Hip-hop is not only a force to be reckoned with, it's been a significant source of income for lyrically inclined creatives. Many rappers recite bars about extravagance in their songs but only a few of them have bank accounts that can match those lyrics — and their net worths are proof of that.
Below is a list artists who drop bars and also happen to have secured the bag! Read for a breakdown of the richest rappers in the game right now.
Nas is a veteran music icon who is known for classic songs like "N.Y. State of Mind" and "One Love." Nas has not only sold millions of records but has also invested his money into several streams of income.
The Kings Disease III artist has an impressive net worth of $70 million (per Celebrity Net Worth.)
Next on the list is Kendrick Lamar, who is celebrated and respected for his thought-provoking bars and energetic performances.
Compared to other rappers on this list, Kendrick is a newcomer, but he has managed to leave an undeniable imprint on the culture with his talent.
In addition to his chart-topping albums, Lamar's Pulitzer Prize win in 2018 for DAMN solidified his place not just as an entertainer, but as a musical icon. He has a net worth of $75 million.
Nicki Minaj came into the rap industry with an iron-clad work ethic and talent that has earned her the adoration of the Barbz and the world at large. The Queens, N.Y.-native has accumulated quite a bit of wealth over the course of her career.
Besides the money she's earned from streams, Nicki has also dropped merch and beauty products. Additionally, she's penned lucrative brand deals that added to her impressive net worth, which sits pretty at a whopping $100 million (per Market Watch) as of this writing.
It is only right that Rick Ross is on this list. The Florida native has made a significant amount of money from his music — not to mention his vast business portfolio.
His Wingstop franchises alone have made him one of America's most celebrated rappers. The man has shown us time and time again why he is the biggest boss, but his resume speaks for itself! He has a net worth of $150 million.
Not only is Lil Wayne the mastermind behind some of hip-hop's most remarkable bars, the YMCMB CEO is also a savvy businessman. His net worth, which is estimated at around $170 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, is a direct result of his hard work.
Canada's own Drizzy Drake reportedly has a net worth of approximately $250 million. His wealth can be credited to his string of back-to-back hits, high-ticket collaborations, and TV and film ventures.
Jay-Z is the man most modern-day rappers aspire to be for many reasons. He stands tall in the upper echelons of hip-hop wealth with a staggering net worth of $ 2.5 billion, according to Forbes.
And New York could not be more proud.
From his days as a Marcy projects hustler to a top executive at Roc Nation, Jay-Z has shown that hard work goes a long way.