All top 5 rappers of this list are from the United States, and all increased their wealth to super-wealth with entrepreneurial success.
Here is the latest ranking of the top 5 rappers in the world according to TheRichest.com
5. Russell Simmons
Born October 4 1957, Russell Wendel Simmons is an American record executive and entrepreneur with a net worth of $340 million. He is the co-founder of the Def Jam music label and creator of clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, American Classics, and Argyleculture.
4. Master P
Percy Robert Miller (Master P), was born in 1967 in New Orleans. He is a rapper, actor, author, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of No Limit Forever Records. He is also the CEO and founder of Better Black Television, a cable network, and P. Miller Enterprises, an entertainment conglomerate. He is presently worth $350 million.
Born in 1969, Shawn Corey Carter (Jay-Z), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He has sold over 100 million records, making him one of the best selling artists of all time. Jay-Z is worth a staggering $650 million, and just recently released the high-fidelity music service, Tidal.
2. P. Diddy
Sean John "Puffy" Combs was born in 1969 in New York. He is an American rapper, actor, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. Aside music, he is into other businesses including his clothing line Sean John, Ciroc Vodka, and restaurants. He is worth $700 million.
1. Dr Dre
Born Andre Romelle Young in 1965 in California, Dr. Dre is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He has produced albums for many rappers, including 50 Cent, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, Xzibit, and Snoop Dogg. He's presently worth $800 million.