Who are the richest rappers in the world? Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Eminem. I’m sure you know the names, but do you know their fortunes as of 2020? Are there any billionaires?
Who made the top 30 cuts this year and who didn’t? The race is on for the world’s first billionaire rapper. Meanwhile, many rappers have made a pretty penny by combining sheer talent and hit songs with good business sense.
Here Are The World’s Richest Rappers In 2020
10. Pharrell Williams
Net worth: $150 million
The “Happy” singer launched the multimedia creative collective I Am Other as an umbrella for his ventures, which include clothing design, a YouTube channel and a textile company. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Pharrell comes in at $150 million.
9. Ice Cube
Net worth: $160 million
“The Check Yo Self” rapper makes this list with a net worth of $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The gangsta rap pioneer and actor has also written the screenplays for some of the movies he starred in, has a clothing line and co-created 3-on-3 basketball league Big3.
Net worth: $180 million
Yeah! The singer, songwriter, the rapper’s estimated net worth is $180 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. One of the biggest selling recording artists in history, Usher also has a record label and his own fragrance line, as well as stakes in companies like Tidal, Yoobi and Mass Appeal and the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team.
Net worth: $150 million
According to Forbes, Toronto native Drake was worth $150 million as of 2019. The Canadian Grammy Award-winner also has several endorsement deals and a sideline as a producer to help keep the cash flowing.
6. Master P
Net worth: $200 million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Master P is worth $200 million. The rapper, producer and former basketball player used a $10,000 inheritance to open a record store which grew into a record label and eventually a business empire that has stakes in everything from telecommunications to real estate.
Net worth: $230 million
Eminem is still one of the world’s best-selling rappers and is worth $230 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In addition to earnings from his albums, he makes money from his Shady Records record label and a bit of acting.
4. Kanye West
Net worth: $240 million
Kanye West, worth $240 million according to Forbes, is one of the most awarded artists at the Grammys. Record sales, his own record and fashion labels and stakes in Tidal help keep the coffers filled. Lately, he’s been selling church clothes and, y’know, running his Sunday services.
3. Dr. Dre
Net worth: $800 million
Forbes estimates Dr. Dre’s net worth at $800 million. Most of this money comes from Beats Electronics, the company Dr. Dre co-founded and then sold to Apple for $3 billion in cash and stock.
2. Sean Combs
Net worth: $820 million
Diddy or Puff Daddy: Sean Combs, once the world’s richest rapper, has an incredible net worth of $820 million, according to Forbes. The multi-talented artist may write, rap, produce, act and more — but his wealth comes mainly from his clothing line and stakes in companies like Cîroc Vodka, Revolt TV and Aquahydrate.
Net worth: $1 billion
As of 2020, Jay-Z takes the title as the first billionaire in the hip hop industry. Of course, on top of being a legendary artist, the rapper brings home the bacon in other ways — his business career and smart investments are what help make up his billion-dollar net worth.
Source: | Celebrity Net Worth