Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World 2015
Rap is an interesting style of music enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Even though some people have associated it with violence, nudity, and all things negative, contemporary artists have turned it into a booming business rather than an avenue for spreading hate as it was in the past. While many rappers are successful and living more than average lives, the top 10 richest rappers in the world 2015 are:
10. Snoop Dogg (Net Worth: $135 million)
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr, best known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.With a sum of $135 million this rapper is known to be one of the richest Rappers of the globe.
9. Lil Wayne (Net Worth: $135 million)
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. His peculiar vocals and amazing sense of rhythm and melody has helped him to be in the favorite of many rap lovers all over the world.
8. Ice Cube (Net Worth: $140 million)
O’Shea Jackson, Sr., known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. With a prominent earning of $140 million, Ice Cube is one of the richest Rappers of the world.
7. Eminem (Net Worth: $160 million)
Marshall Bruce “Eminem” Mathers III is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor from Detroit, Michigan. His rapping abilities are appreciated by critics and have also been praised by his rivals in the industry.
6. Birdman (Net Worth: $170 million)
Making a notable name for himself in the rapping industry, Bryan William, also known as Birdman has been amazingly popular among his fans enjoys his rapping stint throughout the world. His platinum selling albums make him among the richest rappers on the planet.
5. 50 Cent (Net Worth: $270 million)
Forbes estimated 50 Cent’s net worth at$270 million, ranking him No. 5 on the list of the richest rappers. The bankruptcy claim comes just days after The New York Times published a glowing profile of the rapper, praising his “exceptional business instincts.”
4. Master P (Net Worth: $350 million)
Miller’s financial status as an American rap mogul is a net worth estimated at $350 million, making him the #4 richest rappers entertainer. With his music, he has been able to create path-breaking records and win multiple recognition and awards.
3. Jay-Z (Net Worth: $550 million)
Jay-Z as an individual is worth $560 million. Beyonce on the other hand is said to have a personal net worth of $450 million.
2. Diddy (Net Worth: $700 million)
Diddy has a combined net worth of $735 million, derived not just from his music career but his interest in a number of companies. He own a controlling stake in the clothing line Sean John, as well as the bottled water brand Aquahydrate. Dr. Dre, aka Andre Young, came in second with a net worth of $700 million.
1. Dr. Dre (Net Worth: $700 million)
Born as Andre Romelle Young, he took on his stage name, Dr. Dre is a not just a rapper but also an entrepreneur. Dre also heads his audio accessory brand called, Beats by Dr. Dre. Known for his incredible talent and extraordinary performances, Dr. Dre went on to win accolades for his work from several corners of the world. He is credited as a key figure in West Coast G-funk, a rapping style introduced by him. Today, Dr. Dre is just an inch away from becoming the first billionaire rapper of the world due to his incredible talent that helped him to reach the number 1 position in this list.