The rap industry has grown considerably in the 21st century and obviously, this has increased the demand for hip hop music makers too. But did you know, how much revenue does the rappers actually collect? The entertainment industry is a great way of making earnings if an artist knows what they are doing and how they have to invest their money smartly back into the world. Thus, here we have wrapped up 5 of the most successful and the richest rap lords that are currently breathing on Earth. Also, you guys should keep in mind that even though a major chunk of their net worth comes from rapping, it does not account for every million they have in their pocket.
1. Kanye West
Kanye West has his net worth set to the mark of 3.2 billion and has surpassed the one billion mark set by Jay Z. It was recently confirmed to Forbes that Kanye West actually earns in billions when he provided them with all the necessary documents. The reason behind this sudden rise in his income is because of the Yeezy whose graphs have suddenly gone up. As for Kanye, he is an American rapper as well as a record producer and fashion designer. He has a lot of companies under his name and had been married to Kim Kardashian West for the past 7 years.
2. Jay Z
Next up, we have to have Jay Z in the list of rappers who earns the most because this man has been raising the stakes next to his name for being a billionaire for so long. He is an American rapper and an entrepreneur. A major portion of his upbringing was done in Brooklyn, New York. All this while, you guys should also keep in mind that Jay Z is one of those rappers who does not only earn from music and the entertainment sector as we discussed earlier. The majority of his income is from the investments he made in the past in clothing lines as well as record companies and nightclubs. Jay Z also established himself as the first rapper to touch the billion-dollar mark up until April of 2020. As of right now, the net worth of Jay Z is 1 billion US dollars.
3. Sean Combs, also known as Diddy.
Well, if you are looking for someone who is a rapper, a record producer as well as a songwriter and an actor, and an entrepreneur on top of that, then Sean Combs is just the right person you are looking for. This guy is popularly known among the fans by his stage name called Diddy and Combs can easily be dubbed as one of the richest rappers in the world. For a long time in the past, we saw how Diddy established himself as one of the top richest until other music rappers also started gaining success apart from their music endeavors. As of right now, his net worth is set at 885 million US dollars.
4. Dr. Dre
If you are a follower of the modern music industry and listen to the newest tracks put up by the artists, then there is no way you have not heard of Dr. Dre. He has been dubbed as one of the best hip-hop producers of all time. Initially, Andre Young started off his career in the 80s but later went to solo make music. He has also created the Beats by Dr. Dre which was bought by Apple several years ago and guess what, it was bought for 3 billion US dollars. He is easily the fourth richest rapper in the world with his net worth currently set at 820 million US dollars.
Well, we are talking about rap and if Eminem is not on the list, then the list is not complete. He has to be one of the most successful rap artists in America and all over the world at this point in time. Although, his career did not come easy to him as he was subjected to a lot of racial hate while being the only white rapper among the rest when he started his venture in Detroit. Life for Eminem was not easy at all. Even at school, he was bullied a lot and moved quite often thus leaving him helpless to make any friends. Currently, the net worth of Eminem is set at 230 million US dollars and has changed the whole game completely.