The 20 Richest Rappers In The World 2018.
AKON Net Worth: $80 Million
Akon is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.
Akon has become one of the richest rappers in the world, with a net worth of $80 million.
TIMBALAND Net Worth: $85 Million
Timbaland is an American record producer, singer, songwriter, rapper and DJ.
Timbaland’s first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine… the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine. It was after this year that Timbaland became a prominent producer for R&B and hip hop artists.
18. NICKI MINAJ
NICKI MINAJ Worth: $85 Million
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress; and has collaborated with a wide number of best selling artists, including Drake, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Birdman, Tyga, Chris Brown, and more.
Nicki Minaj’s net worth is $85 million.
17. MIKE D
MIKE D Worth: $90 Million
Mike D is of course a member of the famous hip hop boy band, the Beastie Boys. The Beastie Boys formed in the 80’s, and consisted of three members: Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock.
As of 2018, Mike D’s net worth is $90 million.
16. ADAM HOROVITZ
ADAM HOROVITZ Worth: $90 Million
Adam Horovitz, better known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock, is an American musician, guitarist, rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known as a member of the hip hop group the Beastie Boys.
Horovitz is the 16th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $90 million in 2018.
15. LL COOL J
LL COOL J Worth: $110 Million
LL Cool J is an American rapper, actor, author, and entrepreneur from Queens, New York. He is known as one of the forefathers of pop rap, releasing 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations within his career.
DRAKE Worth: $120 Million
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000’s.
Alongside his Grammy Award wins, Drake has won three Juno Awards and six BET Awards. He has the most number one singles on the Hot Rap Songs.
13. SNOOP DOGG
SNOOP DOGG Worth: $135 Million
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre of N.W.A, and as a result was featured within Dr. Dre’s very first solo album, The Chronic.
Snoop has since sold over twenty-three million albums in the United States and thirty-five million albums worldwide.
12. PHARRELL WILLIAMS
PHARRELL WILLIAMS Worth: $150 Million
Pharrell Williams is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and film producer.
Williams owns a media venture that encompasses entertainment, music, fashion, and art called i am OTHER, a multimedia creative collective and record label that serves as an umbrella for all of Pharrell Williams’ endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club.
11. LIL WAYNE
LIL WAYNE Worth: $150 Million
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American hip hop recording artist and author from New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. He’s since then sold millions of records, and worked with a lot of other famous artists.
10. ICE CUBE
ICE CUBE Worth: $160 Million
Ice Cube is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the N.W.A.
After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built a successful solo career in music and has put his acting skills to the test. Cube has featured in ‘Boyz N the Hood’, ’21 & 22 Jump Street’, ‘Barbershop’, ‘Ride Along’, and several other films.
9. RONALD SLIM WILLIAMS
RONALD SLIM WILLIAMS Worth: $170 Million
Ronald Slim Williams founded the Cash Money Records label, with the help of his brother ‘Birdman’. Slim has worked with a number of famous artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.
USHER Worth: $180 Million
Usher is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. His Albums have sold in the millions of copies; 43 million to be exact. Usher is one of the richest rappers in the world, and it’s very easy to see why once you look at the stats.
EMINEM Worth: $210 Million
Eminem is without a doubt the most successful white hip hop artist of all time. When he first start battle rapping in Detroit, he was subject to a lot of racial hate, being one of the only white rappers to be performing at the shows.
Another issue that Eminem suffered from when we was younger, was being bullied at school. He moved around a lot as a child, and as a result struggled to make friends with people.
Eminem’s success story is phenomonal, considering he has become the richest white rapper in the world, and was responsible for changing the game entirely. This year, Eminem’s net worth is $210 million, placing him at 7th on this list of the richest rappers in the world.
6. MASTER P
MASTER P Worth: $250 Million
Percy Robert Miller is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, author, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player.
He has 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.
Master P’s net worth is estimated at $250 million dollars this year.
5. KANYE WEST
KANYE WEST Worth: $250 Million
Kanye’s net worth is another figure in question, since he’s supposedly in some serious debt. We’ve include the latest figure from The Richest.
Kanye West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. He is the 5th richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $250 million.
4. RUSSELL SIMMONS
RUSSELL SIMMONS Worth: $340 Million
Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, producer and author. Simmons is the Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he co-founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings, and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris.
3. DR. DRE
DR. DRE Worth: $820 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 80’s, 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 3rd richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $820 million.
2. P. DIDDY
P. DIDDY Worth: $855 Million
Sean Combs does just about everything; rapping, producing, acting, songwriting and he’s also an entrepreneur on top of all that. Otherwise known as his stage name ‘Diddy’, Combs is one of the richest rappers in the world.
For a long time, P Diddy was the richest rapper in the world, until someone else swooped in with their success in the entrepreneurial world, as well as music. Find out who that somebody is in the final section below.
In 2018, P Diddy’s net worth is $855 million.
1. JAY Z
JAY Z Worth: $930 Million
Jay-Z is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York. In fact, the majority of Jay-Z’s net worth has come from his smart investments; in clothing lines, record companies, nightclubs and so on.
Jay-Z is now the richest rapper in the world, with a net worth of $930 million in 2018.