The rap industry is blessed with so many talented rappers who have dedicated their career on it. The richest rappers we have enlisted below are not only the richest but also the most admired ones.
10. Lil Wayne (Net Worth – $135 Million)
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. famously known as his stage name, Lil Wayne has had his fair share of drama while in the limelight even serving jail time. Apart from that, the 36 year old is one of the most resilient artists in the rap industry and definitely is among the richest ones with a current net worth of $135 million.
9. Snoop Dogg (Net Worth – $135 Million)
Snoop Dogg’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. The rapper is known for his unique style of rapping and is still kicking hard since 1990 in the rap industry. Lately Snoop Dogg has refused to join the Hall of Fame but is among the richest rappers in the world. His net worth according to the year 2018 is $135 million.
8. Ice Cube (Net Worth – $140 Million)
Originally named O’Shea Jackson, Ice Cube has had a huge success in his rap career. He is also an actor, a producer and a director apart from being a rapper. The rapper has managed to stay away from bad press and stay humble for a long time. Ice Cube has made it from a gangster society to one of the richest rappers with net worth of $140 million.
7. Eminem (Net Worth – $160 Million)
Eminem has earned much respect in the rap industry which is mainly associated with black people. Eminem’s real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III and is among the few white rappers. Although starting as a battle rapper, the rapper has had huge success in the industry and also won the Grammy Award for having the best rap album of the year. Eminem’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million.
6. Birdman (Net Worth – $170 Million)
Bryan Christopher Williams, known by his stage name Birdman is one of the most influential rappers of all time. He owns the famous labels named Cash Money Brother and Big Tymers and is a big time entrepreneur too. The rapper might not have as many hits as the rest but is one of the richest rappers with a net worth of $170 million.
5. 50 Cent (Net Worth – $270 Million)
Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent is one of the most famous names in the industry. 50 Cent is also an actor, television producer, entrepreneur and investor. The rapper has had huge hits in his career and is one of the wealthiest rappers of 2018 with net worth of $270 million.
4. Master P (Net Worth – $350 Million)
Percy Robert Miller is famous for his name Master P. Being one of the influential one in the rap industry, Master P also owns a major record label. He once played basketball for NBA. He quit the game to focus on music which led him to huge success. He has a net worth of $350 million making him one of the richest rappers of 2018.
3. P.Diddy (Net Worth – $820 Million)
P.Diddy’s real name is Sean Combs and is also known as Puff Daddy. Alike his many stage names, he has a lot of hits in his music career. The rapper has had huge success in the business world with the help of his record label, Bad Boys Records and his new music TV station, Revolt TV. His net worth is estimated to be $820 million making him one of the richest rappers of 2018.
2. Dr. Dre. (Net Worth – $830 Million)
Andre Romelle Young known by his stage name, Dr. Dre. is one of the greatest rapper and also a record producer and entrepreneur. He owns the famous Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics and was the one who signed Eminem. He was the co-owner of Death Row records. Dr. Dre. is one of the richest rappers of the world who made it on the list in the year 2018.
1. Jay Z (Net Worth – $900 Million)
Shawn Corey Carter famously known by his stage name Jay Z is one of the best selling artist in the history of rap music. His record label, Roc Nation still manages big name such as Rihanna and Kanye West. The rapper is also a big business investor which explains how the rapper made a big fortune worth $900 million making him the richest rapper of 2018.