Top 20 Richest Rappers In The World

Richest Rappers In The World? In 2020? Ever searched on Google? It’s not easy to get the hat of the richest rapper in the world as it requires sheer hard work, dedication and definitely smartness! Some rappers you know definitely and for some rappers, the net worth will just wow you. Some are not just only in the music industry but also have side business which has helped them to build a huge empire.

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Top 20 Richest Rappers In The World

#20 Akon (USD 80 million)

Singer, songwriter, record producer from New Jersey, Akon rose to prominence in 2004 with his first single “Locked Up” from his debut album Trouble (2004). He has four songs certified as 3× platinum, credited with more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. With more than 10 songs certified as gold in digital sales help him to write his name in five Grammy Awards nominations. He became the number-one selling artist and was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records for master ringtones in the world.

Birth Name: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam


Akon Best Songs:

  1. “Don’t Matter” – 2007
  2. “I Wanna Love You”– 2006 featuring Snoop Dogg
  3. “Smack That” featuring Eminem – 2006
  4. “Lonely” – 2005
  5. “Sorry, Blame It On Me” – 2007


#19 Timbaland (USD 85 million)

Rapper, musician, DJ, record producer, Timbaland has received widespread appreciation and credits for his production style. As of 2014, he has written 99 hits Stateside and 85 UK hits as a songwriter. His signature: high-end synth stabs, stuttering bass-heavy bounce beats, and his own quiet murmuring beneath each track. This undoubtedly shaped the pop and hip-hop genres and brought attention internationally. ‘Pony’ sound shocked the world and gradually became the popular pop music style.

Birth Name: Timothy Zachary Mosley


Timbaland Best Songs:

  1. Give It to Me (2007)
  2. Cry Me a River (2002)
  3. Pass At Me (2011)
  4. The Way I Are (2007)
  5. Carry Out (2009)


#18 Ad-Rock (USD 90 million)

American rapper, actor and guitarist, Ad-Rock started off his career in the punk rock band The Young and the Useless and later joined Beastie Boys band. Beastie Boys had sold 22 million records by 2010 in the United States alone, and 40 million worldwide. He has featured in the Have a Good Trip documentary in 2020.

Birth Name: Adam Keefe Horovitz


Ad-Rock Best Songs

  1. Hello Nasty (1998) with Beastie Boys
  2. To the 5 Boroughs (2004) with Beastie Boys
  3. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011) with Beastie Boys
  4. Simply Mortified (2000) with BS 2000
  5. Check Your Head (1992) with Beastie Boys


#17 Pitbull (USD 100 million)

American rapper, singer, songwriter, Pitbull has sold over 100 million singles and 7.5 million studio albums worldwide. The Spanish-language album “No Lo Trates” featuring Natti Natasha and Daddy Yankee became RIAA Latin certified 6x Platinum with more than 360,000 sales. He performed the song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” along with Claudia Leitte and Jennifer Lopez, which served as the official theme of the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Birth Name: Armando Christian Pérez


Pitbull Best Songs

  1. “I Know You Want Me” (1999) (Calle Ocho)
  2. “Culo” (2004) featuring Lil Jon
  3. “The Anthem” (2007) featuring Lil Jon
  4. “Hotel Room Service” (2009)
  5. “Bon Bon” (2010)


#16 Mike D (USD 100 million)

American rapper, Mike D is the founding member of the Beastie Boys hip hop group. The Beastie Boys group have reached Platinum status seven times and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. They have bagged three Grammy Awards.

Birth Name: Michael Louis Diamond


Mike D Best Songs

  1. The Mix-Up (2007)
  2. Ill Communication (1994)
  3. To the 5 Boroughs (2004)
  4. Hello Nasty (1998)
  5. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011)


#15 Birdman (USD 110 million)

American rapper, Birdman is a public face of Cash Money Records which has sold 50 million records in the history of hip-hop music. He has released a various collaboration album with Lil Wayne and Juvenile which went hits.

Birth Name: Bryan Christopher Williams

Website: Unavailable

Birdman Best Songs/Albums

  1. Priceless (2009)
  2. Like Father, Like Son with Lil Wayne (2006)
  3. Just Another Gangsta with Juvenile (2019)
  4. Birdman (2002)
  5. Baller Blockin’ with Cash Money Millionaires (2000)


#14 Swizz Beatz (USD 120 million)

American hip hop recording artist, record producer, DJ, art collector, Swizz Beatz has gained recognition in the industry through his work with East Coast rapper DMX and Ruff Ryders Entertainment record label. He went on to sign multiple artists to the label, including Mashonda, Eve, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He was called the best rap producer of all time by Kanye West.

Birth Name: Kasseem Dean


Swizz Beatz Best Songs

  1. “On to the Next One” (2011) (with Jay Z)
  2. “Fancy” (with Drake & T.I.) (2011)
  3. “Party Up (Up in Here)” (DMX),
  4. “Hotel” and “I’m a Hustla” (Cassidy)
  5. “Ultralight Beam” (Kanye West)


#13 LL Cool J (USD 120 million)

American rapper, record producer, LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James) is known for hip hop hits such as “I’m Bad”, “Going Back to Cali” and “The Boomin’ System”. He is a two-time Grammy Award winner and became the first rapper to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. He currently plays a role of NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna in the NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS crime drama television series.

Birth Name: James Todd Smith


LL Cool J Best Songs

  1. Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
  2. The Ripper Strikes Back (1999)
  3. The Boomin’ System (1990)
  4. It’s Get No Rougher (1989)
  5. I Can’t Live Without My Radio (1985)


#12 Pharrell Williams (USD 150 million)

American singer, rapper, songwriter, fashion designer, Pharrell Williams has won 13 Grammy Awards and several nominations. He has also invested in several business ventures which have helped him to earn hefty dollars. He was featured on Daft Punk’s 2013 single “Get Lucky” that has sold more than 9.3 million copies and reached the top 10 in the music charts of over 32 countries.

Birth Name: Pharrell Lanscilo Williams


Pharrell Williams Best Songs

  1. Kelis – “Milkshake” (#3, 2003)
  2. O.R.E. Feat. Pharrell – “Nothin’” (#10, 2002)
  3. “U Don’t Have To Call”– (2002)
  4. Snoop Dogg Feat. “Drop It Like It’s Hot” – (2004)
  5. *NSYNC – “Girlfriend” (#5, 2002)


#11 Lil Wayne (USD 150 million)

American rapper, singer, songwriter, Lil Wayne is regarded as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation. He has sold over 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists, including more than 37 million digital tracks and 15 million albums in the US, United States. He has won five Grammy Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, 11 BET Awards, eight NAACP Image Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards.

Birth Name: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.

Website: Unavailable

Lil Wayne Best Songs

  1. Got Money ft. T-Pain
  2. Love Me ft. Drake & Future
  3. Uproar
  4. Lollipop
  5. A Milli


#10 Snoop Dogg (USD 150 million)

American rapper, singer, songwriter, Snoop Dogg started off his career in 1992 and has since sold over 35 million albums worldwide and 23 million albums in the United States. Snoop’s debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993, produced by Dr Dre, by Death Row Records became certified quadruple platinum in 1994. Bush, his 13th studio album marked a return of the Snoop Dogg name in May 2015.

Birth Name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.


Snoop Dogg Best Songs

  1. Doggystyle (1993)
  2. Ego Trippin’ (2008)
  3. Malice n Wonderland (2009)
  4. Reincarnated (2013)
  5. I Wanna Thank Me (2019)


#9 Ice Cube (USD 160 million)

American rapper, actor, and filmmaker, Ice Cube first gained fame as a member of hip hop group NWA in 1996. He is also an actor with notable appearances on film includes 21 and 22 Jump Street, Barbershop movies and the Ride Along with series. He has his own fashion line named as Solo by Cube which features hooded sweatshirts and many fashionable items.

Birth Name: O’Shea Jackson


Ice Cube Best Songs

  1. It Was A Good Day (1992)
  2. Dead Homiez (1990)
  3. Color Blind ft Threat, Kam, J-Dee, King T, Coolio & WC (1991)
  4. Jackin’ For Beats (1990)
  5. Check Yo Self ft Das EFX (1992)


#8 Usher (USD 180 million)

American singer, songwriter, Usher has sold 38.2 million digital songs in the United States and has sold 100 million records worldwide. He is considered an icon and sex symbol from a young age. He has been referred to as the “Mr Entertainment” and “King of R&B” by media outlets. His music continues to inspire R&B, rap, and pop artists. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards, nine Soul Train Music Awards, 34 ASCAP Awards, and eight American Music Awards.

Birth Name: Usher Raymond IV


Usher Best Songs

  1. “OMG” featuring, 2010
  2. “Nice & Slow,” 1998
  3. “U Remind Me,” 2001
  4. “Confessions Part II,” 2004
  5. “Yeah!,” 2004


#7 Drake (USD 190 million)

Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, Drake is widely appreciated for popularizing the Toronto sound. He has won four Grammy Awards, a record 27 Billboard Music Awards, six American Music Awards, two Brit Awards and three Juno Awards. He is one of the world’s best-selling music artists with over successful 170 million records sold.

Birth Name: Usher Raymond IV


Drake Best Songs

  1. “Hotline Bling”, 2015
  2. “Marvin’s Room”, 2011
  3. “Worst Behaviour”, 2013
  4. “In My Feelings”, 2018
  5. “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, 2013

Read More: Drake Net Worth 2020


#6 Master P (USD 230 million)

American rapper, actor, record producer, Master P is the founder of the record label No Limit Records. He is also known for his business acumen and collaborations with other business ventures. His deep-toned, aggressive enunciation is what makes him unique and his story-telling rhymes focusing on poverty, drugs social injustice, police brutality, drug dealing, and hope has inspires many.

Birth Name: Percy Robert Miller

Website: Unavailable

Master P Best Songs

  1. “Mr. Ice Cream Man” (featuring Silkk the Shocker)
  2. “Bout Dat” (featuring Silkk the Shocker)
  3. “How Ya Do Dat” (featuring Young Bleed & CLoc)
  4. “I Got the Hook Up!” (featuring Sons of Funk)
  5. “My Ghetto Heroes” (featuring Skull Duggery)


#5 Eminem (USD 250 million)

American rapper, songwriter, and record producer, Eminem who is in the music industry for over 20 years are the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. He has also made cameo appearances in the films Funny People (2009), Wash (2001), and The Interview (2014). Belongs to the best-selling music artists with global sales of over 220 million records. He has won 15 Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards and eight American Music Awards.

Birth Name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III


Eminem Best Songs

  1. Lose Yourself (2002)
  2. The Real Slim Shady (2000)
  3. Stan (2000)
  4. Kim (2000)
  5. Remember Me? (2000)

Read More: Eminem Net Worth 2020


#4 Dr. Dre (USD 820 million)

American rapper, record producer, audio engineer, Dr. Dre is the founder of Aftermath Entertainment. Dre’s solo debut studio album The Chronic (1992) is one of the best-selling 1993’s American music artists. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Non-Classical, Producer of the Year. He has earned hefty dollars from production royalties, shares of Aftermath Entertainment.

Birth Name: Andre Romelle Young


Dr. Dre Best Songs

  1. I Need a Doctor, 2011
  2. Forget about Dre, 2001
  3. Let Me Ride, 1992
  4. Talking To My Diary, 2015
  5. The Next Episode, 2011


#3 P. Diddy (USD 855 million)

American rapper, singer, songwriter, P. Diddy worked as a talent director at Uptown Records at the starting of his career. He founded his own record label in 1993 titled Bad Boy Entertainment. He has won two MTV Video Music Awards and three Grammy Awards. He has also produced and cultivated artists such as The Notorious B.I.G and Mary J. Blige.

Birth Name: Sean John Combs


P. Diddy Best Songs

  1. Diddy ft. Black Rob & Mark Curry – “Bad Boy Life”
  2. Diddy ft. Usher & Loon – “I Need A Girl”
  3. Puff Daddy & The Family ft. Pharrell – “Finna Get Loose”
  4. Diddy ft. Keshia Cole – “Last Night”
  5. Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans & 112 – “I’ll Be Missing You”


#2 Jay-Z (USD 1 billion)

American rapper, songwriter, record executive, Jay-Z is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 75 million singles and 50 million albums sold worldwide. He has 22 Grammy Awards under his name. He was honoured into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a first rapper to do so in the year 2017. He is a wealthiest American musician and a businessman.

Birth Name: Shawn Corey Carter


Jay-Z Best Songs

  1. 99 Problems
  2. Takeover
  3. Can’t Knock the Hustle
  4. Streets Is Watching
  5. Dear Summer


#1 Kanye West (USD 1.3 billion)

American rapper, singer, songwriter, Kanye West is among the world’s best-selling music artists with over 140 million records sold worldwide. His discography also includes the full-length collaborations Kids See Ghosts (2018), Watch the Throne (2011) and with Kid Cudi and Jay-Z respectively. He has 21 Grammy Awards under his name.

Birth Name: Kanye Omari West


Kanye West Best Songs

  1. ‘Monster’ , ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (2010)
  2. ‘Power’, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (2010))
  3. New Slaves’, ‘Yeezus’ (2013)
  4. ‘Runaway’, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (2010)
  5. ‘Stronger’, ‘Graduation’ (2007)

Wrapping Up The Top 20 Richest Rappers in the World:

No. Richest Rappers Net Worth In USD Genres
#1 Kanye West 1.3 billion Hip hop, art pop, experimental
#2 Jay-Z 1 billion Hip hop
#3 P. Diddy 855 million Hip hop, R&B
#4 Dr. Dre 820 million Hip hop; gangsta rap; G-funk
#5 Eminem 250 million Hip hop
#6 Master P 230 million Hip hop
#7 Drake 190 million Hip hop, pop, R&B, trap, drill, dancehall
#8 Usher 180 million R&B, pop, hip hop
#9 Ice Cube 160 million Hip hop, gangsta rap, political hip hop
#10 Snoop Dogg 150 million Hip hop, funk, gangsta rap, reggae
#11 Lil Wayne 150 million Hip hop
#12 Pharrell Williams 150 million Hip hop, R&B, funk, pop
#13 LL Cool J 120 million Hip hop, Rap
#14 Swizz Beatz 120 million Hip hop
#15 Birdman 110 million Hip hop, southern hip hop
#16 Mike D 100 million Hip hop, rap rock, hardcore punk
#17 Pitbull 100 million Hip hop, reggaeton, pop
#18 Ad-Rock 90 million Hip hop, rap rock, hardcore punk
#19 Timbaland 85 million Hip hop, R&B, dance
#20 Akon 80 million R&B, pop, hip hop, dancehall

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