2012 List of Richest and most powerful celebrity Rappers – Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

Today I have compiled a list of 2012 Richest Rappers with collectively worth over $1 billion. Sean “Diddy” Combs ranks number one with an estimated net worth of $550 million, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter landed in second place at an estimated $460 million. 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for worthy superstar musicians. Here is the list of  richest and most powerful celebrity rappers – wealthiest Hip-Hop artists, Who are the world’s richest?

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs - a rapper, singer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. You can follow him at Facebook  and Twitter.
Net Worth: $550 million – As of April 2012
Earnings according to Forbes: 2011: $35 million, 2010: $30 million

2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – You can follow
Net Worth:$460 million – As of April 2012
Earnings according to Forbes: 2011: $37 million, 2010: $63 million

3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young
Net Worth: $260 million – As of April 2012
Earnings according to Forbes: 2011: $14 million, 2010: $17 million

4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams
Net Worth: $125 million – As of April 2012
May 2010 to May 2011 Earnings according to Forbes: $15 million

5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Net Worth:$110 million – As of April 2012
Earnings according to Forbes: 2010: $6 million, 2009: $8 million

Who is your Favorite Hip-Hop Artists (Comment below, if you want, why.)?

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Caroline Mittermair

Associate managing editor at CEOWORLD Magazine
Associate managing editor, has been fascinated with the financial markets ever since she bought her first stock at 11 years old. She is a trader of stocks, options, currencies, and futures.
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