They have clothing lines, restaurants, tv series and films to their credit. Who are some of the Richest Rappers?? Check out this list!
Sean “Diddy” Combs, $750 Million
Starting as a an intern for Uptown Records and then getting fired, Combs started Bad Boy Records in 1993. He signed Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans and produced songs for TLC among others. He has a brand of clothing and is a TV producer and an actor.
Dr. Dre, $700 Million
He expanded his rap empire from his Aftermath record label with his Beats headphones and HP laptop line. In 2011, the rapper sold a 50% stake in Beats to HTC for $310 million.
Jay Z, $550 Million
Also known as Shawn Carter, this rapper, major record label executive is a rags to riches story. He sold Rocawear for $204 million and signed a $150 million 10 year deal with Live Nation in 2008. He also holds stakes in the NJ Nets 40/40 Club and ad firm Translation.
Master P, $350 Million
Percy “Master P” Miller is the President-CEO and founder of No Limit Recrds. He’s also the founder of P. Miller Enterprises.
Russell Simmons, $325 Million
He’s the co-founder of Def Jam Records. It was his business and marketing savvy that brought Hip Hop to the mainstream. He’s now a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and editor-in-chief of GlobalGrind.com
Eminem, $210 Million
Born as Marshall Mathers III, this American rapper, record producers and actor is one of the first white artists to gain sales and critical acclaim.
Usher, $180 Million
Usher Raymond is a song writer, dancer and actor. He is part-owner of the NBA ‘s Cleveland Cavaliers and is credited with discovering Justin Bieber.
50 Cent, $155 Million
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is a rapper, actor and executive producer. He created Vitamin Water and sold it to Coca Cola for a nice 9 figure payout tour. He’s also the executive producer and stars in the hit show “Power” on Starz.