Many people tend to look up to rappers because of their wealth. Judging by the cars, homes and the luxuries they have, they enjoy financial success and a high social status. We can’t help but imagine how cool it would be to live that life. The attention they receive everywhere they go always appears to be a bit overwhelming.
But, how do other rappers measure up to the OG, Snoop Dogg. His net worth is around the $124 million neighborhood. Like most musicians here, his money comes from his 35 million album sales worldwide, which is an impressive feat.
There are some rappers who are either as rich or even more richer than Snoop Dogg. Then, there are the ones who are nowhere near that status.
Brad Terrence Jordan got his stage name from the 1983 movie Scarface. He later joined Geto Boys and released a few solo albums. Over the years, he’s considered as one of the top lyricists of all-time.
With a $100,000 net worth, the rapper appeared in the film Idiocracy and two video games.
Drake? He’s The Six God, So…
From Degrassi to music, Aubrey Graham has had an exciting career. For someone with only three Grammy’s to their name, he founded his label OVO sound and the clothing line OVO Clothing label.
Drizzy is among the world’s wealthiest rappers with a comfortable net worth of $120 million.
Beanie Sigel? That’s A Hard No
Dwight Equan Grant got his rapper name from a street in Philadelphia. Since the release of his debut album The Truth, he’s released a few more albums and sold over two million copies worldwide.
As an actor, he’s appeared in State Property, but his legal issues have him with a $100,000 net worth.
One of the pioneers of gangsta rap is still on the way. He’s known for being “Straight Outta Compton”
50 Cent? Surprisingly, Yes
Outside of being a rapper, Curtis James Jackson III is a business mogul and investor. With Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, 50 Cent was the founder of G-Unit records. Despite facing legal troubles, he got his GED, and he’s worth $150 million.
But, he could improve on throwing a baseball.
Eve? Not As Rich As Snoop
Eve started out her music career by appearing on musicians’ albums like Prince and The Roots. She’s won a Grammy for the single “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” which she collaborated with No Doubt front lady Gwen Stefani.
Despite being married to Maximillion Cooper, she has a net worth of $13 million.
Ice Cube? YES
I mean, he was the co-founder of N.W.A. alongside Dre and the late Eazy-E. After going solo, he’s been successful both musically and in the world of acting. Ice Cube even graduated from college with a Drafting Degree before turning to the music industry.
As one of the pioneers of gangsta rap, he’s worth $160 million.
For someone who started out in 1993, it’s a surprise that the next rapper ahead isn’t near Snoop’s status. The reason behind that is coming up shortly.
Fat Joe? No Chance
Joseph Antonio Cartagena has a net worth of $6 million. It’s not bad for someone who started the record label Terror Squad, which signed DJ Khaled. Jealous Ones Still Envy was his most successful album as it reached certified platinum.
Fat Joe is married to Lorena Cartagena, and they have three kids.
Kanye West? 100%
The College Dropout was his first successful album. It’s no surprise that Kanye has outspoken views on life, which have contributed to his success. As an entrepreneur, he founded DONDA, a creative content company named after his later mother, Donda West.
He’s married to Kim K, but his net worth is $160 million.
Ja Rule? Surprisingly, That’s A No
Jeffery Bruce Atkins started his career in 1993. After releasing a few albums that reached the top ten, he started his record label Mpire Music Group. But, the rapper got into trouble with the law.
He released a biography about his struggles, and he has a net worth of $8 million.
The rapper who wears the funny hats and the one behind the song “Happy” is still on the way.
Lil Wayne? Can’t Say No To Him
Wheezy has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Despite serving time in prison, Wayne continues to be successful with his net worth of $150 million. He even wrote a memoir of his prison experience in Rikers Island.
With The Carter V released, he can now retire to focus on his kids.
Michael Ray Stevenson has collaborated with Drake, Rick Ross, and Chris Brown. He even started his reality TV show, Kingin’ with Tyga.
With a net worth of $2 million, the rapper’s fortune is nowhere near Snoop’s. But, he has dated Black Chyna, and he dated Kylie Jenner too.
Pharrell Williams? You Know It
Pharrell is the foundation of the record label i am OTHER, which also serves as an umbrella for his business endeavors. In conjunction with a textile line, he’s launched Street Wear fashion lines and Ice Cream Footwear.
He’s had an impressive run for someone with a net worth of $150 million.
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Lil’ Kim? Well…
Most people know who she is, but she got her start in the industry thanks to Notorious B.I.G. who introduced her to his group Junior M.A.F.I.A. Lil Kim has released successful albums before getting into trouble with the law.
Despite her difficulties, she has a net worth of $18 million.
Birdman? No Doubt About It
Bryan Christopher Williams is the co-founder of Cash Money Records. Birdman discovered and mentored his protege, Lil Wayne, as the pair formed Young Money Cash Money Billionaires.
With a net worth of $180 million, he has a business venture with his brother as they created a gas company and a clothing line.
Iggy Azalea? Not So Much
Amethyst Amelia Kelly hit the limelight with her single “Fancy” in 2014. Her first album, The New Classic topped the Billboard charts that same year.
But, with T.I. becoming a mentor to the musician, Iggy’s career is still progressing, and the Aussie has a total net worth of $10 million.
Read ahead to see which NBA player-turned record producer has a net worth of $250 million! He’s even a philanthropist too.
Eminem? Well Duh
Come on now, it’s Marshall Mathers we’re talking about! He’s one of the best selling artists of the 2000s, and he’s one of the best rappers of all time.
With eight consecutive albums on the number Billboard 200 chart, Eminem is sitting comfortably on this list with a net worth of $190 million.
Cardi B? She’s Slowly Climbing Up The Ranks
With Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar’s success, she still has a ways to go. Cardi B gained a ton of popularity in 2013 thanks to her Instagram account, but it was her two singles that topped the Billboard charts.
With a net worth of $4 million, she’s slowly rising to fame and fortune.
Master P? Why Yes He Is
For someone who played in the NBA for two seasons, Percy Miller has done a lot. He’s the founder of No Limit Forever records, and he even wrote a book called Guaranteed Success.
Master P has devoted his time to philanthropy and as a businessman with a net worth of $250 million.
Bow Wow? Nah
Shad Gregory Moss’ first studio album Beware Of Dog was released when he was 13. His rapping career continued to be successful as he’s sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
Although Bow Wow isn’t as rich as Snoop, he currently has a net worth of $1.5 million — that’s still good money!
Dr. Dre, Of Course!
Despite being known as a DJ, producer, and entrepreneur, he’s best known for producing albums. Not only that, but Dre is the owner of the record label Aftermath Entertainment.
With the royalties from producing albums, his net worth is approximately $830 million. It won’t be long before the rapper hits the billion dollar mark.