Top 20 Richest Rappers in 2021 According to Celebrity Net Worth Magazine

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In the music industry, artists are generally known for their luxury lives characterized by houses, cars, and extravagant shopping. In view of their luxurious lifestyle, one wonders how much their fortune is estimated. With this in mind, the magazine Celebrity Net Worth established the ranking of the 20 richest rappers of all time in 2021. Note that the figures are based on material wealth, financial, not to mention the activities carried out by its artists outside music.

20— Roxanne Shanté

Roxanne Shanté is an American rapper made famous thanks to her collaboration with Juice Crew, and the ”  Roxanne War  “. Launched very early in music at the age of 14, the New York singer experienced a meteoric rise. While retiring from the music industry at 25, Shanté continues to perform live, but also as a mentor to young female hip-hop artists.

In addition, against all expectations, the rapper signed her return to the musical arena in 2008 with the song Roxanne’s Revenge . Very appreciated by the public, the track climbs to the 42 nd place of the 100 best hip-hop songs of VH1. As for his fortune in 2021, the value is estimated at $ 500,000 . A consequent total which allows Roxanne to occupy the 20 th place in this ranking of the richest rappers in the world of all time.

19— Angel Haze

Angel Haze is a rapper from Detroit who remains an iconic figure in American hip-hop. Her fame spread from 2012 when she published her EP entitled “  Reservation  ”. In the same year, Haze participated in the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher. A big performance produced on behalf of this event opens the doors to several renowned collaborations. In 2013, she released her debut album “  Dirty Gold  ” and has remained an icon in the female hip-hop industry ever since.

Angel’s career was crowned with rewards, namely a nomination for Best Web-Born Artist at the O Music Award. In 2012, she climbed to 3 rd place in the BBC Sound of 2013 award. In terms of wealth, the Michigan singer’s fortune is estimated at $ 500,000 according to celebrity Net Worth. Consequently, it becomes the 19 th rapper richest in the world of all time.

18— Foxy Brown

Known for her solo career and for her many collaborations, Foxy Brown is an African-American rapper, actress and model. Propelled by her work with the musical group The Firme, the Brooklyn singer signed several collaborations certified platinum. This is for example the remix of the song Ain’t No Nigga by Jay-Z . Several other successful titles followed, and in particular allowed Foxy to sign in major with the label Def Jam.

The American rapper released her first album entitled ”  III Na Na  ” in 1996. Driven by a generally positive reception, the project climbed to 7 th place on the Billboard 200, then later won the platinum record. After two and three successful albums, Foxy Brown released his fourth and last album in 2013 called “  Bandz Up  “. With a fortune estimated at about 1.8 million in 2021, Foxy is the 18 th richest rapper in the world.

17— Young MA

Originally from Puerto Rico, Young MA is an American rapper who became known thanks to her first single titled Ooouuu released in 2016. Very appreciated by fans, the song landed shortly after the triple platinum record. In 2017, the 29-year-old singer released the first EP of her career “  Herstory  “. A successful project that has allowed Young MA to dominate Billboard ever since. At the same time, it should be noted that his videos have accumulated more than 200,000,000 views on YouTube.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Young MA’s net worth is estimated at $ 2 million . Therefore, Brooklyn singer is the 17 th artist in our ranking of the richest rappers of all time in 2021.  

16— Azealia Banks

Author, composer and performer, Azealia Banks is an American rapper who has enjoyed a successful musical career. She published on the web her first single titled  212 in September 2011. Favorably received by the public, the song rose to several European charts, in this case in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France. In 2012, she won 3 rd place in the prestigious Sound of Year award organized by the BBC.

In 2014, she released her studio album “  Broke With Expensive Taste  ” which propelled her into a new dimension of her career. Present on several concerts, the New York rapper has remained an icon of the American music industry ever since. In 2021, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 3 million . Azealia is the 16 th rapper richest in the world ranking.

15— Yes Brother

Launched into a musical career in 1992, Da Brat released her debut album in the same year, dubbed “  Funkdafied  “. Very appreciated by the American and international rap public, the project has sold millions of copies around the world. At the same time, the rapper from Joliet won the platinum record for the same album. With a growing notoriety, Da Brat connects several collaborations with famous artists including Lil ‘Kim, Missy Elliott or Destiny’s Child.

In addition, it should be noted that the American hip-hop star has received two Grammy Award nominations. In 2003, she released her latest album titled ”  Limelite, Luv and Niteclubz  ” which reached the 18 th on the Billboard 200. The assets of Da Brat is estimated at 3 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. These figures make it the 15 th richest rapper in the world.

14— Remy Ma

Ex-member of Big Pun’s group, Remy Ma is an American rapper who made her first appearances on Big’s “ Yeeeah Baby  ” album  . Building on the success of her single Lean Back, the singer from Bronx received a Grammy nomination. In 2006, she released her first successful studio album, dubbed “  There Something About Remy: Based on a True Story  “. Very popular, the project recorded 37,000 copies sold from the first day of operation.

Among other awards, Remy Ma is one of the only rappers to win the BET Awards for best female hip-hop artist several times. In 2021, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 4 million . So she moved up to 14 th place of the top 20 richest rappers in the world.

13— Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea is an Australian-born rapper and model who revealed herself to the public with her debut album ”  The New Classic  “. The project receives a favorable reception by starting at the top 5 of the musical rankings in several countries. Recall that five other singles had preceded this opus including the title Fancy featuring with Charli XCX. This last song managed to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. At the same time, Iggy Azalea became the fourth solo rapper to reach number one on this chart.

Several distinctions have crowned Iggy’s career. We can cite among others the Best Song award obtained in 2014 at the MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2015, she won three different categories at the Grammy Awards. The singer from Sidney notably won the prize for best album with her opus ”  The New Classic  “. In 2021, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 6 million . So this is the 13 th richest rapper in the world.

12— Trina

First recognized thanks to her appearance on Trick Daddy’s second studio album, Trina is one of the pioneers of the Dirty South . Considered one of the artists who most influence the new generation of rapper such as Megan Thee Stallion , Trina has 6 studio albums to her credit. Thanks to her first opus, “  Da Baddest Bitch  ” released in March 2000, the singer from Miami won the first gold record of her career. 

Several albums were released thereafter, notably the 6 th titled “  The One  “. Released June 27, 2019, the project begins and ends at the 126 th place in the Billboard 200. In terms of wealth, fortune Trina is estimated at $ 6 million in 2021. It therefore occupies the 12 th place in the rankings richest female rappers of all time according to Celebrity Net Worth magazine.

11— Cardi B

Made famous thanks to the virality of videos broadcast on Vine and Instagram, Cardi B began her musical career with two mixtapes. Entitled “  Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol 1 and Vol 2  “, the success of these projects allowed him to sign his first contract with the Atlantic Records label in 2017.

Cardi B released her very first studio album in 2018 and called it “  Invasion of Privacy  ”. Well received by the public, the opus debuted as number one on the Billboard 200. Better still, the project was certified three times platinum, and named best female rap album of the 2021s by Billboard. Meanwhile, the Bronx rapper won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, and became the only woman to win this award as a solo artist.

Recognized by Forbes as one of the most influential female rappers of all time, Cardi B has an estimated fortune of around $ 8 million . In other words, it is the 11 th rapper richest of this ranking.

10— MC Lyte

MC Lyte rose to popularity in the late 1980s when she became the first solo female rapper to release an album called ”  Lyte as a Rock  “. A hip-hop pioneer, she has eight successful studio albums to her credit. His 4 th album, ”  Is not No Other  ,” published in 1993 allowed him to win the first gold record of his career. On the flip side, the Brooklyn rapper became the first MC to be nominated for a Grammy Award (best rap single).

In 2015, MC Lyte released his last album ”  Legend  ” after twelve years of absence in terms of albums. A true legend of female hip-hop, Lyte has had a successful career. As of 2021, she is among the richest female rappers of all time with an estimated fortune of around $ 8 million . It logically occupies the 10 th place of the top 20.

9— Eve

Ranked 48 th in the ranking of “  top 50 women in the video field  ” by VH1, Eve is a rapper and actress originally from Pennsylvania. She won a Grammy Award in the category of “best rap / vocals collaboration”, with the track Let Me Blow Ya Mind . She released her debut album, “  Let There Be Eve… Ruff Ryder’s First Lady  ” in 1999. Through this project, Eve became the first female rapper to have her album ranked No.1 on the Bilboard 200 chart.

Backed by a successful career, Eve has participated in several projects which have been remarkably successful. His fortune is valued at around $ 10 million according to Celebrity Net Worth magazine. In other words, Eve is the 9 th rapper’s richest list.

8— DJ Spinderella

Known as a member of the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa, Dj Spinderella is an American rapper and actress. She and her friends form one of the most successful female hip-hop groups of all time. With 5 studio albums to their credit, they received several platinum and gold singles.

Spinderella has produced several songs on the group’s albums. We find her in particular on the project “  Looks Like A Job For… by Big Daddy Kane  ” in 1993. After the group’s dissolution in 2002, the New York rapper left Salt-N-Pepa in 2019. She moved on. then invested in media programs featuring old school hip-hop.

Since then, DJ Spinderella has remained an iconic figure in female hip-hop. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his fortune is estimated at around $ 10 million . This is the 8 th rapper richest list.

7 – MIA

Author, composer, activist and model, Mathangi Arulpragasam is above all a rapper of Tamil origin from Sri Lanka. His stage name MIA refers in particular to the abbreviation of “  missing in action  ”. She stood out thanks to her style of music which combines elements of dance, electronics, alternative, hip-hop and world music.

In 2001, the Hounslow singer released her first album ”  Arular  ” and established herself in the music industry as a muse of the ” nu rave” current . His second album ”  Kala  ” allowed him to expand all his notoriety. Better still, the project is ranked 29 th of the 50 greatest albums of all time in the “  ‘Women who rock” category .

In addition, it should be noted that MIA is one of the 100 most influential people according to the American magazine Time . With a fortune of 14 million dollars , MIA is the 7 th rapper richest in the world in 2021.

 6— Cheryl James

Known by the stage name ‘ Salt  ’, Cheryl James is an American rapper and songwriter, a member of the rap trio Salt-N-Pepa. She forms with Sandra Denton and Spinderella, the first female rap group to have gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. At the same time, the trio became the first female rap group to win a Grammy Award.

Several successful collaborations followed in particular the song “‘ Stomp  ”‘ recorded in 1997 with the gospel artist Kirk Franklin for the album ”  God’s Property  “. According to the numbers, it is one of the best-selling albums in the history of gospel music.

In 2004 and 2005, James appeared on VH1’s inaugural Hip Hop Honors program. Added to this is her participation in the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2008. A great star in female rap, Cheryl James’ fortune is estimated at around $ 14 million . She therefore occupies 6 th place among the richest rappers in the world.

5— Sandra Denton

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 08: Sandra “Pepa” Denton attends the 2021 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center on November 08, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

An active member of hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa, Sandra Denton is a rapper and actress of Jamaican origin. Along with Cheryl James and DJ Spinderella, she formed one of the music industry’s most historic female rap groups. Still known by the nickname Pepa, she also participates in the TV show on VH1 called The Salt-N-Pepa Show.

In 2008, Sandra Denton published her autobiography entitled “  Let’s Talk About Pep  ”. Co-written by Karen Hunter, the work addresses the failures, successes, glories as well as the family aspect of Pepa’s life. A true pioneer of female hip-hop, her fortune is estimated at around $ 15 million . In other words, it is the 5 th richest rapper in the world according Celebrity Net Worth.

4— Lil’ Kim

Real name Kimberly Denise Jones, Lil ‘Kim is an American rapper and actress who has made her mark with freestyle rap series. She released her first solo album “  Hard Core  ” in 1996. Very popular with the public, the project landed a double platinum record by the RIAA. With her albums “  The Notorious KIM  ” (2000) and ”  La Bella Mafia  ” (2003), Kim also obtained other platinum records.

 In total, the singer of Brooklyn has three discs turntables and several awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, not to mention a Grammy Award in 2002. In 2021, she was ranked 45 th in the list of 100 greatest female artists of the industry musical by VH1. Concretely, this is the second best position for a solo artist. Considered one of the greatest female rappers of all time, Lil ‘Kim has an estimated fortune of $ 18 million . This is the 4 th rapper richest of all time in 2021.

3— Missy Elliot

Missy Elliot is an American rapper and producer who has worked alongside famous singers such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson. She won five Grammy Awards and has sold over 30 million albums in the USA. Missy is one of three female rappers in history (along with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B) to be certified at least 6 times platinum. 

Very active, Mssy Elliot has chained several collaborations with renowned artists such as the group Total Nicole Wray or the Destiny’s Child. His fortune is estimated at around $ 50 million . In other words, Portsmouth singer is the 3 e rapper richest of all time in 2021.

2— Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is an American rapper, producer, model and actress who revealed herself to the public with her debut album ”  All Hail the Queen  “. Building on the success of her third album ”  Black Reign  “, she won a Grammy Award and reached the Billboard Hot 100 ranking. An emblematic figure in the music industry, Queen Latifah is nicknamed the first lady of hip-hop by the specialized press.

Also very active in the cinema, in this case for her role in the film Chicago (2002), Latifah won the prize for best actress at the Academy Award. At the same time, in 2006 she received her star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Frame, in thanks for her contribution in the field of entertainment. With a fortune estimated at 60 million in 2021, it is the 2 th richest rapper in the world.

1-     Nicki Minaj

Considered one of the best female rappers of all time, Nicki Minaj leads this ranking of the richest female rappers. With a fortune estimated at 75 million dollars , Barbie is the richest rapper of the world in 2021. As a reminder, the rapper from Port-of-Spain has gained notoriety thanks to her many successful projects including the mixtape “  Playtime Is Over  “.

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