamar’s also one of the highest-paid rappers in the world.
He’s said to earn more than $50 million just from royalty privileges alone. Additionally, Lamar’s also into acting and even appeared in the drama “Power.”
27 – Nas – $70 Million
In case you didn’t know…
… Nas has sold over 25 million records worldwide and had eight certified platinum albums.
Besides that, his pools of money come from his record label, a FILA sneaker store, and as an associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine.
Nas is indeed a hardworking guy, hence his $70 million net worth.
Are you surprised? I hope not!
28 – Will.I.Am – $70 Million
If you were a big fan of The Black Eyed Peas back in the day, then I’m sure you know who Will. I.Am is and have most probably jammed with your friends as you sang along to their songs “Pump It,” “Don’t Lie,” and many others.
Will is the founder and lead singer of the group that began in 1997. They have earned wide success after signing with Interscope Records and started releasing hit singles like “I Gotta Feeling” and “Where Is The Love?”
After the group went on hiatus, Will went on to pursue solo endeavors. Now, Will’s said to be worth a whopping $70 million.
29 – Ice T – $60 Million
Did you know that African-American rapper Ice T served the United States Army for four years?
Yes, Ice T sure did. He did it to sustain his girlfriend and daughter.
After he left the army in 1983, he decided to pursue music – eventually leading to certified gold albums and an acting career.
To this day, he’s worth roughly $60 million.
30 – J. Cole – $60 Million
- Cole began his journey to fame in the comforts of his home. I know, a little unconventional, right? But at least he’s ultra-famous now!
He started out releasing mixtapes online until he caught the attention of our second richest rapper, Jay-Z.
That moment resulted in a collab between the two rappers and the former signing up with Jay-Z’s label.
As of now, J. Cole is worth $60 million.
31 – Rev Run – $60 Million
Widely known for his “pray” hand gesture, Rev Run stands for “Reverend Run,” hence his iconic pray sign.
Moreover, Rev is the co-founder of Run D.M.C. and the brother of Russell and Danny Simmons.
His successful career gave him more opportunities and income, leading to his $60M net worth today.
32 – Psy – $60 Million
“Oppa Gangnam Style!”
If you heard this line in your head, you probably came across this iconic song in 2012.
And the person behind the first-ever YouTube video to hit a billion views is no other than Psy, the first K-Pop star on the list. His real name is Park Jae-Sang, and he began his career in 2001.
Many ridiculed Psy for his “attempts to stardom” because he wasn’t “as fit” as other Korean artists.
However, he proved them wrong because after he signed with YG Entertainment in 2010, he released the iconic single “Gangnam Style” – a song that would bring Psy success and a whopping net worth of $60 million!
33 – Wiz Khalifa – $60 Million
Among our very long list of the top wealthiest rappers list is the charming rapper Wiz Khalifa.
He rose to success after his first album, “Show & Prove,” became a crowd-favorite.
After that, Wiz conquered the charts after he and Charlie Puth collaborated for the single “See You Again” from the official soundtrack of the movie “Furious 7.”
Thanks to his massive success, Wiz’s net worth is now at $60 million after accumulating his wealth from royalties, album sales, and endorsements.
34 – Chad Hugo – $55 Million
Pharrell Williams’ prod partner, Chad Hugo, is also included in our top wealthiest rappers list. Hugo is pure Filipino and lived in Virginia, where he met Williams in band class.
Eventually, the two founders of ‘The Neptunes’ began making songs together until Teddy Riley scouted them both.
Fun fact: Did you know The Neptunes won their first two Grammy awards as Producers?
They sure did earn Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) and Best Pop Vocal Album for “Justified” by Justin Timberlake.
Today, Chad Hugo’s net worth is roughly $55 million.
35 – Chamillionaire – $50 Million
“Chamillionaire” is a combination of the words “chameleon” and “millionaire.”
But, his pseudonym is right.
Chamillionaire’s indeed a millionaire with his staggering 50-million-dollar net worth. And if you’re curious about his life story and how he was able to accumulate such wealth, feel free to check out BounceMojo.com and be entertained.
36 – T.I. – $50 Million
T.I. is the other founding father of trap music – you know, alongside Gucci Mane.
But before that, he took a risk and left high school to become a rapper-singer. After a few times of trying his luck in the business, he earned a deal with LaFace.
That moment led to more opportunities that opened many doors for him to achieve his massive net worth of $50 million.
37 – Travis Scott – $50 Million
“Cash through the month, I get a check…Yves Saint Laurent on my pants and my chest…Count up a hun’, cop a Rolex…Shine like the sun, you genuinely blessed…”
It seems like Travis is blessed because the “Yosemite” rapper is currently worth $50 million!
Yes, you’ve read that right…
Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy is our 37th richest rapper in the world. But the real question is, how did Scott earn so much money throughout his career?
The answer lies in his concert tours, album sales, and royalties.
Yup, he earned his money all through his hard work as a renowned hip-hop star.
From his debut chart-topping album, “Rodeo,” ranked third on the Billboard 200 in 2015 to his latest album, “JackBoys,” which earned the first spot on the 2020 Billboard 200.
Woah – that success indeed gave me goosebumps .
it’s the title of one of his songs
38 – Common – $45 Million
Common’s real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.
He was raised in Chicago and started rapping in 1991. His first stage name was “Common Sense,” until he decided to stick with “Common.”
His first major-label studio album, “Like Water for Chocolate,” was the first big financial success that also gained fame and recognition – resulting in his $45-million net worth.
39 – Darryl McDaniels – $45 Million
Darryl McDaniels is another member of the legendary group Run D.M.C.
He’s been working in the industry together with Joseph Simmons and Jam-Master Jay since the early 1980s.
Their songs became massive hits and chart-toppers – the reason why it isn’t surprising that his net worth is $45 million.
40 – J. Prince – $45 Million
Nope, he isn’t the world-famous rock star Prince. But this guy sure did make a reputation for himself too.
Prince is a rapper and CEO of Rap-a-Lot Records that works with musicians in Houston. That’s why his net worth is from his hard work as an artist and entrepreneur.
41 – Daddy Yankee – $40 Million
Another international star on our list of wealthiest rappers is Daddy Yankee.
I bet you’re curious…
Daddy Yankee is a Latin artist who has a net worth of $40 million. He’s one of the most popular and successful rappers in the entertainment industry today. After his collaboration track with Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber, he rose to international fame in 2017.
Can you guess what the song is?
If you know this hit single of 2017, feel free to tweet us the answer as we’d love to hear from you.
42 – Future – $40 Million
Well, it sounds tricky, don’t you agree?
But we aren’t talking about tomorrow, in the literal sense of the word. Instead, we’ll talk about renowned rapper Future.
To be specific, he started his music career when he became a part of the “Dungeon Family” collective.
And soon after the release of his two mixtapes in 2010 and 2011, he signed a major deal with Epic Records and Rocko’s A1 Recordings.
Future sadly later dropped his debut album entitled “Pluto” in 2012. His second album, “Honest,” was released in 2014.
Now, he’s worth a jaw-dropping $40M!
43 – Nelly – $40 Million
American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor Nelly currently has a net worth of $40 million.
That’s not much, considering he used to be extremely popular all over the world.
For example, his album “Country Grammar,” that he released in 2000, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and is also his best-selling album to date.
Better luck next time, Nelly.
44 – Rick Ross – $40 Million
On our 44th spot is the American rapper, entrepreneur, record executive, producer, and CEO — Rick Ross.
Thanks to him being a total hustler, Ross now has a staggering net worth of $40M.
Rick has sold millions of albums and tens of millions of singles worldwide during his career.
He has been one of the ten highest-paid rappers in the world at various times in his career. His former total career earnings were worth over $85 million.
45 – Andre – $35 Million
Andre Benjamin – AKA “Andre 3000” – is an Atlanta-based singer, rapper, and songwriter.
He’s best known for being a part of the duo Outkast, alongside fellow rapper Big Boi (who’s at number 47).
Aside from rapping, he’s also an actor. Andre 3000 has made appearances in several TV series’ and films such as “Families,” “The Shield,” “Revolver,” “Four Brothers,” and “All Is by My Side.”
45 – 50 Cent – $30 Million
Unfortunately for 50 Cent, his rank flunked to number 46 after he filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
The “In Da Club” star is now worth $30 million, far from his 100-million-dollar net worth in the past.
I bet you’re wondering…
… what caused 50 Cent’s bankruptcy?
The answer to that is…well…his lifestyle.
Because of 50’s expensive habits, including fancy rides and lavish parties, he acquired debts, which led to his financial demise.
But despite that, 50 is currently redeeming his name and wealth by paying off his debt.
47 – Big Boi – $30 Million
Andree 3000’s duo Big Boi is our 47th richest rapper. And with his net worth of $30M, he sure deserves the spot.
With over 25 million albums sold by their duo Outkast, the rappers earned millions of dollars from those deals – contributing to their net worths.
In case you’re wondering…
… Big Boi’s net worth mostly comes from his hard work as a singer, while the rest come from endorsement deals and collaborations with other artists.
48 – G-Dragon – $30 Million
Another K-Pop star makes it on our list.
He’s the leader and main rapper of the Korean boy group Bigbang. If you’re a solid VIP , then you know we’re talking about no other than G Dragon.
The K-Pop star holds a staggering amount of $30 million, which came from his record deals, royalties, endorsements, and businesses.
it’s what they call their fans “VIPs”
49 – Juicy J – $30 Million
The founder of ‘Three 6 Mafia’ steals the 49th richest rappers spot in our list.
I bet you’re curious how he’s accumulated his wealth.
Juicy J’s wealth comes from his hustle in music together with his income from his record label.
He’s also an A&R representative, which adds up to his annual net worth.
50 – Lil Jon – $30 Million
Number 50 on our list is Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz’s leader, Lil Jon.
But before he became famous, he worked as a host and DJ for several local parties in Atlanta clubs.
And in 1996, he and his group finally made their debut with the track “Who U Wit?” His band took off and began topping the charts with their hit singles.
Later on, he decided to go solo and released the song “Snap Yo Fingers,” which stole the 7th spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2006.
All his hard work truly paid off…
Because as of today, he’s now worth roughly $30 million, all thanks to his DJ gigs, acting stints, and royalties from his music career.
51 – Nick Cannon – $30 Million
Here we have multimedia star Nick Cannon placing 51st on our list of top 101 richest rappers.
Cannon’s currently worth a stunning $30 million, and he credits his music stints, acting career, and hosting gigs for it.
Fun fact: His ex-wife is “Queen of Christmas” Mariah Carey! Sadly, the two split in 2016 for personal reasons.
52 – Post Malone – $30 Million
After gaining popularity with his debut track “White Iverson,” Post Malone is now worth a staggering $30 million!
He’s also known for his unique way of mixing music and chart-topping albums.
Not only that…
… not recognizing this guy from afar is next to never, thanks to his face and arms riddled with lots of tattoos.
53 – Soulja Boy – $30 Million
“Soulja Boy off in this hoe… Watch me crank it, watch me roll. Watch me crank that Soulja Boy, then Superman that hoe. Now watch me (Crank that Soulja Boy)…”
If you sang along, then you’re probably one of the 2000s kids who knew Soulja Boy!
Soulja Boy released his hit single, “Crank Dat,” in 2007, which gave him more opportunities and a massive $30 million net worth.
After his first track’s worldwide success, he released more bop songs like “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” and “Pretty Boy Swag.”
Besides music, Soula also decided to venture into business and released his soap line and game consoles.
Impressive, isn’t it?
54 – Flo Rida – $30 Million
Best recognized for his song “Low,” Flo Rida has made a name in the industry for his catchy sound and memorable hits.
Aside from Low, Flo Rida also toppled the charts with his other tracks like “Right Round,” “Club Can’t Handle Me,” and his entire “Wild Ones” album.
Flo Rida’s success doesn’t end with music…
… because he’s also a great entrepreneur.
In 2020, he opened his vodka distillery named Fort Lauderdale.
Well, he surely can afford to invest with his net worth of $30 million – proving to us that his income isn’t going low anytime soon.
55 – Ludacris – $25 Million
Illinois-based rapper Ludacris is widely known for his rapping skills and acting stints in the famous “Fast & Furious” franchise. Ludacris starred in 5 out of 8 films in the car-racing series.
Besides acting and rapping, Ludacris ventured into entrepreneurship and his Conjure Cognac distillery and various restaurant chains.
He also invests in other businesses dealing with real estate, headphones, and package deliveries.
Now, he steals our 54th spot with his net worth of $25 million.
56 – Macklemore – $25 Million
“I’m gonna pop some tags…I only got twenty dollars in my pocket…I, I, I’m hunting, looking for a come-up…This day is f*cking awesome…”
Yup, that’s the first few lines of Macklemore’s chart-topping single, “Thrift Shop,” which he released in 2013.
His hit single surprised many because, unlike any other star, Macklemore made a name for himself in the industry.
He’s one of the few rappers thriving without any major record label.
Still, he instead only pays Warner Bros. Records to market his songs through their radio and collaborates with various artists without a record label behind him.
But his style of promoting himself truly paid off since he’s now worth a whopping $25 million.
57 – The Game – $25 Million
The Game rose to fame after debuting with his “Untold Story” album in 2004.
But before his big break, he first appeared in the reality dating show “Change of Heart” back in 2000.
Afterward, he ventured into voice acting and had a minor role in Def Jam: Icon and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
He also began acting and played the role of Big Meat in the film “Waist Deep.”
Thanks to his various income streams, he began making a name of his own, leading to his net worth of $25 million.
58 – Cardi B – $24 Million
Cardi B began her career after her single “I Like It” became popular.
Now, she’s married to Offset, a member of Migos. This union means Cardi’s 24-million-dollar net worth can go even higher anytime soon.
If you’re curious about her life and how she became famous, check out BounceMojo.com for her Bio and Net Worth.
59 – Apl.de.ap – $20 Million
Filipino-American musician Apl.de.ap was raised in the United States after his family migrated from the Philippines.
Apl is also a part of the legendary group The Black Eyed Peas, where he earned fame and money.
Today, he’s worth roughly $20 million.
60 – Busta Rhymes – $20 Million
After an impressive career, Busta Rhymes has become one of the most celebrated figures in the world of hip-hop. Additionally, he has been nominated for 11 Grammys.
He’s best known for his fast rapping style and intricate lyrics. However, many critics have also named him as one of the greatest MCs of all time. Besides music, he’s an amazing actor too.
His endeavors gave him a massive net worth of $20 million – and rightfully so.
61 – Damian Marley – $20 Million
The youngest child of reggae legend Bob Marley steals the 61st spot of our wealthiest rappers list.
If you have no idea about who we’re talking about, his name is Damian Marley, and he loves music just as much as his father does.
He started showing his interest in music after working with talented artists when he was only thirteen!
The group’s name was The Shephards. Among his bandmates is Cat Core’s son from the band Third World and Freddie McGregor’s daughter.
What a powerhouse group indeed!
Later on, he followed his father’s footsteps and began making a name of his own in the industry in the 1990s.
Now, he’s worth $20 million, all from producing and creating different genres of music.
62 – Meek Mill – $20 Million
Did you know that…
… Meek Mill is one of the most controversial rappers on our list?
And the reason for this is his continuous cry for justice, as shown on his “Free Meek” docuseries in 2019.
However, all the controversies he faced didn’t stop him from making more money.
Fun fact: Meek Mill still made music while he was in prison – he wrote songs and compiled them…
… until he came up with a new album, which he released before completing his jail time.
This perseverance of Meek Mill contributed to his success. Meek’s now known to be worth approximately $20 million.
63 – Sir Mix-a-Lot – $20 Million
Anthony Ray is best known for his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot.
He’s a rapper, producer, and host, and his chart-topping single, “Baby Got Back,” became his ticket to success in 1992.
He released six studio albums through time – two are certified platinum, and one is certified gold.
Aside from rapping, he also earns from his morning radio show on Hot 103.7 FM and Washington’s real estate properties.
Now, he’s worth roughly $20 million.
64 – Three 6 Mafia – $20 Million
Look: Here’s another boy group on our list…
… and it’s no other than the Three 6 Mafia.
The group members include brothers Lord Infamous and DJ Paul, and their friend, Juicy C. Their fame began after the “Mystic Stylez” album debuted in 1995, which gave more popularity to the ‘gangsta’ rap style.
Besides music, the group members also ventured into acting and even appeared in several TV shows and films, including “Jackass 2” and “Rap City.”
The group is now worth roughly $20 million, thanks to their hit singles and endorsements.
65 – GZA – $18 Million
GZA was a founding member of the group Wu-Tang Clan and is called their ‘spiritual head.’ He’s also the oldest and the first one within the group to land a record deal.
He’s also known as “The Genius,” and that’s because of his great lyrics. To date, GZA’s said to be worth a whopping $18 million.
66 – Jazze Pha – $18 Million
Our 66th richest rapper is Jazze Pha, with a whopping $18 million! But did you know his skills came from his genes?
That’s because he’s the son of the Memphis band’s bassist, James Alexander. Besides his music, Pha also loves to create and produce songs for other artists.
And throughout his career, the rapper made a trademark of saying “Ladies and Gentlemen” or “This is a Jazze Phizzle product-shizzle!” in the songs he produced.
Now, Pha is focusing on his record label, Sho’nuff Records.
67 – Lil Kim – $18 Million
Another female rapper lands on our richest rappers list…
She’s no other than the OG female rapper Lil Kim.
Lil Kim used to be worth more than what she earns now. However, because of her bankruptcy in 2018, her net worth lowered down to just $18 million.
Some even say she’s now worth just $500,000.
68 – RZA – $18 Million
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs or RZA’s net worth is estimated to be $18 million.
He’s earned those millions through his career as a rapper, producer, and actor.
Aside from that, he began composing scores for movies in the late 1990s and even made a few cameo appearances on films like “Funny People” and “Gospel Hill.”
He also ventured into filmmaking and released the 2012 movie “The Man with the Iron Fists,” where he collaborated with known directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth.
69 – Ghostface Killah – $18 Million
Another Wu-Tang Clan member earns a spot in our top 101 most affluent rappers list – he’s no other than Ghostface Killah.
With a net worth of $18 million, he sure did earn his spot.
He owes his net worth to his label, Starks Enterprises, and some solo endeavors.
… I’m sure you are wondering what the reason behind his moniker is.
Well, the inspo for his rapper name comes from a character of the kung-fu film “Mystery of Chessboxing.”
Mindblowing, isn’t it?
70 – Devyne Stephens – $16 Million
Atlanta-based rapper Devyne Stephens is said to have a net worth of $16 million.
His money pools come from his record label (UpFront Records) and earnings throughout his music career.
He’s also ventured into real estate. His most famous infrastructure is “The Complex” – a place where celebrities can rehearse, take photos, and exercise.
71 – Questlove – $16 Million
Besides rapping, Questlove is also recognized for his DJ gigs and as the Roots band’s frontman.
The Grammy Award-winning band is the house band of Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show.”
Moreover, Questlove produces songs for various artists too, including our second richest rapper, Jay-Z.
He also taught in the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and co-founded the OkayAfrica and Okayplayer websites.
With all those income streams, it’s truly safe to say that with Questlove’s $16M net worth, he sure does deserve a spot in our top 101 list.
72 – 8 Ball & MJG – $15 Million
Number 72 on our richest list is the duo 8 Ball & MJG. The two rose to fame in 1991 with their first album, “Listen to the Lyrics.”
They’ve been successfully seen in the music world for quite some time now and have increased their net worth rapidly over time.
As of today, the duo now holds a net worth of $15 million.
73 – Pusha T – $15 Million
Pusha T is one-half of the hip-hop duo Clipse, alongside his brother and fellow rapper, Gene “No Malice” Thornton.
The two have been active in the music industry since the early 90s. In 2004, the duo created their record label, Re-Up Records.
Now, Pusha’s worth $15 million.
74 – Sandra Denton AKA Pepa – $15 Million
Our girl Miss Pepa – or Sandra Denton – is the 74th richest rapper of 2021.
If you don’t know her, she’s a part of the girl trio Salt-n-Pepa.
They’ve released certified gold and platinum albums throughout their career. Because of their massive success, it led to Pepa having a net worth of $15 million.
But wait, there’s more…
Pepa’s income doesn’t only come from her music career but also her acting stints (both in motion pictures and TV) through the years. Movies she’s starred in include “First Time Felon” and “Joe’s Apartment.”
75 – Tech N9ne – $15 Million
Tech N9ne became widely known because of his “The Worst” album in 2001.
Due to his “quick rapping style” being similar to Tec-9, Black Walt gave Aaron Dontez Yates an idea to make his rapper name ‘Tech N9ne.’
Later on, the rapper shared it now stands for ‘complete technique of rhyme.’
Tech N9ne also ventured into business and created his rap empire Strange Music without a big-name record label backing him up.
Now, he’s on our richest list with his net worth of $15 million.
76 – Too Short – $15 Million
Well, Too Short’s net worth isn’t as little as his rapper name.
The “Don’t Stop Rappin’” singer is worth $15 million.
That’s why it’s not so much of a shocker that the rapper’s included in our list of top 101 wealthiest rappers.
But let’s dig into some details about his career…
For starters, Too Short is one of the pioneers of West Coast rap. This fact means he already started the underground rap scene in the area.
Besides that, he’s also known for his lyrics full of “pimp and promiscuity,” a topic famous to teens and people who can relate to street culture.
77 – Chuck D – $14 Million
Chuck D is our 77th richest rapper. He’s probably most famous for being the rap group Public Enemy leader, which started in 1985 with Flavor Flav’s help.
Chuck D became controversial for his politically-conscious lyrics and his stand on activism through his songs after gaining popularity.
To date, he’s considered one of the greatest rappers and lyricists of all time, with a booming net worth of $14M.
78 – Funkmaster Flex – $14 Million
With $14 million in his name, Funkmaster Flex sure does have something to flex.
He’s also our 78th richest rapper on the list and has been in the music industry since 19.
In case you’re wondering…
… he began as a DJ at local nightclubs until he worked at 98.7 Kiss-FM as a disk jockey.
79 – Inspectah Deck – $14 Million
Jason Hunter is also known for his rapper name Inspectah Deck.
He’s currently working as a soloist, but he used to be a part of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Additionally, he’s a great lyricist, and many applaud him for his ‘intricate’ and ‘meaningful’ verses in his songs.
One of his memorable lines includes this: “Working hard may help you maintain…to learn to overcome the heartaches and pain.”
The line is from Wu-Tang Clan’s song “C.R.E.A.M.,” released in 1993. With his success in music, Inspectah Deck’s net worth rose to $14M.
80 – Lupe Fiasco – $14 Million
Lupe Fiasco is currently worth $14 million.
But I bet you’re curious how he was able to accumulate that much net worth through time.
Well, let me tell you a story…
Fiasco started showing his interest in creating lyrics when he was in eighth grade. He began by making rap poems and lyrics at home. His hard work paid off as his first album earned three Grammy nominations.
81 – Method Man – $14 Million
Another Wu-Tang Clan memberSalt-n-Pepa trio member, earns a spot on our top richest rappers list with his net worth of $14 million…
… and that’s no other than Method Man.
Fun fact: His name came from the title of the film “Method Man.”
He’s also known for his acting skills in the film “The Great White Hype.”
82 – Plies – $14 Million
Forbes named Plies as one of their richest rappers.
And we couldn’t agree more with that because, with Plies’ heart-stopping 14-million-dollar net worth, it isn’t that surprising he’s on our list.
In case you’re wondering…
… Plies’ career took off after he signed a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records. Since then, his career did nothing but skyrocket.
83 – Cheryl James AKA Salt – $14 Million
“We’re feminists. We’re doing something that only guys do and doin’ it right! At our concerts, we’ll do one hard-core rap song and then do one where we’ll be sexy.”
This quote came from another Salt-n-Pepa trio member, Cheryl Renee James, also known as ‘Salt.’
According to Forbes, the female rapper is worth around $14M, and her remarkable millions all came from her hard work as a rapper.
After leaving stardom behind in the early 2000s, James said that she prefers a private life away from fame.
84 – Mack Maine – $13 Million
On our 84th spot is no other than Louisiana-based rapper Mack Maine.
As of today, his net worth is roughly $13 million.
But where did he earn his millions, you ask?
Well, he’s currently the president of Young Money Entertainment, a former imprint of Birdman’s Cash Money Records, which means he earns a lot of money from his label and royalties.
Did you know Mac Maine is a childhood friend of another wealthy rapper?
The well-known rapper is close with Lil “Tunechi” Wayne (whom he’s also managing).
Did you guess that right? If you did, tweet us your reaction, and don’t forget to tag us @BounceMojo.
85 – Shaggy 2 Dope – $13 Million
Shaggy 2 Dope isn’t just an ordinary rapper. He’s also a professional wrestler.
He’s a part of the duo Insane Clown Posse with Violent J. Hence the face art they flaunt to the public.
But before they became a duo, they used to be a part of the trio named Inner City Posse with John Kickjazz.
Later on, Shaggy 2 Dope decided to pursue a solo career and released a four-track album called “Fuck Off!” in 1994.
His endeavors in both music and wrestling contributed to his net worth of $13 million.
86 – Violent J – $13 Million
Violent J is the co-founder of Psychopathic Records (with Shaggy 2 Dope). He’s also a professional wrestler like Shaggy 2 Dope and has the same net worth.
However, unlike Shaggy 2 Dope, Violent J started as a solo artist before joining the Insane Clown Posse in 1991.
He released “Enter the Ghetto Zone” as his debut single and created it using two cassette tapes.
How creative is that?
87 – Gucci Mane – $12 Million
“I get the bag and flip it and tumble it (Yeah)…Straight out the lot, three hundred cash (Cash)…”
Yup, Gucci Mane certainly “got the bag” with his $12 million net worth!
But wait – you might be wondering…
… who is Gucci Mane, and is he – in any way – related to the luxury brand Gucci?
Well, Radric Delantic Davis – AKA Gucci Mane – is one of the founding fathers of trap music (like T.I. and Young Jeezy).
His career took off in 2005 after he released his first album, “Trap House,” and has collaborated with famous artists like Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown.
Moreover, he’s also the face of Gucci’s Cruise 2020 campaign.
Way to go, Gucci Mane!
88 – Vanilla Ice – $12 Million
“Ice Ice Baby…”
If you’re familiar with the 1990s hit single “Ice Ice Baby,” then you must know it was Vanilla Ice who sang that track.
Because of the massive success his first single had, it paved the way for him to prove himself to be an actor, and he even starred in the film “Cool as Ice” in 1991.
However, luck seemed to go against his favor because his career began to decline after years into the industry. Later on, Vanilla Ice decided to stop making music and diverted his attention to jet-skiing.
Now, his net worth lies at $12M.
89 – Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – $10 Million
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony secures the 88th spot in our top 101 list.
The group has a combined net worth of $10 million.
In case you’re curious…
… the guys became famous because of their track “Tha Crossroads,” which earned double platinum and topped the Billboard charts.
90 – Cee-Lo Green – $10 Million
CeeLo Green used to be a member of the group Goodie Mob.
Nowadays, he opted to do things on his own and released hit singles like “The Lady Killer” and “F*ck You.”
He also served as one of the coaches for the reality TV singing competition “The Voice.”
Today, his net worth lies around $10 million.
91 – Lloyd Banks – $10 Million
Placing 89th is rapper slash songwriter – Lloyd Banks!
To give you an idea about him…
Christopher Charles Lloyd – AKA Lloyd Banks – is childhood friends with rappers 50 Cent and Tony Yayo.
He’s been in the industry since 1999 after creating G-Unit with the said rappers. However, the three decided to go their separate ways and focus on their solo careers in 2004.
Aside from rapping, Lloyd Banks also appeared in films such as “Morning Glory” and “Sleepless.”
92 – T-Pain – $10 Million
Fun fact: T-Pain’s real name is Faheem Rasheed Najm.
He’s raised in a Muslim household but isn’t religious.
Later on, his first album, “Rappa Ternt Sanga,” became certified gold and earned the 33rd spot on the Billboard 200.
Today, he’s now worth $10M.
93 – Young Jeezy – $10 Million
Trap music’s Young Jeezy secures the 92nd spot on our 101 wealthiest rappers list.
He’s best known for his unique raspy vocal style that turned into a mainstream hit.
Now, he’s said to have an estimated net worth of $10M from all his success as an actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Young Jeezy also scored some cash from his collaborations with known artists like Akon, Rihanna, and Usher.
Want to know more about his life story? Stay tuned for his Bio and Net Worth article on BounceMojo.com.
94 – 2 Chainz – $9 Million
I know you’re wondering…
… why is 2C only at our 94th spot?
Well, that’s because his estimated net worth (as told by himself) is only $9M.
But to be honest, I also thought he’d be worth more than just $9M with his successful entrepreneurial endeavors.
In case you wanna check out his net worth and life story, please read his Bio and Net Worth on BounceMojo.com.
95 – Ne-yo – $9 Million
If you used the song “So Sick” as one of your ringtones in the past…
… then you already know who our 95th richest singer is.
It’s no other than Ne-Yo.
Ne-Yo isn’t just a singer; he’s also ventured into acting and reality TV – proving he’s worthy of being a part of our 101 richest rappers list with his $9M net worth.
96 – DJ Clue – $8 Million
On our Top 96 spot is rapper DJ Clue.
He’s a disk jockey, radio star, producer, and rapper born and raised in New York. Like some musicians, he fell in love with music when he was still young.
And despite not being active in the industry anymore, DJ Clue’s “The Professional” album still reigns as one of the best mixtapes of all time.
Today, his net worth of $8M comes from royalties, DJ gigs, and hosting stints.
97 – Fabolous – $8 Million
With six albums released throughout his career, Fabolous secures the 97th spot.
The Dominican-African-American rapper is currently worth $8M, and that’s from his hard work as a recording artist and fashion brand ambassador.
He also owns the label Street Family Records – home to other artists like Paul Cain and Red Cafe.
98 – Lil Pump – $8 Million
Lil Pump’s probably the second youngest star in our top 101 richest rappers list.
Lil Pump – born Gazzy Garcia on August 17, 2000 – rose to fame after gaining a million streams on Soundcloud. Now, he’s worth $8M.
Not bad for someone who’s still starting.
99 – DJ Envy – $6 Million
Our 99th spot goes to DJ Envy.
DJ Envy is also known as RaaShaun Casey, who happens to be one of the highest-paid hosts in the industry.
His annual salary in the radio shows The Breakfast Club is said to be around $3M.
Today, his net worth stands at $6M.
100 – Paul Wall – $5 Million
American rapper Paul Wall is worth a measly $5M, but it’s nothing to scoff at.
He began pursuing his love for music after he enrolled at the University of Houston. Later on, he debuted with Chamillionaire and released their first album, “Get Ya Mind Correct.”
It became a massive hit, which led to his success in rapping and producing music.
101 – Bhad Bhabie – $4 Million
And our last – but not the least – entry on this list is no other than the infamous Danielle Bregoli.
Now, you might be asking yourself…
… who is this Danielle Bregoli?
If you’re not familiar with her, allow me to refresh your memory.
Danielle Bregoli – Bhad Babie, as she prefers to be known as – was the spoiled teenager who spoke sharply towards her mom and Dr. Phil in the “Dr. Phil Show.”
She’s currently worth $4 million and rose to fame for her song “These Heaux.” Well, you know, after her infamous “cash me ousside, how bow dah” phrase became viral on the Internet in 2017.
CONCLUSION: 101 Richest Rappers
Phew! That was a long one.
I hope the whole article helped you recognize some of the rappers on the list.
But I bet you’re also more curious about how they made all that stack of money.
Well, if you are…
… better stick around and discover more about these artists through their Bios, Net Worths, Quotes, Memes, and Jokes at BounceMojo.com.
I’m wondering which rank surprised you the most?
Was it Eminem’s? Drake’s? Or P.Diddy’s?
Were you shocked that DJ Khaled didn’t make it to the top? Or did Kanye West’s billionaire status surprise you at all?
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