Music has no boundaries, therefore the singers and the rappers can be assumed as the universal service providers, earning equally from all ends. Rappers have always been one of the most followed celebrities who keep their followers entertained for their exceptional moves in the field of music. Here are top 10 richest rappers of the world in 2014!
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10) Lil Wayne
Net Worth: $135 million
Lil Wayne is an American rapper, producer and music executive who has a net worth of $135 million. Whether you call him Lil Wayne, Mr. Carter or Weezy F. Baby, the New Orleans born rapper has reached stardom in ways other musician’s only aspire to Growing up in the 17th ward of New Orleans, Wayne started his career at only 15-years-old with Cash Money Records rap group Hot Boys and soon debuted his solo album The Block is Hot, which went double platinum and reached #3 on the Billboard charts.
Net Worth: $140 million
Eminem is a multi-platinum selling American rapper, producer and actor who has a net worth of $140 million.
In 1997 release of The Slim Shady EP, earned Eminem the attention of Dr. Dre, who executive-produced the major-label release of The Slim Shady LP. The album was an instant commercial and critical success, earning Eminem a Grammy for best rap album. 2000 and 2002 saw the releases of The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show. Both albums were huge successes commercially.
8) Notorious Big
Net Worth: $160 million
The Notorious B.I.G. was an American rapper who had an estimated net worth of $160 million dollars.
The Notorious B.I.G. released “Ready to Die”, his debut album, in 1994 and instantly became a force in the East Coast hip hop scene as well as raising its profile at a time when West Coast hip hop was dominating the mainstream music scene. The growing feud between the East Coast and West Coast hip hop scenes was something The Notorious B.I.G. was very involved in and on March 9, 1997 he was killed in a drive by shooting outside of a Los Angeles museum. “Life After Death”, his double – disc set was released 16 days after his death. The album rose to number one on the U.S. album charts and became one of the few hip hop albums to be certified Diamond in 2000.
Net Worth: $170 million
Birdman is an American rapper, CEO and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $170 million. Birdman, also known as Bryan “Baby” Williams is the CEO and founder of Cash Money Records. Cash Money Records is the most commercially successful label in the history of hip-hop music with 50 million records sold and annual revenues in excess of $100 million.
Birdman owns a $30 million condo in Miami. He claims that every 6 months he buys 100 new cars and gives away all the “old” ones. At any given time he is wearing millions of dollars worth jewelry.
6) 50 Cent
Net Worth: $260 million
50 Cent is an American rapper and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $260 million. 50 Cent earned his net worth through lucrative endorsement deals and millions in record sales. Ever since bursting onto the scene with his debut album Get Rich or Die Trying, 50 Cent has been launched into the stratosphere of richest rappers. His studio albums alone have sold over 21 million units. In his relatively short time in the spotlight, 50 Cent founded label G-Unit records, launched G-Unit clothing company.
5) Russell Simmons
Net Worth: $325 million
Russell Wendell Simmons was born on October 10, 1957 and is a very successful American entrepreneur, the co-founder (with Rick Rubin) of the pioneering hip-hop record label, Def Jam. His personal net worth is reputed to be $500 million. Simmons is one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world of hip-hop. In addition to his music empire, Russell Simmons also is owner and operator of three clothing lines that he founded.
4) Master P
Net Worth: $350 million
Master P ,a rap mogul, an entrepreneur and a film producer has a net worth of $350 million. In the late 90s Master P built a well diversified business empire, empire that included several rap labels, a clothing line, a management company, a high end travel agency, a film production company, and a video game company.
His most notable and likely most successful endeavor has been No Limit Records which pioneered the Southern Rap sound and has sold over 80 million records worldwide.
Net Worth: $360 million
Dr. Dre is an American rapper, actor and producer who has a net worth of $360 million.
Dre frequented nightclubs where he learned to DJ and became a member of electro-hop group World Class Wreckin’ Cru in 1984. After meeting fellow rapper Ice Cube, Dr. Dre joined rap project N.W.A. run by rapper Eazy-E under Ruthless Records and released Straight Outta Compton in 1988. Three years later he co-founded Death Row Records, on which he debuted his first solo album, The Chronic, through which he went multi-platinum less than a year after its release. In 1996, Dre established Aftermath Entertainment where he produced and showcased numerous talents such as Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent.
Net Worth: $500 million
Jay-Z is a rapper, songwriter and businessman who has a net worth of $500 million. Jay-Z has earned his net worth through his career in the music industry, beginning as co-founder (with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs) of Roc-A-Fella records, where he began his recording career. He signed with Def Jam and released his album, “In My Lifetime, Volume 1.” It won platinum status. A year later, he released “Volume 2, Hard Knock Life,” which has sold over five million copies and is five times platinum. With continued success, Jay-Z’s net worth is expected to reach $1 billion or more within his lifetime. A truly incredible achievement for any celebrity.
1) P Diddy
Net Worth: $580 million
P Diddy is a rapper, actor, record producer, and men’s fashion designer who has a net worth of $580 million dollars. Diddy’s solo debut “Can’t Nobody Hold Me down” was number one for six weeks on Billboard’s hot 100. His debut album “No Way Out” followed, winning him a Grammy award in 1998 for best rap album. In 2001, Combs changed his stage name Puff Daddy to P Diddy and eventually shortened it to just “Diddy”.
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