Not surprisingly, the top names on this list are the rappers who have been around for several decades both as musicians and entrepreneurs including some of the best rappers of the '90s and the best rappers of the '00s. Sean Combs, also known as Diddy or P. Diddy or Puff Daddy, ranks at the top with an estimated net worth of $500 million according to Forbes Magazine. The Bad Boy mogul rose to fame as a rapper before successful ventures into fashion, restaurants, film and television made him the richest person on this list.
Not far behind is Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter), a rapper and entrepreneur with a similar journey, comes in at $450 million in net worth. With his work in music (including highly successful collaborations with the likes of Kanye West and wife Beyonce), Rocawear clothing line, 40/40 Club, Def Jam Records, ownership of the New Jersey Nets in the NBA and many other ventures, Jay gives Diddy the best run for his money in the game today.
Just as these two rappers compete with each others for the top spot, there are hundreds if not thousands of other mainstream rappers that aspire to follow in their shoes. Which up and coming rapper has the best chance at becoming the next best thing in rap? Tell us who you think will be the Jay-Z or Diddy of the next generation of rap by adding a comment below!
Estimated net worth: $500 Million
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
Credits: Training Day, Bad Boys II, Godzilla, Muppets Most Wanted
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Estimated net worth: $450 Million
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
Credits: The Great Gatsby, The Hangover Part II, Men in Black 3, Rush Hour
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Estimated net worth: $350 Million
Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana
Profession: Basketball player, Record producer, Rapper, Investor, Entrepreneur, + more
Credits: Hollywood Homicide, Romeo!, Scooby-Doo, I Got the Hook Up
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Estimated net worth: $250 Million
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Musician, + more
Credits: Training Day, Bridesmaids, This Is the End, Grand Theft Auto V
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