Ever since 1979 when rap started with “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang, rappers have been trying to become wealthy. Some make it, but most don’t. In case you’re wondering who the richest rappers are, here is the list of top three Richest rappers of 2012.
Number one in the list is Sean “Diddy” Combs. He’s been in the rap industry for almost two decades and we gotta give Diddy credit, he has a net worth of $550 million dollars. He’s not only a rapper, but also an entrepreneur. He founded and owns Sean John clothing line, Bad Boy Record label, and way too much to list. Diddy is one of the smartest rappers of all time who is building an empire.
Number two in our list of the richest rapper is Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. Jay-Z has been in the industry for almost 20 years. He married singer Beyoncé Knowles back in 2008. He currently has part-ownership in the Brooklyn Nets. Jay-Z has a net worth of $440 million dollars.
Three in our list is one of the originals from the West Coast, Dr Dre. Dre is truly a music genius and has helped many rappers make it in the rap industry. Dre has helped rappers like Eminem, 50 cent and Snoop Dogg, jump start their careers. Dre has a net worth of $275 million dollars.