The Richest Rappers In the World
Net worth: $135 million
Real name: Dwayne Carter, Jr.
Date of birth: September 27 1982
At the young age of nine, Lil Wayne - or Dwayne Carter, Jr., as he is actually named - became the youngest artist ever to sign with the Cash Money Records label. Since then his career has skyrocketed. To date, he has performed with some huge names within the music industry, such as Madonna, Kid Rock, Jay-Z, Birdman and Robin Thicke, to name just a few. Never in my life have I heard of someone who can fit into such a diverse range of musical styles! However, his $135 million net worth suggests that he must be pretty good at what he does, no matter what genre it is!
Net worth: $140 million
Real name: Curtis Jackson III
Date of birth: July 6 1975
Rapper 50 Cent didn't let his difficult childhood stop him from achieving success after success. While he was still a teenager, Curtis Jackson III (who later became known as 50 Cent) was involved with drug dealing and guns. This was probably the precursor to a shooting incident which took place in 2000, during which he was struck by no less than nine bullets. If you ask me, he's either indestructable or incredibly lucky! From that point onwards, his life changed for the better. He was discovered by Eminem and Dr. Dre, and went on to become one of the most famous, successful rappers in the world. He has enjoyed more commercial success than most artists on this list - and a $140 million net worth to go hand in hand with his achievements. So far, 50 Cent has already earned many awards within the music industry (including a Grammy), so is now beginning to focus on other pursuits.