10 richest rappers the world - Forbes rating
Hip-hop star Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Diddy and Kanye West in the past year greatly multiplied their earnings and advertising business, and only Eminem - only music.
Modern hip-hop artists seriously carried away business. In addition to revenue from album sales, cooperation with advertisers and live performances, an impressive part of the earnings they bring their own enterprises. The majority of participants of a rating of the richest rappers have their own brand of clothing and music label. In some, there are other sources of income. With the creation of the brand of fashion headphones Beats in 2008. Dr. Dre was the second performer in the history of rap (after a 50-Cent), who managed to earn more than $ 100 million for the year.
It should be noted that all successful actors - representatives of the American continent. Russian artists is difficult to compete with American rappers. Timati only managed last year to generate revenue of more than $ 1 million. Undertakings in the restaurant and club business, their own brand of clothing and Producing Center Black Star helped him earn $ 1, 8 million.
1. Dr. Dre ($ 110 million)
The last hit Rommel Andre Young (who is hiding under the stage name Dr. Dre) became not a song, but the most popular own brand of premium headphones in the United States. Last year, HTC has purchased 51% of Beats By Dr. Dre for $ 300 million, of which the actor has received $ 100 million. However, this summer, he and his partners bought the mobile giant's 25% back and regained control of the company. Due to the series of transactions the new album, Dr. Dre's Detox has not appended. But the last album the rapper, are still sold well.
2. Diddy ($ 45 million)
One of the most hardened stars Entrepreneurs Sean Combs, better known as Diddy, is very popular among advertisers. The main revenue this year he brought charges with Ciroc vodka sales by the largest manufacturer of alcoholic beverages Diageo.
3. Jay-Z ($ 38 million)
The husband of singer Beyonce Sean Carter successfully working on the family budget. Significant earnings brought tour in support of a joint album with Kanye West, as well as a big deal with Duracell, Budweiser and others. In addition, Jay-Z owns a New York club "40/40", shares in cosmetics company Carol's Daughter and the NBA team " Brooklyn Nets ", creating a line of clothing for Rocawear. Jay-Z himself on this occasion said: "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man."
4. Kanye West ($ 35 million)
Rapper break a big jackpot, collaborating with Jay-Z in the framework of their joint album Watch the Throne. Only in one joint performance in Dubai on the Sweet 16 party, they earned $ 6 million. This year, Kanye West released the Nike sneakers with their design and a collection of women's clothing.
5. Lil Wayne ($ 27 million)
Low Dwayne Carter, Lil Wayne, or, in one week sales of her new album Tha Carter IV sold a million copies. Significant earnings brought rapper partnership with Mountain Dew soda from Pepsi Co., and personal Trukfit clothing brand steadily gaining popularity.
6. Drake ($ 20.5 million)
In the past, Canadian Drake - teenage star of the series of two thousandth "Degrassi". Now - a rising star of hip-hop culture. This year, Drake (pseudonym under which serves rapper) earned large-scale touring Club Paradise Tour and contracts with Sprite and Kodak.
7. Birdman ($ 20 million)
co-founder of Cash Money Records, Brian and his brother Ronald Slim Williams released albums such successful rappers like Lil Wayne, Drake and Nikki Minaj. But the brothers are not limited to the music business in 2010, they founded Bronald Oil and engaged in the oil business, but in January 2012 their site is not functioning. Birdman develops eponymous clothing brand and the brand of vodka GTVodka (Grand Touring Vodka). These projects are more successful and profitable.
8. Nicky Minaj ($ 15, 5 million)
Statement by Nicki Minaj at Super Bowl (championship final American football) and received the award "Grammy" drew attention to her new album. A collaboration with Pepsi, and numerous tours have led singer from Trinidad and Tobago to eighth place in our rating.
9. Eminem ($ 15 million)
Marshall Mathers, who performs under the stage name Eminem, proved that music and one is enough to make a lot of money. Eminem has sold this decade more albums than anyone else in the world. And it continues to consistently earn each year.
10. Ludacris ($ 12 million)
Christopher Bridges, better known as Ludacris, earned most of the money is not a musical, and acting and entrepreneurial talent. Ludacris has played in the film "Fast and Furious 5" (Fast Five) and "Old New Year" (New Year's Eve), the voice of advertising electronics retail chain RadioShack, produced cognac Conjure average price category and, obviously, podsmotrev idea from Dr. Dre, has created its own brand headphones Soul.