What is it that makes a rapper famous, wealthy, or popular? Is it the music itself or is it the culture that seems to support itself through a secure network of musicians? Perhaps both are the key to success. When the music appeals to the people for which the music is intended, it resonates with them in a meaningful way.
The following 100 top rappers are among the wealthiest rap artists, producers, and record label owners who have made their way to millions in net worth. Find out more about them below.
#1: Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre is one of the most famous rappers known today in the U.S. and abroad, and he has a net worth of $830 million. This crazy kind of money was made by his record sales, coupled with stage and concert appearances, and his successful Dr. Dre Beats headphones and HP laptops.
#2: Sean Combs
Sean Combs is an American rapper as well as an actor, producer, and business owner with a net worth of $820 million, according to Forbes Magazine. He started with Uptown records but got fired from that job, which pushed him to strike out on his own. He then established his own record company known as Bad Boys Records in 1993.
#3: Jay Z
Jay Z is estimated to have a net worth of $810 million. He started as a young kid just trying to find a way to make it in the world, and he is now known as the leading rapper of NYC. He also does some occasional acting. He is a true rags-to-riches story. And he is laughing all the way to the bank.
#4: Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons, now 60, has made his fortune from rapping his way to the top. He is also a producer and author. He co-founded the Def Jam label and created a clothing line that went along with this branding. His net worth is estimated at $340 million.
#5: Master P
Master P is a successful rapper and singer who has also created wealth by investing in others. He is the president, CEO, and founder of the label, “No Limit” Records and P. Miller Enterprises, as well as Better Black Television. Net worth: $250 million.
Eminem is an American rapper, record producer, and actor with an estimated worth of $190 million. He set a new curve for rapping when he began his career because he was the first white rapper since the Beastie Boys to gain the adoration of his fans. His real name is Marshall Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri but moved to Warren, Michigan soon after. His lyrics are often controversial, but he does have an active fan base who enjoy his performances.
Usher‘s full name is “Usher Raymund IV,” and he has a net worth of $180 million. How did he make his fortune? He was discovered by a record executive during a talent show in his hometown in Georgia when he was only 14. He has established quite a following since then and continues to reign in the fans and the cash.
#8: Ronald “Slim” Williams
Ronald “Slim” Williams founded the Cash Money label in the 90s which have become the label of choice by many rappers in today’s American music industry. He is the executive producer of the successful hip-hop label and has an estimated net worth of $170 million. His unique style and the way he pleases an audience has brought him his success. He also invested in a successful clothing line (YMCMB).
#9: Kanye West
Kanye West has an estimated worth of $160 million. He started as a hip-hop beatmaker and moved into creating his songs in the rap and hip-hop industry and did some production work for the famed rapper, Jay-Z which led to his own successful solo music rapping career.
#10: 50 Cent
As unique as his name, 50 Cent is worth way more than 50 cents! He has a net worth of $155 million due mostly to rapping and production abilities. He had many obstacles in his youth but continued to persist until he found success as an artist. His fame has crossed over into the pop music culture, as well.
Pharrell Williams is not only a successful rapper. He’s also one of the most sought-after producers in today’s American music industry. He has produced records for Jennifer Lopez, Kid Cudi, and many others. He has mad around $13 million from his production jobs alone since he started. In fact, that’s where most of his income comes from now. His net worth currently is listed as $150 million.
#12: Lil Wayne
American rapper, Lil Wayne (Dwayne Carter, Jr.) is estimated to have a net worth of $150 million. He began his rap career while only 15 years of age but he learned to mix and produce superbly and this has resulted in a large body of work in the music industry. He is innovative in his style, and he claims to be the “best rapper alive.” He’s certainly not short on confidence.
#13: Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, producer, and entertainer with an estimated net worth of $143 million. His rapper idols are Ice-T and Ice Cube, but he has not had any trouble making a name for himself as a unique artist in his rites. He got his name from the famous “Peanuts” cartoon’s “Snoopy” character because he says that some people think he resembles him.
#14: Ice Cube
Ice Cube is an American rapper, producer, movie director, and actor. He’s had his hand in all sorts of music and film endeavors, and he seems to enjoy all of them. His diverse interests have certainly paid off. He has a current net worth of $140 million. He was #8 on the MTV list of “10 Greatest MCs of All Time,” which fellow rapper, Snoop Dog agreed with. He has developed quite a following among music industry leaders as well as fans.
Birdman is another rich rapper worth mentioning. Bryan “Birdman” Williams co-founded Ronald “Slim” Williams co-founded Cash Money Records in 1991 with his brother, Ronald “Slim” Williams. He has an estimated net worth of $110, which he made with the Cash Record label, as well as his many public appearances, hit songs, and other ventures. The number of Billboard Top 100 hits that they have helped produced is astounding.
#16: LL Cool J
LL Cool J is another unique artist with a unique name in the rap music industry. He is an American rapper and actor who has appeared in several films and television appearances such as “30 Rock,” “Halloween H20,” and many more. He also played NCIS Special Agent, Sam Hanna. He was nominated for the Rock Music Hall of Fame in 2014. His current net worth is estimated around $100 million.
Drake, the one-name man band from Canada, has an estimated $100 million. He has done some television acting in series such as “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” but his biggest claim to fame has been his rap mixing ability. He is known for being able to turn a single song into a hit record.
Timbaland is another hip-hop artist who has “hopped” his way to wealth. His net worth is around $85 million. He is a producer and rapper who has collaborated with some of the biggest acts in the rap industry. He owns Thomas Crown Studio in Virginia Beach and has produced hit records for many well-known artists of other genres including Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott.
Joining the ranks of the rappers with only one name, Akon is a Senegalese American songwriter, producer, and recording artist. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he moved to Senegal later before returning to the U.S. where they settled in the state of New Jersey when Akon was only seven. He discovered hip-hop music, as well as criminal activity and was jailed for some offenses. After his release, he began working on his music branding, and it has paid off to the tune of $80 million.
#20: Michael Diamond
Michael Diamond is an American songwriter and rapper with a net worth of around $75 million. He was the founding member of Beastie Boys, and he’s also known as “The King of Lunch.” He also co-founded The Young Aborigines in 1979, which was the precursor to The Beastie Boys. His net worth is estimated around $75 million.
#21: Adam Horovitz
Adam Horovitz is an American rapper, guitarist, and musician with an estimated worth of $75 million. He’s a member of the New York-based hip-hop group, The Beastie Boys and he’s also known in some circles as King Ad-Rock. He is of Irish and Jewish ancestry and was born in New Jersey. He’s been in some popular TV shows including “Roadside Prophets” and “Godspeed.”
Will.i.am (that’s not a typo) has a unique approach to his music career just as he does his name’s spelling and spacing? He’s a DJ and producer, as well as a rapper and he has an estimated worth of $75 million. He helped catapult Black Eyed Peas to hip-hop and rap fame and also helped create and produce hits from John Legend and others.
#23: Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a rap singer-songwriter who became the first female rapper to join the Cash Kings. They had over $6 million in sales during that time. She is the only female, so far, to make the list of Forbes Magazine’s Hip-Hop Cash Kings. Her net worth is valued at around $75 million.
#24: Joseph Simmons
Joseph Simmons has an estimated net worth of $70 million. He is known as “DJ Run” and “Rev Run” in the NYC area and he is one of the known founding members of Run-D.M.C., another popular rap group. He was an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hame of Fame recently.
#25: Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes (also known as Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.), is an actor, producer, and rapper. His net worth is estimated to be around $65 million. His latest album was entitled, “Year of the Dragon,” in 2012. He has nine successful albums to date, and many of them have achieved gold or platinum status.
#26: Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz is an American record producer, as well as a DJ, rapper, and painter. His full name is Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean with an estimated worth of $65 million. He began as a DJ and started making music mixing when he was only 16. He got noticed when he produced his first solo album, 2002’s G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories.
Nelly is a successful rapper, actor, singer, and entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $60 million. He began with the St. Lunatics, a Southern hip-hop group. He signed with the Universal Record company in 1999 and worked with some other groups before establishing his label.
#28: Chad Hugo
Chad Hugo is an American producer and musician who has a net worth of $55 million. He is one of the most popular hip-hop members of the band, N.E.R.D. He has also been involved in The Neptunes group, which earned him the title of “Producer of the Year” during the Billboard music awards.
#29: Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa is a rapper and singer with an estimated net worth of $55 million. He became a rising star in the late 2000s due to his amazing ability to create original rhymes. His focus was to create a unique Pittsburgh sound that he could market as a unique rapper brand. He has had many hit records that have hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
T.I. is a wealthy rapper with a net worth of $55 million. He was born in Atlanta and has produced top hits for big names like Kelly Rowland and Rihanna. He’s also starred in several movies and TV shows that helped him make his name in show business in a big way. He is known most for his rapping style and Grand Hustle record label.
#31: Afeni Shakur
Female rapper Afeni Shakur has an estimated net worth of $50 million. She is a former member of the Black Panthers and is a political activist and a philanthropist, as well. Her son, Tupac Shakur, who recently passed away, was popular for his rapper style. Shakur herself has had to defend herself in court on numerous incidents that involved bombings that the Panthers were allegedly involved in.
#32: Andre 3000
Andre 3000 is a successful American rapper and singer, record producer, and actor. He is also talented in some different instruments. He’s most known for his part in the OutKast duo. He is also the founder of a very successful clothing line known as Benjamin Bixby. Being so well-rounded appeared to have paid off for Andre. He is worth $45 million.
#33: J Prince
J Price is known as the CEO of Rap-a-Lot Records based in Houston, Texas. He is responsible for founding the record label in 1986 which has continued to enjoy success. He’s also a successful promoter of other rappers, and he strives to help underprivileged communities and neighborhoods in the Houston and surrounding area.
#34: Bones, Thugs, and Harmony
Bones Thugs-n-Harmony is known as the rap band from Cleveland, Ohio which gained its wealth from five rap artists. They are Krayzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-n-Bone, and Layzie Bone. Their unique name, branding, and talents have earned them respect in the rap music sector. One of their songs, “Look into My Eyes,” was used as part of the movie soundtrack for “Batman and Robin.” Their net worth is estimated at $45 million.
#35: Darryle McDaniels
Darryle McDaniels is worth $45 million, due mostly to his musical and rap ability. He is a self-taught disc jockey and rapper who worked his way through the ranks to become a hit with the hip-hop crowd. He’s known as “D.M.C.,” and his original stage name was “Grandmaster Get High.”
American musician Darryl McDaniels has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
#36: Rick Ross
Rick Ross is an American rapper with an estimated net worth of $42 million. He has performed controversial songs about drug trafficking and other topics in his rap beats which have won him the attention of many individuals, including some law enforcement. He founded the label Maybach Music Group. His song, “Hustling” sold over 187,000 copies the first week it was released.
#37: Big Boi
Big Boi is an American entertainer with multiple talents that cross over into many aspects of the music industry. He produces, writes, and manages a lot of the material that has resulted in his hefty net worth of $40 million. There’s no doubt about it: rap music is big business.
#38: Ice T
Ice T is a wealthy rapper with a name like a popular American drink. But he is also a businessman, producer, and screenwriter. He was signed by Sire Records in 1987 and released a hit song called, “Rhyme Pays,” shortly after that. His determination and musical talent have led to his $35 million net worth.
Common is a Chicago native who supports PETA and speaks out against homophobic language in rap lyrics, which some rappers use in their songs. He has some film credits including “Smoking Aces” in 2007 and “Wanted” in 2008. His net worth is anything but “common.” It is estimated at $35 million.
T-Pain is an American singer and songwriter. He is also a well-known rapper with an estimated net worth of $35 million. He once created a song that caught the attention of rapper, Akron due to his reference to one of his songs in his album. This inspired Akron to take T-Pain under his wing to help nurture his talents to fame.
Ludacris is an American actor, rapper, and entrepreneur. His net worth is valued at around $31 million. He calls himself the “Mouth of the South,” and he spreads out his ventures into many different areas. He’s considered the most successful rapper of all times.
Flo-Rida is best known for his hit, “Low,” which featured fellow rapper, T-Pain. It was the #1 hit in the US for ten straight weeks in 2008, creating quite a stir for his career and helping to raise him to new levels of success. He had several other international hits, too. No wonder he is worth an estimated $30 million.
#43: Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy (real name, DeAndre Cortez) is worth an estimated $30 million. He was a musician by the tender age of 18 and was already developing the necessary skills for success in the rap and hip-hop music industry. He made the necessary connections early and has been able to make his dreams of working in the music industry reality and gain a substantial nest egg at the same time.
#44: The Game
The Game is the name of this successful rapper. His stage name was coined by his mother because she said he was “game for anything.” This risk-taker said he grew up in an environment of drugs, gang wars, and danger, which helped him shape the lyrics and the messages that he puts into his songs. His net worth is $25 million.
#45: Lil Jon
Lil Jon is worth around $25 million, and he is the lead in the Dirty South crunk movement in Atlanta that started around 2000. He is most known for rapping, but he has also spread out into the food and drink industry which helped add to his wealth.
#46: Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda has played a major role in the Linkin Park records, as well as supervising and organizing the “Reanimation” remix album in 2002. He’s had some big hits that helped create his wealth and has worked with Jay Z and others. His net worth is around $23 million.
#47: Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green is estimated at a net worth of $22 million. He’s a former southern hip-hop artist, and he’s known most for his flair for untraditional improvisations and solo acts. He’s a judge on the NBC reality show, “The Voice.”
#48: Tech N9ne
Tech N9ne is an American rapper with an estimated net worth of $21 million. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he got started with a group called “Black Mafia” which helped him develop his technique on stage. He identifies somewhat with the tech industry, as well, thus the unique spelling of his stage name.
#49: Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million. His full name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth. He hailed from California and began rapping while still in elementary school. He connected with some big names after trying every gig he could and finally got noticed by some big whigs in the rap business. His idol was Dr. Dre.
Fabolous has an estimated net worth of $20 million, due in part to his singles entitled, “Make Me Better,” “Breathe,” and “Throw it in the Bag.” He also has a hit clothing line known as “Rich Yung Society,” which didn’t hurt his bank account any.
#51: Method Man
Method Man is on the list of the 51st most wealthy rapper. He’s also a producer with an estimated total net worth of $20 million. His best claim to fame is from being a member of the hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. His music has also sometimes crossed over into the pop music sector with hit songs such as “I’ll Be There for You,” for which he earned a Grammy award for best performance by a duo. He was named by The Source as one of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time in 2012.
#52: Three 6 Mafia
Three 6 Mafia is a hit as a rap group, and they have been signed by Sony Music Entertainment recently. Their original group name was “Backyard Posse.” They have collaborated with several well-known acts which have helped them increase their following. Their net worth is estimated at $20 million.
#53: Juicy J
Juicy J has a current net worth of around $20 million. He is best known as a member of the Three 6 Mafia Group, but he has branched off to do some studio work as well on his own. His real name is Jordan Michael Houston, and he was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
#54: Sir Mix-a-lot
Sir Mix-a-lot is a well-known American rapper and producer with an estimated net worth of $20 million. He is most known for the “Mack Daddy” album which was released in 1992. His song, “Baby Got Back,” earned him a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
#55: Damian Marley
Damian Marley is an American reggae artist whose music has crossed over into the hip-hop crowd at times. He is the son of a famed musical artist, Bob Marley who died when Damian was just a child. He has a net worth of $20 million.
#56: Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon is a rapper, actor, and TV personality from the U.S. with an approximate net worth of $20 million. Born in San Diego, he started his show business career on “Soul Train,” then later became a standup comedian and TV star. His multiple entertainment ventures have all contributed to his net worth and wealth.
#57: Chuck D
Chuck D is a rapper that has a net worth of around $18 million. He is a producer, rapper, and author and has been the leader of Public Enemy, a rap group which focuses on creating social and political change. He won the About.com’s list of Top 50 MCs of All Time.
RZA is best known for his de facto leadership in the Wu-Tang Clan group. He is a successful rapper and actor and has appeared in several TV documentary dramas. His net worth is around $18 million.
#59: Jazze Pha
Jazze Pha is an American record producer, performer, and rapper. He’s from Memphis, Tennessee and is best known as the son of the Bar-Kays bass player, James Alexander. His trademark is to say, “Ladies and Gentleman” in a booming voice at the beginning at the end of his songs. His net worth is estimated at $18 million.
#60: Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice is an American white rapper and star of the hit TV show, “Home Improvement.” His most famous hit to date, “Ice Ice Baby” became a number one hit in 1990. His net worth is currently around $18 million.
#61: Lil’ Kim
Lil’ Kim is an American rapper and actress worth an estimated $18 million. She is one of the few female rappers in the music business. She went solo with the album, “Hard Core” in 1996 after leaving the group Junior M.A.F.I.A. She is estimated to have a net worth of around $18 million.
Nas is an American rapper and actor. Known as “Nasty Nas” in some circles, he has released eight platinum albums consecutively and sold over 25 million records worldwide. He is worth an estimated $17 million.
#63: Ghostface Killah
Ghostface Killah has an estimated net worth of around $17 million. He is a former member of the group, Wu-Tang Clan. He is a rapper, performer, and entrepreneur and is the founder of Starks Enterprises. He was born in New York (Manhattan area).
Ne-Yo is a rich rapper with an estimated net worth of $16 million. He is from Camden, Arkansas and started his career as a songwriter with the song, “Let Me Love You.” He won a Grammy for his music and won a recording contract from Def Jam Records.
GZA is an American hip-hop rapper with an estimated net worth of $15 million. His body of work includes fellow hip-hop rappers, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon. Allmusic referred to him as one of the best lyricists of the 1990s.
Questlove is a rapper, journalist, and disc jockey with an estimated $16 million in net worth. He was the original drummer of The Roots, and he has made appearances on late night TV.
#67: Devyne Stephens
Devyne Stephens is worth an estimated $16 million. He is an American rapper and music executive and is best known for his record label, UpFront Records. He began by working an image expert for LaFace Records where he was able to collaborate with big names like Usher, Boyz II Men, and Toni Braxton, to name a few.
Macklemore’s net worth is around $16 million. His birth name is Ben Haggerty, and he became interested in rap music at the age of six. One of his first big hits, “The Heist” catapulted him to fame on the iTunes and Billboard charts.
#69: Mannie Fresh
Mannie Fresh is an American rapper and producer who started off as one of the members of the Big Tymers musical group. Mannie has had several hits that soared to the top of the charts. He has an estimated worth of $15 million.
#70: Daddy Yankee
Daddy Yankee has an estimated net worth of around $15 million. He has accumulated this wealth through years of determination and practice in the music industry. Born in Puerto Rico, he originally had dreams of becoming an American baseball player. But a physical injury prevented this, so he pursued the music industry instead.
#71: Lloyd Banks
Lloyd Banks is best known as one of the members of the East Coast-based rap group, G-Unit. His childhood friends, 50 Cent and Tony Yayo have performed alongside him. They have done well, and Lloyd has a net worth of around $15 million.
Chamillionaire is an American rapper and entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $15 million. He’s the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. He founded The Color Changing Click, a rap band which disbanded in 2005.
#73: Joseph Bruce
Joseph Bruce is a rapper, but he is also a producer, author, and wrestler. He is most known for Psychopathic Records, and he serves as the current commissioner of Juggalo Championship Wrestling. His net worth is around $15 million.
#74: Joseph Utsler
Joseph Utsler has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He helped create the Insane Clown Posse, a hip-hop group that is associated with Juggalo Championship Wrestling. He is worth an estimated $15 million.
#75: Sandra Denton
Sandra Denton is one of the few female rappers. She is also an actress with a net worth of $15 million. She was a member of the female rap trio, Salt-N-Pepa before striking out on her own.
#76: Too Short
Too Short is an American producer, rapper, and actor with an estimated worth of $15 million. He’s most known for his hit songs, “Blow the Whistle,” and “The Ghetto.” Born in Los Angeles, he has a total of 17 albums that have gained the attention of the rap industry and its fans.
#77: Pusha T
Pusha T and his brother, “No Malice” Thornton together created the hip-hop duo known as “Clipse.” His first mixtape was entitled, “Fear of God,” and he is worth around $15 million.
#78: 8 Ball and MJG
Coming in at number 78 in wealth in our list of rappers is 8 Ball and MJG. They are a musical duo from Memphis featuring Premro Smith and Marlon Jermain Goodwin. They debuted their act in 1992 but earned prominence in 2003 with their “Coming Out Hard” album. They have a net worth of $15 million.
#79: Young Jeezy
Young Jeezy is a professional rapper who earned a Grammy in 2008 for his album, “The Recession.” His many guest appearance on several TV shows and live events has earned him a net worth of over $15 million.
Plies is an American rapper from Fort Myers, Florida. He once played wide receiver for the Miami University football team but dropped out of the university to pursue a rap music career. He has a current net worth of $14 million.
#81: Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco is a rapper, business owner, and record producer worth an estimated $14 million. He owns his record label and has a total of three successful albums to date. Fiasco says he had a rough childhood due to the separation of his parents at a young age and had to learn to protect himself from drug traffickers.
#82: Funkmaster Flex
Funkmaster Flex is the host of “Funk Flex Full Throttle,” an MTV hit television show. He is also a well-established DJ, producer, and rapper with an estimated $14 million in net worth. He hails from The Bronx and is proud of his heritage which is complicit in his lyrics.
#83: Inspectah Deck
Inspectah Deck is an American rapper and producer with an estimated net worth of $14,000. He was one of the members of the Wu-Tang Clan group and is noted for his singles and outspoken lyrics about the group. He has also collaborated with many other rappers.
#84: Mack Maine
Mack Maine, a 37-year-old rapper from New Orleans, is worth an estimated $13 million. His debut album was entitled, “Maine 4 President.” Since then, he has released several mixtapes full of top hits like “Billionaire Minds” and “Freestyle 102.”
#85: Paul Wall
Paul Wall is a Houston-born rapper with a net worth of around $12.5 million. He’s worked with famed rappers Chamillionaire and helped promote labels such as Cash Money. This experience has helped carve his niche as a solo artist as well, and he also has a successful clothing line.
#86: Sean Paul
Sean Paul is a reggae and dancehall artist and rapper with a net worth of around $12 million. He was born in Jamaica and became a legal citizen of the U.S. so he could start his music career. His decision to take advantage of the beauty of capitalism in America has paid off.
#87: David Banner
David Banner has a net worth of $12 million, due mostly because of his rapper career. He was born in Jackson, Mississippi and completed a bachelor’s degree at Southern University and even attended the University of Maryland to pursue his master’s of education.
Raekwon was one of the original members of the Wu-Tang Clan rap group. He pursued a solo music career later and had released several solo albums. He founded the ICEH20 Record label. He has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
#89: DJ Clue
DJ Clue is an American rapper with an estimated net worth of $12 million. He is one of the directors of the No Question Entertainment Company. He was born in Queens, New York and he prefers producing rap music to performing.
Redman is a rapper, DJ, and record producer with an estimated net worth of $10 million. He’s known to his fans as “Funk DoctaSpock,” and he debuted his solo career with the album, “Whut? Thee” album which hit #49 on Billboard immediately after its release.
#91: Jim Jones
Jim Jones is an American rapper worth $10 million. He was born in New York City in 1976 and was a member of the rap group, The Diplomats along with his childhood friend, Cam’ron.
#92: Mobb Depp
Mobb Depp has an estimated worth of $10 million. The group is considered one of the hip-hop genres’ most important rap duos in the music industry today. The group has had a string of hit albums that continue to delight fans.
#93: Yung Joc
Yung Joc is a rapper with a net worth of $8 million. Born in Atlanta, he is married to his wife, Alexandria Robinson. They have three children. Yung Joc has had a string of hits that remain popular long after they are released among his avid fans.
Chingy is an American rapper with an estimated net worth of $10 million. His debut album, “Jackpot,” sold more than 2 million copies shortly after its release. He’s had several hit singles that helped build up his wealth.
Benzino is an American rapper, producer, and hip-hop media executive who is worth around $10 million. He hails from Boston, and his original stage name was “Raydog.” He also has connections with The Source, a music magazine founded in 1988 by David Mays.
#96: Ying Yang Twins
Kaine and D-Rock are the stars of the well-known talents behind the Ying Yang Twins rapper group. They have had several hit singles beginning with their debut album in 2000 that captured the attention of their audience. They are worth an estimated $10 million.
#97: Deidra Roper
Deidra Roper is known as DJ Spinderella, and she was part of the original female hip-hop group known as Salt’N’Pepa. She replaced DJ Latoya Hanson when she suddenly left the group. This was Deidra’s chance to fame, and she took it. She is now worth an estimated $10 million.
Everlast is an American songwriter and singer with an estimated net worth of $10 million. He is the frontman of the group, “House of Pain.” He has collaborated with several well-known acts, which helped him gain acceptance by many rap fans and producers. He was awarded a Grammy for “Put Your Lights On.”
#99: Russell Block Spencer
Russell Block Spencer is a well-known rapper and musician from Atlanta with a net worth of $10 million. He joined the music recording industry in 1997 with a record label that was based in the Houston area called Suave House Records. He invested in the ShoNuff Records label as well, which helped him connect to talents like Ciara and Jody Breeze. He eventually got his record label.
#100: Trey Songz
Trey Songz is a singer, songwriter, producer, and rapper. He has released several successful albums and singles that have hit Billboards 200 list. Many have sold over 40,000 copies, and some have received awards for their originality. Trey Songz is worth an estimated $10 million.
There you have it: the top richest rappers in America. What do they have in common? A deep connection to an inner music network that seems to support itself uniquely. Look at all of the examples of when these rappers collaborated with each other, and you’ll see what we mean.
It doesn’t hurt that these artists also all had a background and some hard knocks that helped them shape the lyrics and music that they create which makes a statement about the negative side of life on the streets while attempting to overcome it.
Rap music is a unique genre, and these 100 artists have figured out the secret sauce to making a huge salary using their talent in lyrics and the performing arts that still echoes in the minds of their fans in a big way.
Whether you like rap or think it’s a menace to society, there’s no doubt there’s a market out there that supports it.