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Here are the list of the top ten (10) rappers in 2021 and there are;
10. Lil Wayne - One Hundred And Fifty Billion Dollars ($150)
Lil Wayne, began his career when he was only 13 after he joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. His first solo album Tha Block Is Hot was certified platinum. Over the years he has released 13 albums, selling over 100 million records worldwide. Lil Wayne is one of the world's best-selling artists. He's won numerous awards.
9. Ice Cube - One Hundred And Sixty Million Dollars ($160)
Born in Los Angeles, O' Shea Jackson, is a rapper, actor, writer, producer, and also a director. Ice Cube s first gained fame in 1996 as a member of the hip hop group, that he formed alongside Eazy E and Dr. Dre. After he left the group (NWA) in 1989, he began a successful solo career when his first two albums went platinum. Ice Cube started his acting career by starring in Boyz in the Hood. He also wrote and starred in the Friday film franchise. He is often mentioned as the best rapper of all time. He also founded his clothing line Solo by Cube.
8. Usher One Hundred And Eighty Million Dollars ($180)
Born in Dallas Usher earned his net worth as a successful singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer too. Usher's s first U. S. Billboard single was ' Nice & Slow'. His album ' My Way' sold eight million copies worldwide and won him his first two Grammys. The 2004' s confessions confirmed Usher as one of the best-selling artists. To date, Usher has sold 23. 8 million albums and 38. 2 million digital songs only in the United States while he has sold 75 million records worldwide and has racked up eight Grammy Awards
7. Drake - One Hundred And Eighty Million Dollars ( $180)
Born in Canada, Rapper Drake earned his fortune with a successful career as a rapper, singer, producer, and actor, while his debut studio album debuted at number one and quickly went to platinum. In 2016, his single One Dance topped the charters in several countries and led the Billboard charts for eight weeks. His best-selling album to date contains the lead single Hotline Bling and has achieved quadruple platinum status. Drake is ranked among the world's best-selling artists with over 170 million records sold. Drake has broken numerous records and has won four Grammy Awards.
6. Master P - Two Hundred Million Dollars ($200)
Master P claimed his fortune as one of the members of the music group TRU, a successful solo career. By becoming the founder of record label No Limit Records. By 2009, Master P's net worth at almost 700 million, making him the third richest figure in hip hop. He catapulted to fame when he released 15 studio albums, most of which have gone multi-platinum. He's also a successful actor and has starred in many films and TV shows.
5. Eminem - Two Hundred And Thirty Million ($230)
Eminem is one of the most successful artists of the 21st century. He signed with Dr. Dre and exploded with popularity in 1999. After his debut, his next two releases were also massive hits and nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys. Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for " Lose Yourself" after he starred in 2002' s 8 Mile. Eminem has sold over 150 million records in the U. S, has won ten Grammys, and has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200.
4. Dr. Dre - Eight Hundred And Twenty Million Dollars ($820)
Dre has amassed his large fortune as a successful career as a rapper, record producer, actor, and audio engineer, among many other ventures. He is the founder and CEO of Beats Electronics and, before that, had been the co-owner of Death Row Records. He found fame with influential West- coast gangster rap group NWA. In 1993, the success of Dre's s album, The Chronic made him one of the top-selling American musicians of 1993. He won the first of his six Grammys that year. Dr. Dre has also produced for and helped form the careers of many successful rappers like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and 2Pac.
3. P. Diddy - Eight Hundred And Eighty-Five Million Dollars ($885)
Born in New York, Diddy ( Real name Sean Combs), worked at Uptown Records before forming his record label in 1993, the Bad Boy Entertainment. He then embarked on a career as a musician himself, releasing No Way Out in 1997, which has since been certified seven times platinum. P. Diddy released three more albums before forming the group Dirty Money and going on to release more commercially successful music. Contributing to Diddy's s immense wealth is his work as an entrepreneur, releasing clothing lines, fragrances, restaurants, vodka, and even an umbrella company.
2. Jay- Z - One Billion Dollars ($1 billion)
Born in Brooklyn, the American rapper and entrepreneur Jay is the richest rapper in the world. Jay- Z has become the first billionaire in hip hop history, with a net worth of $1 billion. Together with his wife Beyonce, the couple first cracked the billion-dollar mark in July 2014. Although the majority of Jay-Z's wealth comes from his endorsements and his investments in sports teams, record companies, clothing lines, night clubs, and more. And that $1 billion is just Jay-Z's wealth. When combined with Beyonce, the couple has a net worth of $1. 5 billion.
1. Kanye West - Three Point Two Billion Dollars ($3. 2)
Kanye's s creative musical styles have broken barriers. His success in the fashion industry has also added to his immense net worth, as well as his marriage to Kim Kardashian. West has released 9 studio albums, with most of those going multi-platinum and topping the charts months. He's sold over 100 million records, placing in the top five of the richest rappers in history. Kanye West regularly tops critics' lists of greatest albums and rappers of all time. His Yeezy apparel partnership with Adidas has resulted in a brand that reportedly generates over $1 billion in revenue per year, paying Kanye a 2019 royalty of $100- 115 million. Kanye has said in several interviews that he is already a billionaire because Yeezy is worth $4 billion.
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