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Introduction

Who are the richest rappers in the world?

From owning several best-selling albums to being among the top chart, rich rappers have certainly raised eyebrows.

Without using the scale of raps per minutes or pitch or any other musical benchmark, we have compiled a list of the richest rappers in the world based on net worth.

Let’s go!

25. Nas

Net Worth: $70 Million

Kicking off the list of richest rappers in the world is Nas.

Legal named Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, the American rapper is a music composer and businessman who boost twelve studio albums.

As of 2021, he has an estimated net worth of around $70 million.

Favourite Quote

“No idea’s original, there’s nothing new under the sun. It’s never what you do, but how it’s done. What you base your happiness around the material, women, and large paper. That means you inferior, not major.”

24. Rev Run

Net Worth: $70 Million

Rev run or (full-named) Joseph Ward Simmons is an American rapper.

The singer is also a producer, TV presenter and DJ.

He is also the co-founder of Run-D.M.C, a popular music denomination and has an estimated net worth of around $70 million.

Favourite Quote

“There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.”

23. Will.I.Am

Net Worth: $75 Million

Will.I.Am is the 23rd richest rapper in the world as well as a founding singer of Black Eyed Peas – a popular hip hop group.

He broke out from the group and still achieved a good level of success despite his solo works.

He has an estimated net worth of around
$75 million.

Favourite Quote

“You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics.”

22. Kendrick Lamar

Net Worth: $75 Million

Deserving to make an appearance on the list of the richest rappers in the world is Kendrick Lamar.

He is an American rapper, record producer and music composer.

As of 2021, Lamar has an estimated net worth of around $75 million.

Lamar has been regarded by many as one of the most influential rappers of his time. 

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21. Nicki Minaj

Net Worth: $80 Million

Coming in next, Nicki Minaj is the first female richest rapper on the list.

The American rapper, musician, music composer and actress has worked with top-earning singing stars like Chris Brown, Drake and co.

Favourite Quote

“When I win and when I lose, I take ownership of it, because I am in charge of what I do.”

20. Akon

Net Worth: $80 Million

Akon is an American rapper, musician, music composer and entrepreneur.

He is one of the most popular artists in the world.

Favourite Quote

“I don’t want to know I’m getting older. Then I’ll start to think about getting checkups and insurance. I don’t want that.”

19. Timbaland

Net Worth: $85 Million

Coming in next on the list, Timbaland is an American rapper, DJ and record producer.

He is one of the best R&B artists and music producers.

Favourite Quote

“I’m trying to do something different; I’m trying to bring the street to pop. I’m trying to bring the street to pop. Not watering it down, no nothing.”
 

18. Pitbull

Net Worth: $90 Million

Pitbull is an American singer, rapper, music composer and recorder.

He is one of the best artists in the world –
Pitbull has emerged top spot in various billboard charts.
 

17. Michael Diamond

Net Worth: $90 Million

Coming in next on the list, Mike D is the 17th richest rapper in the world.

He is a member of Beastie Boys, an hip hop group and has an estimated net worth of approximately $90 million.
 

16. Adam Horovitz

Net Worth: $90 Million

Adam Horovitz, nicknamed King Ad-Rock, is an American rapper, singer, guitarist and actor.

The Beastie Boys group member has an estimated net worth of around $90 million in 2021.

15. Swizz Beatz

Net Worth: $100 Million

Coming in 15th on the list of the richest rappers in the world is Kasseem Dean.

He is an American musician, rapper, record producer, artist and entrepreneur.

14. Birdman

Net Worth: $100 Million

Bryan Williams, professional known as Birdman, is an American rapper, singer, record producer and entrepreneur.

Favourite Quote

“I’m a hard worker, and everything with me is, if I work hard, I should get paid for it. Everything with me, I try to symbolize something flashy like jewellery or a car. The rubbing hand is a symbol of hustling, so it goes back to the money.”
 

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13. LL Cool J

Net Worth: $120 Million

With an estimated net worth of around $120 Million, LL Cool J is the 13th richest rapper in the world.

The American rapper, singer, actor, music composer, writer, and businessman is one of the best pop stars in the world.

12. Lil Wayne

Net Worth: $150 Million

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is a very popular American rapper.

He is popularly known as Lil Wayne and also is a writer and a high-paid record producer.

Favourite Quote

“Hate is only a form of love that hasn’t found a way to express itself logically.”

11. Snoop Dogg

Net Worth: $150 Million

Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer, music composer and actor.

He is one of the high-profile record sellers and has an estimated net worth of around
$150 Million.

10. Pharrell Williams

Net Worth: $150 Million

Pharrell Williams is the 10th richest rapper in the world.

The American rapper, musician and song composer, record producer, and investor is one of the successful artists in history.
 

9. Ice Cube

Net Worth: $160 Million

Ice Cube is an American rapper, music composer, actor record-selling artist and movie producer.

Favourite Quote

“Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.”

8. Drake

Net Worth: $180 Million

Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, musician, composer, record-selling artist, and performer.

He has won awards for his raps singles include Grammy, BETs and others.

7. Usher

Net Worth: $180 Million

Usher is an American rapper, musician, music composer, actor and break-dancer.

Favourite Quote

“Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.”

6. Master P

Net Worth: $200 Million

Percy Robert Miller is the 6th richest rapper in the world.

The American is a rapper, singer, music composer, businessman, writer, charity giver, retired NBA player and record producer.
 

5. Eminem

Net Worth: $230 Million

Eminem is a white hip hop star and rapper.

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From being intimidated and neglected in college to racial discrimination on the course of his professional career, Eminem is a true icon of disciplined success.

He is the richest white rapper with an estimated net worth of approximately $230 Million.

4. Dr. Dre

Net Worth: $820 Million

Breaking in among the “top four’ richest rappers in the world is Dr Are.

The singer, music composer and recorder is one of the most successful artists and boasts of a net worth of roughly $820 Million.

Favourite Quote

“You just have to find that thing that’s special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen.”

3. P Diddy

Net Worth: $885 Million

Sean Combs is the third richest rapper in the world.

He’s a rapper, singer, producer, music composer, actor, investor and entrepreneur.

Favourite Quote

“Success doesn’t just land on your lap. You have to work, work, work, work, and work some more.”

2. Jay Z

Net Worth: $1 Billion

Missing a chance to top the list, Jay-Z is the second richest rapper in the world.

The American rapper, singer, businessman and investor is the first billionaire on the list and had recently lost top spot.

He has an estimated net worth of around
$1 Billion to cap it off.
 

1. Kanye West

Net Worth: $3.2 Billion

Beating all others on the list, the crown for the richest rapper in the world goes to Kanye West.

The American rapper, singer, music composer, record producer, fashion artist, businessman and investor has garnered an impressive net worth of $3.2 Billion to top the list.

Favourite Quote

I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.”
 

Conclusion

Listed below is a quick summary of the 20 richest rappers in the world:

  1. Kanye West
  2. Jay-Z
  3. P Diddy
  4. Dr Dre
  5. Eminem
  6. Master P
  7. Usher
  8. Drake
  9. Ice Cube
  10. Pharrell Williams
  11. Snoop Dogg
  12. Lil Wayne
  13. LL Cool J
  14. Birdman
  15. Swizz Beatz
  16. Adam Horovitz
  17. Michael Diamond
  18. Pitbull
  19. Timbaland
  20. Akon
  21. Nicki Minaj
  22. Kendrick Lamar
  23. Will.I.Am
  24. Rev Run
  25. Nas

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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