Top 10 Richest Rappers In The World, 2021.
Many famous rappers are often seen draped in gold chains, riding in fancy supercars, and living in luxury mansions. As a result, many rappers have earned their spot on the list of the wealthiest folks in the world.
When it comes to rapping and hip-hop, some famous names can be Jay-Z, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Drake, etc. Being the most successful in the rapping business, these pop stars earn some fancy bucks with every record they release. The lavish lifestyle and amenities that these global icons spend their wealth on can surely make anyone envious.
The following is a list of the world’s richest rappers in 2021.
10. Ice Cube
Ice Cube is the stage name of the rapper O’Shea Jackson. He is also a renowned actor and filmmaker. A good chunk of Jackson’s immense wealth comes from record production.
According to Wealthy Gorilla, Ice Cube has a splendid net worth of about $160 million. He made a mark in the rap industry in the gangsta rap genre with his 1988 album titled ‘Straight Outta Compton.’
9. ‘Usher’ Raymond IV
Usher is among the richest rappers worldwide currently. He is one of the artists who got in touch with music at the tender age of 12 when his mother made him perform in singing competitions.
Currently, he is also a singer and song composer, alongside being a rapper. In 2021, Usher’s net worth is estimated to be about $180 million.
8. Austen ‘Drake’ Graham
The 34-year-old Canadian rapper Drake has a textbook rags-to-riches story that has inspired millions worldwide. Drake earns a lot from endorsement deals other than just producing rap music.
He is also particularly popular for acting and singing in ‘The Six.’ Presently, Drake has a mind-blowing net worth of approximately $180 million, as stated by Slice.
7. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, Aka Eminem
The rapper and record producer Eminem has often been called out by other artists for making controversial content. But Eminem is among the most successful rappers ever who has produced over 220 million records.
With his unique style, Eminem is today a global icon, and According to Bet365, has a net worth north of $230 million.
6. Master P
Percy Robert Miller became famous as Master P through his fantastic career in the rap music industry. Besides being a record producer and entrepreneur, he is also an actor and a former basketball player.
Among his well-known albums are Ghetto D, Ice Cream Man, and so on. Master P has a net worth of approximately $250 million in 2021.
5. Russell Simmons
Besides being a rap music artist, Russell Simons has also been successful as an entrepreneur, records executive, and film producer. He is famous for having co-founded the hip-hop label Def Jam Recordings.
The clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris are also some of Simmons’ creations. He has a net worth of about $340 million.
4. Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre is one of the most famous names in the rap music industry. Andre Romelle Young, is better known by his stage name. Dr. Dre. He is renowned in the industry as a songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer.
But Dre is also a famous entrepreneur – he is the CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He has also co-founded, co-owned, and presided over Death Row Records. In 2021, Dr. Dre has an impressive net worth of about $800 million.
3. Sean Combs – Diddy
Sean Love Combs is popularly known as P. Diddy, Puffy, or Puff Daddy. He is a rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and records executive.
P. Diddy has also been part of movies and shows like Notorious, Beef, Get Him to the Greek, and the latest 2018 release called ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom.’ In 2021, Sean Combs has an extravagant net worth of about $825 million.
2. Shawn Corey Carter, Aka Jay Z
Jay-Z is second on the list of richest rappers in the world in 2021. The legendary rapper earns his fancy bucks from record-producing deals and investment projects other than making rap music.
According to CEO World Magazine, Jay-Z has an astounding net worth of about $1 billion. Some of his famous albums include ‘The Blueprint’ and ‘The Black Album.’
1. Kanye West
Kanye West became the world’s richest rapper in 2021, with a jaw-dropping net worth of about $6.6 billion. He is also currently the wealthiest African-American artist in the music industry.
He has had about 69 Grammy nominations and has won 21 times out of it. A significant source of income for West other than rapping is his brand called Yeezy, which is in partnership with Adidas. Along with his spouse Kim Kardashian, he is known as one of the power couples of the world.
The other famous rappers who are almost as rich as the celebrities mentioned above are Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar. The rap industry is known to create some of the wealthiest artists in the world. So, it might not be as surprising to see newer artists grab these spots shortly.