This story is part of our new Hip-Hop: ’73 Till Infinity series, a celebration of the genre’s 50th anniversary.
Hip-hop is one of the most popular genres of music in the world. As a result, it produces a plethora of wealthy individuals who make millions (and some cases billions) of dollars every year. They have mastered the ability to commodify their art and turn it into their own multi-million-dollar empire.
For some, it’s because they sell millions of records every year, for others, it’s because of their smart and savvy business investments. Whatever the case may be, they’re some of the wealthiest people in the country because of what they do. Here are the richest figures in hip-hop.