In the world today there so many rappers some have established a name for themselves and others are yet to be discovered. Rap music just like the rest of the music genres has its own share of fans in the world. Among the dozens of rap artist we have compiled a list of the richest among them all taking into account factors such as earnings, endorsement deals, concert, music sales among other factors.
Here is the top 10 richest rappers in 2017.
10. Lil wayne
The CEO of Young Money Entertainment, is among the richest rappers on the planet today. Wayne estimated net worth is around $150 million much of which has been contributed by music sales, concert tours, endorsement deals, business ventures, among other money making channels. As of today Wayne has sold more over 100 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
9. Ice Cube
He is definitely a successful solo rapper and in addition extremely successful actor. Ice Cube net worth is around $120 million and has been largely been contributed by film and television career, sale of albums, clothing business and various endorsements deals. Some of his films are Barbershop, XXX, State of the Union, Ride along 1,2, Fist fight, among others.
Nicknamed “Marshall Mathers”, and Slim Shady is among the richest rappers. Being one the best-selling artist of all time, and holding the title of the best-selling artist of 2000,s Eminem must have some fortune. He is estimated to be net worth $210 million which has been largely contributed by sale of albums and endorsement deals with international brands.
7. 50 cent
50 cent is one of the most established figures in the music industry. He is among those famed rappers of our time and apart from rapping he is “mr do it all” as he is an actor, producer, and business mogul and an actor as well. Although he had filled chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2015 the icons pockets today are full just as before truly defining the “Get Rich or Die Tryin”.50 Cent money net worth of around $155 million has been contributed largely buy business activities he is involved in and the sale of albums.
6. Master P
The founder of the record label New No Limit Records who is also an actor and a rapper is one of the richest rappers in the world. Most of his cash he has acquired from the sale of his albums, and the production of films. Sometime back Forbes estimated Master P to be worth $ 350 million.
The winner of the 59th Grammy awards in the category of best rap song and best rap performance has been making huge strides in the world of music and also accumulating some cash too. The sale of his albums which have been a commercial success such as views and his involvement with mega brands such as Nike, Apple, Toronto Raptors and Ovo sound has made his net worth rise to the level of his fellow rappers. Currently Drake net worth is estimated to be $90 million.
The rapper, investor, producer and a co-founder of Cash money record is among the richest rappers we have in 2017.birdman wealth has been much contributed by the sale of his own albums and the success of his label. Some other businesses associated with Birdman are “Respek” clothing line and an oil exploration company.
Although Dr. Dre hasn’t really reached the billionaire status we thought he is at, the deal with Beats sale made him a fortune which is the largest single cash in deal ever recorded in the music industry. Today the founder and CEO of Beats Electronic and aftermath entertainment is valued at $740 million.
2. Jay Z
This time round our second position has been occupied by Beyoncé husband. Jay Z today is worth a whopping $810 million which is an increase from last year results by $200 million. His account got some sizable boost from investment from sprint which made the music streaming service Tidal to be valued at $600 million which is ten times more in relation to the value he acquired it.
1. P. Diddy
Chairman and CEO of Combs Enterprises has secured the crown of the wealthiest rapper today. He retains the top seat as the richest rapper a spot he has managed to cling on for some years now. His lucrative ongoing deal with Diageo’s Cîroc vodka as we as his huge stakes with his Revolt TV venture and his Bad Boy Family union tour have made him net worth $820 million.
If you want to get rich as the above rappers you have to work hard on your career. Most of these men and women had a humble begging and they had to work hard on their way up. As an aspiring rapper try emulate the above and you will get to where you want to be and don’t give up at all. Remember Rome was not built within a time frame of one day it took time.