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: $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.