The Richest Rappers In the World
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.
Net worth: $270 million
Real name: Bryan Williams
Date of birth: February 15 1969
Bryan Williams is a pretty uninspiring name, but it is the identity behind the fifth richest rapper in the world. That said, with a net worth of $270 million, he is probably one of the least well known names on this list. He has made his money through recording and producing music; he is one of the co-founders of the now infamous Cash Money Records. As such, it comes as no surprise that he has worked with some big names in the industry, including our friend Lil Wayne. However, he has been a bit quieter lately. Could he be taking a step back from releasing his own records, or does he have something bigger and better hiding up his sleeve?