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World’s Richest Rappers, 2021

With a net worth of roughly $1 Billion, Jay Z is the wealthiest rapper in the world, followed by Sean Combs – Diddy ($825 Million), Dr. Dre ($800 Million); and Russell Simmons ($340 Million). Master P is the fifth-richest rapper in the world, with a $250 million fortune. Usher ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $180 Million, followed by Ronald Slim Williams with $170 Million. Who are the richest rappers in the world?

Decked in chains and oversized tops, rappers can easily turn fast lyrics into a blockbuster. From hip-hop to other chartbusters, there are many rappers in the world, who are known for their catchy songs and beats. Here, in this table below, we will unveil some of the names who are also credited as the richest rappers in the world.

World’s Richest Rappers, 2021

RankNameNet worthCountry
1Jay Z$1 BillionUnited States
2Sean Combs - Diddy$825 MillionUnited States
3Dr. Dre$800 MillionUnited States
4Russell Simmons$340 MillionUnited States
5Master P$250 MillionUnited States
6Usher$180 MillionUnited States
7Ronald Slim Williams$170 MillionUnited States
8Kanye West$160 MillionUnited States
950 Cent$155 MillionUnited States
10Drake$150 MillionCanada
11Pharrell Williams$150 MillionUnited States
12Lil Wayne$150 MillionUnited States
13Snoop Dogg$143 MillionUnited States
14Ice Cube$140 MillionUnited States
15Birdman$110 MillionUnited States
16LL Cool J$100 MillionUnited States
17Eminem$100 MillionUnited States
18Timbaland$85 MillionUnited States
19Akon$80 MillionUnited States
20 Michael Diamond AKA Mike D$75 MillionUnited States
21Adam Horovitz aka Ad-Rock$75 MillionUnited States
22Will.i.am$75 MillionUnited States
23Nicki Minaj$75 MillionUnited States
24Joseph Simmons AKA Rev Run$70 MillionUnited States
25Busta Rhymes$65 MillionUnited States
26Swizz Beatz$65 MillionUnited States
27Nelly$60 MillionUnited States
28Chad Hugo$55 MillionUnited States
29Wiz Khalifa$55 MillionUnited States
30 T.I.$55 MillionUnited States
31Andre 3000$45 MillionUnited States
32J Prince$45 MillionUnited States
33Bone Thugs-n-Harmony$45 MillionUnited States
34Darryl McDaniels$45 MillionUnited States
35Rick Ross$42 MillionUnited States
36Big Boi$40 MillionUnited States
37Ice T$35 MillionUnited States
38Common$35 MillionUnited States
39T-Pain$35 MillionUnited States
40 Ludacris$31 MillionUnited States
41Flo Rida$30 MillionUnited States
42Soulja Boy$30 MillionUnited States
43The Game$25 MillionUnited States
44Lil Jon$25 MillionUnited States
45Mike Shinoda$23 MillionUnited States
46Cee Lo Green$22 MillionUnited States
47Tech N9ne$21 MillionUnited States
48Kendrick Lamar$20 MillionUnited States
49Fabolous$20 MillionUnited States
50 Method Man$20 MillionUnited States
51Three 6 Mafia$20 MillionUnited States
52Juicy J$20 MillionUnited States
53Sir Mix-a-Lot$20 MillionUnited States
54Damian Marley$20 MillionJamaica
55Nick Cannon$20 MillionUnited States
56Chuck D$18 MillionUnited States
57RZA$18 MillionUnited States
58GZA$18 MillionUnited States
59Jazze Pha$18 MillionUnited States
60 Vanilla Ice$18 MillionUnited States
61Lil' Kim$18 MillionUnited States
62Nas$17 MillionUnited States
63Ghostface Killah$17 MillionUnited States
64Ne-Yo$16 MillionUnited States
65Questlove$16 MillionUnited States
66Devyne Stephens$16 MillionUnited States
67Macklemore$16 MillionUnited States
68Mannie Fresh$15 MillionUnited States
69Daddy Yankee$15 MillionUnited States
70 Lloyd Banks$15 MillionUnited States
71Chamillionaire$15 MillionUnited States
72Joseph Bruce aka Violent J$15 MillionUnited States
73Joseph Utsler AKA Shaggy 2 Dope$15 MillionUnited States
74Sandra Denton AKA Pepa$15 MillionUnited States
75Too Short$15 MillionUnited States
76Pusha T$15 MillionUnited States
778Ball MJG $15 MillionUnited States
78Young Jeezy$15 MillionUnited States
79Plies$14 MillionUnited States
80 Lupe Fiasco$14 MillionUnited States
81Funkmaster Flex$14 MillionUnited States
82Cheryl James AKA Salt$14 MillionUnited States
83Inspectah Deck$14 MillionUnited States
84Mack Maine$13 MillionUnited States
85DJ Clue$13 MillionUnited States
86Paul Wall$12.5 MillionUnited States
87Shaggy$12 MillionUnited States
88Sean Paul$12 MillionJamaica
89David Banner$12 MillionUnited States
90 Raekwon$12 MillionUnited States
91Redman$10 MillionUnited States
92Jim Jones$10 MillionUnited States
93Mobb Deep$10 MillionUnited States
94Yung Joc$10 MillionUnited States
95Chingy$10 MillionUnited States
96Benzino$10 MillionUnited States
97Ying Yang Twins$10 MillionUnited States
98DJ Spinderella$10 MillionUnited States
99Everlast$10 MillionUnited States

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.

Jay-Z: Jay-Z’s story has the traditional rags to riches route. The American Businessman, actor, and rapper has struggled a lot to become a reigning rapper of the world. He has to his credit the record of selling 100 million albums and receiving 21 Grammy awards for his work. His current net worth stands at $1 billion and he along with his wife Beyonce are described by the media as a “Power Couple”.

Sean-Combs Diddy: Sean Combs is an American Rapper, entrepreneur, and actor who has established himself in the world of Hip Hop. He began his career as an intern for Uptown Records before finally producing songs. His notable songs are “CraxySexyCool”. “Forever”, and “The Saga Continues”. Apart from rapping he also owns a clothing line and his current net worth is around $825 million.

Dr Dre: Dr Dre is a prominent figure in the music industry. The rapper may not have a single release in the past few years but that has not deterred his earnings. He is known for giving break to major rappers like 50 Cent, Eminem, and Snoop Dogg. As of now, he has expanded his business with an Aftermath record label, Beats headphone, and HP laptop line. His current net worth stands at $800 million.

Russell Simmons: Russell Simmons is one of the most famous business magnates in the history of rap music. The influential businessman is also known as the original hip hop mogul and has a variety of interests which keeps him busy. His net worth as of today is estimated at around $340 million.

Master P: Percy Robert Master P has an estimated wealth of $250 million which makes him one of the richest rappers in the world. He is an investor and an entertainer with superb business skills. His most successful venture was the No Limit Record Company which pioneered Southern Rap.

Usher: Usher can be easily termed as an all-rounder. He is an American singer, dancer, and actor who is a global face due to his music videos. Usher also has set a record after his album “Sensation” sold over 10 million copies and is also credited for discovering Justin Bieber. His net worth as of now rests at $180 million.

Ronald Slim Williams: Ronald Slim Williams is the founder of Cash Money Records and is also regarded as one of the biggest names in the world of rap. His current net worth is around $170 million.

Kanye West: Kanye West is yet another famous rapper to feature on our list. The American singer and record producer has a widely successful solo music career and is also known for his production work for Jay Z. Apart from all these west runs his music channel named GOOD music and has a staggering fortune of around $160 million.

50-Cent: Curtis James is also known by his stage name “50 Cent” is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. Although his early stages of life were difficult, 50 Cent has endured it all before becoming a celebrated figure in the world of rap. His current net worth is around $155 million which makes him one of the richest rappers in the world.

Drake: Drake belongs from Canada and is now one of the sought after recording artists. His tracks “Replacement Girl”, and “Best I Ever Had” became chartbusters and made him a notable figure in the music industry. With all these under his belt, his current net worth stands at $150 million.

Anna Papadopoulos
Vice President & Executive Editor. Anna Papadopoulos is the Vice President and Executive Editor of the CEOWORLD magazine. In that role she resumes responsibility for the CEOWORLD magazine newsroom, setting daily news priorities, and directing all of CEOWORLD magazine's news-gathering teams. Previously, Anna was the senior supervising editor of CEOWORLD magazine's International Desk. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or connect on LinkedIn. Email her at AP@ceoworld.biz
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