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Here are the 30 richest rappers in the world:
Net Worth: $50 Million
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., better known by his stage name T.I., is an American rapper, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and record producer. He signed his first major-label record deal in 1999, and has since released countless albums, and starred in multiple Hollywood films.
As of 2022, T.I’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
“Never mind what haters say, ignore them ’til they fade away.”T.I
“Even when I lose faith in myself there is something in me that speaks through and says I am not finished yet.”T.I
“All you can do is handle it, worst thing you can do is panic. Use it to your advantage, avoid insanity, manage to conquer ever obstacle, make impossible possible. Even when winning’s illogical, losing is still far from optional.”T.I
Net Worth: $50 Million
Chamillionaire, born Hakeem Temidayo Seriki, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, businessman, and investor. He was the founder and an original member of The Color Changin’ Click.
As of 2022, Chamillionaire’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
“No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.” – Chamillionaire
Don’t make time for people who don’t make time for you.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
28. Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, singer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for such as ‘Say Yeah’, ‘Black and Yellow’, and the single ‘See You Again’ which was nominated for several Grammy Awards. He has been featured with several artists including Snoop Dogg, Charlie Puth, and Miley Cyrus.
As of 2022, Wiz Khalifa’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.
“Be careful what you say to someone today. Because tomorrow they might not be here, and you can’t take it back.” – Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
Real men always have time for their woman. No matter what, even if he’s busy, he’ll find a way to make time for her.” – Wiz Khalifa
Everyone is born beautiful, some people just let the world turn them into something ugly.
Every day is new. It’s just a new day. I look at six hours at a time
Net Worth: $60 Million
Psy is a South Korean rapper who is best known for his hit single ‘Gangnam Style’. In January 2001, he released his first album ‘PSY… From the Psycho World’.
He is the second South Korean music artist to appear at the MTV Europe Music Awards. He made a big fortune from the success of ‘Gangnam Style’ and endorsement deals with brands including Samsung.
As of 2022, PSY’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.
The world’s most famous and popular language is music.
Before ‘Gangnam Style’ I was not a good attitude artist.
I’m not that good looking. That’s why ‘Gangnam Style’ works. If someone handsome uses that phrase it’s just awkward. But if someone like me uses it, it’s funny.
26. J. Cole
Net Worth: $60 Million
J. Cole is an American hip-hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. Besides his successful rap career, he also works as a producer. He began his own record label in early 2007. He has been featured with other artists including 6LACK, 21 Savage, and Miguel. Cole is one of the highest-paid rappers in the world.
As of 2022, J. Cole’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.
I seen a baby cry seconds later he laughs… the beauty of life, the pain never lasts.
You are perfect exactly as you are. With all your flaws and problems, there’s no need to change anything. All you need to change is the thought that you aren’t good enough.
25. Ice T
Net Worth: $60 Million
Ice T is an American rapper, actor, producer, and songwriter. He is co-founded the heavy metal band Body Count, which he introduced on his 1991 rap album O.G. Original Gangster.
In recent years Ice-T is best known for his role in the drama television series ‘Law & Order: SVU’, he has starred on the show for over 400 episodes.
As of 2022, Ice-T’s net worth is estimated to be $60 Million.
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
Real men hold themselves accountable for stuff.
Being cool is when you win, you don’t get too happy; and when you lose, you don’t get too mad.
24. Rev Run (Joseph Simmons)
Net Worth: $60 Million
Joseph Ward Simmons, known as Rev Run, is an American rapper, producer, DJ and TV personality. Simmons helped found Run-D.M.C, the influential hip hop group.
As of 2022, Rev Run’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $60 million, which puts him at 24th on this list of the richest rappers in the world.
When you’re grateful you have no time to become mad or hateful.
Many people have low self esteem because they are not satisfied with the person that God has made them to be.
Cherish family & friends…The best things in life are NOT things.
Net Worth: $70 Million
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, A.K.A Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and investor. Throughout his career, Nas has released twelve studio albums, with seven of them being certified platinum and multi-platinum in the United States.
As of 2022, Nas’ net worth is estimated to be $70 million, making him the 23rd richest rapper in the world.
People fear what they don’t understand, hate what they can’t conquer
Guess it’s just the theory of man.
You have to Keep your vision clear, cause only a coward lives in fear.
Everything will eventually come to an end
So try to savor the moment, cuz time flies don’t it
The beauty of life, you gotta make it last for the better
Cuz nothin’ lasts forever
Net Worth: $75 Million
Will.I.Am started his career in the music business as a member of the hip hop group, Black Eyed Peas, which became a huge success. Later on, he transitioned into a solo career and has also seen great success there as well.
Will.I.Am’s net worth is $75 million, making him the 22nd richest rapper in the world.
Don’t be afraid of the dark
Grab your heart
Let it shine
If it’s dark outside
Shine your light
Whatever doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.
If you only have love for your own race. Then you only leave space to discriminate.
21. Kendrick Lamar
Net Worth: $75 Million
Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Lamar has been regarded by many as one of the most influential rappers of his time.
In fact, his popularity has meant that he’s recently reached this list, even when most of the people featured here have been in the industry for far longer than him.
As of 2022, Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million.
Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.
I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music. I do everyday life music
Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m a winner, I’m good, I’m bad. I’m a sinner, I’m a killer. What I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human.
Net Worth: $80 Million
Akon is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer, and actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.
Akon has become one of the richest rappers in the world, with a net worth of $80 million.
“I don’t want to know I’m getting older. Then I’ll start to think about getting checkups and insurance. I don’t want that.” – Akon
My ideas come when I least expect it, so I’ve always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere
It’s always the music first for me. But if the music isn’t selling, there isn’t gonna be any business. So you gotta make sure music is always the first priority.
Net Worth: $85 Million
Timbaland is an American record producer, singer, songwriter, rapper, and DJ. Timbaland’s first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine… the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine. It was after this year that Timbaland became a prominent producer for R&B and hip-hop artists.
Everyone wants to work with the big new producer or the hot new singer. The key is to find them before they’re hot.
“It hurts when people put you down.
I never had any plans to become a producer when I was a kid. I wanted to be a DJ, like most other kids at the time. Then my mum bought me a Casio keyboard and I started to sample sounds that I liked.
“I listen to a lot of alternative types of music: I listen to a lot of Chinese music, I listen to a lot of Asian music. It might surprise you, but I listen to a lot of Arabic music. And I don’t care – music is music.
18. Nicki Minaj
Net Worth: $85 Million
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress; and has collaborated with a wide number of best-selling artists, including Drake, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Birdman, Tyga, Chris Brown, and more.
As of 2022, Nicki Minaj’s net worth is $85 million.
You don’t have to feel the need to put somebody down to make yourself feel better.
Call me cursed or just call me blessed. If you can’t handle my worst you ain’t getting my best.
They don’t see the tears I cry, the fears I hide. Tend to keep my cares inside, it’s merely pride.
You wanna know what scares people? Success. When you don’t make moves and you don’t climb up the ladder, everybody loves you because you’re not competition.
17. Michael Diamond (Mike D)
Net Worth: $90 Million
Mike D is of course a member of the famous hip-hop boy band, the Beastie Boys. The Beastie Boys formed in the 80’s, and consisted of three members: Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock.
As of 2022, Mike D’s net worth is $90 million.
Rap, in all its far-reaching ambition, was now It. Our hardcore punk world simply couldn’t compete anymore. How much louder and faster and rulier could bands get? So much of hardcore is about limits—shorter, simpler, more speed, more volume—whereas breakbeats and hip hop are all about the limitless—limitless possibilities, limitless imagination. Punk rock had changed our lives, but hardcore had served its purpose. Now all we wanted was to be our own version of the Treacherous Three.
No turning back.
We were also alternately inspired by and jealous of P.E.’s “It Takes a Nation of Millions,” which Yauch played on the boomin’ system in his Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham D’elegance, because it made us question whether what we were making was even worthwhile. “Damn, they did it! We will never make anything this good.
16. Adam Horovitz
Net Worth: $90 Million
Adam Horovitz, better known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock, is an American musician, guitarist, rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known as a member of the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys.
Horovitz is the 16th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $90 million in 2021.
I saw you and you barely recognized me, i was visiting my sister and he was out there.
Is it weird ? Is it funny ? Those are the criteria that we think of.
You don’t want to be too worried about the marketplace or what’s commercial, or what’s on TV or in the movies right now. What started us was writing this very personal romantic comedy script that never got made, but was about very personal things to us and showcased our voice as writers. People responded to that and started to open doors because of that.
Net Worth: $100 Million
Pitbull is an American rapper, who has been recording music for 18 years. He has topped the Billboard charts numerous times in over 20 countries.
As of 2022, Pitbull is the 15th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $100 million.
If you continue to work hard, let that be the fuel to your fire.
There’s no success without failure and no winning without losing.
Every time I reach a new audience, that means I’m doing something right.
Net Worth: $100 Million
Bryan Williams, known more commonly by his stage name Birdman, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, executive producer, and investor. He helped found the Cash Money Records label with his brother, Ronald.
As of 2022, Birdman’s net worth is $100 million.
One of my motivations in life is to be a billionaire.
I just love cars; I’ve been like that since I was a kid. It’s an infatuation because we grew up poor. Cars was something we were always trying to get.
13. LL Cool J
Net Worth: $120 Million
LL Cool J is an American rapper, actor, author, and entrepreneur from Queens, New York. He is known as one of the forefathers of pop rap, releasing 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations within his career.
As a black man, my hope is that I can touch more and more people all over the world of different races and different colours
I am what I am, I’m doing very well in my life, and I’m thankful to God for that.
I think that politics could be a positive thing. My beef is that people focus on the personal aspect of a politician too much. They should focus on the results.
I don’t think you should go around talking trash about people because I think that’s how you get your hat handed to you.
12. Swizz Beatz
Net Worth: $150 Million
Kasseem Dean, known professionally as Swizz Beatz, is an American DJ, rapper, record producer, art collector, and entrepreneur.
As of 2022, Swizz Beatz’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million, which makes him the 12th richest rapper in the world.
You have to invest in yourself and your surroundings.
Set your business plan to win; raise the bar or you’re not going to be prepared. You need to think that what you’re doing will make you $100 million.
When I was a barber, me being extreme was how I got popular: you name it, I was drawing it on someone’s head.
11. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg Net Worth: $150 Million
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A, and as a result was featured within Dr. Dre’s very first solo album, The Chronic.
Snoop has since sold over twenty-three million albums in the United States and thirty-five million albums worldwide.
If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.
Women are in a position now to voice their opinion… women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.
10. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne Net Worth: $150 Million
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American hip-hop recording artist and author from New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. He’s since then sold millions of records, and worked with a lot of other famous artists.
When i started flirting with the hustle, failure became my ex, now I’m engaged to the game and married to success.
Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like being sorry for being real.
Everything gets better with time, and time is forever.
9. Ice Cube
Net Worth: $160 Million
Ice Cube is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the N.W.A.
After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music and has put his acting skills to the test. Cube has featured in ‘Boyz N the Hood’, ’21 & 22 Jump Street’, ‘Barbershop’, ‘Ride Along’, and several other films.
I do what I do. You like it, great. You don’t, go listen to somebody else. I’m stickin’ with the people who stuck with me.
Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.
The moral is that a career can be gone in an instant. And all you have in this world are the people you love.
Drake Net Worth: $180 Million
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000’s.
Alongside his Grammy Award wins, Drake has won three Juno Awards and six BET Awards. He has the most number-one singles on the Hot Rap Songs.
All I want to do is work. I just want to make this album as incredible as I can. That’s really the best way to put it.”
Sometimes I wake up and I wonder if this is the right stuff for me to be doing, but then I take a long flight and end up in a place like London and I realize I don’t give a … about what anybody has to say about me
I get to wake up and be myself.
7. Pharrell Williams
Net Worth: $200 Million
Pharrell Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and film producer.
Williams owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER, a multimedia creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of Pharrell Williams’ endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club.
Stay loyal to your creativity because it’s a gift.
Some of us get a feeling when we hear music and we feel music, and you want to figure out how to continue to feel that.
In order to do great things, you must be unafraid to recreate yourself. You can’t do that holding on to a glory from yesterday.
6. Master P
Net Worth: $200 Million
Percy Robert Miller is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, author, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player.
He has founded his own record label and is also the CEO of P. Miller Enterprises. His numerous ventures have made him one of the richest rappers in the world.
Work hard and never make excuses.
I think you’ve got good people and bad people in everything you do. If you start making a big deal of it, then it’s a problem. It’s like in life. We’ve got bad doctors and lawyers. We’ve got bad priests! We don’t target every priest and say he’s bad. You have to go to church and you have to go see some doctors. Some people have to be good.”
Everybody needs love. There are a lot of guys that you think are hard-core gangsters, but all these guys’ weaknesses are women. Look at the movie Scarface. At the end of the day, all he wanted to do was to have kids with his woman.
Eminem Net Worth: $230 Million
Eminem is without a doubt the most successful white hip-hop artist of all time. When he first started battle rapping in Detroit, he was subject to a lot of racial hate, being one of the only white rappers to be performing at the shows.
Another issue that Eminem suffered from when he was younger, was being bullied at school. He moved around a lot as a child, and as a result, struggled to make friends with people.
Eminem’s success story is phenomenal, considering he has become the richest white rapper in the world and was responsible for changing the game entirely. This year, Eminem’s net worth is $230 million, placing him at 5th on this list of the richest rappers in the world.
When I say or do something, I do it. I don’t give a damn what you think. I’m doing this for me.
Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
I just can’t sit back and wallow, in my own sorrow, but I know one fact: I’ll be one tough act to follow.
If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.
“Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn’t much. But the things that I’m really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I’m not successful, what do I have?
4. Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre Net Worth: $780 Million
Dr. Dre is considered to be one of the best hip-hop producers of all time. Andre Young started his career with N.W.A in the 80’s, and then went solo. He is also the founder of the “Beats by Dr. Dre” series, which was sold to Apple for $3 billion several years ago.
Dr. Dre is the 4th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $780 million.
Don’t be worried about the next man – make sure your business tight.
Hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should, the way I do.
I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.
The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.
Never let me slip cuz if I slip then I’m slippin
3. Sean Combs (Diddy)
Net Worth: $900 Million
Sean Combs does just about everything; rapping, producing, acting, songwriting and he’s also an entrepreneur on top of all that. Otherwise known as his stage name ‘Diddy’, Combs is one of the richest rappers in the world.
For a long time, P Diddy was once the richest rapper in the world, until others also began having success with their entrepreneurial endeavors, not just music.
As of 2022, P Diddy’s net worth is $900 million.
I was like a wonder kid at Uptown. The first record I produced sold two million copies – and I’d only produced it because the producer didn’t show up.
2. Jay Z
Jay Z Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Jay-Z is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York. In fact, the majority of Jay-Z’s net worth has come from his smart investments; in clothing lines, record companies, nightclubs, and so on.
Jay-Z was the first rapper to cross the billion-dollar net worth mark, and he was the richest rapper in the world up until April 2020, when Kanye took the #1 spot.
As of 2022, Jay-Z’s net worth is roughly $1.3 billion.
My brands are an extension of me. They’re close to me. It’s not like running GM, where there’s no emotional attachment
“My thing is related to who I am as a person. The clothes are an extension of me. The music is an extension of me. All my businesses are part of the culture, so I have to stay true to whatever I’m feeling at the time, whatever direction I’m heading in. And hopefully, everyone follows.
Hip-hop is more about attaining wealth. People respect success. They respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you
1. Kanye West
Net Worth: $6.6 Billion
Kanye’s net worth has recently been confirmed by Forbes to be in the billions, as he provided them documents showing how his stake in Yeezy has catapulted his net worth.
Kanye West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. He is now the richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $6.6 billion.
We all self-conscious. I’m just the first to admit it.
Nothing in life is promised except death.
My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform life.