Rappers have a talent in music that is different from the traditional music artists. Rappers will take words, a lot of words from their life experiences or tell stories and set those words to a beat. Not just any old beat but a beat with funk, percussion and bass guitar and lead guitar and pair that with a keyboard or synthesizer that can get any one bouncing, tapping and just plain getting into it. We have all heard their music. While many do not like the style of rap music, they cannot deny that there are some awesome lyrics and beats to the music.
The most recognized rappers make a lot of money which enables them to live a life of luxury with high end décor expensive clothing and shoes and more. Each rapper has a signature look or style that defines them from the rest of the rappers in the world. Chances are you know of a rapper that is from your hometown or maybe you were friends as kids and possibly went to school together. Some rappers come from hard knocks and a life of survival and just trying to stay alive from day to day. Many of these rappers will start learning how to rap when they are young.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 richest rappers in the world 2016.
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- 1. Dr Dre (Net Worth: $750 Million)
- 2. Diddy a.k.a Sean Combs ( Net Worth: $700 Million)
- 3. Jay-Z ( Net Worth: $550 Million)
- 4. Master P (Net Worth: $350 Million)
- 5. 50 Cent (Net Worth $270 Million)
- 6. Birdman (Net Worth: $170 Million)
- 7. Eminem (Net Worth: $160 Million)
- 8. Ice Cube (Net Worth: $140 Million)
- 9. Lil’ Wayne (Net Worth: $135 Million)
- 10. Snoop Dogg (Net Worth: $135 Million)
1. Dr Dre (Net Worth: $750 Million)
Dr Dre is famous around the world for his ability to rap. He not only knows how to rap but has also taken others under his wing and helped them hone their skills and got them started in the music and entertainment world. He is considered the highest paid rapper in the world with a net worth of $750 million and growing holding the number 1 position.
2. Diddy a.k.a Sean Combs ( Net Worth: $700 Million)
Diddy who is also well known and highly respected in the music world is the second highest paid rapper on the list of Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World 2016. Diddy is not only known nationally but he is also known internationally for his work.
3. Jay-Z ( Net Worth: $550 Million)
Jay-Z is holding the number 3 position and is known for his catering style of wonderful and unique style of music and melody exciting fans throughout the world. He has worked very hard throughout his career to become renowned for his distinctive style.
4. Master P (Net Worth: $350 Million)
Master P, is not only known for his own style but he also greatly impacts his fans minds and likes to make them think. Master P, falls into the number 4 slot of a net worth of $350 million.
5. 50 Cent (Net Worth $270 Million)
In the number 5 position of the Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World 2016, is 50 Cent. Known around the world 50 Cent has a unique style that his fans love and want for more of his music. He has won the hearts of many fans and will win any more.
6. Birdman (Net Worth: $170 Million)
Birdman has made his mark through the years and is greatly respected and loved by his followers. He holds the number6 place of the Top 10 Richest Rappers in the world 2016 and before. No chunk of change there.
7. Eminem (Net Worth: $160 Million)
Eminem struggled when he first started and has gained fame and a great amount of respect in his career. Eminem is known for telling stories with his words and has some hard funky beats that is hard not to react to by turning up the music, tapping your feet or just head banging. Eminem’s falls into the number 7 position of top 10 richest rappers in the world 2016.
8. Ice Cube (Net Worth: $140 Million)
Ice Cube holds the number 8 position of the richest rappers with a net worth of $140 million. Ice Cube did not stop with his music career, he also went on to become an actor and is respected and known around the world.
9. Lil’ Wayne (Net Worth: $135 Million)
The number 9 place on the list of Top 10 Richest Rappers in the World 2016 is Lil’ Wayne with a net worth of $135 million. He has polished and honed his skills in rapping with about every song he puts out.
10. Snoop Dogg (Net Worth: $135 Million)
The number 10 position goes to Snoop Dogg is worth $135 million and might be the most popular rapper. He is known around the world and is known for his stage presence and performance.
While each rapper has his or her own signature style they are all known for highest selling albums or cd’s, they all have earned respect and love from all their fans and counterparts.