Top 50 Richest Rappers in the World – 2020

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Top 50 Richest Rappers in the World – 2020

The hip -hop industry is very competitive, and only very few singers make it to the top. It takes a lot of hard work to stand out from the rest. While some rappers are still working their way up, some have already set their lives with their work. Fancy cars, vacation homes, huge mansions, and luxurious living are some of the perks of making it big in the industry.

To stay on top of their game, they have even ventured out into other endeavors. While some have opened their label or production house, some have gone into other business ventures like fashion or food.

Below we have listed the Top 50 richest rappers of 2020

1. Kanye West

Net Worth: $3.2 billion

Kanye West

Apart from being one of the best rappers in the world, he is also an entrepreneur, producer, and fashion designer. Today, he is not only one of the most awarded musicians but also the most successful artist in the world. With 69 Grammy nominations and 21 Grammy awards, he rules the music industry in his way. Apart from music, he has also ventured into business endeavors like his website Yezzy.com, his music label and production company G.O.O.D, and a company called KW Foods LLC. His Net worth as of 2020 is close to $3.2 billion, including his real estate.

2. Jay-Z

Net Worth: $1 billion

Jay-Z

With a net worth of $1 billion, Jay-Z is a businessman, songwriter, producer, and rapper. Apart from being one of the most successful rappers, he is also a successful entrepreneur. His interest in music started at a very early age. In the first year itself, more than 1.5 million copies of his debut album Reasonable doubt were sold. Apart from music, he also was the co-founder of Rocawear – a clothing line that was sold off eventually to the Iconix brand group. However, even today, he still takes care of the brand’s licensing, development, and marketing. Along with that, he is also the majority owner of Tidal- a music streaming service. He has also co-founded a franchise of nightclubs called 40 Club and has endorsed brands like Hewlett Packard, Budweiser, etc.

3. P Diddy

Net Worth: $885 million

P Diddy

Initially known as Puff Daddy, he is a designer, entrepreneur, record producer, singer, and rapper whose. In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits and solo music, he is known for Bad Boy Entertainment – a record label, which is a joint venture with Arista Records. He started his career as an intern at Uptown Records in New York, where he eventually became the talent director. In 1997, he recorded his first commercial work, and his debut single even topped the Billboard Hot chart. This Grammy award winner is also the founder of Sean Jean – a clothing line for which he was awarded in 1994. P. Diddy also has ventured into developing a vodka brand Ciroc and Aquahydrate, a beverage company.

4. Dr. Dre

Net Worth: $820 million

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre is a producer, entrepreneur, actor, and rapper whose net worth is close to $820 million. He learned DJing as a teenager because he visited nightclubs frequently. While initially, Dre was part of the rap project N.W.A, he left it in 1991. Dr. Dre is also the co-founder of Row Records. The Chronic was his first solo album, which is also one of his most popular and well-produced albums. The worldwide sale of this album was close to 6 million, and it ranked Number three on the Billboard 200 list. He also founded his own headphone company called Beats, which was sold to Apple in 2014. This deal led him to get Apple stocks worth $100 million, and this is also one of the reasons why he is on the list of the Top 50 Riches Rappers in The World.

5. Russell Simmons

Net Worth: $340 million

Russell Simmons

With a net worth of close to $340 million, Russell Simons is an entrepreneur and record executive, apart from being the CEO for Rush Communications at one point in his life. He is the co-founder of Def Jam Records- a well-known and legendary label. During his college times, he got into the Hip-Hop movement though his connections like Eddie Cheeba and Kurt Walker. This changed his mind, and that’s when he decided to enter the hip-hop industry. Apart from the music industry, he also had three clothing lines, which were sold for $140 million in 2004 to Kenwood. His further business ventures also expanded to areas like book publishing, websites, energy drink companies, etc.

6. Eminem

Net Worth: $230 million

Eminem

He is known to be one of the world’s highest-paid entertainers with a net worth of close to $230 million. This actor, producer, and the rapper have a yearly income of close to $20 million. His involvement with the hip-hop scene in Detroit earned him respect and recognition. He was then part of a group Sould Intent – AKA Bassmint Productions. In 1996, he released Infinite, which was his debut album. Eminem was initially known as Slim Shady, and he even released the Slim Shady EP in 1997. His fastest-selling hip hop album in history, Marshal Mathers LP, sold more than 21 million copies. He stands No. 9 in the list of the best-selling musical artist of all time, with an overall sale of more than 170 million copies. He is also the founder of Shady Records, which an imprint under Aftermath Records.

7. Master P

Net Worth: $200 million

Master P

Master P is a film producer, an entrepreneur, and a rap mogul. In the hip-hop industry, he was one of the most successful rappers during the early 2000s. Master P is also one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs and rappers in the world. In his early years, he was also a basketball player. With a different variety of income sources, he has risen from the underground gangster rap scene to where he stands today. Apart from rapping, he also owns a pioneering label called No Limit Records and is the CEO and founder of No Limit entertainment. He also spends his free time through his social work activities for underserved communities.

8. Pharrell Williams

Net Worth: $200 million

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams is a fashion designer, musician, producer, and recording artist and is the drummer and lead singer for the band N.E.R.D. He is an extremely successful person with a net worth of close to $200 million. In 2003, he started his solo career in music with his debut album – In My Mind. He has also produced tracks for singers like Madonna, Britney Spears com, and Beyoncé. In the Grammy Awards list, he has won awards like the best rap song, pop vocal album ad even the producer of the year. Pharrell Williams has also been nominated for various other awards. Last year, he launched a cultural and music festival. This was a three-day event that featured performances by Missy Elliot, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, etc.

9. Usher

Net Worth: $180 million

Usher

An actor, producer, songwriter, and singer, Usher’s net worth is close to $180 million. On the global front, more than 75 million records have been sold. This is why he is also known as the best-selling artist of all time. Usher is the co-founder of RBMG Records. Usher was signed on the spot by a rep from LaFace after his audition for Boys II Men at 14 years old. He even lived with Puff Daddy in 1994 as a part of a coaching and singing camp. When he was 16, he launched his debut album. In the Billboard charts, it reached the No. 25 position. Usher has also appeared in various movies like, In the Mix, She’s All That, etc. Usher also has a non-profit charity New Look. This helps young people through real-world experience and education.

10. Drake

Net Worth: $180 million

Drake

With a net worth of close to $180 million, this rapper, producer and actor has a lot in his bucket. Drake is not only one of the Top 50 Richest Rappers in The World; but, is also part of the highest-paint entertainers in the world. Before rapping, he appeared in Degrassi: The Next Generation- a Canadian teen drama. One of his biggest inspirations to enter the music industry was Jay-Z. Between 2005 and 2006, Drake started releasing various mixtapes. His debut – Room for improvement was released through MySpace and his website. His 2010 release Thank Me Later was his debut studio album. The RIAA even certified this album in the Platinum category.

11. Ronald Slim Williams

Net Worth: $170 million

Ronald Slim Williams

An entrepreneur and a producer, Ronald Slim Williams’s net worth is close to $170 million. He is the co-founder of Cash Money Records, which is a rap label. Ronald is also known as The Godfather because of his behind-the-scenes excellence. Most of the albums that are released through the label are to his credit as the executive producer. Apart from producing music, he has also featured in Newbos – a television series. Along with that, he also was part of the Lil Wayne’s Behind the Music episode. Williams has worked with names like Young Greatness, Parish Hilton, and more.

12. Ice Cube

Net Worth: $160 million

Ice Cube

A renowned producer, actor, and rapper with a net worth of close to $160 million, Ice Cube has worked hard to reach where he is. In Hollywood, he is one of the most powerful people who have originated from the West Coast Gansta rap scene. In his early years, he was part of the C.I.A group along with DJ Yella, Dr.Dre, and MC Ren. He made his solo debut in 1990 with his album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted. This was a very popular album of its time and was an instant success. Apart from music, he also a clothing line of sweatshirts with built-in headphones called Solo by Cube.

13. Snoop Dogg

Net Worth: $150 million

Snoop Dogg

With a net worth of close to $150 million, Snoop Dog is an actor, entrepreneur, medical personality, producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper. In 1992, Dr. Dre discovered him and his talent. This started his musical journey. He is one of the most successful and wealthiest rappers from the ’90s that releases songs even today. In 1993, Dr. Dre. Produced his debut album Doggystyle, which was released by Death Row Records. This album stood in the first position on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Billboard 200 charts. He even released Reincarnated – a reggae album after his Jamaican trip in 2012. He has appeared in many films and television shows and also has various other business ventures.

14. Lil Wayne

Net Worth: $150 million

Lil Wayne

He may go by many names, but he is one of the most successful music executive, producer, and rapper. Lil Wayne has not only won numerous awards but has sold more than a hundred million records across the world. On the Billboard Top 100 list, he has also beaten the King of Pop – Elvis Presley for the most number of entries. In 1997, he started his career by joining the group HotBoys. Wayne achieved mainstream success in 2004. This was when he released the album, Tha Carter. During this time, he not only matured but became more nuanced. His dreadlocks became his trademark. The high point during this time was the hit single Fireman. He has also featured in other numbers along with artists like Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe, etc.

15. Swizz Beatz

Net Worth: $150 million

Swizz Beatz

With a net worth of $150 million, Swizz Beatz is the next name in the list of Top 50 Richest Rappers in The World. He is a composer, record producer, and a hip hop artist hailing from New York. As a teen, he worked as a DJ locally. By the time he was 16, he had started producing tracks. His first bet was a chart-topping single called Ruff Ryders Anthem. By 19, he was also working with names like Noreaga and Jay-Z. Full Surface is the name of the record label that he established and started working with other artists as well. He has also released his singles Bigger Business and Guilty. Both the songs also featured in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Chart

16. LL Cool J

Net Worth: $120 million

LL Cool J

With a net worth of close to $120 million, LL Cool J is an actor and the first rapper who crossed over to mainstream rapping. He is not only known for his music but also his acting for the series NCIS: Los Angeles. His interest in music started when he was very young. At the age of 9, he started rapping. At the age of 16, he got the first mixing table that was gifted to him by his grandfather. He started sending out his recorded songs to various record companies, including DefJam Recordings. They gave him his first break by releasing the record under the name LL Cool J. More than 100,000 million copies of his hit single I need a beat were sold in 1984. This was when he recorded Radio- his platinum-selling debut album.

17. Birdman

Net Worth: $100 million

Birdman

Bryan Christopher Brooks AKA Birdman is an entrepreneur, CEO, record executive, and a rapper. He is the founder and CEO of Cash Money Records, which was a nationwide success. His first significant label debut was released in 2002, named Birdman. On the Billboard 200, this positioned at #24. In hip-hop music history during its peak, Cash Money Records sold close to 50 million records. Universal Music even got into a distribution deal with Cash Money Records. This was a deal that even the Beatles could never obtain. In 2010, he also got into a venture Bronald oil, which was an oil and energy company.

18. Pitbull

Net Worth: $100 million

Pitbull

This Cuban-American songwriter and rapper is also one of the most famous artists in the world. PitBull is also the spokesman and entrepreneur for various brands. Luke Records, owned by Luther Campbell, signed him in 2001. After his contract ended, Lil Jon signed him up. This was when he went into mainstream recording. He released his debut album in 2004 named M.I.A.M.I. Culo- the lead single even topped the Billboard chart on the 14th position and US Rap Chart in the second position. Over the years, he has enjoyed critical and commercial success with many hit singles and albums that have topped the Billboard charts.

19. Adam Horovitz

Net Worth: $90 million

Adam Horovitz

AKA Ad-Rock is an actor, producer, rapper, and musician whose net worth is close to $90 million. He started his career with The Yong and the Useless- a punk rock band. Adam was also part of Beastie Boys, a hip hop in 1982 as the guitarist. Ad-Rock was the brains behind the transition of the group to hip-hop from hardcore punk. Apart from music, he has also acted in various television shows, and motion pictures like Golden Exits as Nick, While We’re Yong as Fletcher, etc. In 2014, a documentary about Dock Ellis was produced for which he worked on the soundtrack – No No.

20. Michael Diamond

Net Worth: $90 million

Michael Diamond

With a net worth of $90 million, he is not only a musician but also the founder Beastie Boys The group is known for their humorous songs. He has remixed songs of Bjork and Moby; has even toured with Madonna along with his bandmates. The band’s first album was not only a hit on the Billboard 200 chart but was also the first rap record to top it. The band’s albums have sold more than 40 million copies to date and have reached the platinum status. In 2012 they even received the honor of being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

21. Timbaland

Net Worth: $85 million

Timbaland

This American rapper, songwriter, and producer whose net worth is close to $85 million started DJ’ing at a very early age. He even collaborated with Melvin Magoo Barcliff while he was in high school and joined S.B.I – a production group at the same time. Timbaland’s song landed him in New York after Missy Elliott heard it. In the 1990s, he found success in the R&B and pop industry. He has produced and worked with various artists like Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, etc. He is known for his creativity and individuality that is infused in his productions. In recent times he has started teaching beat making and production through Masterclass.

22. Akon

Net Worth: $80 million

Akon

He is not only one of the well-known figures but is one of the most popular R&B singers in today’s time. He not only managed to transition in the Hip-Hop scene but became one of the entertainment industry’s most influential people. Apart from being one of the most successful singers, he is also an entrepreneur with two record labels. Akon’s vocal signature is one of the reasons behind the success of most of his songs. In comparison to any other artist, his songs are mostly used as ringtones earning him the first spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. He has also ventured into the fashion industry through Kovinct Clothing and Aliaune.

23. Nicki Minaj

Net Worth: $80 million

Nicki Minaj

She’s not only an R&B songwriter and singer but also a model and rapper. With a record-breaking 100 awards, she has also been nominated in the Grammy Awards ten times. In 2007, the release of Playtime Is Over mixtape marked the beginning of her successful career. Ever since then, she has released not only various other mixtapes but also multiple albums. She is also a successful entrepreneur for a line of fragrances. Apart from music, she had also campaigned for H&M in 2017. Nicki was the new face of the spring-summer 2015 campaign of Roberto Cavalli. With such a successful career, it is not surprising that she is in the list of the Top 50 Richest Rappers in the World.

24. Migos

Net Worth: $80 million

Migos

The combined net worth of this hip-hop group is close to $80 million. Founded in 2008 by rappers and cousins Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff, the group collectively is one of the highest-earning entertainers in the industry. They did close to 93 live shows between September 2017 and 2018. Initially known as Polo Club, In 2010, they changed the name to Migos and also released their first project. Their single Versace was not only remixed by Drake but was on the chart of US Billboard Hot 100. Their second mixtape was not only an instant hit in the first week but was downloaded close to 100,000 times. Apart from mixtapes, they have also released various studio albums.

25. Wiz Khalifa

Net Worth: $80 million

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is an actor, songwriter, singer, and rapper who released his first album in 2006. Before that, in 2005, he released Prince of the City, which was his first mixtape. The Rolling Stone Magazine also declared him as an artist to watch in 2006. During this time, Warner Bros. Records signed him. In 2009 he parted ways with the company. His single Black and Yellow was a hit and sold more than 3 million singles. In the Billboard Hot 100, it stood in the first position for quite some time. In his honor, Pittsburg City Council declared the Wiz Khalifa Day, which was celebrated on 12-12-12.

26. Kendrick Lamar

Net Worth: $75 million

Kendrick Lamar

With a net worth of $75 million, Kendrick is not only the highest-paid rappers but also the most famous rappers in the world. At the age of 16, his first mixtape was released called Youngest Head Nigga In Charge. This not only caught the attention of record labels locally but also was a big hit. In the early 200, Top Dawg Entertainment signed him up, and he released two other mixtapes. He got recognition after he appeared or Jay Rock’s All My Life music video. Apart from mixtapes, Kenrick has also released various studio albums and has featured in many singles.

27. Will.I.Am

Net Worth: $75 million

Will.I.Am

Will.I.Am is an entrepreneur, songwriter, and singer with a net worth of $75million. Apart from music, he also studied at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and is a clothing designer. He is also the founder of the popular group – The Black-Eyed Peas. Before Black-Eyed Peas, he was part of AtbannKlann, a rap group with Allan Lindo. Apart from his music and songs, he has also collaborated with artists like Rihanna, Flo Rida, Michel Jackson, etc. Will.I.Am has also won many awards, including Grammy and Daytime Emmy Awards. Apart from the group, he has also released many solo albums and singles, which have been a hit.

28. Rev Run

Net Worth: $70 million

Rev Run

A disc jockey, producer, and rapper, Rev Run has a net worth of close to $70 million. He is also the founding member of Run-D.M.C – a hip hop group. He is also starred in MTV’s Run’s House, which was a reality series for six seasons. Before Run-D.M.C, he was part of the group The Force and was the lead singer for the hip-hop group. Rev Run is also one of the pioneering members of highlighting the relationship between DJ’s and MC’s along with Public Enemy, LL Cool J, etc. He is also the holder of a platinum record and gold album.

29. Nas

Net Worth: $70 million

Nas

Nas is an investor, entrepreneur, actor, songwriter, and rapper with a net worth of close to $70 million. During his early days, he was also known as Kid Wave. In 1994, he released Illmatic, which was his debut album. This album also featured hit singles like One Love, It Ain’t Hard To Tell, and The World is Yours. In the mainstream hip-hop scene, he became a familiar name thanks to Hype William’s big-budget music videos. Nas was also part of the Group Therapy- a hip hop supergroup. Apart from music, he is also interested in new technology and has invested in companies like Genius, Dropbox, etc.

30. DJ Khaled

Net Worth: $65 million

DJ Khaled

Apart from being a DJ, he is also a rapper, radio personality, and a record producer who hosts for WEDR – a Miami based radio station. He also DJ’s for the live performances of Terror Squad, a hip-hop group. In 2006, he transitioned into releasing studio albums with Listennn. His larger than life persona on the internet got him significant success and attention. He also was nominated for the Grammy under the Best Rap Album category. His debut album was not only certified platinum; but, was also in the first position on the Billboard 200 list. DJ Khaled has also written the New York Times Best Seller – The Keys.

31. J. Cole

Net Worth: $60 million

J. Cole

With a net worth of close to $60 million, J. Cole is a record producer, songwriter, recording artist in the hip-hop industry. He is also is one of the world’s highest-paid rappers. His debut mixtape in 2007 – The Come Up gave him a lot of recognition. After that, he released a series of very popular mixtapes. In 2011, he released his first studio album, which topped the US R&B/Hip-Hop Chards, US Rap and Billboard in the first position. He also received a Grammy for his song A Lot. Until date, he has had most of his albums reaching the number one position, and some were also certified as platinum hits.

32. PSY

Net Worth: $60 million

PSY

He is an Actor, Songwriter, Singer, TV Personality, Dance Choreographer and a Record Producer apart from being a rapper. The Gangnam Style singer hails from South Korea and caught international fame soon after the release of the song. His success breakthrough was after the release of his third album in 2003. His song Gangnam Style also reached in the first position on the sales charts of iTunes. PSY also attended the MTV Europe Music Awards post the success of the song. He is also the founder and owner of the company P Nation.

33. Ice T

Net Worth: $60 million

Ice T

Ice T is an actor and rapper whose net worth is close to $60 million. Between the late 1980s and 1990s, he released many popular albums. He even acted in more than 400 episodes of the television series – Law and Order: SVU. This is one of his longstanding roles for which he became gain a lot of recognition. On the music front, he started working as a DJ for various parties. His DJing gave him a lot of attention. On the underground rap scene, his first single – Cold Wind Madness was a success. Ice Ts’ album Original Gangster was the founding album of gangsta rap and is also his best-known album. In 1991, he even won the Grammy Award for his music. Apart from acting is television, he has also acted in various films.

34. Chad Hugo

Net Worth: $55 million

Chad Hugo

Chad Hugo is a record producer and musician whose net worth is close to $55 million. He plays the guitar, keyboards, and saxophone, and is part of the N.E.R.D group. He has produced various hits alongside partner Pharrell Williams. The two of them started working in various live bands and also mixed beats. Chad also wrote a verse for Wreckx-n-Effects single Rump Shaker. He and Pharrell Williams are collectively known as the Neptunes. They also won the Producers of the Year for the Billboard Music Awards and The Source Awards. Along with Paul Banks, Hugo is the founder of the band No Planes in Space.

35. Big Boi

Net Worth: $50 million

Big Boi

Big Boi is an actor, record producer, songwriter and rapper with a net worth close to $50 million. He was also part of the successful hip hop duo- Outkast. Apart from releasing six platinum studio albums, he has also released various solo albums. Apart from music, he also appeared as a guest star in Wild n Out and even the Creepshow. Big Boi is also the founder of a nonprofit organization – Big Kid Foundation. He even joint hands with Converse and launched the Chuck Taylor sneakers in 2010. On the live performances’ font, he has performed at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show.

36. Chamillionaire

Net Worth: $50 million

Chamillionaire

This American entrepreneur, rapper, and singer’s net worth is close to $50 million. Apart from his music, he has other successful investment ventures. Chamillionaire is also the CEO of Chamilitary Entertainment – an entertainment company and record label. During his singing career, he has released various popular mixtapes that have sold more than 150,00 copies. He has also invested in a car customization company called Fly Rydes. Apart from that, he has also founded a Masterpiece Mind frame, which is a modeling company. Although now he has taken a step back from music, he has shifted his focus to his companies.

37. T.I

Net Worth: $50 million

T. I

With a net worth close to $50 million, T.I. is an author record executive, entrepreneur, producer, songwriter, actor, and rapper. He signed up his first deal in 1999 with LaFace. T.I. is also the founder of P$C- a southern hip-hop group. In 2003, he founded Grand Hustle Records, which is his label. His name also appears in the list of artists who popularized trap music – a hip-hop subgenre. T.I has also released many studio albums out, which some have even topped the Billboard 200 charts. Apart from music, he has also starred in various films and reality television series like Ant-Man, The Grand Hustle, etc. On the writing front, he has written two novels – Trouble & Triumph and Power & Beauty.

38. Andre 3000

Net Worth: $45 million

Andre 3000

Andre 300 is an actor, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, and rapper who was also known as Dre. He is also the second founding member of OutKast – the hip hop Duo along with Big Boi. With a net worth of close to $45 million, he has made a successful career in music and as an actor. On the acting front, he has appeared for many films and T series like Be Cook, Four Brother, The Shield, etc. In 200, he ventured into business by launching the Benjamin Bixby clothing line. This venture proved to be his most successful and profit earning business. Andre 300 also endorses various brands such as Gillette razors. On the social front, he is an animal rights activist as well.

39. Common

Net Worth: $45 million

Common

He is an established actor and musician with a net worth of around $45 million. He released his debut single in 1992 with Take It EZ. However, it was only after the release of his second album that he had commercial success. Over the years, not only did his work get recognized; however, it even earned him many nominations and awards. Apart from music, he has also appeared in an ad for PETA and is actively involved in animal rights. He has also appeared in many movies, including American Gangster, Happy Feet Two, Now you See Me, etc.

40. Darryl McDaniels

Net Worth: $45 million

Darryl McDaniels

With a net worth of close to $45 million, this American musician is also the founding member of Run – D.M.C. He even thought himself DJ’ing after he bought a mixer and turntables from his elder brother. This was the time when he used to go by the name Grandmaster Get High. He joined a group Run-D.M.C who became a success in the hip-hop industry. Apart from music, he is also into a lot of charity work. He is the co-founder of The Felix Organization which is a non-profit organization that helps children. He has also made video game appearance in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and The Warriors.

41. J Prince

Net Worth: $45 million

J Prince

J Prince’s net worth is close to $45 million. He is also the CEO of Rap – a – Lot Records. He is also an entrepreneur, investor, music manager, business person, and a music executive. For more than 20 years, Prince has promoted Houston’s rap artists and scene. Presently he also helps and promotes underprivileged communities and neighborhoods. In 2010, VH1 honored him for his philanthropic ventures and creative contributions in the 7th annual Hip Hop Awards. Even Bill White – the Mayor of Huston along with the City council honored J Prince for his dedication and commitment towards the city.  

42. Future

Net Worth: $40 million

Future

Known initially as Nayvadius De Mun Willburn, he is a record producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper with a net worth of $40 million. In 2010, he released various mixtapes, including True Story, Dirty Sprite, etc. During his entire career, he has gained a lot of popularity and recognition for his work. He is also the man behind the launch of various rap artists. He recently won the Best Rap Performance award at the Grammy. Future is also known as the pioneer of mumble rap, and many have characterized his music as trap music.  Apart from studio albums, he has also featured in Eps and Collaborative mixtapes.

43. Nelly

Net Worth: $40 million

Nelly

Nelly is a name that needs no introduction. With a net worth of close to $40 million, this entrepreneur, actor, and rapper has been around for a long time now. His 2000 released album Country Grammer had a worldwide sale of close to 10 million copies. Nelly’s debut album first stood third and worked up to the first spot on the Billboard 200. Apart from music, he also has two clothing lines, Apple Bottoms and Vokal. Along with that, he has also released a fitness DVD in 2010 called Celebrity Sweat. Nelly is also the winner for various Grammy Awards for his supporting role in The Longest Yard. 

44. Rick Ross

Net Worth: $40 million

Rick Ross

Known as a CEO, producer, record executive, entrepreneur, songwriter, and rapper, Rick Ross is worth around $40 million. During his musical career, he has achieved various kinds of recognition and is also considered as the 10 highest paid rappers in the world. In 2009, Ross founded the Maybach Music Group. He has also been named at the Hottest MC in the Game by MTV in 2002. Apart from music, Ross has also made television appearances on Snoop and Martha’s Potluck Dinner Party. Rick is also the owner of the largest home in Georgia, which is spread across 235 acres of land.

45. T-Pain

Net Worth: $35 million

T-Pain

T-Pain’s net worth is close to $35 million. This record producer, songwriter, singer, and rapper is one of the very few artists that use Auto-Tune very creatively. He has also featured in several chart-topping singles. T Pain is also the founder of Nappy Boy Entertainment. He also appeared and acted in the movie Lottery Ticket and in Furious 7. In 2019, he also was the host for the iHeart Radio Music Awards. Throughout his musical career, he has released various albums and singles. Not only music, but he also joined hands with Smule – an iPhone app creator and created his very own auto-tune app called I Am T-Pain.

46. 50 Cent

Net Worth: $30 million

50 Cent

50 Cent is an entrepreneur, actor, producer, and rapper who hails from New York. His present net worth is around $30 million.  He started his musical career by rapping in his basement. Jam Master Jay though him how to create choruses, structure bards, and write songs. Over the years, he has released various albums and singles, which have become very popular. He has also received many awards, including the Grammy Award Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2010. Apart from music, he has also invested in many ventures, which have turned out to be a success. 

47. Flo Rida

Net Worth: $30 million

Flo Rida

Flo Rida is a songwriter, singer, and rapper who hails from Carol City, Florida. His net worth is around $30 million. In 2008, he released Mail on Sunday, which was his debut studio album. Over the years, he has released numerous albums and singles. They have not only been very popular but have also touched different chards, including the US Billboard 200 chart. He has not only been nominated for various awards but has also won a few.  Apart from music albums, he has released multiple Eps that have been very successful. 

48. G-Dragon

Net Worth: $30 million

G-Dragon

With a net worth of around $30 million, G-Dragon is the South Korean model, producer, songwriter, and rapper. He is also part of a boy band for which he is the lead rapper. Moreover, he has not only composed but has also written various songs. This includes HaruHaru, Last Fareware, and Lies. He also went solo by releasing his debut album Heartbreaker. G-Dragon has also won and was nominated for various awards. Many of his singles have been a hit and have topped various chards. In South Korea, he is one of the highest-paid celebrities who also endorses multiple brands.

49. Lil Jon

Net Worth: $30 million

Lil Jon

The last name on the list of the Top Richest Rappers In The World is Lil Jon. He is a DJ, record producer, actor, songwriter, and rapper. His net worth is around $30 million. At a tender age of 15, he learned how to DJ by himself. Between the years of 1993 to 2000, he even worked for So So Def Recordings. In 1996, he not only formed The East Side Boys but Lil Jon as well. Apart from music, he also writes songs that are used for feature films and television. On the business front, he is the owner of Crunk – an energy drink, a wine company and a line of Oakley sunglasses.

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