The Richest Rappers In the World
Net worth: $700 million
Real name: Sean Combs
Date of birth: November 4 1969
Diddy? Puff Daddy? P. Diddy? Who knows what name he's going by nowadays? Aside from the fact that he seems to change his name more often than I change my socks, what I do know is that this rapper's real name is Sean Combs (which he also calls himself sometimes, just to make things more confusing). With a net worth of $700 million, he is one of the wealthiest rappers in the world. For the most part, he has made his money through making and producing records; he signed The Notorious B.I.G., who is - well - notorious. As if that wasn't enough, his first album (No Way Out) went seven times platinum, which is almost unheard of. Even if he isn't to your taste, Diddy clearly appeals to somebody!
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.