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: $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.