Top 5 Richest Rappers Alive In The World
Rapping is closely related to hip hop music so people use these terms interchangeably. Like many other singers, rappers also have made their place in the music industry. This list controls over $3 billion and most of them are African-American. A few craftsmen of music in the world, with their hard work have made their place in the list of richest rappers alive.
#1. Richest Rapper Alive: P. Diddy
|Date of Birth||4th November, 1969|
|Place of Birth||Harlem, NY, USA|
|Net Worth||$580 million|
|Facebook Page||P Diddy Facebook Fan page|
Sean John Combs is an American richest rapper and a former artist also known as ‘P. Diddy’. He is popularly avowed as “Puff Daddy” amongst the lovers of rap music. Apart from earning through the music industry, his larger part of wealth comes from non-musical ventures like his deal of developing Ciroc Vodka brand with the half share of the profit. He has been honored with three Grammy awards and two MTV music video award. He is the founder of Bad Boy records, owns two restaurants (named Justin’s) and established a Men’s clothing line whose factory was in controversy in 2003 for violating Honduran labor laws.
#2. Jay-Z: The Most Financially Successful Rapper Alive.
|Birth Date||4th December 1969|
|Place||Brooklyn, New York, United States.|
|Social Website||Jay Z Social Site|
|Net Worth||$500 Million|
Shawn Corey Carter, widely known as Jay Z, is an American rapper, music producer and an efficacious entrepreneur who has won 17 Grammy Awards. He founded clothing line ‘Rocawear’, co- owns 40/40 club, erstwhile president of ‘Def Jam Recordings’, and the founder of Roc Nation. In partnership with Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs, he has created an independent Roc-A-Fella record label in 1995 and later, his first album “Reasonable Doubt” was released in 1996 with Priority records. He ranks #32 in the most powerful celebrities list prepared by Forbes and is a financially successful businessperson with total assets of $500 million.
Married Life: He married to Beyonce in 2008, a singer, and was blessed with a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter in 2012. Time Magazine has listed them as most influential people and the most power couples in 2006. Beyonce and Jay Z are also the top earning couples in Hollywood.
Awards: He has been nominated for 7 awards by American Broadcasting Company but won only 3 of them. He has won more than 45 awards on various occasions.
Humanitarian Contributions: At the time of retirement, he spread the awareness regarding the shortage of water that is faced by many poor countries in the world. In 2005, Diddy and he contributed $1 million in relief fund for people affected by deadliest cyclone Hurricane Katrina, which hit the United States and left thousands dead.
Gay Rights: He took part in re-election campaign and voiced his support for president Barack Obama for same-sex marriage.
#3. Dr. Dre
|Born on||February 18, 1965|
|Place of Birth||Compton, California, USA.|
|Net Worth||$360 Million|
|Schools||Attended four schools in his life; Vanguard, Roosevelt, Centennial, and Fremont High School.|
Andre Romelle Young, popularly known by his stage name ‘Dr. Dre’, is an American rapper, performer and director who co-founded a listening device company in 2008 that keeps his pocket full. His first album ‘The Chronic’ was released in 1996 under the banner of ‘Death Row Records’, which brought him success. Later, he left it and founded his own label titled ‘Aftermath Entertainment’. He also have been honored with Grammy Producer’s Award and ranks # 63 in the most powerful celebrity list by Forbes. His step brother is also a richest rapper Warren G (Real name: Warren Griffin III).
Movies: He also appeared in many films like “Set It Off (first movie of his career), The Wash, and Training Day”.
Marital Life: He fathered a child by Lisa Johnson, who became a famous child rapper Hood Surgeon (Real name: Curtis).
Other Ventures: With Chris Kanik in April 2011, he promoted a medicine ‘Affirm XL’ which increase the male desire, but later has been warned by FDA to people not to use this medicine as it can produce negative consequences. He partnered with ‘Brand Elite and Bronco Wine’ in August 2013 to launch ‘Allure Moscato’ which targets sports and entertainment to promote wine.
Note: Long Beach mayor has declared “Warren G Week” from August 1st till 6th, 2005.
#4. Master P
He is an American rapper alive, business visionary and film maker who have total assets of $350 million. Percy Robert Miller aka Master P Aka P. Miller was born on 29th April, 1970, in New Orleans, Luisiana. This 43 year old was a former basketball player, his debut album was released under the label of ‘In-A Minutes’ Records in 1991, ‘Get Away Clean’ followed by second album ‘Mama’s Bad Boy’ in 1992. In the late 90s, Master P assembled an overall enhanced business domain that incorporated numerous rap names, an apparel line, an administrative organization, a high end travel office, a film generation organization, a movie amusement organization and even a telephone sex line. His most eminent and likely best trial has been No Limit Records (also opened a record store in this name at Richmond, CA), which pioneered the Southern Rap sound and has sold in excess of 80 million records worldwide. In 1998 alone, his business domain produced more than $160 million. He appeared in around 22 movies and 6 television shows.
Birdman is an richest American rapper, CEO and business person who has a total asset of $170 million. Birdman, is also known as Bryan “Baby”Williams is the CEO and organizer of Cash Money Records. He took birth in New Orleans, Louisiana and Birdman established Cash Money Records with his sibling Ronald “Slim” Williams in 1989. The multi-capable Birdman went multi-platinum as a craftsman and a maker, helping art collections for numerous tremendous craftsmen including Wayne and Juvenile. In 2000 Birdman was even assigned for two Grammies for his tune #1 Stunna which he released with Mannie Fresh as a feature of the rap pair Big Tymers.