Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World

Since its inception in the early 1970s on the streets of New York City, rap music has taken the world by storm. The most successful rappers today are known all over the world and have even become somewhat mainstream music artists. It should therefore be no surprise that rappers and Hip Hop artists in general, belong to the wealthiest performers within the music business.

This is not only due to their sold records (or music downloads) alone, but also thanks to the many other ventures rappers tend to be involved in these days. Be it their own record labels, fashion labels or numerous other businesses, successful modern-day rappers usually become big-time entrepreneurs alongside their job within the music industry.

The following ranks the current Top 10 of the richest rappers in the world. The ranking is based on the (approximate) net worth each of these richest rappers is currently having. As mentioned above, the net worth of these richest rappers do of course not only include the money they have made through their music alone, but also through their many other business ventures.

Note: This ranking only specifically ranks the richest rappers in the world. For the Top 10 ranking for the richest singers in the world, click here.

Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World

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1. Kanye West

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2. Shawn Carter a.k.a. Jay-Z

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3. Sean Combs a.k.a. Diddy

4. Andre Young a.k.a. Dr. Dre

5. Marshall Mathers a.k.a. Eminem

6. Percy Miller a.k.a. Master P

7. Aubrey Graham a.k.a. Drake

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8. O’Shea Jackson a.k.a. Ice Cube

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9. Pharrell Williams

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10. Calvin Broadus a.k.a. Snoop Dogg

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The 10 Richest Rappers in the World 2020:

(as of September 2020)

Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World:
Net worth: ~ $1.3 billion
2. JAY-Z
Net worth: ~ $1.0 billion
Net worth: ~ $890 million
4. DR. DRE
Net worth: ~ $820 million
Net worth: ~ $230 million
Net worth: ~ $210 million
Net worth: ~ $180 million
Net worth: ~ $160 million
Net worth: ~ $150 million
Net worth: ~ $130 million

The 10 richest rappers in the world by most current net worth.
All sources of income are being counted here, including ventures outside the music business.

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