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Is your favorite rapper one of the top 10 richest rappers in the world? We put a list together based on the incomes and here it is!
10. Lil Wayne
According to Forbes, Lil Wayne comes in at number 10 with a net worth of $150 million. Wayne took control of the Young Money brand late last year. So once that kicks in, best believe the rapper will be moving up a few spots.
9. Ice Cube
Ice Cube is at number 9 with $160 million. How could the OG rapper not be on the list? He still releases music once in a while AND produces and stars in movies. Straight Outta Compton earned him $160 million alone.
8. Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams
“The Godfather” of Cash Money Records is at number 8. Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams is the co-founder of the label, alongside Birdman. The backseat position earned him a net worth of $170 million. He stays getting credit for EVERY Cash Money record song. So that includes Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Young Thug. That’s a lot of mula!
Your favorite white rapper earned a spot at number 7. Eminem has a net worth of $210 million, due to his smart investments in StockX and our favorite music encyclopedia, Genius. Marshall also releases music once in a while, most recently releasing Kamikaze.
6. Master P
As the manager of Gucci Mane, a rapper, and entrepreneur, Master P comes in at number 6. A $250 million net worth comes with the help of him investing in properties, TV shows, and sex toys. Okayy!
5. Kanye West
Yeezy also has a net worth of $250 million giving him the spot at number 5. Yes, the rapper sells out tours and creates amazing collaborations, but the launch of his fashion line has set him back a pretty penny.
4. Russell Simmons
The co-founder of Def Jam, Russell Simmons, net worth of $340 million puts him at number 4. The music businessman recently faced allegations of sexual misconduct and has since stepped down from running his companies. But he’s still earning nearly $350 million. Surely, he ain’t mad.
3. Dr. Dre
Now, ya’ll know the Doctor had to make the list. Dre has a net worth of $820 million. Placing him at number 3! Most of his fortune came from his creation of Beats headphones in the mid-2000s. THEN Apple bought it out for $3 million. Since then, the OG rapper has been sitting comfortably. Who wouldn’t?
2. P. Diddy
P. Diddy, the Bad Boy himself comes in at number 2 with a net worth of $855 million. Woah! It’s been four years since Diddy released new music. So how is he at number 2?! Diddy signed a 50/50 deal with Ciroc in the mid-2000s and has been raking in the big bucks ever since.
At number 1, drum roll please!!!! JAY-Z!! With a net worth of $930 million. It won’t be long till the rapper makes it to a billion. Like any business person, the artist has also invested in some pretty profitable deals. Including, his ownership of Tidal that he began four years ago and his part in Roc Nation. Now, we can’t forget his partnership with Queen Bey. Making them the American power couple!