The Richest Rappers In the World
Net worth: $160 million
Real name: Marshall Mathers III
Date of birth: October 17, 1972
I'm sorry; I can't resist. I just have to mention that, yes, this is the real Slim Shady. Pretty much every album and single that this man has touched has turned to gold (or diamond...or platinum...), making him one of the biggest selling artists of all time, and America's best selling artist in the 2000s. He has even appeared in the film 8 Mile - the soundtrack to which also gained him an Academy Award. Of course, this is just skimming the surface of Marshall Mathers III's impressive career, but it has earned him an estimated net worth of $160 million.
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?