The 20 Richest Rappers Alive Today

Random Celebrity Article By on July 29, 2012

Who are the richest rappers alive today? We spent the last week doing research and we are very excited to release the results! We started off with more than 50 artists in the hip hop industry, then narrowed the list down to the top 20 richest rappers alive today. You may recognize a lot of these names and faces but you are going to be shocked by how much cash the richest rappers have. Some of these rappers have been in the game for more than 20 years, while others are relatively new and already banking big. The moguls on this list control over $3 billion. The vast majority of the people on this list are African-American which unfortunately is rare for a list on Celebrity Net Worth. One common theme among these richest rappers is that they all have leveraged their popularity to launch new business ventures. Many of these artists made far more money outside of hip hop than they ever did selling records. There are actually 22 artists on this list thanks to a handful of ties, we also included three bonus celebrities who are not rappers but have had a major influence on the genre. The secret to being one of the richest rappers seems to be in clothing lines, owning your own record label and investing in commercial products you sell to the mass public. So if you are planning on being a rapper or a hip hop mogul, follow the trail these men have blazed and you will be very happy and very rich!

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  1. #20 Rick Ross – Net Worth $25 Million
  2. #19 Tie between T-Pain and T.I – Net Worth $30 Million
  3. #18 Nelly – Net Worth $55 Million
  4. #17 Busta Rhymes – Net Worth $60 Million
  5. #16 Ludacris – Net Worth $65 Million
  6. #15 Beastie Boys – Net Worth $75 Million Each
  7. #14 Timbaland – Net Worth $75 Million
  8. #13 Pharrell Williams – Net Worth $77.5 Million
  9. #12 Tie between LL Cool J and Akon – Net Worth $80 Million
  10. #11 Kanye West – Net Worth $90 Million
  11. #10 Lil Wayne – Net Worth $95 Million
  12. #9 Ice Cube – Net Worth $100 Million
  13. #8 Snoop Dogg – Net Worth $110 Million
  14. #7 Birdman – Net Worth $115 Million
  15. #6 Eminem – Net Worth $120 Million
  16. #5 50 Cent – Net Worth $250 Million
  17. #4 Dr. Dre – Net Worth $260 Million
  18. #3 Master P – Net Worth $350 Million
  19. #2 Jay-Z – Net Worth $475 Million
  20. #1 Diddy – Net Worth $500 Million
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Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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