Hip-hop is one of the most impactful and influential genres in the world. Its global reach and diffusion have risen tremendously since its founding in the early 1970s in New York, NY.
As the genre with the largest market share garnering a multi-billion dollar footprint, it’s no surprise that its stewards also reap the benefits. Hip-hop artists over the years have amassed wealth and success through revenue streams such as record sales, touring, brand sponsorships, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Here are some of the 11 richest rappers in the world in 2019.
Drake is a multi-talented rapper, singer, songwriter, film/tv producer, among other creative ventures including Virginia Black whiskey. He has a net worth of over $150 million. Most recently releasing “Care Package”, a compilation of unreleased and leaked tracks from over the years. The project sold over 100,000 equivalent album units. In addition, he is also involved as a producer in HBO’s widely popular Euphoria series starring actress and singer Zendaya.