Published On: Sat, Feb 4th, 2017

Top 10 List of Richest Rappers In The World in 2017

If you dream to be one of the richest rappers in the world so it means you love to live like kings because they earn a lot money as they remained all engaged to renowned companies who signed million dollars’ contracts. They have most expensive cars, sneakers, watches, cloths, drinks and what not as their net worth allows them to do anything what they dreamed.

Some biggest names from American music industry like Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, Jay Z, Master P and 50 Cent, have been securing their top ranks with yearly total earnings these getting higher and higher every year. These wealthiest rappers had normal life but after attaining success, consider special persons, though they have been investing money in other businesses like owned restaurants, hotel, brands, and remained interested to send money in estate deal. The names of top ten richest rappers in the world are given along with more detail regarding their wealth.

10. Notorious B.I.G (Net Worth: $160 million)

Christopher George Latore Wallac was one of the most-liked American rappers who had ruled United States music industry for years. He had known by his stage names as the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, or Biggie Smalls on 21 May, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He came out one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time again and again in bundle of lists. He gained huge success to release of his first album Ready to Die in 1994, turned out to be a central personality in the East Coast hip hop scene. But his sudden death news made saddened all fans, was shot dead on 9 March, 1997 by an unknown assassin when he was in car in Los Angeles.



9. Eminem (Net Worth: $160 million)

Marshall Bruce Mathers III known professionally as Eminem is the best-selling artist of the United States in 2000 even emerged the second best-selling male artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era. Eminem from St. Joseph, Missouri, secures his impressive rank among richest rappers in the world, was U.S, born on 17 October, 1972. He is one of the rappers who proved their skills at initial stages of career, rolled out first album Infinite in 1996 and the Slim Shady EP (1997), signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. He received first Grammy Award for Best Rap Album after showing his best with second album ‘The Slim Shady LP’.


8. Birdman (Net Worth: $170 million)

Bryan Williams is an American hip hop artist, rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur, while known by stage name Birdman has bloodlines from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He was born on 15 February, 1969, is co-founder as well public face of Cash Money Records that created by his older brother Ronald “Slim” Williams in 1991. One of the wealthiest rappers in US has also shares of the former hip hop duo Big Tymers with producer Mannie Fresh. He earned incredible fame while working with Big Tymers but when it comes to his solo career, Birdman rolled out a collaboration album and a number of tracks with rapper Lil Wayne.


7. Ronald “Slim” Williams (Net Worth: $170 million)

Ronald “Slim” Williams has also ranked among richest rappers in the world multiple times having influential net worth that went higher and higher every year. He is an American businessman, was born on 23 May, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Slim and his younger brother Bryan “Birdman” Williams, both founded the record label Cash Money Records in 1991. His younger brother has been performing his duties as the executive producer for the production. Having a attractive yearly income comes in influential rappers, made appearance in Lil Wayne’s Behind The Music episode that hit screens on 10 September, 2009.


6. Usher (Net Worth: $180 million)

Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor, was born on October 14, 1978 in Dallas, Texas, United States. One of the millionaire black rappers grew up and spent massive time of his young age in Chattanooga, Tennessee and later on moved to Atlanta, Georgia. His mother advised him to take part in singing competitions, though his journey took Usher in front of a music A&R from LaFace Records. He launched his self-titled debut album in August 1994 but gained massive popularity after release of sophomore album My Way in 1997 that stirred up all around the United States of America.


5. 50 Cent (Net Worth: $270 million)

Curtis James Jackson III also remains part of richest rappers in the world because of enormous wealth, known as 50 Cent. He is an American successful rapper, actor, businessman, and investor. Jackson has bloodlines from the South Jamaica neighborhood of the region of Queens, became a drug seller when he was just twelve-year-old during the 1980s crack epidemic. Wealthy rap star was born on 6 July, 1975, vowed to change his bad life to good, started work on music, was shot nine-time in 2000. He made out his compilation album Guess Who’s Back? in 2002, though caught eyes of Eminem and signed an agreement with Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.


4. Master P (Net Worth: $350 million)

Percy Robert Miller has built not only his strong profile even influential net worth of $350 million, is an American, investor, businessman, rapper, record producer, philanthropist, filmmaker, writer and ex-basketball player. He also has some other stage identities as Master P and P. Miller, formed the record label No Limit Records that later was re-established as New No Limit Records through Universal Records and Koch Records. HE was tagged on third in Forbes’ richest figure in hip hop at the time list in 2013, having nearly net worth of $350 million.


3. Jay Z (Net Worth: $650 million)

Shawn Corey Carter known is not only one of the best-selling musicians of all time, though richest rappers in the world. He was born on 4 December, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, United States, while known by his stage name professionally as Jay Z. Jay is an American renowned rapper, businessman, and investor. He has received 21 Grammy Awards for his music so far, although was ranked by Forbes in the richest hip hop artists in the United States in 2014 when had a net worth of $520 million. His three albums were among the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone as Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003).


2. P. Diddy (Net Worth: $730 million)

Sean John Combs known is also one of the wealthiest rappers all over the world, was born in Harlem, New York City, United States on November 4, 1969. Combs known by stage names such as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and Diddy, raised November 4, 1969. He is an American songwriter, actor, record producer, rapper, singer and businessman. Diddy has worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before setting up his label Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993, while made his debut with album No Way Out (1997) that certified seven-time platinum. He later earned impressive fame with successful albums such as ‘Forever’, ‘The Saga Continues’, and ‘Press Play’.


1. Dr. Dre (Net Worth: $810 million)

The founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics secures his top rank in richest rappers in the world list with stunning figure of net worth as $810 million. Dr. Dre is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He was born on 18 February, 1965 in Compton, California, United States, though was earlier the co-owner of, and an artist on, Death Row Records. He helped today’s renowned rappers to establish their career as The Game, 2Pac, The D.O.C., Eminem, Xzibit, Knoc-turn’al, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg. He came out second richest figure in US hip hop scene by Forbes with a net worth of $550 million, while later tagged many times in other lists on top.


Top 10 List of Richest Rappers In The World in 2017
Rank Name NetWorth
1 Dr. Dre $810 million
2 P. Diddy $730 million
3 Jay Z $650 million
4 Master P $350 million
5 50 Cent $270 million
6 Usher $180 million
7 Ronald "Slim" Williams $170 million
8 Birdman $170 million
9 Eminem $160 million
10 Notorious B.I.G $160 million

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