Here is the list of 40 Richest Rappers in the world, with Kaye West on the top with $6.6 Billion, followed by Jay-Z with $1.3 billion.

Whenever you hear the word “RAP,” what comes to your mind? If the answer is Rappers, then you are at the right place.

It is okay not to know about the rappers and still enjoy the songs. So, for those who are curious about rappers, here is the list of the 40 richest rappers in the world as of December, 2022.

40. 50 Cents

At the 40th number, we have the American rapper, producer, actor, and entrepreneur, Curtis James Jackson III, known as 50 Cents.

He has a total net worth of $30 million as of December, 2022. 

Cents is famous for writing the famous underground rap single How To Rob.”

His famous song, In Da Club,” has 1 billion views on Youtube.

Further, Cents has also written famous songs like How We Do,” Disco Inferno,” Down On Me,” Guess Who’s Back,” etc.

Over the years, he has invested in different business deals like the Effen Vodka deal, Starz Deal, Vitamin Water deal.

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source: Vulture.com

39. J Prince

At the 39th number, we have the American rapper, Businessman, James Prince know as “J Prince,” who has a total net worth of $45 million as of December, 2022.

Likewise, Prince is the Founder and CEO of J Lab Productions and a brand ambassador for Range Water.

J started his career as a disc jockey(DJ) for a sound system company.

His famous album was ”Omega – A New Beginning”, and ”Renaissance”.

Furthermore, Prince has also released the songs like Gone,” “Thunder Roll,” “Turnaround,” etc.

J Prince was responsible for discovering Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Records recording artist Drake.

38. Darryl McDaniels

At the 38th number, we have the American rapper, Darryl McDaniels, know as “DMC,” who has a total net worth of $45 million as of December, 2022.

In 1984, DMC and his two friends, Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, released a very successful album in the hip-hop industry.

Later, the trio became very famous after releasing their third album, “Raising Hell,” which made it to the Billboard 200 at the rank of No. 6 on and No. 1 on the Top R & R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Christmas in Hollis,” “It’s Tricky,” “Just like me,” etc., are the famous songs of Darryl.

37. Common

At the 37th number, we have the  American musician, rapper, writer, and actor Common know as “Lonnie Rashid Lynn,” who has a total net worth of $45 million as of December, 2022.

In 1992, Lynn’s debut with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar and also gained critical acclaim with his 1994 album Resurrection.

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Common source: independent.co.uk

Lynn’s famous song Come Close to Me has been listed on Billboard.

Common has received “Academy Awards,” 2 “African-American Film Critics Association,” 3 “BET Awards,” etc.

36. T.I

At the 36th number, we have the  American musician, rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor Clifford Joseph Harris Jr, know as “T.I,” who has a total net worth of $50 million as of December, 2022.

T.I has 10 Billboards hit, which are:

  • Soldier” (Destiny’s Child feat. T.I. & Lil Wayne)
  • “Dead and Gone” (T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake)
  • My Love” (Justin Timberlake feat. T.I.)
  • “Live Your Life” (T.I. feat. Rihana)
  • Whatever You Like

35. Chamillionaire

At the 35th number, we have the American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and investor from Houston, Hakeem Temidayo Seriki, known as “Chamillionaire,” who has a total net worth of $50 million as of December, 2022.

He was the founder and an initial member of The Color Changin’ Click from 2001 until the group split in 2005.

Seriki is famous for his songs Ridin‘, “I think I love you,” “Good Morning,” Creepin‘, etc.

He has received several accolades such as :

  • People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Hip-Hop Songs
  • Grammy for Duo or Group for Best Rap Performance
  • BET Hip Hop Award for Best New Hip Hop Artist
  • BET Hip Hop Award for People’s Champ

34. Chad Hugo

At the 34th number, we have the American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Charles Edward Hugo, known as “Chad Hugo,” who has a total net worth of $55 million as of December, 2022.

He is best known as one-half of the musical duo Neptunes, along with Pharrell Williams.

Hugo is famous for songs like “I’m Gone,” “Siren,” “Man Fading,” “Out of Control,” “Better Wise Up,” etc.

33. Wiz Khalifa

At the 33rd number, we have the American rapper, singer, and songwriter Cameron Jibril Thomaz, known as “Wiz Khalifa,” who has a total net worth of $60 million as of December, 2022.

Wiz released his debut album, Show and Proved in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros Records in 2007.

Thomaz is famous for the popular song “See you again,” “Young Wild and Free,” “Black and Yellow,” “KK,” etc.

Similarly, Wiz has 48 career entries on the list and has won 12 awards like  Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Song of the Year, etc.

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source: nme.com

32. PSY

At the 32nd number, we have famous South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Park Jae-sang, known as PSY, who has a total net worth of $60 million.

PSY came in the hype in mid-2012 after releasing his famous song Gangnam Style,” which had topped at number two on Billboard Hot 100 in the USA.

He has won 7 awards, such as Streaming Song, Streaming Song Artist, New Artist, Rap Artist Rap Song, etc., all in the year 2013 for Gangnam Style.”

31. Joseph Simmons

At the 31st number, we have the famous American rapper, producer, DJ, and TV personality known by the stage name Run, Rev, who has a total net worth of $60 million.

Simmons is one of the originating members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C.

Joseph is famous for his songs such as It’s like that, Rock Box, Song 4 Lovers, I love Rock&Roll, etc.

30. J.Cole

At the 30th number, we have the famous American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Jermaine Lamarr Cole, popularly known by J Cole, who has a total net worth of $60 million.

Cole is considered one of the most influential rappers of his generation.

In 2011, Cole released his debut studio album Cole World: The Sideline Story, which was listed as the number one on US Billboard.

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J Cole source: revolt.com

Similarly, his other album Born Sinner also topped Billboard in 2013.  And his other album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, had also topped Billboard, which led him to be nominated to Grammys Awards in 2015.

29. Ice T

At the 29th number, we have the famous American rapper, actor, songwriter, and producer, Tracy Lauren Marrow, popularly known by Ice T, who has a total net worth of $60 million.

T began his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s.

Later, in 1987 he signed to Sire Records when he released his debut album Rhyme Pays. This particular album was the second hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker.

Furthermore, T has won 2 Grammy Awards for “Back on the Block” and “Bum-Rush” as Best Metal Performance and Best Rap Duo.

28. Will.I.Am

At the 28th number, we have the famous American rapper, actor, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur William James Adams Jr.

He is popularly known by the stage name “Will.I.Am,” who has a total net worth of $70 million as of December, 2022.

William is the founding and lead member of the musical group Black Eyed Peas. He started his career by releasing his first debut album with Lost Change in 2001.

He is famous for songs like Imma Be, Girl Like Me, MAMACITA, RITMO, etc.

Furthermore, William has won 7 different Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Best Urban/Alternative Performance.

27. Nas

At the 27th number, we have the famous American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, popularly known as “Nas,” who has a total net worth of $70 million as of December, 2022.

Nas’s career began in 1989 as he adopted the moniker of “Nasty Nas” and recorded demos for Large Professor.

From 2001 to 2005,  Nas was involved in a highly publicized feud with Jay-Z popularized by the diss track Ether.

Nas is famous for songs are If I Ruled the World, Life’s a Bitch, The World is yours, Nas is Like, etc.

26. Kendrick Lamar

At the 26th number, we have the famous American rapper, songwriter, and record producer Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, popularly known as “Kendrick Lamar,” who has a total net worth of $75 million December, 2022.

Lamar has been acknowledged as one of the most influential rappers of the current generation. His career first began to gain recognition in 2010 after his first retail release, Over Dedicated.

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Kendrick Lamar source: forbes.com

Some of his famous songs are HUMBLE, All The Stars, Alright, Love, Loyalty, etc.

Lamar has also received many accolades over the course of his career, including 13 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and an Academy Award nomination.

25. DJ Khaled

At the 25th number, we have the famous American DJ, record executive, record producer, author, and media personality DJ, Khaled.

Khaled Mohamed Khaled has a total net worth of $75 million as of December, 2022.

He is famous for his songs like “All I Do Is Win,” “I Got the Keys,” “Wild Thoughts,” “I’m The One,” etc.

Khaled has 10 trending songs on Billboard; his famous song “Popstar” peaked at 11th position.

24. Migos

At the 24th number, we have the famous American hip-hop trio who has a total net worth of $80 million as of December, 2022.

The band was founded in 2008; members are rappers know by the stage names Takeoff, Offset, and Quavo.

Migos got their breakthrough in 2013 when their single “Versace” peaked at 99 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In July 2015, Migos released their first debut album, Yung Rich Nation,with Offset still in jail, clocking in at number 3 on the Top Rap Albums Chart its first week.

23.Akon

At the 23rd number, we have the famous Senegalese-American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor “Akon.”

Akon has a total net worth of $80 million.

Akon is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.

He was placed in Guinness World Records as the number-one selling artist for master ringtones.

22. Timbaland

At the 22nd number, we have Timothy Zachery Mosley, an American musician, record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive.

He has a total net worth of $80 million.

He was the prominent producer for R&B and hip-hop artists in 1997.

Timbaland is famous for songs like “Apologize,” “If We Ever Met Again,” “The Way I Are,” etc.

21. Nicki Minaj

At the 21st number, we have Nicki Minaj, a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer-songwriter, and actress who has a total net worth of $80 million.

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Nicky Minajsource: allure.com

Nicki is one of the most prominent and best-selling female artists of all time, with 137 million records sold worldwide.

She gained recognition after releasing the mixed tape from 2007 to 2009.

20. Michael Diamond

At the 20th number, we have Michael Diamond, an American rapper and founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys with a total net worth of $90 million.

In 2007, Mike D did a remix of Jack Jackson’s song “Big Sur.”

His famous song Hell’s Bell’s peaked at 16 in 1999.

19.  Adam Horovitz

At the 9th number, we have Adam Horowitz, an American rapper, guitarist, and actor who has a total net worth of $90 million.

His career began with a stint in the punk rock band The Young and the Useless, and he was a member of the hip-hop group Beastie Boys.

Eventually, by 2010, the band sold over 40 million records worldwide.

18. Ronald Slim Williams

At the 18th  number, we have Ronald Slim Williams, an American businessman co-founder of Cash Money Records who has a total net worth of $100 million.

He is Also known as “Slim Tha Don” or “The Godfather.”

Williams is well-known for founding the record label Cash Money Records and his younger brother Bryan Williams.

17. Pitbull

At the 17th number, we have Armando Christian Pérez, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, brand ambassador, businessman, and philanthropist.

He is also distinguished by his stage name “Pitbull,” who has a total net worth of $100 million.

The single from his 2nd album, Global Warming: Meltdown, hit 1 in eighteen countries, including the US and UK.

Pitbull has sold above 25 million studio albums and over 100 million singles worldwide, with 15 billion views on Youtube as of December, 2022.

16. Birdman

At the 16th number, we have Bryan Christopher Williams, an American rapper, record executive, and entrepreneur with a total net worth of $100 million.

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Birdman source: esquire.com

Birdman and his brother Ronald Slim Williams are co-founders and public face of Cash Money Records.

He is famous for the project and hip hop supergroup Rich Gang, bringing attention to Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan artists.

15. LL Cool J

At the 15th number, we have James Todd Smith, an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur with a total net worth of $120 million.

He has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations.

J is 2 time Grammy award winner and is the first rapper to receive the Kennedy Center Honors.

He is also famous for his second album, Bigger and Deffer, at  No.1 on Billboard’s R&B albums chart.

14. Swizz Beatz

At the 14th number, we have Kasseem Daoud Dean, an American record producer, rapper, businessman, and art collector with a total net worth of $150 million.

Dean started his musical career as a DJ at the age of 18, and he began to gain attention in the hip hop industry through his family’s record label Ruff Ryders Entertainment.

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Swizz Beatz source: grammys.com

Dean was named as the first “Producer in Residence.”

Some of his famous songs are It’s Me Bitches“, “Get it on the floor,” “On to the next one,” etc.

13. Snoop Dogg

At the 13th number, we have Calvin Cordozar Broadus, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, media personality, and businessman with a total net worth of $150 million.

Dogg became famous in 1992 when he featured on Dr. De’s debut solo Deep Cover and The Cronic.”

With having sold 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide, he is one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Snoop Dogg’s debut solo album Doggystyle was at number one on the popular albums chart, the Billboard 200, and on Billboards Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

12. Ice Cube

At the 12th number, we have O’Shea Jackson, an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker who has a total net worth of $160 million.

Some of his famous songs are “It was a nice day,” “You Can Do It,” “Hello,” “Check Yo Self,” etc.

Cube has a total of 12 songs on Billboard HOT 100.

11. Lil Wayne

At the 11th number, we have Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur who has a total net worth of $170 million.

He is regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists of his generation.

40 richest rappers
Lil Wayne source: vulture.com

Wayne was just 12 years of age when he was signed by well-known rapper Birdman in 1995, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label.

Wayne’s latest song, Gang Gang, has peaked up to 44 and Seeing Green up to 18 on Billboard Global 200.

10. Usher

At the 10th number, we have Usher Raymond IV, an American singer, songwriter, actor, businessman, and dancer with a total net worth of $180 million.

His career began at the age of 12 when he got attention from A&R.

His first two albums were listed on Billboard Hit 100. And the third album sold eight million copies worldwide.

Eventually, he won his first two Grammy Awards as Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 2002 and 2003.

9. Drake

At the  9th number, we have Aubrey Drake Graham,  a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and businessperson whose current net worth stands at $180 million.

40 richest rappers
Drake source: vulture.com

Drake started getting recognition by starring in the television series  Degrassi: The Next Generation.

In 2017, Drake won the Top Billboard Awards. He has a total of 17 songs in which his song What’s Next has peaked up to 1 on the Billboard chart.

8. Pharrell Williams

At the 8th number, we have Pharrell Lanscilo Williams, an American singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur who has a total net worth of $200 million.

In 1999, he became lead vocalist of the band  N.E.R.D.

In 2006 he made his debut with the solo album “In My Mind,” which was a huge success.

William has won 13 Grammy Awards.

He is also famous for songs like Happy,” “Entrepreneur,” “Lemon,” etc.

7. Master P

At the 7th number, we have Percy Robert Miller, an American rapper, actor, record producer, entrepreneur, and former basketball player who has a total net worth of $200 million.

He started getting fame in the mid-1990s with his fifth solo album, Ice Cream Man,” and the success of Hip-hop music group TRU.

P’s 11th debut album was listed on Billboard Independent Artist at number 1 in 2004.

6. Eminem

At the 6th number, we have Marshall Bruce Mathers III, an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer with a total net worth of $230 million.

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Rap God Eminem source: revoult.com

Marshal Mathers, AKA Eminem is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with an estimated worldwide sales of over 220 million records.

Eminem is known for the songs like Rap God,” “FACK,” “Stan,” “Without Me,” etc. He has also won 15 Grammys.

5. Russell Simmons

At the 5th number, we have Russell Wendell Simmons, an American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer with a net worth of $340 million.

He is famous for songs are “Beans Are Better,” “Nuttin’ but a drumbeat,” “Rock Box,” etc.

4. Dr. Dre

At the 4th number, we have Andre Romelle Young, an American rapper, songwriter, audio engineer, record producer, and entrepreneur who has a total net worth of $780 million.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

With six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Rolling Stone placed him number 56 on the list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

He is famous for songs like Still D.R.E,” “I Need a Doctor,” etc.

3. P Diddy

At the 3rdd number, we have Sean Love Combs, an American rapper, singer, record producer, record executive, and entrepreneur who has a total net worth of $900 million.

Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards and is the producer of MTV’s Making the Band.

He is famous for songs like I’ll Be Missing You,” “Bump, Bump, Bump,” “Victory,” “Good Night,” etc.

2.  Jay-z

At the 2nd number, we have Shawn Corey Carter, an  American rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and media proprietor who has a total net worth of $1.3 billion.

Jay-Z is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West source: forbes.com

His career began in 1995, after founding the record label Roc-A-Fella Records.

He has won 23 Grammy Awards, the most by a rapper, and holds the record for the most number-one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200.

1. Kanye West

In the 1st place, we have Kanye Omari West, an American rapper, singer, record producer, businessman, politician, and fashion designer who has a total net worth of $6.6 billion.

Kanye got his first breakthrough In 2004, after releasing the album The College Dropout.

West has become of the most successful and awarded musicians with 21 Grammy wins out of 69 nominations.

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