In the current competitive world it is a tough job to pursue a career depending on one’s passion. Despite this there are a handful of them who have not only followed their dream of becoming a rapper but have also attained wide spread name and fame. Their success has made added their names along with the rich lucky flock in the world. The below list will introduce us the names that has been included in the list of top ten richest rappers of 2012.
List of Top 10 Richest Rappers 2012
- Sean “Diddy” Combs
- Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
- Andre “Dr. Dre” Young
- Bryan “Birdman” Williams
- Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
- Kanye West
- Lil Wayne
- Snoop Dogg
Top Ten Richest Rappers of 2012
1. Sean “Diddy” Combs
Sean John Combs also popular as Puff Daddy, Diddy and P. Diddy is an American rapper born on 4th November, 1969. A career as a rapper along with few other business undertakings Sean is the richest rapper known with a worth of $550 million. Sean has won three Grammy awards and 2 MTV Video Music Award.
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
Well known by the stage name Jay-Z, Shawn Corey Carter was born on 4th December, 1969. The American rapper songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide and has accumulated $460 million to his name. He has also been honoured with 14 Grammy Awards.
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young
Andre “Dr. Dre” Young is currently the CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and is also a popular American rapper who is known to have $260 million wealth, becoming one of the richest rappers of 2012. He started his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru and till date has won 6 Grammy awards and 2 MTV Video Music awards.
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams
With $125 million riches, Bryan “Birdman” Williams is the fourth richest rapper in 2012. The 43 years old American rapper cum businessman is also known for his contribution to the making of YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires).
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Curtis James Jackson III or 50 cent rose to fame with the release of his first commercial. Currently the American rapper can boast of as the fifth riches rapper with $110 million in his account.
6. Kanye West
All albums being commercial hits with “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” becoming the fourth consecutive No. 1 album in the U.S., Kanye West is a well known musician, rapper, film director and fashion designer from America. He has been rewarded 53 times and has a wealth of $16 million.
7. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne born on 27th September, 1982 as Dwayne Michael Carter achieved most of his success from the “Hot Boys” major selling album Guerrilla Warfare. He has won around 65 prizes and is the owner of $15 million riches.
Born as Marshall Bruce Mathers III, Eminem is a 39 years old rapper; songwriter and actor whose name has been short listed as one among the top ten richest rappers of 2012 with $14 million wealth. He acquired popularity in 1999 with the release of his debut album, The Slim Shady LP.
9. Snoop Dogg
Calvin Cordozar Broadus aka Snoop Dogg is a Califonian rapper cum actor began his music career in 1992 and currently is the ninth richest rapper in the year 2012. Apart from music He also coaches a youth football league and high school football team.
The first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice, Akon is a rose to prominence in 2004 with the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album, Trouble. His accomplishments have helped him earn $13 million.