The Richest Rappers In the World
Net worth: $550 million
Real name: Shawn Carter
Date of birth: December 4 1969
Born in New York, little did the world know what great things little Shawn Carter would go on to achieve. Now known as Jay-Z, he has sold over 75 million records and received 19 Grammy Awards for his hip hop records to date. As such, he has collaborated with some of the best names on the planet - it would be impossible to mention them all as there are simply too many! He has also dabbled in business and fashion (he founded the Rocawear clothing label) to name just a couple of his other interests outside of music. It is estimated that his net worth currently sits at somewhere around $550 million. As if all that wasn't enough to make you jealous, he's also the husband to the stunning superstar Beyoncé.
Net worth: $750 million
Real name: Andre Young
Date of birth: February 18 1965
You've heard of 'Beats by Dre', right? Well this is the Dre. Dr Dre, that is. It comes from a shortening of his real name, which is Andre Young. In fact, it's this 'Beats by Dre' brand which has secured his spot as the richest rapper in the world, as it has been reported that Apple, Inc. is buying the brand. This puts his net worth at roughly $750 million, just pipping Diddy to the top spot. However, it is not this brand alone which has made Dr Dre so successful. He had a successful gangsta rap career with the group N.W.A., but later turned his attention to producing music, instead. He has produced records for several of the other names on this list, including Eminem and 50 Cent, so it's no surprise that he has seen some of the same success. It seems that Dr Dre's achievements have been growing exponentially over recent years - mark my words, this won't be the last we see of him.