Forbes Richest Rappers

richest rappersBelow is a list of the richest rappers today. They didn’t get on this list just by sitting there and hoping that they would make it. They went after what they wanted and didn’t stop until they got there. With hard work anything is possible, remember the sky is the limit.

You can do anything you set your mind to, if you have not been giving it your all then take a good look at this list and picture yourself being on one, one day.

The year is not over so I’ll be updating the list to the top ten richest rappers as the year goes by. For now, here are the top six richest rappers today.

#1. Sean “Diddy” Combs

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Net Worth: $475 Million

Earnings in 2011 According to Forbes: $35 Million

Diddy’s wealth is attributed to much more than just rapping. It is his rapping career and business ventures that have made him the richest rapper alive. He was able to reach this through his clothing line Sean John, record label Bad Boy,acting gigs, television shows, and Ciroc vodka.

#2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter

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Net Worth: $450 Million

Earnings in 2011 According to Forbes: $37 Million

The successful rapper sold clothing label Rocawear in 2007 for $204 Million and owns shares in the New Jersey Nets as well as a ten year $150 Million live nation deal. Of course, we can’t forget his rapping career which paved the way for all of this success.

#3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young

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Net Worth: $125 Million

Earnings in 2011 According to Forbes: $17 Million

The super producer/rapper expanded his wealth with his Aftermath record label. He has an HP laptop line as well as Beats Headphones but if that’s not enough, he is credited for launching the career of great rappers such as Eminem and 50 Cent.

#4. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers













Net Worth: $115 Million

Earnings in 2011 According to Forbes: $14 Million

Eminem has never been much of a business man but that doesn’t mean he’s not collecting the big bucks. With the recent release of his Recovery album (which was a huge success) he was able to get back in the top earners list. His appearance in commercials during the Superbowl also helped add to his wealth.

#5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

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Net Worth: $100 Miilion

Earnings in 2011 According to Forbes: $8 Million

50 cent owes his great wealth to his business skills. He received a very nice payout from the sales of Vitamin water once it was sold to Coca Cola. Other ventures attributed to his wealth include clothes, books, headphones, video games and acting gigs. Now that’s what you call expanding.

#6. Bryan “Birdman” Williams

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Net Worth: $100 Million

Birdman owns Cash Money Records and received a $30 Miilion dollar distribution with Universal in 1998. A business-savvy individual who is always always looking for ways to expand. Don’t be surprised to see him climb up the “richest rappers” ladder.


9 Responses to “Forbes Richest Rappers”

  1. Yeah sometimes the hardest part is not even the work itself, often times it’s just a matter of taking action.

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  4. what about eminem?

  5. Ludricous amounts of money! Well researched article Hector.


  6. HECTOR, you are the true motivation GURU man. I’ve been working on my rap for the last two years, writing lyrics and raping in local studios. Worked hard to buy a Camcorder and a green screen and stuff. Now that I got everything that i neededh, I’m not motivated anymore, i couldn’t write and rap like how i used to. I find it hard finishing 1 verse of a song. Even though i’m not clasified as a proper rapper, I’ve got this burning desire that makes me believe i can do it but there ain’t no motivation. People around me are full of negative, sceptical about what i do, my friends doesn’t even comment my posted song except for strangers that leaves a positive comment. I really feel much better about this. I feel more relaxed and want to get down to business. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Thanks, glad to hear that I’m getting people motivated again. Don’t pay attention to any negativity and keep going until you get where you want.

  7. that nigga Diddy´s the money man!!!