Who doesn’t love music? Yes, these days it is unimaginable to find anybody who doesn’t love or listens to music. People these days have a very good taste in music which is why the number of music artists has increased rapidly. Moreover, in this competitive industry, it is very difficult to contend and only the best ones survive. Here we have made a list of top 10 richest rappers in the world 2015 who are famous for their work and personality. Let us have a look at it
10. Snoop Dogg
Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. is an American singer, rapper, song writer, actor and producer who was born on October 20, 1971. He started his music career in 1992 by collaborating with Dr Dre for ‘Deep Cover’ a Hollywood feature film. Soon after that he released his debut music album named Doggystyle, which broke many records and remained on top of Billboard hot R&B and Billboard 200. Snoop dogg’s total worth is around $135 million which makes him stand on the tenth place of top ten richest rappers of the whole industry.
9. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne is an American rapper, entrepreneur and songwriter who was born on 27 September, 1982 as Dwayne Michael Carter. He has several stage names but the most famous one is Lil Wayne. After stepping into the music industry in a very small age, Lil Wayne gradually discovered his rapping skills and gained a lot of fame majorly by his album Guerrilla Warfare, in 1999. He has a total worth of $135 million which is why he stands among some top rappers of the world.
8. Ice cube
After beginning his career and working for some time with a hip hop group, C.I.A, O’Shea Jackson started solo singing in 1989. Alongside his acting skills, he is famous for his rapping and is considered to be one of the finest rappers of America. O’Shea Jackson is also known as Ice Cube and has a net worth of $140 million which is expected to increase in the coming years as he has started a lot of other projects beside singing and acting. According to the stats, Ice Cube has sold a total of 55 million records worldwide including 38 million sold in United States of America alone.
Bryan Williams, also known as Birdman or Baby, is a record producer, entrepreneur and a famous rapper settled in Louisiana, America. He is the co-founder of Big Tymers and Cash Money Records which are very well-known music labels. He started his music career in 1998 by his album “How Ya Luv That?” but gained more fame after his more albums release in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Some of the songs from these albums were also nominated for Grammy Awards. According to stats his net worth as of 2015 is $170 million which makes him one of the richest rappers of the world and America as well.
Eminem also known as The King of Hip Hop is another American rapper and music producer. He is one of the very successful rapper who has won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. He debuted in 1996 and rose to mainstream popularity with his second album released in 1999. Eminem has been declared as world’s bestselling artist of all time and he stands at 83rd position on the list of “The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. He has a total worth of $200 million. It can be rightly said that he earned both money and respect simultaneously which everyone is not capable of.
5. 50 Cent
With a net worth of $270 million, 50 Cent comes at number five on the list. He is a famous rapper, actor, songwriter, producer and investor. Besides his musical career, he has a lot of different business projects which is why he is able to earn this much of money. He has won several awards including Grammy Award, Six World Music Awards, thirteen Billboard Music Awards, four BET Awards and three American Music Awards. He has also done acting in a couple of movies and owns two US based film production companies.
4. Master P
Master P also known as P. Miller, his business name, was is another American entrepreneur, actor, investor, author, record producer and most famously a rapper. Master P gained fame during the late 1990 when he released his fifth album “Ice Cream Man” in collaboration with his group TRU. Then again in 1997, his new single proved to be one of his best songs and he grew further in reputation. His net worth is $350 million.
3. Jay Z
Shawn Corey Carter is known better by his stage name Jay Z is an American rapper who is famous for his skills to meet and produce music according to the demands of his fans. His net worth is $550 million which is mostly earned by his musical career. He has sold more than 100 million records and has received 19 Grammy Awards and many other nominations for his extra ordinary work. His exceptional qualities and rapping ability helped him to be ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever.
Sean John Combs, nick named Diddy, is a multi-talented rapper, entrepreneur and very famous designer who live in New York City, United States of America. He has been in this field for quite a time now and has produced and composed many creative songs. He has won two MTV Video Music Awards and Three Grammy Awards as well. On the other hand his clothing labels, Bad Boy and Interscope, are also famous among his fans. He has a net worth of $700 million.
1. Dr Dre
Dr Dre is one of the famous and oldest rapper currently working in the music industry. He started his music career in 1984 and is still linked with this industry. Now days, he has started his production company which helps new singers and rappers with their music.
He has a net worth of impressive $750 million which is why he is on the top of our list. Apart from music, he is the founder and CEO of Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment which play a pivotal role in becoming the richest rapper of the world.