Have you ever questioned who is the richest among the rappers in the world are in 2021?
If you answered yes, then, you are about to find out as this article discusses the top on the list of Forbes richest rappers.
These are personalities who have taken the world by storm with the use of their gifts and won the hearts of many fans across the globe.
Therefore, among other things, you will get to know about their net worth as well as how they made the list.
10. Ice Cube (Net worth: $160 million)
To busting out memorable raps like “Check Yo Self”, Ice Cube generates income from acting, writing screenplays, a clothing line and co-created three-on-three basketball league Big3. His estimated net worth is at $160 million.
9. Usher (Net worth: $180 million)
Yeah! Usher’s estimated net worth is $180 million. The rapper, singer, songwriter is one of the biggest selling recording artists in history. He 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. His offspring, Usher Jr., could learn a thing or two about generating giant piles of many from his dad.
8. Drake (Net worth: $180 million)
The rapper and actor from ‘The Six’ has a net worth of $180 million. The Grammy award-winning Canadian treasure has several endorsement deals on top of his whole music thing and money flowing from his producer gig. He started from the bottom now he’s here.
7. Master P (Net worth: $200 million)
This rapper, producer and former basketball player has an estimated net worth of $200 million. As the story goes, Master P used his $10,000 inheritance to open his record store, growing into a record label and evolving into a business empire. This empire in question has stakes in everything from telecommunications to real estate.
6. Pharrell Williams (Net worth: $200 million)
“Happy” singer Pharrell Williams has a lot to be, well, happy about. From launching multimedia creative collective I Am Other as an umbrella for his ventures, the rapper is capitalizing on clothing design, a YouTube channel and a textile company. His net worth is ringing in to an estimated $200 million.
5. Eminem (Net worth: $230 million)
Still one of the bestselling rappers right now, Eminem has an impressive net worth of about $230 million. His earnings come from his albums, his record label Shady Records and his random acting here and there.
4. Dr. Dre (Net worth: $780 million)
Let’s be honest, we all know that he’s making most of his dollars from Beats Electronics, the company he co-founded and sold right to Apple for $3 billion in cash and stock. The rapper currently has an estimated net worth of $780 million.
3. Sean Combs (Net worth: $900 million)
Sean Combs, better known as Diddy or P. Diddy, has an estimated net worth of $900 million. He once held the title of the world’s richest rapper as the talented musician generates a lot of his dollars from his clothing line and stakes in companies such as Cîroc Vodka, Revolt TV and Aquahydrate.
2. Jay-Z (Net worth: $1 billion)
Bumped from the top of the list, Jay Z is half of a celebrity power couple and currently has an estimated net worth of $1 billion as of 2021. This rapper was the first billionaire in the hip hop industry, in addition to being a legendary artist. He’s business savvy and life is long — so we have no doubts he may climb his way back to the top of the richest rappers in the world once again.
1. Kanye West (Net worth: $1.3 billion)
And the biggest pile of money goes to Kanye West. The “Flashing Lights” rapper is currently the richest rapper in the world with a net worth hovering around the $1.3 billion mark, according to Forbes. West grows his dollars through record sales, his own fashion and record labels and stakes in Tidal.