Top 10 Richest Rappers in 2012-2013
The year 2012 has proved to be quite typical for the rap industry. The richest rappers in the world now face even a greater competition from all corners of the market. This competition is going to increase in the upcoming years, as more and more talent is entering into the music markets. So, keeping the present trends and music markets into perspective, here is the list of the kings of the rap industry who have managed to earn some great fortune this year. This list of the top 10 richest rappers in 2012-2013 is going to help in having some idea about the fortunes of the rap industry.
10. Christopher Ludacris
Known more commonly by the persona name of Ludacris, Christopher is a famous American icon of the rap industry. In addition to being one of the richest rapper in the world, he is also known for his philanthropic intents and initiatives. This year the guy has bagged around $ 13 million which is indeed a large pile of money. The term “Dirty South” is best elucidated by the presence of this artist.
9. Nicki Minaj
Some rap enthusiasts are of the view that Nicki’s success was a stroke of luck, all because she is hot and sizzling. But that is not what her earnings and fan following assert. With a number of brand offers and shows all over the world, her earnings for the year have topped the $ 15 million mark.
Ever heard this name before? I bet you have. With millions of fans worldwide and with trillions of music video views and sales in the market, Eminem is now set to be regarded as the best rapper in the world. Most of his albums have always managed to top the number 1 spot. Although he is on the number 8th spot in our list, still he is the best there is and the best there will be. His earnings for the year 2012 are around $ 15.5 million.
7. Aubrey Drake
Ever imaged a recording artist going to the heights of glory? If you haven’t, then here is the man whose life is the best example. All this success in the market can be credited to the mixed tapes and performances which he has been giving increasingly. On the road to be one of the best and richest rappers in the rap industry, Drake has managed to pack $ 20 million for this year.
6. Bryan Williams
Here comes the birdman to knock you all out with some hip hop and top of the line rap music. The guy is not only a rapper, but also a successful businessman. With limitless success in his releases and duo performances with Lil Wayne, Bryan really knows how to keep his earnings going on and on. So, his earnings of more than $ 20 million should not come as much of a surprise for you.
5. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne’s pursuit for fame and glory had begun at a very young age. It is because of this love for the rap industry and his innovative abilities, that they guy is now among the top of the line rappers in the world. Till now the guy has covered a long distance, starting from the Hot Boys and then going on. But the release of the album “Black is Hot” was the one which marked the beginning of a burnished career. The current earnings of the guy for this year are $ 27 million.
4. Kayne West
In addition to being a film director and rapper, the guy is also known well in the fashion industry. That is what we call the true multi-talented rapper. Initially he had started out with production from which he managed to make a name for himself. It was in the year 2004 when his first album was released for which he earned a standing ovation-so to speak. His recent earnings have been estimated to be around $ 34 million.
3. Sean Combs
Here we have another top notch and alpha class American rapper who is known for his rap, acting and recording abilities. With some highly profitable albums like Press Play and Dirty Money, his venture for a never ending success is still going on with nearly $ 40 million already into his net worth for the year 2012.
Shawn is on our number 2 spot for being an excellent rapper, occasional actor and one of the most innovative individuals of the rap industry. The reason for which he is so successful is because of the variations and changes he loves to make in his style from time to time. His recent albums and music releases have managed to make millions all over the world with nearly $ 41 million for 2012.
1. Dr. Dre
With a net worth of $ 270 million in the year 2012 and with nearly $ 110 million earnings in 2012 alone, Dr. Dre is the one who has given a new face to G Funk style for which he is known for. He is also the founder of Aftermath Entertainment. In the past 10 years or so, he has managed to give some of the best rap releases under his production. He is now the richest rapper in the world for 2012 according to Forbes Magazine.