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The Richest Rappers in the World 2018

Ever wondered who the richest rappers in the world are?

We’re about to show you…

Rappers are notorious for big houses, fancy cars and extravagant purchases; and when you take a look at just how much some of them earn, it’s no wonder.

This article is a list of the 25 richest rappers, how much they’re worth, and some of our favorite quotes from them.

 

The 25 Richest Rappers in the World

All figures listed within this article have been taken from Forbes, The Richest and Wikipedia. We’ve tried to make sure they are as up to date as possible.

Here are the 25 richest rappers in the world:

 

25. Nas

Richest Rappers - Nas

Net Worth: $60 Million

Nas is an American rapper and entrepreneur who has released eight consecutive platinum and albums and sold over 30 million records worldwide.

Nas is the 25th richest rapper in the world, with his net worth being $60 million.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Nas

“There was a side of me that knew I was going to change the game, but I didn’t know how many people would respect it.” – Nas

 

24. Joseph Simmons (Rev Run)

Richest Rappers - Rev Run

Net Worth: $70 Million

Rev. Run, born Joseph Simmons, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run.

In 2018, his net worth is $70 million, which puts him at #24 on this list.

“There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.” – Rev Run

 

23. Will.I.Am

Richest Rappers - Will I Am

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 23rd richest rapper in the world.

“You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics.” – Will.I.Am

 

22. Pitbull

Richest Rappers - Pitbull

Net Worth: $80 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.

In 2018, Pitbull is the 22nd richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $80 million.

“I’m taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.” – Pitbull

 

21. Birdman
Richest Rappers - Birdman

Net Worth: $80 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 2018, Birdman’s net worth is $80 million.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Birdman

“I’m a hard worker, and everything with me is, if I work hard, I should get paid for it. Everything with me, I try to symbolize something flashy like jewelry or a car. The rubbing hands is a symbol of hustling, so it goes back to the money.” – Birdman

 

20. Akon

Richest Rappers - Akon

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

 

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19. Timbaland

Richest Rappers - Timberland

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.

“I’m trying to do something real different; I’m trying to bring the street to real pop. I’m trying to bring the street to pop. Not watering it down, no nothing.” – Timberland

 

18. Nicki Minaj

Richest Rappers - 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.

Nicki Minaj’s net worth is $85 million.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Nicki Minaj

“When I win and when I lose, I take ownership of it, because I really am in charge of what I do.” – Nicki Minaj

 

17. Michael Diamond (Mike D)

Richest Rappers - Michael Diamond

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 2018, Mike D’s net worth is $90 million.

 

16. Adam Horovitz

Richest Rappers - 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 2018.

 

15. LL Cool J

Richest Rappers - LL Cool J

Net Worth: $110 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.

“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” – LL Cool J

 

14. Drake

Richest Rappers - Drake

Net Worth: $120 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.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Drake

“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” – Drake

 

13. Snoop Dogg

Richest Rappers - Snoop Dogg

Net Worth: $135 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.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Snoop Dogg

“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.” – snoop dogg

 

12. Pharrell Williams

Richest Rappers - Pharrell Williams

Net Worth: $150 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.

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Richest Rappers Quotes - Pharrell Williams

“You don’t know what people are looking for. What you know is what you feel like might be missing. It’s up to the people to agree with you or disagree with you, and you’ll know in their reaction.” – Pharrell Williams

 

11. Lil Wayne

Richest Rappers - 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.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Lil Wayne

“Hate is only a form of love that hasn’t found a way to express itself logically.” – Lil Wayne

 

10. Ice Cube

Richest Rappers - 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.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Ice Cube

“Truth is the ultimate power. When the truth comes around, all the lies have to run and hide.” – Ice Cube

 

9. Ronald Slim Williams

Richest Rappers - Ronald Slim Williams

Net Worth: $170 Million

Ronald Slim Williams founded the Cash Money Records label, with the help of his brother ‘Birdman’. Slim has worked with a number of famous artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.

 

8. Usher

Richest Rappers - Usher

Net Worth: $180 Million

Usher is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. His Albums have sold in the millions of copies; 43 million to be exact. Usher is one of the richest rappers in the world, and it’s very easy to see why once you look at the stats.

“Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.” – Usher

 

7. Eminem

Richest Rappers - Eminem

Net Worth: $210 Million

Eminem is without a doubt the most successful white hip hop artist of all time. When he first start 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 we 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 phenomonal, 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 $210 million, placing him at 7th on this list of the richest rappers in the world.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Eminem

“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

 

6. Master P

Richest Rappers - Master P

Net Worth: $250 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.

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Master P’s net worth is estimated at $250 million dollars this year.

“I think my thing is I grew up in the ghetto, and I was able to get a second chance. That’s what I’m trying to tell kids.” – Master P

 

5. Kanye West

Richest Rappers - Kanye West

Net Worth: $250 Million

Kanye’s net worth is another figure in question, since he’s supposedly in some serious debt. We’ve include the latest figure from The Richest.

Kanye West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. He is the 5th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $250 million.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Kanye West

“I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.” – Kanye West

 

4. Russell Simmons

Richest Rappers - Russell Simmons

Net Worth: $340 Million

Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, producer and author. Simmons is the Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he co-founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings, and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris.

“I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.” – Russell Simmons

 

3. Dr. Dre

Richest Rappers - Dr. Dre

Net Worth: $820 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 3rd richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $820 million.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Dr Dre

“You just have to find that thing that’s special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen.” – Dr. Dre

 

2. Sean Combs (Diddy)

Richest Rappers - Sean Combs

Net Worth: $855 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 the richest rapper in the world, until someone else swooped in with their success in the entrepreneurial world, as well as music. Find out who that somebody is in the final section below.

In 2018, P Diddy’s net worth is $855 million.

Richest Rappers Quotes - P Diddy

“Success doesn’t just land on your lap. You have to work, work, work, work, and work some more.” – Sean Combs

 

1. Jay Z

Richest Rappers - Jay Z

Net Worth: $930 Million

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 is now the richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $930 million in 2018.

Richest Rappers Quotes - Jay-Z

“I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” – Jay-Z

 

Summary

Here’s a quick recap of the top 25 richest rappers in the world:

  1. Jay-Z
  2. P Diddy
  3. Dr. Dre
  4. Russell Simmons
  5. Kanye West
  6. Master P
  7. Eminem
  8. Usher
  9. Ronald Slim Williams
  10. Ice Cube
  11. Lil Wayne
  12. Pharrell Williams
  13. Snoop Dogg
  14. Drake
  15. LL Cool J
  16. Adam Horovitz
  17. Michael Diamond
  18. Nicki Minaj
  19. Timbaland
  20. Akon
  21. Birdman
  22. Pitbull
  23. Will.I.Am
  24. Rev Run
  25. Nas

Who is your favorite of the richest rappers in the world? Leave a comment below.

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. tanaka

    Jul 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Big up Sean Combs

  2. LIL wayne fan

    Oct 24, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Best rapper alive LIL WAYNE

  3. macdonald chidi

    Jan 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    puff daddy i love u from moon to the sun..u are the greatest ever..God bless u more.

  4. Jet Swang

    Feb 4, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Lil Wayne 🙂

  5. Cjay

    May 17, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Dr. Dre.

  6. elias

    May 28, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    my fav is usher with his confessions my boo and burns blow out makes him the best to me

  7. Derek

    Jun 5, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Usher The King of R&B he has one of the best Music Catalogs in the world.

  8. symo senior

    Jul 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Drake

  9. tanaka

    Jul 16, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Just found out that Nas is one of the best rappers the world has to offer…
    Long life to FILA?

  10. Benson

    Nov 9, 2018 at 11:01 am

    what about 50 cent

  11. Alhassan Bawa

    Dec 1, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Akon the world R&B king be the best of all tym

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