Hip-hop music or rap music, originated in the early 1970s, is one of the most popular music genres whose fan base continues to grow rapidly even after 50 years of origin. Rap music gave a new direction to the music industry and there are many rappers who contributed a lot towards its development. These rappers were well-rewarded for their contribution and there are certain top rap artists who have earned fortune of wealth and glory. This article provides a list of top 10 richest rappers in the world 2023 along their net worth in USD. These rappers have given a lot to music industry and their works are appreciated and recognized worldwide.
10 Richest Rappers in the World 2023
The table provides the list of the top 10 richest rappers in the world 2023 with information regarding their net worth and nationality.
|Rappers||Net Worth in 2023 (approx.)||Nationality|
|Jay Z||$1.3 billion||United States|
|Sean Combs||$1 billion||United States|
|Dr. Dre||$800 million||United States|
|Kanye West||$400.1 Million||United States|
|Pharrell Williams||$250 million||United States|
|Eminem||$230 million||United States|
|Master P||$200 million||United States|
|Lil Wayne||$175 million||United States|
|Ice Cube||$160 million||United States|
World’s Top 10 Richest Rappers 2023
As you can see these rappers have earned millions and billions of money most of which is credited to their hip-hop career. Other than this, a large chunk of wealth they have earned also comes from the other career they pursue like acting, song writing, business, etc. Let us have a detailed look at their career and achievements.
1. Jay Z
Known professionally as Jay Z, Shawn Corey Carter is a rapper, media proprietor and record executive. Jay-Z is the first alive solo rapper to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His famous works include The Black Album (2003), American Gangster (2007), The Blueprint (2001) and others. He has won over 24 Grammy Awards and his records have sold over 125 million records. Jay Z is married to singer and songwriter Beyoncé, and together they have three children. Other than being a successful rapper, he is also a well-renowned businessman.
2. Sean Combs
Sean Love Combs, also known by aliases like Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy or Puffy is a well-known rapper, songwriter and record executive. He is also a pretty successful entrepreneur and was included in the Fortune magazine’s list of Top 40 of Entrepreneurs under 40 in 2002, ranking at number 12. The massive fortune that Combs has accumulated comes both from his music career and his business. P. Diddy has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards and was also nominated for Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award for his clothing line.
3. Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre (original name Ander Romelle Young) is a celebrated rapper, record producer and a successful entrepreneur. He is quite a talented musician too and knows how to play synthesizer, drum machine, sampler and keyboard. Dr. Dre is considered as himself one of the best rappers and artists of all times. He owns the record label Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment and has managed many well-known rappers such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and others. His contribution in the field of arts, technology and business as an entrepreneur and philanthropist is also praiseworthy.
4. Kanye West
The famous Kanye West is at number 4 in the list of the richest rappers of 2023 with a net worth estimated to be around whopping 400 million dollars. His music records have sold more than 160 million copies and he has won a total of 24 Grammy Awards. Other than music, his primary source of wealth is also based on real estate and brand endorsement. Other than a successful rapper, he is also a record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. The Time magazine has included West in its list of the 100 most influential people in the world twice in 2005 and 2015.
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Aubrey Drake Graham, or Drake as you know him, is a successful rapper, singer and actor who is among the top 10 richest rappers of the world 2023. He gained initial fame for portraying the character of Jimmy Brooks in the CTV teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–08).Drake is credited for popularizing singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop. Winner of four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, two Brit Awards and three Juno Awards, Drake is among the best-selling music artists of the world. He also holds many records such as most top 10 singles (54), the most charted songs (258) and others.
6. Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams is yet another well-renowned musician and rapper who is considered as one of the most influential and successful music producers of the 21st century. He is also a songwriter, record producer and an entrepreneur. He has had a momentous impact on the modern popular music for which he has been awarded with various awards and nominations for many others. His accolades include 13 Grammy Awards and he is also been nominated twice for Academy Award. The nominations were for in 2014 for Best Original Song, for “Happy” and in 2017 for Best Picture, as a producer of Hidden Figures.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, stage name Eminem, is a rapper, songwriter and record producer. Considered as one of the greatest rappers of all time, Eminem is accredited with the popularity of hip hop music in Middle America. Eminem has had an amazing career as a hip hop artist which earned him a lot of fame and numerous accolades. With worldwide sales of over 220 million records, Eminem is among the best-selling music artists of all time. He was named by the Billboard as the ‘Artist of the Decade 2000–2009’. Also, Eminem was the best-selling music artist in the United States of the 2000s and has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200.
8. Master P
Percy Robert Miller Sr., known famously as Master P, is a rapper, record executive, actor and entrepreneur. He is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Better Black Television and P. Miller Enterprises and he also launched a record label named No Limit Records, known currently as No Limit Forever Records. Miller gained fame with the success of his hip hop group TRU in the mid-1990s. His fifth solo rap album Ice Cream Man released at the same time also became a hit.
9. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne (original name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.) is a rapper, singer, songwriter and record executive considered as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation and one of the greatest rappers of all time. In his remarkable career, Lil Wayne has won five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards. Wayne began his career when he was signed by rapper Birdman to join his label Cash Money Records at just the age of 12. He is the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, a record of 109 songs.
10. Ice Cube
O’Shea Jackson Sr. (professional name Ice Cube) is a well-known rapper, actor and filmmaker. He is among the highest earning rappers of the world with a net worth of over 150 million dollars. In initial days, Ice Cube was a member of NWA, an American hip hop group but after a monetary dispute over the group’s management, he left to pursue a solo career. As a member of this group, Cube was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
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