10 Rappers Who’ve Made More Than $100 Million Dollars
Money, money, money; this is what most rap and hip-hop songs nowadays are all about. But how can you blame rappers for rhyming about these things when they have plenty of this in real life?
You’ll see almost all rappers draped in ice, driving the hottest rides, and living the life, but there are a chosen few that earn more Gs above a lot of hip-hop artists out there. Start this slideshow and check out the top 10 richest rappers out there.
10. Snoop Dogg ($135M Net Worth)
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., better known as Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion is probably one of the most popular rappers in this generation. Discovered by record producer Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg has already sold 30 million albums all over the globe. Even with his first album launch over two decades ago, Snoop Dogg continues to make waves after releasing his latest album BUSH in March 2015.
9. Lil Wayne ($140M Net Worth)
At age 9, Dwayne Carter, Jr. or Lil Wayne had already signed his first contract with Cash Money Records. In his early years, Lil Wayne was all about hardcore hip-hop until he was able to develop his name into a million-dollar earning rapper. Some of his top hits with fellow artists are Lollipop, Down, and Let it Rock.
8. Ice Cube ($140M Net Worth)
More than just a hip-hop artist, Ice Cube also starred in Hollywood films such as 21 and 22 Jumpstreet, Are We There Yet?, and Ride Along. He was also named by MTV as one of the top greatest MCs of all time. Before becoming an actor, Ice Cube was a member of a hip-hop group, C.I.A..
7. Eminem ($160M Net Worth)
A rapper, songwriter and a producer, Eminem has proven his worth in the hip-hop scene. In the year 2000s Eminem has reached his peak by winning a Grammy for best rap album and Billboard Magazine naming him as the artist of the decade in 2009. His album The Marshall Mathers LP was also dubbed as the fastest selling album in history.
6. Birdman ($170M Net Worth)
A co-founder of Cash Money Records whose artists include Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, Bryan “Birdman” Williams lands 6th on the list of the world’s richest rappers of 2015. He first made a name for himself by being part of a rap duo, Big Tymers, before creating his own record label. Today, Cash Money Records has expanded into other businesses such as a clothing line.
5. 50 Cent ($270M Net Worth)
Despite not releasing a record album since 2009, 50 Cent still makes himself big dollars due to his Vitamin Water that was released in 2007 which earned him a whopping $100 million. He also owns his own record label, G Unit Records, and a new album is scheduled to be released next year.
4. Master P ($350M Net Worth)
A rapper and an entrepreneur, Percy Robert Miller, better known in this industry as Master P, is the founder of No Limit Records whose roster once included Snoop Dogg. Master P also earns big digits with his other businesses such as a clothing line, a travel agency, a movie production company, and interestingly, a phone sex line.
3. Jay Z ($550M Net Worth)
Besides being married to R&B goddess Beyonce, Jay-Z has pretty much had everything a man could want in life. With over 50 million record albums sold all over the globe, winning 13 Grammy Awards for his music, owning a clothing label that earned over $200M in 2007, signing million dollar record deals, and owning a stake in New Jersey Nets, Jay-Z’s life is one many would envy.
2. Dr. Dre ($700M Net Worth)
Being the man behind hip-hop’s big names like Eminem, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg (who are all included in this list), Dr. Dre indeed deserves a spot on this list. Besides earning money from selling and producing records, Dr. Dre owes a lot of his revenue to his deal with Beats Electronics that reportedly added $135M to his wealth.
1. Diddy ($735M Net Worth)
The richest rapper on earth is none other than Sean “Diddy” Combs with a net worth of $735M. This wealth not only comes from his musical talent, but also his skills as an entrepreneur. Diddy is a stakeholder for brands like Ciroc vodka, and a new network, Revolt TV.