Lavish lifestyles, extravagant spending, costly jewelry and rap style; these are what define the richest rappers and hip-hop rap artists in general terms. Rappers are considered some of the most powerful people with their words. Rappers set trends, they cause revolution and they make money through their style.

Most of the rappers in the world come from African ethnicity as they value their dreams while some English ethnic people like Eminem are also making their name in the rap music industry. They have fancy cars, big mansions and their lives are all about money. Most of the rappers had gangster lives and dropped guns to lift words as their source of power which today, brings them money and fame.

These rappers are praised and paid for their talent! From singing songs to getting involved in business and films, they have different ways to turn their fortunes and grow their bank sheets.

Here we take a look at the top 100 richest rappers and hip-hop artists in the world.

RankNameNet WorthNationality
1.Dr Dre$810 MillionUnited States
2.Sean Combs-Diddy$700 millionUnited States
3.Jay Z$650 millionUnited States
4.Master P$350 millionUnited States
5.Russell Simmons$325 millionUnited States
6.50 Cent$270 millionUnited States
7.Usher$180 millionUnited States
8.Birdman$170 millionUnited States
9.Ronald Slim Williams$170 millionUnited States
10.Eminem$170 millionUnited States
11.Lil Wayne$140 millionUnited States
12.Snoop Lion (Snoop Dog)$135 millionUnited States
13.Kanye West$130 millionUnited States
14.Ice Cube$120 millionUnited States
15.LL Cool K$100 millionUnited States
16.Pharrell Williams$97 millionUnited States
17.Akon$80 millionUnited States
18.Timbaland$80 millionUnited States
19.Ad-Rock$75 millionUnited States
20.Will.I.Am$75 millionUnited States
21.Mike D$75 millionUnited States
22.Joseph Simmons (Rev Run)$70 millionUnited States
23.Busta Rhymes$65 millionUnited States
24.Swizz Beatz$65 millionUnited States
25.Nelly$60 millionUnited States
26.Drake$60 millionCanada
27.Chad Hugo$55 millionUnited States
28.Nicki Minaj$54 millionUnited States
29.Wyclef Jean$50 millionUnited States
30.Afeni Shakur$50 millionUnited States
31.T.I.$50 millionUnited States
32.Darryl McDaniels$45 millionUnited States
33.Andre 3000$45 millionUnited States
34.Bone Thugs-n-Harmony$45 millionUnited States
35.J Prince$45 millionUnited States
36.Big Boi$40 millionUnited States
37.T-Pain$35 millionUnited States
38.Rick Ross$35 millionUnited States
39.Common$35 millionUnited States
40.Ice T$35 millionUnited States
41.Shaggy 2 Dope$30 millionUnited States
42.Flo Rida$30 millionUnited States
43.Lil Jon$25 millionUnited States
44.Ludacris$25 millionUnited States
45.The Game$25 millionUnited States
46.Soulja Boy$23 millionUnited States
47.Mike Shinoda$23 millionUnited States
48.Cee Lo Green$22 millionUnited States
49.Nick Cannon$20 millionUnited States
50.Method Man$20 millionUnited States
51.Wiz Khalifa$20 millionUnited States
52.Fabolous$20 millionUnited States
53.Damian Marley$20 millionUnited States
54.Mannie Fresh$20 millionUnited States
55.Juicy J$20 millionUnited States
56.Lil’ Kim$18 millionUnited States
57.Jazze Pha$18 millionUnited States
58.RZA$18 millionUnited States
59.Vanilla Ice$18 millionUnited States
60.Nas$17 millionUnited States
61.Ghostface Killah$17 millionUnited States
62.Mobb Deep$17 millionUnited States
63.Ne-Yo$16 millionUnited States
64.Questlove$16 millionUnited States
65.Devyne Stephens$16 millionUnited States
66.Macklemore$16 millionUnited States
67.GZA$16 millionUnited States
68.Sandra Denton AKA Pepa$15 millionUnited States
69.Everlast$15 millionUnited States
70.Too Short$15 millionUnited States
71.Chamillionaire$15 millionUnited States
72.8Ball & MJG$15 millionUnited States
73.Young Jeezy$15 millionUnited States
74.Pusha T$15 millionUnited States
75.Joseph Bruce AKA Violent J$15 millionUnited States
76.Lloyd Banks$15 millionUnited States
77.Chingy$15 millionUnited States
78.Chuck D$15 millionUnited States
79.Three 6 Mafia$15 millionUnited States
80.Daddy Yankee$15 millionUnited States
81.Inspectah Deck$14 millionUnited States
82.Funkmaster Flex$14 millionUnited States
83.Plies$14 millionUnited States
84.Paul Wall$12.5 millionUnited States
85.DJ Clue$12 millionUnited States
86.Baby Bash$12 millionUnited States
87.David Banner$12 millionUnited States
88.Raekwon$12 millionUnited States
89.Obie Trice$12 millionUnited States
90.Seal Paul$11 millionUnited States
91.Mack Maine$11 millionUnited States
92.Kendrick Lamar$11 millionUnited States
93.Russell Spencer$10 millionUnited States
94.Benzino$10 millionUnited States
95.DJ Spinderella$10 millionUnited States
96.Beanie Sigel$10 millionUnited States
97.Jim Jones$10 millionUnited States
98.Warren G$10 millionUnited States
99.Trey Songz$10 millionUnited States
100.Memphis Bleek$10 millionUnited States

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Hip-Hop and rap artists set trends. They cause change and they are considered some of the most powerful people in their world not only for the fan base they have, but also because of their fortunes in terms of money. Hip-hop music is ever growing while rap songs, dress-ups, fashion and jewelry is what most people like to copy from their idols. These richest hip-hop artists have grossed accolades and awards through their hard work; and everyone knows- Hard work pays off!

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