“I am not a businessman, I am a business, man!” says Jay-Z, one of the top class rappers of the world. This cool and amazing quote expresses all about a musician’s view of music and business. Today’s reality is that the names of the popular ones’ make them earn their fortune by any means. Once the musicians or rappers or singers enter the industry, they come up with an aim to earn largely, irrespective of the fact that it is not all about singing, but also involves brainy minds to get indulged with business and other ventures. With these efforts, some of the names who have made their places in the industry are highlighted in the given list.
Sean Diddy Combs
Net worth: $700 million
With the highest estimated net worth of $700 million, Sean Combs, also popular by puff daddy or Diddy, comes at the top position in the list of 2014’s richest musicians of the world. He is a record producer, rapper, actor and entrepreneur targeting to be a billionaire in the coming time. He has earned this worth by his musical career and other business ventures like Revolt TV that made him reach the top position in latest charts.
Net worth: $550 million
Andre Romelle Young, a popular name in today’s music industry has now reached the second place in the richest musicians of the world. He is an American record producer and rapper and a successful businessman with 65% market share of premium headphones market, Beats. It is serving the majority of equity stake of his estimated net worth. He is also the co-founder and current CEO of Aftermath entertainment.
Net worth: $520 million
One of the world’s best selling artists of all times, Shawn Corey Carter popularly known as JAY-Z, is the next musician in the list. Besides being a hip-hop artist, Jay-z is a successful entrepreneur like many other musicians and makes his fortune with a history of having sold more than 75million records. He founded a sports agency Roc Nation Sports and also he is the co founder of clothing line Rocawear.
Net worth: $350 million
The next wealthiest man appearing on our list is renowned in many categories since Percy Robert Miller is an actor, musician, rapper, investor, filmmaker, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. This clear indicates his net worth to be estimated around $350 million. He is the founder and CEO of Miller enterprises. Also, he owns ‘no limit forever records’ by Guttar music entertainment. All these forums make him touch the peak of his financial success and brings him to the third place in the list of richest musicians.
Net worth: $325 million
The ever smiling faces of the music industry with net worth estimated to be $325 million, is Russell Simmons. He blows the industry with his remarkable efforts in three significant clothing lines ‘Phat farm’, ‘argyleculture’ and ‘American Classics’. His company, Rush communications co-founded hip hop music label Def Jam. He is also a majority shareholder of website Global Grind.
Net worth: $270 million
Curtis James Jackson, with his stage name be 50 cent, has become the heartbeat of millions of his lovers all around the world. His music turns his followers on and this earns him to take his fortune to a net worth estimated to be of $270 million. Being an entrepreneur and investor as well, he started off with G- unit records and now he owns G-unit clothing company and G-unit films. His second production house is cheetah vision.
He has sold over 30 million records with high success rate and raising him to the future billionaires of music industry of the world.
Net worth: $170 million
The man behind the most popular and greatly increasing Cash money records, Bryan Williams makes it to the list of richest musicians of 2014. He is not only a musician but at the same time an entrepreneur and record producer. He worked in collaboration with Lil Wayne and Nikki Minaj. He is the owner of Bronald oil and Gas Company that helps him earning a net worth of $170 million.
Net worth: $160 million
Christopher George Lattore Wallace, famous by his stage name Notorious big was a famous hip hop artist and rapper. As the name indicates, he was known to be the bad boy of the music industry with his back to back hits. A unique and respectable aspect about his successful career is that his album that released after his death made it to the top album of US album charts.
Net worth: $160 million
The most talented and followed by youth, Eminem is the next richest musician we have in our list. His real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers. Having sold 155 million albums and solos, Eminem rocks the charts of the music records and becomes one of the best selling artist of all times. His net worth has been estimated to be of $160 million that he has earned from his own record label Shady Records, his own radio channel Shade 45 and his phenomenal popularity among his fans all over the world.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., whom we know by his famous stage name Lil Wayne completes the list of richest musicians of the world in 2014. He started off at the age of nine and became a successful and pure rapper of all time. He earns his fortune by his passion for music and producing consecutive hits one after the other that includes ‘The Black is Hot’, ‘Light’s Out’ , ‘The Carter’ and many others with the same level of success.