Top 30 Richest Rappers in the World 2021

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Who is the richest rapper in the world in 2021? Well, if I say strictly that Kanye West is the richest rapper in the world in 2021, it may not be that much convenient. That’s why we should dive into the details of the rappers’ wealth to determine how rich they are.

Rap is a widely popular music industry and the demand of rappers are increasing day by day. Accordingly, the rappers are surprisingly increasing their salary and wealth nowadays.

Audiences are extremely excited to know the wealth of the renowned rappers in the world. The huge income sources of the richest rappers are making themselves the wealthy giants.

Let’s see the richest rappers in the world in 2021 including their net worth and earnings.

01. Kanye West

Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Nationality: American
Born: June 8, 1977
Education: Chicago State University
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, politician
Business: DONDA
Awards: American Music Awards
Spouse: Kim Kardashian (m. 2014)
Children: North West, Saint West, Psalm West, Chicago West
Height: 5ft 8in
Popular Song: I Love It, Ni**as In Paris, Flashing Lights, FourFiveSeconds, Mercy, etc.

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Even though there’s controversy about the amount of his wealth, Kanye West is the richest rapper in the world till 2021. Over the years West has faced many controversies about his wealth. 

While West claims his net worth is over 3 billion, according to Forbes magazine, it is 1.3 billion dollars. This Grammy award winning rapper has sold millions of copies of his albums worldwide. But a majority of his fortune comes from his Adidas affiliated fashion line Yeezy.

02. Jay-Z

Net Worth: $1 Billion
Nationality: American
Born: December 4, 1969
Full Name: Shawn Corey Carter
Education: Eli Whitney High School
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, record, executive, businessman, record producer
Business: 40/40 Club, Rocawear, Tidal
Awards: ADC Awards,  American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, etc.
Spouse: Beyonce (m. 2008)
Children: Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter, Rumi Carter
Height: 6ft 2in
Popular Song: Empire State Of Mind, Ni**as In Paris, The Story of O.J., Big Pimpin, Song Cry, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Jay-Z is the 2nd richest rapper in the world till 2021. He has held the title of the richest rapper for years and is the first billionaire rapper as claimed by Forbes magazine. 

This 50 years old American rapper from Brooklyn, New York was born as Shawn Corey Carter. His net worth is now 1 billion dollars. A majority of his wealth is from his various investments and business ventures. With an achievement of 19 Grammy awards, 13 studio albums that sold millions of copies worldwide and his smart endorsements, Jay-Z’s wealth is not surprising.

03. P Diddy (Sean Combs)

Net Worth: $885 Million
Nationality: American
Born: November 4, 1969
Education: Howard University
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, actor
Awards: World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Hip Hop/Rap Artist
Spouse: Kimberly Porter (1994–2007), Cassie Ventura (2007–2018)
Children: Quincy Brown, King Combs, Justin Combs, Chance Combs, D’Lila Star Combs, Jessie James Combs.
Height: 5ft 10in
Popular Song: I’ll Be Missing You, I Need a Girl [2016 Remaster], Last Night, Satisfy You, etc.

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Another 50 years old New Yorker to top the richest rapper list is Sean Combs. He is also widely known as P Diddy or Puff Daddy. 

According to Forbes magazine his net worth in 2019 was 740 million dollars but other sources claim it is 885 million USD as of June 2021. In his carrier has a rapper, singer, songwriter and producer P Diddy has five platinum and ten gold albums as well as many awards and nominations on his long list of achievements. Aside from a music artist, P Diddy is also a successful entrepreneur.

04. Dr. Dre

Net Worth: $800 Million
Nationality: American
Born: February 18, 1965
Education: John C. Fremont High School
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, audio engineer, record producer, entrepreneur, actor
Business: Aftermath Entertainment
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
Spouse: Nicole Young (m. 1996; separated 2021)
Children: Andre Young Jr., Truly Young, Truly Young, Truice Young, Curtis Young, Marcel Young, Tyra Young, La Tanya Danielle Young
Height: 6ft 1in
Popular Song: Still D.R.E., Forgot About Dre, Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang, I Need a Doctor, Let Me Ride, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Born as Andre Romelle Young, Dr. Dre is not only a successful rapper but also a record producer, audio engineer and actor. This artist is fourth on our list with a fortune worth of 800 million USD. 

He is also an entrepreneur and has various business ventures. He’s the founder of Beats electronics which was later sold to Apple. He came to his fame in the 90s with the influential rap group NWA. Later on he made headlines by taking 6 Grammys with his first solo album.

05. Eminem

Net Worth: $230 Million
Nationality: American
Born: October 17, 1972
Education: Lincoln High School
Occupation: Rapper, record producer, record executive, songwrite
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Album
Spouse: Kimberly Anne Scott (m. 2006–2006), Kimberly Anne Scott (m. 1999–2001)
Children: Hailie Jade, Whitney Scott Mathers, Alaina Marie Mathers
Height: 5ft 8in
Popular Song: Lose Yourself, Love the Way You Lie, Till I Collapse, Stan, Rap God, Godzilla, etc.

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Eminem is one of the popular and richest rappers in the world in 2021. When it comes to Eminem, he is undoubtedly the king of rap music. 

Born as Marshall Bruce Mathers, this Billboard topper first came to fame with Dr. Dre’s production house Aftermath Entertainment in the late 90’s. 

Since then he has sold over 150 million records domestically and even won an Academy Award for his famous single “Lose Yourself”. Current estimation of Eminem’s net worth is $230 million. But such fame and money never changed him as a person since he personally believes in always staying true to oneself.

06. Master P

Net Worth: $200 Million
Nationality: American
Born: April 29, 1970
Education: Warren Easton Charter High School, University of Houston, Merritt College (BS)
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor
Business: House of Glory
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
Spouse: Sonya C (m. 1989–2014)
Children: Romeo Miller, Cymphonique Miller, Hercy Miller, Tytyana Miller, Veno Miller, Young V, Mercy Miller, Itali Miller, Inty Miller
Height: 6ft 4in
Popular Song: Make ‘Em Say Ugh, Mr. Ice Cream Man, Pass Me Da Green, Burbons And Lacs, Bout It, Bout It II, Goodbye to My Homies, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Rap tycoon Master P first found his fame and fortune as a part of the music group TRU and then through a successful solo career. 

A huge credit of his wealth goes to him being the founder and CEO of No Limit Record label. This multi talented artist is not only a rapper but also an actor, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and also a former professional basketball player. Forbes magazine estimates his net worth at 200 million USD.

07. Usher

Net Worth: $180 Million
Nationality: American
Born: October 14, 1978
Education: North Springs High School, Haynes Bridge Middle School
Occupation: Singer,  songwriter, dancer, actor, businessman
Business: Usher’s New Look
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Album Pop/Rock
Spouse: Grace Harry (m. 2015–2018), Tameka Foster (m. 2007–2009)
Children: Naviyd Ely Raymond, Usher Raymond V, Sovereign Bo Raymond
Height: 5ft 8in
Popular Song: Yeah!, My Boo, DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love, U Got It Bad, Love in this Club, etc.
Movies and TV shows: In the Mix, The Voice, Hustlers, etc.

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Apart from being an amazing richest rapper, Usher is also a singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. His first Billboard topper single was “Nice & Slow”, but since then he has climbed the ladder of fame quite fast. 

So far he has sold more than 50 million copies of his records in the US and 75 million worldwide. This amazing eight times Grammy winning artist has amassed a fortune worth 180 million USD. Despite all the fame and fortune Usher prefers leading a humble and simple lifestyle.

08. Drake

Net Worth: $180 Million
Nationality: Canada, United States
Born: October 24, 1986
Education: Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, businessman
Business: DreamCrew, 100 Thieves
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop
Spouse: Sophie Brussaux
Children: Adonis Graham
Height: 6ft 0in
Popular Song: Laugh Now Cry Later, Toosie Slide, God’s Plan, etc.
Movies and TV shows: Degrassi: The Next Generation, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Drake has a good net worth which brought his name in the list of the richest rappers in the world. Despite his late debut in the music industry, Drake has stolen millions of hearts with his music in a short amount of time. 

Drake broke several records with his debut studio album going platinum and leading the Billboards for eight weeks straight. His initial introduction to fame is from his career as an actor in the TV series Degrassi. Aside from achieving quadruple platinum status with his hit single, Drake has sold over 170 million records worldwide. Drake’s estimated net worth is 180 million USD.

09. Ice Cube

Net Worth: $160 Million
Nationality: American
Born: June 15, 1969
Education: Phoenix Institute of Technology
Occupation: Rapper, actor, producer, director, writer
Awards: Soul Train Music Award for Quincy Jones Award – Career Achievement
Spouse: Kimberly Woodruff (m. 1992)
Children: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Shareef Jackson, Deja Jackson, Karima Jackson, Darrell Jackson
Height: 5ft 8in
Popular Song: It Was a Good Day, Fuck Tha Police, You Know How We Do It, No Vaseline, Check Yo Self, etc.

richest rappers in the world

Ice Cube has a huge contribution that fetched him to the list of richest rappers in the world in 2021. This Los Angeles born artist is not only a rapper but also an actor, writer, producer and also a talented director. His first introduction to fame came from being a part of the hip hop group NWA alongside Dr. Dre and Eazy E.

Ice Cube later on worked on his solo career and soon met success there. Aside from the music industry he has also featured in various films over time. Ice Cube is also a successful entrepreneur and owns his own clothing line Solo. As of 2021 Ice Cube stands with a net worth of 160 million USD.

10. Pharrell Williams

Net Worth: $150 Million
Nationality: American
Born: April 5, 1973
Education: Northwestern University
Occupation: Singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Rap Song
Spouse: Helen Lasichanh (m. 2013)
Children: Rocket Ayer Williams
Height: 5ft 9in
Popular Song: Happy, Blurred Lines, Freedom, Frontin, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Pharrell Williams is a well renowned name not only in the music industry but also as a fashion designer. He is the lead vocal and drummer for his band N.E.R.D in addition to being a successful solo artist. 

Williams has also produced many popular singles by various artists. Aside from having a thriving music career, Williams also owns two popular clothing lines, the Billionaire Boys club and Ice Cream Footwear.  This several Grammy winning artist has an estimated net worth of 150 million USD.

11. Snoop Dogg

Net Worth: $150 Million
Nationality: American
Born: October 20, 1971
Education: Compton College, Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, media personality, entrepreneur
Business: Snoopadelic Films
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Artist Rap/Hip-Hop
Spouse: Shante Broadus (m. 1997)
Children: Cordell Broadus, Corde Broadus, Cori Broadus, Julian Corrie Broadus
Height: 6ft 4in
Popular Song: Young, Wild & Free, Drop It Like It’s Hot, Que Maldicion, etc.

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Snoop Dogg as a talent was discovered by Dr. Dre, who also produced his hit debut album back in the ‘90s. Ever since then this West Coast rapper still keeps making and breaking records on the Billboard. 

Born as Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Snoop Dogg has proved himself as not only a rapper but also a singer, actor, director, producer, and a successful business enthusiast. His career as hosts of many reality TV shows, and film appearances as well as his commercial endorsements contributed to his $135 million estimated net worth.

12. Lil Wayne

Net Worth: $150 Million
Nationality: American
Born: September 27, 1982
Education: University of Phoenix
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, actor
Business: Young Money Entertainment
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Song Rap/Hip-hop
Spouse: Toya Johnson (m. 2004–2006)
Children: Reginae Carter, Kameron Carter, Dwayne Carter III, Neal Carter
Height: 5ft 5in
Popular Song: Sucker for Pain, Lollipop, A Milli, How to Love, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records at age 12 as the youngest member of the label. With his first solo album hitting platinum status, Lil Wayne proved himself a true child prodigy. 

So far he has released 13 studio albums and has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Lil Wayne broke Elvis Presley’s record of ‘most entries on the Billboard’s Hot 100 by a male artist’ back in 2012. Lil Wayne has an estimated net worth of 150 million USD.

13. LL Cool J

Net Worth: $120 Million
Nationality: American
Born: January 14, 1968
Education: Northeastern University
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, author, entrepreneur
Business: P.O.G. (Power Of God)
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance
Spouse: January 14, 1968
Children: Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith, Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith, Nina Simone Smith, Italia Anita Maria Smith
Height: 6ft 2in
Popular Song: I Need Love, Doin’ It, Mama Said Knock You Out, Hey Lover, Around The Way Girl, etc.

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Another artist to start at a young age is popular rapper and actor LL Cool J. At age 16 he started recording and sending his own songs to different recording companies before catching the interest of producers at Def Jam records. 

Later on he dropped out of high school so he could record his debut album after his single became a hit. A lesser known fact about him might be that the stage name LL Cool J stands for “Ladies Love Cool James”. He has appeared in the action TV series NCIS: Los Angeles. His net worth is $120 million.

14. Birdman (Bryan Christopher Williams)

Net Worth: $100 Million
Nationality: American
Born: February 15, 1969
Education: N/F
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, investor
Business: Cash Money Records
Awards: BET Award for Viewer’s Choice
Partner: Toni Braxton (2016-present)
Children: Bryan Williams Jr., Bria Williams
Height: 5ft 11in
Popular Song: Leather So Soft, Stuntin’ Like My Daddy, Pop Bottles, Money to Blow, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Bryan Williams, more popularly known as Birdman, is the co-founder of the commercially successful label Cash Money Records. Ever since its launch CMR has worked with many big name artists and sold over 60 million records domestically. 

Other than his successful business endeavor, Birdman is a two times Grammy winning music artist himself. Along with dj and rapper Mannie Fresh, he has formed the music duo Big Tymers. His successful career in music has brought him a fortune worth 100 million USD.

15. Swizz Beatz

Net Worth: $100 Million
Nationality: Amrican
Born: September 13, 1978
Education: Harvard Business School
Occupation: Musicianr, ecord producer, DJ, rapper, art collector, entrepreneur
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Spouse: Alicia Keys (m. 2010), Mashonda (m. 2004–2010)
Children: Egypt Daoud Dean, Genesis Ali Dean, Prince Nasir Dean, Kasseem Dean, Jr., Nicole Dean
Height: 6ft 1in
Popular Song: On To The Next One, It’s Me Bitches, Pistol On My Side, etc.

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Swizz Beatz started his career as a DJ and produced hit songs at just 16. His first beat is the “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” for the music label Ruff Ryders. Swizz Beatz has produced for clients like Jayz-Z and Bone 

Thugs-n-Harmony as a teenager and has been dubbed “best rap producer of all time” by Kanye West. Apart from his production work he also has several albums and singles of his own. While his personal net worth is 80 million USD, together with his singer, songwriter wife Alicia Keys, their net worth is over 100 million USD.

16. Nicki Minaj

Net Worth: $100 Million
Nationality: Trinidadian and American
Born: December 8, 1982
Education: Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, model
Awards: American Music Award for Favorite Album Rap/Hip-Hop
Spouse: Kenneth Petty (m. 2019)
Children: 1 Babies
Height: 5ft 2in
Popular Song: Tusa, Bang Bang, TROLLZ, Super Bass, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Nicki Minaj dubs herself as the queen of rap music and it’s impossible to disagree with her amazing and successful career record. In the beginning she tried unsuccessfully to make it as an actress for years before being discovered by Lil Wayne. 

After releasing several mixtapes she finally released her debut album which sold millions of copies worldwide, and the next went platinum. Through the years she has collaborated with various best selling music artists. Nicki has a successful line of fragrances and has endorsed many popular beauty product brands.

17. Adam Yauch

Net Worth: $90 Million
Nationality: American
Born: August 5, 1964
Died: May 4, 2012
Education: Bard College
Occupation: Musician, Rapper, Songwriter, Director, Film distributor
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Spouse: Dechen Wangdu (m. 1998–2012)
Children: Losel Yauch
Height: 5ft 9in
Popular Song: Sabotage, Fight for Your Right Revisited, Intergalactic, No Sleep Till Brooklyn, etc.

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A founding member of the popular band Beastie Boys, rapper and bassist Adam Yauch was more popularly known by his stage name MCA. He was a self taught bass guitarist and first made his mark in the music industry as a lyricist. 

He had also ventured on other parts of the entertainment industry and was the owner of the independent film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories. Before passing away from cancer in 2012 at the age of 47, Yauch had amassed a fortune of 75 million USD.

18. Michael Diamond

Net Worth: $90 Million
Nationality: American
Born: November 20, 1965
Education: Vassar College
Occupation: Rapper, musician, songwriter, drummer, fashion designer
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Spouse: Tamra Davis (m. 1993)
Children: Skyler Diamond, Davis Diamond
Height: 5ft 9in
Popular Song: Sabotage, Intergalactic, Fight for Your Right Revisited, etc

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Michael Diamond, also known as Mike D is also a founding member of Beastie Boys alongside MCA. He dropped out of Vassar, a highly reputed liberal arts college based in New York to pursue his dream- a career in music. 

Mike D as a part of the band Beastie Boys have released several records that went platinum and won many awards. Other than that he has also produced many tracks for various popular film franchises. He is worth 90 million USD as of 2021.

19. Pitbull

Net Worth: $90 Million
Nationality: American
Born: January 15, 1981
Full Name: Armando Christian Perez
Education: Miami Coral Park High School, Doral College (Hon)
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, brand ambassador, philanthropist, entrepreneur, actor
Awards: American Music Awards , ALMA Award for Year in Music – Dance Recording
Spouse: Unmarried
Children: Bryce Perez, Destiny Perez…
Height: 5ft 7in
Popular Song: Rain Over Me, Timber, Slowly Slowly, i know you want me, fireball, give me everything, etc.

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Pitbull is widely popular and one of the richest rappers in the word in 2021. During the 20 years of his music career Pitbull has released 11 studio albums and has topped the Billboard multiple times. 

Born as Armando Christian Pérez, this Cuban-American rapper and songwriter also goes by the name Mr. Worldwide. He started with Luke records and since then has affiliated with labels like RCA and Mr. 305 Inc., making certified platinum hits. So far his career has gifted him with a wealth net worth of 90 million USD.

20. Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz)

Net Worth: $90 Million
Nationality: American
Born: October 31, 1966
Education: McBurney School
Occupation: Rapper, musician, songwriter, guitarist, actor
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Spouse: Kathleen Hanna (m. 2006), Ione Skye (m. 1992–1999)
Children: No babies
Height: 5ft 8in
Popular Song: Fight for Your Right Revisited, Sabotage, Paul Revere, Sure Shot, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Adam Horovitz, also known as Ad-Rock, the third member of Beastie Boys also makes this list. Horovitz started off his music career with the band The Young and the Useless who would often perform with the Beastie Boys. After the band’s guitarist quit Adam joined them at the very young age of 16 and quickly proved his talent as a guitarist and rapper. He is also a talented actor and appeared in several motion pictures films.

21. Timbaland

Net Worth: $85 Million
Nationality: American
Born: March 10, 1972
Education: Salem High School
Occupation: Musician, disc jockey, record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive
Business: Verzuz
Awards: Grammy Award for Best R&B Song
Spouse: Monique Idlett (m. 2008)
Children: Reign Mosley, Frankie Mosley, Demetrius Mosley
Height: 5ft 7in
Popular Song: Apologize, The Way I Are, Give It to Me, Morning After Dark, If We Ever Meet Again, etc.

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Another American rapper who made a name during the late ’90s rap music boom is Timbaland. Born as Timothy Zachary Mosely, Timbaland is originally from Norfolk Virginia. 

While he is most known for his R&B music, he has produced several of his own rap tracks. Timbaland has his own Record label, Beat Club and has produced for various record breaking music artists. Timbaland has become a cultural phenomenon across the world, and especially in the UK he is an icon for rave culture.

22. Akon

Net Worth: $80 Million
Nationality: American
Born: April 16, 1973
Full Name: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Education: William L. Dickinson High School, Clark Atlanta University
Occupation: Singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, entrepreneur, property developer, philanthropist
Business: Akon Lighting Africa
Awards: World Music Award for World’s Best Selling African Artist
Spouse: Tomeka Thiam
Children: 6 Babies
Height: 5ft 11in
Popular Song: Lonely, Smack That, Right Now, I Wanna Love You, Chammak Challo, Sorry, Blame It on Me, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Akon is a tremendously popular and richest rapper in the world in 2021. While Akon is originally from Missouri, he has spent his youth in West Africa and his music reflects his love and passion for the place he grew up as a kid. 

His debut album from Universal records hit the top charts, with the leading single on Billboard’s hot list. Later on he co-founded the record label Konvict Muzik and went to launch his own line of clothing Konvict Clothing. Akon has seen success in both R&B and rap music throughout his career and topped Billboard’s several times.

23. Migos

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Migos is an American hip hop trio formed by the members Quavo, Takeoff and Offset in 2008. Although they didn’t get their fame breakthrough until the early ‘10s, since then they have acclaimed a combined net worth of 80 million USD. 

Migos has featured in superhit tracks by popular artists and performed lots of live tours. Rolling Stones magazine listed their mixtape Rich Nigga Timeline at No. 7 in Best Rap Albums list. One of the members, Offset, is married to another popular rap artist Cardi B.

24. Kendrick Lamar

Net Worth: $75 Million
Nationality: American
Born: June 17, 1987
Full Name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Education: Centennial High School
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, record producer
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Rap Song
Spouse: Whitney Alford (Companion)
Children: 1 Babies
Height: 5ft 6in
Popular Song: i, Money Trees, HUMBLE, All The Stars, Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Kendrick Lamer began rapping at a very young age being inspired by Dr. Dre and Tupac. He released his first mix album as a teen and soon came to fame after his first studio album became a hit. 

So far he has released 4 albums; all of them have done extremely well. Which is why it’s no wonder he made the richest rappers list even after making it to the game late. Lamar is considered as one of the most influential rappers of his generation. His estimated net worth is 75 million USD as of 2021

25. Will.I.Am

Net Worth: $70 Million
Nationality: American
Born: March 15, 1975
Education: FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, record producer, television personality, entrepreneur, actor
Business: i.am+
Awards: Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Song
Height: 5ft 10in
Popular Song: It’s My Birthday, Scream & Shout, Fergalicious, I Like To Move It, etc.

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Will.I.AM first found success as a member of the music group The Black Eyed Peas in the late ‘90s. While the group has seen huge success, Will.I.AM went to release four solo albums so far. 

This several time Grammy winning artist has a net worth of 75 million USD. He has also launched his personal designer clothing line. Since 2012 Will.I.AM has attended as a judge in the reality TV show The Voice UK. In his long career he has collaborated with many legendary artists such as Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Rihanna and so on.

26. Rev Run

Net Worth: $60 Million
Nationality: American
Born: November 14, 1964
Education: Not Founded
Occupation: Rapper, producer, DJ, TV personality, reverend
Spouse: Justine Simmons (m. 1994), Valerie Vaughn (m. 1983–1992)
Children: Diggy Simmons, Russell Simmons II, Miley Justine Simmons, Angela Simmons, Victoria Anne Simmons, Joseph Simmons Jr., Vanessa Simmons
Height: 5ft 8in
Popular Song: It’s Tricky, It’s Like That, King of Rock, Christmas in Hollis, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Queens born Joseph Ward Simmons more popularly goes by the name Rev Run or DJ Run and has been included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

He came to fame in the late ‘80s as a founding member of the hip hop group Run DMC. They’re considered and admired as pioneers of that music genre and were the top of the popularity game. Aside from being a rapper and DJ, Rev Run is also a producer, TV personality and a practicing minister. He and his family featured on a reality TV show Run’s House.

27. Nas

Net Worth: $60 Million
Nationality: American
Born: September 14, 1973
Education: dropped out of school in the eighth grade
Occupation: Rapper songwriter entrepreneur
Awards: National Academy of Sciences Awards
Spouse: Kelis (m. 2005–2010)
Children: 2 Babies
Height: 5ft 8in
Popular Song: If I Ruled The World, Nas Is Like, N.Y. State of Mind, One Mic, Made You Look, etc.

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Born as Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, the popular rapper, songwriter, actor Nas is from Brooklyn, the heart of New York. He made several hit singles that featured in his debut album, gaining him rapid fame. 

So far he has released 12 studio albums and his work has earned him 13 Grammy awards over time. Aside from making hit music, Nas is also an investor and founded his own venture capital firm QueensBridge Venture. Alongside his music career, his business ventures earned him a net worth of 60 million USD.

28. DJ Khaled

Net Worth: $60 Million
Nationality: American
Born: November 26, 1975
Education: Dr. Phillips High School
Occupation: Disc jockey, record executive, record producer, songwriter, hype man, media personality, author
Business: The Four: Battle For Stardom
Awards: MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration
Spouse: Nicole Tuck (m. 2009)
Children: Asahd Tuck Khaled, Aalam Khaled
Height: 5ft 7in
Popular Song: POPSTAR, Wild Thoughts, Do You Mind, No Brainer, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Born as Khaled Mohamed Khaled, this music artist first came to fame as a radio host back in the ‘90s. He later gained popularity online using different social media platforms to advertise his music. 

To date DJ Khaled has released 11 albums featuring a large number of popular singers. Many of his records have hit the Billboards top charts making him a highly desired record producer. This highly successful artist from New Orleans holds an estimated net worth of 65 million USD.

29. Psy

Net Worth: $60 Million
Nationality: South Korean
Born: December 31, 1977
Education: Boston University
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper
Awards: Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit (2012)
Spouse: Yoo Hye-yeon (m. 2006)
Children: 2 Babies
Height: 5ft 7in
Popular Song: Gangnam Style, Gentleman, DADDY, It’s Art, etc.

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While Psy seemed like a one hit wonder in the USA, globally he is considered an astounding music artist. Psy has been in the Asian music industry for decades before gaining the whole world’s attention with his music video “Gangnam Style”. 

The video became a legend after being the first video to reach 1 billion views on Youtube, and held its status as the most watched video for years. Psy has earned about 20 million USD off of that one single. That brings his net worth to an estimated amount of 60 million USD to date.

30. Wiz Khalifa

Net Worth: $60 Million
Nationality: American
Born: September 8, 1987
Education: Taylor Allderdice High School
Occupation: Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor
Awards: NRJ Music Award for International Song of the Year
Spouse: Amber Rose (m. 2013–2016)
Children: Sebastian Taylor Thomaz
Height: 6ft 4in
Popular Song: See You Again, Black and Yellow, Young, Wild & Free, etc.

richest rappers in the world 2021

Last on the list with a net worth of 60 million USD is rap wizard Cameron Jibril Thomaz, best known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa.  This young legend is originally from North Dakota but traveled around the world with his parents as a young kid. While he did sign on his first label at the age of 16, he didn’t come to the limelight until a few years later. Although in the last decade he has quickly proven his worth and became one of the highest earning rappers of all time.

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