Here’s the net worth of Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and other rappers in 2022
Hip-hop is big business, and some of the biggest rappers in the game are raking in massive amounts of paper. On Friday (October 28), the former Forbes editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg has released his list of the richest rappers of 2022.
As expected, many of the usual suspects make the list, including Jay-Z, who continues to build his empire on the shoulders of his Armand de Brignac champagne, entertainment company Roc Nation and other major investments.
Dr. Dre is on the list again, though his net worth has been cut nearly in half since the peak of his monetary momentum in 2014, when the sale of his Beats brand to Apple Music for $3 billion nearly did. him a billionaire. Since then, Dre has cashed in on a number of multi-million dollar purchases and reportedly paid his ex-wife $100 million as part of their divorce settlement.
Diddy gets a boost this year, officially entering the billionaire club. His moves outside of music make up the bulk of his income, including partnerships with Cîroc vodka, DeLeón tequila, and Revolt.
One entry that might surprise many is Berner. The Californian rapper and cannabis czar has built an impressive wealth from his wildly popular Cookies brand of marijuana.
Kanye West is also on the list, although the rapper comes in far below his claims last March of being worth more than $6 billion – claims disputed by Forbes. Ye’s cash flow would have dropped very substantially. His billionaire status has been erased, largely thanks to his highly profitable and recently terminated Adidas contract.