The Richest Rappers In the World
Net worth: $135 million
Real name: Calvin Broadus, Jr.
Date of birth: October 20 1971
If, like me, you've always thought Snoop Dogg was a bizarre name for a rapper, consider this: he was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr! If that was your name, you'd probably change it, too. However, in this case it was a wise move. Snoop Dogg was discovered by the legend that is Dr. Dre, who helped to launch his rap career. His albums have gone platinum several times over, putting him firmly in the history books. More recently he has turned his hand to acting (although I'll let you be the judge on how successful this venture is!). All of this has earned him a rather tasty net worth of $135 million.
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.