Today’s richest rappers never started at the top. From Jay-Z to Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to Drake to Dr. Dre, whether east coast or west coast, gangster or indie rap, the highest paid rappers have earned their fortune through hard work, talent, and unmatched ambition. Adding to their wealth, these lyricists are also entrepreneurs, producers, and actors. Many modern rappers, like Birdman or Kanye West, enjoyed meteoric rises to fame and fortune despite growing up in poverty. Most fought hard to climb from these humble beginnings – before the world’s richest rappers achieved stardom and wealth, they had struggled more than most celebrities. But that doesn’t mean they’re satisfied where they are – as the industry’s top talents frequently battle over who is the best and the richest in the game. Who’s winning today? We update this page regularly to let you know who is in the lead. These money-making machines have fancy homes and cars as well as flashy lives, so they no longer need loans. Rap is already in their genes and they are already living lives mostly seen in dreams. Both men and women who got money in the bank can rank in our list. Take a look at these numbers, they’re downright ludicrous!