Rappers are known not only for their style of music, but also for their big houses, fancy cars, and extravagant lifestyles. Here’s a list of the 10 richest rappers of 2021.
Top 10 Richest Rappers of 2021
1. Kanye West
Net Worth: $3.2 Billion
The music star is an American rapper, fashion designer, record producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Forbes recently confirmed the star’s net worth, making him the world’s richest rapper. He attributed his rise in net worth to his stake in Yeezy.
2. Jay Z
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Although he’s not the richest rapper in the world, Jay Z was the first rapper to attain the billion-dollar mark. The majority of the American rapper’s wealth comes from his smart investments in record companies, nightclubs, and clothing lines to mention just a few. Jay-Z held the top spot until April 2020 when Kanye took over as the richest rapper in the world.
3. Diddy (Sean Combs)
Net Worth: $885 million
The rapper is multi-faceted. He is a producer, an actor, a songwriter, a rapper, and also an entrepreneur. Diddy is one of the richest rappers in the world and comes short of Kanye West and Jay-Z. Diddy held the number one spot once upon a time until Jay-Z and Kanye West took over.
4. Dr. Dre (Andre Young)
Net Worth: $820 million
For those in the music world, Dr. Dre’s name brings to mind his success as one of the best producers in the world. The star is the founder of the “Beats by Dr. Dre” series which he sold to Apple for $3 billion some many years ago.
Net Worth: $230 million
Eminem may not be the richest, but he sure knows his way around the block when it comes to the music industry. He is one of the most successful white hip hop artists of all time. He is currently the richest white rapper in the world despite the challenges he faces while growing up.
6. Master P (Percy Robert Miller)
Net Worth: $200 million
The star is an American actor, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, philanthropist, author, and former basketball player. Master P founded his own record label and doubles as the CEO of P. Miller Entreprises. His ventures have ensured he takes his place as one of hip hop’s richest in the world.
Net Worth: $180 million
The American songwriter, singer, dancer, and actor has 43 million copies of his albums worldwide. He is one of the richest rappers in the world at the moment.
8. Drake (Aubrey Drake Graham)
Net Worth: $180 million
Drake is a Canadian rapper, songwriter, singer, actor, and record producer. He initially gained traction as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. The star has some Grammy Awards, Juno Awards, and six BET awards under his belt. Drake has the highest number of singles on the Hot Rap Songs.
9. Ice Cube
Net worth: $160 million
Ice Cube started his career as a member of the popular hip hop group known as C.I.A, although he later joined the N.W.A. He went on to build a successful solo career afterwards, dropping hit singles that helped define his music career and put him on a success map.
10. Pharell Williams
Net Worth: $150 million
The star is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, film and record producer. The star is the owner of a media venture that is made up of entertainment, music, fashion, and art departments called I am OTHER. The multimedia collective and record label serves as the anchor for all of Pharell’s exploits, including the Billionaire Boys Club.