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The Top 20 Richest Rappers in the World 2018

Top 20 Richest Rappers in the World

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 20 richest rappers, how much they’re worth, and some of our favorite quotes from them.

 

The 20 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 20 richest rappers in the world:

 

20. Adam Horovitz

Richest Rappers - Adam Horovitz

Net Worth: $75 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 20th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $75 million in 2018.

 

19. 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.

“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

 

18. Timbaland

Richest Rappers - Timberland

Net Worth: $80 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

 

17. Drake

Richest Rappers - Drake

Net Worth: $100 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.

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

 

16. LL Cool J

Richest Rappers - LL Cool J

Net Worth: $100 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

 

15. Ice CubeRichest Rappers - Ice Cube

Net Worth: $120 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.

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

 

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14. Snoop Dogg

Richest Rappers - Snoop Dogg

Net Worth: $143 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.” – snoop dogg

 

13. Kanye West

Richest Rappers - Kanye West

Net Worth: $147 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.

“If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed.” – Kanye West

 

12. Lil WayneRichest 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.

“The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.” – Lil Wayne

 

11. Pharrell WilliamsRichest 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.

“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

Written by Dan Western

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.

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