Rappers are always known for their big houses, fancy cars, and extravagant purchases, and Eminem is one of them. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 10 richest rappers and their net worths.
Besides having big houses and expensive cars, Eminem has started several businesses, including a new restaurant in downtown Detroit which he called Mom’s Spaghetti.
And according to CNN, at the official opening of his restaurant, on Wednesday, 29 September 2021, Eminem made a surprising public appearance by showing up. He not only showed up unexpectedly, but he also went ahead to serve food to customers.
Mom’s Spaghetti is a new vegan-friendly restaurant on Woodward Avenue, which the rapper named after one of his songs called “Lose Yourself“. The lyrics of this 2002 hit goes: “His palms are sweaty/ knees weak, arms are heavy/There’s vomit on his sweater already/mom’s spaghetti.”
Given the latest news, we combed figures from Forbes, The Richest, and Wikipedia to come up with the top 10 richest rappers in 2021:
10. Lil Wayne (Net Worth: $150 Million)
Popular rapper Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. He joined Cash Money Records, as the youngest member of the label, at age nine in 1991. Since then he has sold millions of records and worked with a lot of other famous artists.
9. Ice Cube (Net Worth: $160 Million)
Ice Cube is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and filmmaker who began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and then joined the N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music and also gone into acting to hone his acting skills. Cube has featured in some movies such as Boyz N the Hood, 21 & 22 Jump Street, Barbershop, Ride Along, and several other films.
8. Drake (Net Worth: $180 Million)
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who is popular by his stage name, Drake.
The rapper became popular first for his acting skills before being known for his rapping skills. He gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s.
In his music career, Drake has had several Grammy wins to his name. Also, he has won three Juno Awards and six BET Awards. He has the most number-one singles on the Hot Rap Songs.
7. Pharrell Williams (Net Worth: $200 Million)
Pharrell Williams is not just an American rapper. He is also a singer-songwriter, record producer, and film producer.
He made it to our list of richest rappers because he owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called I Am OTHER. The record label also serves as an umbrella for all of Pharrell Williams’ endeavours, including Billionaire Boys Club.
6. Master P (Net Worth: $200 Million)
Percy Robert Miller is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, author, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player who goes by the stage name Master P. The rapper founded his own record label and is also the CEO of P. Miller Enterprises. His numerous ventures have made him one of the richest rappers in the world.
5. Eminem (Net Worth: $230 Million)
Eminem falls at no.5 on our list of richest rappers and he is without a doubt one of the most successful white hip-hop artists of all time. The rapper was once subject to a lot of racial hate when he first started battle rapping in Detroit. This is because he was the only white rappers to be performing at the show. Asides from that Eminem had a hard childhood because he moved around a lot as a child, and as a result, he struggled to make friends with people. When he was younger, he was being bullied at school.
The rapper’s success story is phenomenal, considering the fact that he has become the richest white rapper in the world and was responsible for changing the game entirely.
4. Dr. Dre (Net Worth: $780 Million)
Dr. Dre is considered to be one of the best hip-hop producers of all time. Andre Young started his career with N.W.A in the ’80s, and then went solo. He is also the founder of the “Beats by Dr. Dre” series, which was sold to Apple for $3 billion several years ago.
Dr. Dre is the 4th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $780 million.
3. Diddy (Net Worth: $900 Million)
Sean Combs who is popular by his stage name ‘Diddy’, Combs is one of the richest rappers in the world. He makes it to no.3 on our list. For a long time, P Diddy was once the richest rapper in the world, until others also began having success with their entrepreneurial endeavours, not just music.
2. Jay Z (Net Worth: $1.3 Billion)
Jay-Z is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York. The rapper who is married to singer Beyoncé has most of his net worth come from his smart investments in clothing lines, record companies, nightclubs, and so on.
Jay-Z was the first rapper to cross the billion-dollar net worth mark, and he was the richest rapper in the world up until April 2020, when Kanye took the #1 spot.
1. Kanye West (Net Worth: $6.6 Billion)
Kanye West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. He is currently the richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $6.6 billion due to the proceeds from his business.
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