More Money… More Money? These are the Top 5 Richest Rappers in the World

As the legendary Biggie Smalls once said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” But most celebrities would probably agree that they’d rather be in trouble than be broke.

All of these rappers have amassed huge fortunes, making them one of the richest people in music. They may have their share of problems, but they also have an absolute ton of cash.


Eminem – $230 million


You must pay to be controversial. Eminem burst onto the scene in the 1990s with funny, intricate raps that made waves not only for catchy beats but also for lyrics that tackled everything from drug use and violence to mental health and marital problems.

Despite being one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with more than 220 million records sold worldwide, Eminem doesn’t have the investments or alternative sources of income that other rappers have to help him make it big. highest on this list.


Dr. Dre – $500 million

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This entry comes with a major asterisk. Though legendary hip-hop producer and rapper Dr. Dre is currently worth $780 million, his recent divorce from his ex-wife Nicole Young is set to seriously deflate the icon’s net worth.

Young, who was married to the co-founder and co-owner of Death Row Records for 24 years, is about to walk away with a staggering $100 million of her ex-husband’s fortune.


Sean Combs – $900 million

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Whether you call him Puffy, P. Diddy, plain old Diddy, or maudlin Brother Love, Sean Combs by any other name is unbelievably rich.

the No exit the rapper is also a songwriter, record executive, producer, investor, and television personality. All those gigs add up to a steady income and a bank account that’s about to explode. Only a small part of his money comes from music as well; most of Combs’ fortune is the result of development deals for brands like Ciroc vodka and Aquahydrate, as well as clothing lines and restaurants.


Jay-Z – $1.3 billion

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Brooklyn-born Jay-Z is arguably the most recognizable rapper in the business thanks to his music, as well as multiple clothing lines, nightclub investments, a subscription streaming service, real estate (including a property in Bel Air which he and his wife Beyonce bought for a whopping $88 million), and stakes in both a brand of champagne and his own cognac.

In total, Jay-Z is worth $1.3 billion, more than double his gorgeous partner’s $500 million net worth.


Ye (Kanye West) – $6.6 billion


Like everything else about Kanye West, there is some controversy over how much the rapper is really worth, but Forbes confirms that the multi-talented businessman is, in fact, a billionaire.

Between his music, his work as a designer and other investments, Ye has built an empire that makes him the richest rapper in the world.


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