Who are the richest rappers in the world as of 2023? We’re about to show you a list of the top 10 richest rappers, how much their net worth, and how they got.
Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World & Their Net Worth.
The following list is according to the Forbes (net worth and sources), and general information have been taken from Wikipedia. We’ve tried our best to make sure all the stats up-to-date.
Here are the top 10 richest rappers in the world 2023:
10. Snoop Dogg: $150 Million
Snoop Dogg is a West-Coast based rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, actor, entrepreneur, and stoner. As of now, Snoop Dogg’s net worth is around $150 million, placing him at 10th on this list of the richest rappers in the world. Snoop Dogg’s music career began when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He is one of the wealthiest and successful rappers to come out from the rap scene of the 1990s.
Snoop Dogg’s music career is the biggest contributor in his net worth. Snoop has sold over twenty-three million albums in the United States of America and thirty-five million albums worldwide. He has also directed many adult films under pseudonyms and has appeared in many movies and shows, both as himself and as a fictional character.
9. Ice Cube: $160 Million
O’ Shea Jackson AKA Ice Cube is an American rapper, producer, actor, song writer, film producer, entrepreneur and a bunch of other talented things. As of now, Ice Cube’s net worth is $160 million. Ice Cube is considered as one of the originators of gangsta rap and “World’s Most Dangerous Group: N.W.A”. Ice Cube is also one of the most powerful people in Hollywood in present times.
Similar to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube’s net worth is also bagged from his music career, Hollywood career and all the shows and concerts he did. He was also the first rapper who left the group N.W.A. He has also written, produced and starred in numerous films.
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8. Lil Wayne: $170 Million
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. AKA Lil Wayne is an American hip-hop recording artist, rapper, producer, songwriter, author and many more things. As of 2023, Lil Wayne’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $170 million, which puts him at 8th on this list of the richest rappers in the world. He has accumulated many names throughout his career in the rap game, including Birdman Jr., Young Tune, Dr. Carter and endless others.
Lil Wayne’s music career is the most contributing in his net worth. He has sold over 100 million records across the world, won numerous awards, and even surpassed Elvis Presley for having the most entries on the Billboard Top 100. Lil Wayne has also launched his clothing line, Trukfit, and inked his first big brand endorsement deal which is a multi-million dollar pact with Mountain Dew.
7. Drake: $200 Million
Aubrey Drake Graham AKA Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. As of now the rapper’s net worth is $200 million. Like Eminem, Drake is also consistently one of the highest paid entertainers in the world.
Most of Drake’s net worth is earned through his music career and several other business ventures. He also has formed his own record label, OVO Sound, which is distributed by Warner Bros. Records. Apart from being a rapper, Drake was also a child actor and appeared on the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”.
6. Master P: $200 Million
Percy Robert Miller AKA Master P is an American rapper, entrepreneur, actor, author, philanthropist and former basketball player. Master P has become one of the richest rappers in the world, with a net worth of $80 million. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Master P was one of the most successful people in the hip-hop industry.
Master P’s net worth comes from his music career. He has founded his own record label named “No Limit Records” which adds millions to his fortune in a year by selling records and through streaming of his label’s songs on streaming platforms.
5. Eminem: $230 Million
Eminem is a multi-platinum selling American rapper, producer and actor, songwriter, film producer, musician, label owner. As of now, Eminem’s net worth is $230 million, placing him at 5th on this list of the richest rappers in the world.. He is consistently one of the highest-paid entertainers around the globe.
He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records and counting during his career to date.
Eminem also bagged most of his net worth from his own music career and albums by artists signed under his label Shady Records.
He earns most of his bucks selling his and his artists music through his record label and through doing tours and shows all over the world. Out of all, he is also considered as the “richest white rapper” on the entire planet.
4. Dr. Dre: $780 Million
Andre Romelle Young AKA Dr. Dre is an American producer, rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. As of now Dr. Dre’s has a net worth of $780 million. Dr. Dre is one of the most successful entertainers of the last three decades in all fields of entertainment be it music or movies, even in the tech industry.
Most of Dr Dre’s net worth stems from his music career he started as the member of N.W.A in the 80s and later as a solo artist. He also launched a label called Aftermath which launched the career of artists like Eminem and 50 Cent. He also founded the audio electronic company, “Beats by Dr. Dre” and then sold it to Apple in a landmark $3 Billion deal several years ago. He is still getting compensation for his deal with Apple along with income from an expansive back catalogue.
3. Sean Combs (Diddy): $900 Million
P. Diddy, AKA Puff Daddy, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur and designer. As of now, P Diddy has a net worth of $900 million, placing him at 3rd on this list of the richest rappers in the world. His net worth stems from his record label Bad Boy Entertainment, and his own solo musical and entrepreneurial pursuits.
Just like Jay-Z, P Diddy also makes millions of dollars selling booze, particularly because of his partnership with Diageo’s Ciroc Vodka and ownership of DeLeón Tequila. Surprisingly, the rapper also owns a packaged drinking water company, called Aquahydrate.
As of the growing streaming of songs he also gets his share from Bad Boy Entertainment which adds good money to his net worth.
2. Jay-Z: $1.3 Billion
Jay-Z is an American rapper, producer, songwriter and businessman. As of now, Jay-Z’s net worth is $1.3 billion. Jay-Z’s net worth stems from his career in the music industry as a rapper and producer and also as an extremely successful entrepreneur. Jay-Z has had an enormous amount of success in several industries. In a way that would sound natural to him, he’s “not a businessman, he’s a business….man”.
Apart from music, Jay-Z earns millions from several industries. Even without a tour or album release in a year, he mints millions of dollars through his brands Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac. The “one of the greatest rappers of his generation” was also crowned as hip-hop’s first billionaire in 2019, credits to his excellent entrepreneurship.
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1. Kanye West: $6.6 Billion
Kanye West (now known as Ye) is an American producer, songwriter, rapper, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. As of 2023, Kanye West’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $6.6 billion, which puts him at top on this list of the richest rappers in the world. He is in the list of top three richest self-made black people in US history. Most of his income stems from his song’s revenue, fashion designing, music deals etc.
West’s net worth has skyrocketed after his multi-year deal with Adidas to design the sneaker brand Yeezy for Adidas. As of the information Kanye West gets an annual royalty from Adidas, which makes Yeezy sneakers. In June 2020, clothing retailer Gap and Kanye West announced selling of Kanye West’s Yeezy clothing line which is designed for Gap which is still not in the market, though it was present for limited time and till then its not available to buy through official Gap channels.
Who is the 10 top richest rappers?
They are the top 10 richest rappers in the world right now.
Here’s a quick recap of the top 10 richest rappers in the world 2023:
- Kanye West
- P Diddy
- Dr. Dre
- Master P
- Pharrell Williams
- Ice Cube
- Lil Wayne