Richest rappers in the world. Who are they?

Richest rappers in the world. Who are they?

Today, rap is one of the most popular trends in music. Its influence grows while its performers earn big money. Are you ready to find out who the richest rappers in the world are?

Richest rappers in the world

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These men are influential business moguls. They possess millions of dollars, but is there one worth $1 billion?

Richest rappers in the world

Income has always been one of the most debated topics, especially when it comes to rappers. Fake banknotes have become an integral part of their clips, but what about their real finances? Here is the list of the richest rappers in the world.

5. Kanye West

  • Net worth: $250 million
  • Source: music, business
  • Age: 41

Kanye West is a famous American rapper, record producer, businessman and fashion designer. He gained his first recognition working as a record producer for Roc-A-Fella records in the 2000s. Now. he continues to work in the music sphere.

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4. Russell Simmons

richest rappers in the world 2019

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  • Net worth: $340 million
  • Source: music, producing
  • Age: 61

Russell Simmons is famous for his leading role in bringing hip-hop music to the public. He is the CEO and Chairman of Rush Communications. The man is also known for the creation of the clothing line PhatFarm. Thanks to these and other activities, his net worth is $340 million now.

3. Dr. Dre

richest rappers in the world 2019

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  • Net worth: $820 million
  • Source: music, business, producing
  • Age: 54

Dr. Dre is an American producer and entrepreneur. His career began in the rap group N.W.A. Afterwards, he worked solo and ventured into business. The man founded the stereo earphones brand Beats by Dre, which he sold to Apple several years ago for $3 billion.

2. Diddy

  • Net worth: $855 million
  • Source: music, business, producing
  • Age: 49

Sean Combs is a rapper, songwriter, producer, actor and also a successful entrepreneur. The man is best known by his stage name Diddy.

1. Jay-Z

richest rappers in the world 2019

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  • Net worth: $1 billion
  • Source: music, business, producing
  • Age: 49

Jay-Z's net worth is $1 billion. This makes him one of the few representatives of show business who have become billionaires, and the first hip-hop artist to achieve this. His income includes the following:

  • Champagne Armand de Brignac — 310 million dollars
  • Cash and investments — $220 million
  • Cognac D’USse — $100 million
  • Tidal streaming service — $100 million
  • Roc Nation — $75 million
  • Music catalogue — $75 million
  • Art collection — $70 million
  • Real estate — $50 million

Now you know who takes the first place in the ranking of the richest rappers in the world — our congratulations go to Jay-Z. The rappers who take the positions 6-10 respectively are: Master P - $250 million, Eminem - $210 million, Usher - $180 million, Ronald Slim Williams - $170 million, and Ice Cube - $160 million.

READ ALSO: Jay-Z becomes hip hop's first billionaire: How did he make it to the top?

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