We all know rappers love to brag about how much money they have, how many cars, bottles of Dom Perignon, and female companions they have, but what are they really worth? And how much of that money comes from rapping, and how much of it comes from other business ventures? Turns out, the wealthiest rappers are also clever entrepreneurs, using the money they made from their albums to start companies. These are the 25 Richest Rappers Of All Time.
Common, who's almost as well known as an actor as a rapper, is worth approximately $45 Million USD. He's also the only guy who ever possibly kicked John Wick's butt.
Cameron Thomaz, AKA Wiz Khalifa only released his first mixtape in 2005 but is already worth $35 Million US at only 29 years old.
William Leonard Roberts II, AKA Rick Ross, is worth an estimated $42 Million USD. His debut single, "Hustlin" was only released in 2006, so that's pretty impressive.
André Lauren Benjamin, AKA André 3000, is half of the well known duo Outkast, and despite not putting out a full album for over a decade, is worth an estimated $45 Million USD. Guess roses smell like whatever you want them to when you've got that kind of money.
Swizz Beatz, the producer who came up with the beat behind DMX's “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” started producing in 1998. Almost two decades later, he's worth an estimated $65 Million, USD.
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