The Richest Rappers In the World
Net worth: $700 million
Real name: Sean Combs
Date of birth: November 4 1969
Diddy? Puff Daddy? P. Diddy? Who knows what name he's going by nowadays? Aside from the fact that he seems to change his name more often than I change my socks, what I do know is that this rapper's real name is Sean Combs (which he also calls himself sometimes, just to make things more confusing). With a net worth of $700 million, he is one of the wealthiest rappers in the world. For the most part, he has made his money through making and producing records; he signed The Notorious B.I.G., who is - well - notorious. As if that wasn't enough, his first album (No Way Out) went seven times platinum, which is almost unheard of. Even if he isn't to your taste, Diddy clearly appeals to somebody!
Net worth: $135 million
Real name: Calvin Broadus, Jr.
Date of birth: October 20 1971
If, like me, you've always thought Snoop Dogg was a bizarre name for a rapper, consider this: he was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr! If that was your name, you'd probably change it, too. However, in this case it was a wise move. Snoop Dogg was discovered by the legend that is Dr. Dre, who helped to launch his rap career. His albums have gone platinum several times over, putting him firmly in the history books. More recently he has turned his hand to acting (although I'll let you be the judge on how successful this venture is!). All of this has earned him a rather tasty net worth of $135 million.