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July 2, 2020

Kanye West Net Worth (2020)

Kanye West's net worth

What is Kanye West's net worth?
One of the biggest names in the game of Hip Hop. He has a lot of legacy on the industry and Kanye West is one of the richest rappers in the world and also among the richest musicians in the world. He is the husband of American media personality Kim Kardashian.

He is one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation and also has a lot of success in the fashion industry which makes him the current richest rapper in the world with net worth of $1.3 billion.

Early Life

On June 8, 1977 Kanye Omari West was born in Douglasville, Georgia. Wear grew up with his English professor mother after his parents divorced at the little age of 3. He grew up in a middle class background.

West started rapping in the third grade and began making music compositions in the seventh grade and selling to other artists. Producer No I.D became Kanye West's mentor after they met and formed close friendship. He dropped out of Chicago State University at the age of 20 to pursue his musical dreams.

Career

Kanye West created beats and produced for artists on the Jay Z's record Roc-A-Fella Records and it was when he got his breakthrough. The bigger one was in 2001 after his marvelous contributions on Jay Z's album "The Blueprint" which is ranked as one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time.

Kanye West was ultimately denied a recording deal by many record labels and most by Capitol Records. He continued productions for mainstream artists even though aspiring to be a rapper. According to Jay Z, Roc-A-Fella was kind of reluctant to support Kanye's rap career.

In 2014, Kanye West released his debut album "The College Dropout". He founded the record label GOOD Music shortly after the critical and commercial success of the album.

Kanye West has released additional eight studio albums and two live albums. His most recent are Ye in 2018 and Jesus is King in 2019. He has worked together with Jay Z and Kid Cudi to release collaborative albums.

Controversy has also been a main source of attention to the rapper. His conducts on social media and public settings, politics, race and more. Additionally, his marriage to Kim Kardashian is also a major strike up.

Kanye has worked with many artists like Eminem, Drake, Ty Dolla Sign, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Lil Pump, Big Sean and Pusha T. He has sold over 140 million records worldwide making him one of the bestselling music artists in the world. He has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards joining the most awarded artists of all time.

How much is Kanye West's net worth? 

As of 2020, Kanye West net worth is estimated at $1.3 billion. His success in fashion is a really huge one. The most prominent is his Yeezy collaboration with Adidas which started in 2013. He is also among the top names on our list of richest musicians in the world.

Most Expensive Things Owned By Kanye West

1) Hidden Hills Mansion

Hidden Hills mansion

Located in California and Kanye wasn't happy enough with the renovations and spent four years renovating the mansion for almost $20 million after the purchase in 2014. The house features a recording studio, 2 Spas, 2 pools, a vineyard and lots more.

2) Carribaean Private island

Carribean private island

What a birthday gift. Kanye and Kim Kardashian bought the $12 million private island in Carribaean for their daughter when she just turned 2 in 2013.

3) Engagement Ring for Kim Kardashian

engagement ring for Kim Kardashian

Kanye West net worth has really played a lot together with that of his wife. Well, when there is enough money nothing is too costly. The $4 million 15-carat diamond ring was bought as an engagement ring for Kim Kardashian. It was designed by Lorraine Schwartz.

4) $3.54 million Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

The speed monster is one of the cars owned by Kanye. He bought it in 2014 for a whooping $3.54 million although it is really used by the rapper.

5) Gold Plated Toilets

Gold plated toilets

The Louis the XIV style gold plated toilet is one of the most expensive things owned by Kanye West. He had four of this made for him costing a huge amount of $750,000.

Jay Z Net Worth (2020)

Jay Z's Net Worth

What is Jay Z's net worth?
He is considered one of the greatest rappers of all-time. Jay Z is a top ranker on the richest rappers in the world and is now second after being overtaken by Kanye West .

Jay Z also makes it on our list of richest black people in the world. The 50 years old rapper who is from Brooklyn in New York has lots of investments which is one of the main source that gave him such a huge net worth of $1 billion.

Early Life

On December 4, 1969 Shawn Corey Carter was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Jay Z and his other siblings were raided by their mother ,Gloria Carter after their Dad left them.

He obviously had it rough while growing up. At the age of 12, Jay shot his older brother in the shoulder after he stole his jewelry. The young Jay Z sold crack cocaine and was shot three times as indicated by him in his interviews and lyrics.

Jay Z freestyled and wrote lyrics when his mom bought a boombox for him due to his sparking music interest. Rapper Jaz-O mentored him as he was still rising and embroiled in several battles with rapper LL Cool J in the early 1990s.

Career

Jay Z sold CDs out of his car before creating an independent record label Roc-A-Fella records in 1995 with Damon "Dame" Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. In 1996, he released his debut album "Reasonable Doubt" which reached number 23 on Billboard 200 and gathered lots of favors from critics.

So far, Jay Z has released 13 studio albums including his debuts and others like The Black Album, American Gangster, 4:44 etc.

Jay-Z and Kanye West worked together to release the collaborative album in 2011 "Watch the Throne". The two did the same together with Jay Z's wife Beyonce to release "Everything is Love" in 2018.

He became the first Hip Hop billionaire in June 2019. Jay Z is a very successful businessman owning lots of companies and investments. He founded Rocawear in 1999 and founded the 40/40 club in 2003. He is also the owner of the entertainment company Roc Nation which he founded in 2008.

Jay Z in 2015 bought the tech company Aspiro and tool charge of their media steaming service, Tidal. Selling over 50 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide becoming one of the bestselling musicians in the world.

He has been associated with acts like Jaz-O, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, P Diddy, J Cole, Eminem and Justin Timberlake. In 2014, Jay Z $200 million in Armand de Brignac champagne for a 100% stake.

Jay Z has won a total of 22 Grammy Awards which is the most to be won by a  rapper and holds the record for the most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 14 albums.

How Much is Jay Z's Net Worth?

As of 2020, Jay Z's net worth is estimated at $1 billion. He is one of the richest musicians in the world and became the first rapper to be honored into the songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.

Most Expensive Things Owned By Jay Z

1) $88 million Bel Air Compound

$88 million Bel Air compound

He purchased a compound in Bel Air for an estimated $88 million. The 30,000 square feet home has 11 bathrooms and 8 bedrooms. The outside is another 10,000 square feet housing four swimming pools, a full basketball court and a 15-car garage.

2) $26 million East Hampton House

$26 million East Hampton house

A whooping $26 million was spent to purchase this mansion. The 12,000 square feet estate features seven and a half bathrooms and seven bedrooms. The guest house of the mansion includes two bedrooms, a complete kitchen and a bathroom.

3) $20 million Private island

$20 million private island

This was one of the gifts Beyonce got for her 29th birthday. Jay Z spent $20 million on the 2.5 acres a few miles off the coast of Florida.

4) $5 million Engagement Ring

$5 million engagement ring

It was rumored that Jay Z bought a $5 million emgagemt ring for the Pop queen. The jewelry was designed by Lorraine Schwartz. It is an 18-carat flawless Emerald cut diamond.

5) $2.5 million Richard Mille


Jay Z has a custom-made sapphire Richard Mille watch. It reportedly took 3000 hours to make the case on the watch. This watch is the most expensive Richard Mille ever made and pays homage to Jay Z's 2001 album "The Blue Print".


June 30, 2020

Lil Wayne Net Worth (2020)

Lil Wayne's net worth

How much is Lil Wayne's net worth?
Lil Wayne is one of the most influential and greatest rappers of all-time. He is also among the richest rappers in the world. The rapper at the age of 12 started his music career and joined Cash Money Records in 1995.

Lil Wayne has sold over 120 million records worldwide and one of the bestselling music artists on the planet.

Early Life

Dwayne Micheal Carter Jr was born on September 27, 1982. He has the background of New Orleans in Louisiana where he was born. At the little age of 2, Wayne had to witness his parents go their separate ways after a divorce.

Some sort of rejection of Lil Wayne towards his father made him go by the name Wayne instead of Dwayne. He claimed that he's a junior and his father is still alive but not in his own life like he has never been.

Wayne met Birdman in 1991. The later mentored the young carter and included him in Cash Money distribution songs becoming the youngest member of the label.

Career

Lil Wayne's solo album "Tha Block is Hot" was released in 1999 and at the age of 17. It debuted at number 3 on Billboard 200 and later certified platinum by the RIAA. His second and third studio album didn't attain the level of success his debut did.

Lil Wayne gained significant recognition after the release of his fourth studio album "Tha Carter". 878,000 copies of this album were sold just in the United States with "Go DJ" the most successful single off Tha Carter.

He released the follow up Tha Carter II in 2005 which sold 238,000 copies its first week of release and went on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide. His most successful album till date which is Tha Carter III was released in 2008 selling over one million copies in the US on its first week of release.

Lil Wayne was convicted for criminal possession of a weapon and served an 8-month jail term in New York from March 2010. Carter's ninth album Tha Carter IV sold 964,000 copies on its first week in the United States becoming one of his most successful albums.

So far, Lil Wayne has dropped more body of works like "Tha Carter V" after multiple delays and "Funeral" in 2020. He has sold more than 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks in the US.

Lil Wayne is the CEO of his own label Young Money Entertainment. He has worked with various artists in the industry including Eminem, Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rick Ross, Jay Z and lots of others.

He surpassed Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 with 109 songs becoming the first male artist to do so.

As of 2020, Lil Wayne's net worth is estimated at $150 million. His awards shelf includes five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard awards, two MTV video music awards and eighth NAACP image Awards.

Most Expensive Things Owned By Lil Wayne

1) Miami Beach Mansion

Most Expensive Things owned by Lil Wayne - Miami Beach house

This is a 10,632 square feet home with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The house was bought for $17 million by the rapper. The mansion features a  theater with red oak flooring, an elevator and a Cabana pool house.

2) La Gorce Circle Home

Most Expensive Things owned by Lil Wayne - La Gorce Circle Home

This home has now been sold out by Lil Wayne. He sold it for a lower price of $10 million than the almost $12 million he bought it in 2012. Tha house has a large drive way and plenty of parking spaces.

3) Bugatti Veryon

Most Expensive Things owned by Lil Wayne - Bugatti Veyron

Wayne bought the speed monster for almost $2 million. The black Veryon has an acceleration speed of 60mph that can be reached in 2.5 seconds.

4) Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Most Expensive Things owned by Lil Wayne - Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead coupe

The luxury automobile costed Wayne more than $400,000. The 6.75L V12 engine powers the Phantom Drophead coupe and can reach 60mph in just 5.8 seconds.

5) Beats by Dre

Most Expensive Things owned by Lil Wayne - Diamond Beats Headphone

Lil Wayne has a diamond studded pair of Beats headphones which costs the rapper $1 million. It was handcrafted and the diamonds well patterned.

Eminem Net Worth (2020)

Eminem's net worth

What is Eminem's net worth?
Well known for his super fast flows and rhymes arrangement. Eminem has inked his name as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. He is also one of the richest rappers in the world. His global success and acclaimed works are widely regarded as having broken racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music.

Early Life 

He was the only child of Bruce Marshall Mathes Jr and Deborah Rae. In the year 1972, Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in St Joseph, Missouri, US. Eminem has ancestry from seven different countries. His mother nearly gave up the ghost while delivering him for 73 hours.

Eminem discovered Hip Hop later as a teenager and did his first rap song "Reckless". He furthered it when he got to high school and began rapping with high school friend Mike Ruby adopting the stage names Manix and M&M.

Career

Eminem signed a recording deal with Aftermath Entertainment which belonged to Dr Dre after his debut album Infinite in 1996 and the Slim Shady EP in 1997 got him good. The bigger breakthough was in 1999 after the Slim Shady LP.

He released another LP in 2000 titled "The Marshall Mathers" and later in 2002 dropped "The Eminem Show" album. These two body of works got the rapper nominations at the Grammy Awards for Album of the Year.

Eminem achieved yet another feat with his Recovery album becoming the bestselling album worldwide of 2010. He has made cameo appearances in the movies 8 Miles, The Wash, Funny People, Entourage and the interviewer.

The rapper is among the bestselling music artists of all time having estimated worldwide sales of more than 220 million records. He dominated the 2000s and named the bestselling music artist in the United States. Billboard named Eminem as the Artist of the Decade.

Eminem has been involved with artists such as 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Pink and Jay Z. He has ten number one albums on the Billboard 200 and the only artist to have his album consecutively debuting at number one on the chart for 10 times. Marshall also has five number one singles in the Billboard Hot 100.

He is one of the most awarded musicians of all time. Eminem has won 15 Grammy Awards, 8 American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, an Academy Award and an MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award.

As of 2020, Eminem's net worth is estimated at $230 million. His songs "Loose Yourself", "Love the way you Lie" and "Not a Friend" have all been certified Diamond and higher by the RIAA proving him to be excessively wealthy from just music sales.

Most Expensive Things Owned By Eminem 

1) $4.5 million Rochester Hills Mansion 

Rochester Hills mansion

Home was purchased by Eminem over a decade ago but rarely lives there now. The 7,500 square feet mansion was bought in 2003 and used as a holiday house several times.

2) Clinton Township Home

Eminem's Clinton township home

He paid for the house in 2000 while he was still married to his now ex-wife Kimberly Scott. The Mansion has 8,900 square feet of space which he paid $1.5 million for.

3) Ferrari 599 GTO worth $371,000

Ferrari 599 GTO

4) Ferrari 430 Scudero worth $262,000

Ferrari 430 Scudero

5) Necklace (Diamond)

Diamond necklace belonged to Eminem before giving it out

The cost of this diamond necklace was thought to be worth $450,000. It is shaped in the style of a huge diamond encrusted crucifix. It belonged to him until he gave it out to a female fan at a concert.

June 29, 2020

Nicki Minaj Net Worth (2020)

Nicki Minaj's Net Worth

How much is Nicki Minaj's net worth? 
She is one of the most famous and richest female rappers in the world. Nicki was founded by fellow rapper Lil Wayne and was signed to his Young Money Entertainment record label and since then has established herself as one of the greatest rappers of all-time.

Early Life 

Onika Tanya Maraj also known professionally as Nicki Minaj was born in Saint James in Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982. Her father was alcohol addicted which later resulted to him setting thier home ablaze I'm December 1987. Nick is the third child out of five children.

She had it hard while growing up. Her family wasn't a strict one although stating that her mother always motivated her. Minaj had dreams of being an actress and at the age of 19 she was having a struggling career in acting. According to her, she was fired from atleast 15 jobs which she was doing while acting for discourtesy to customers.

Career

The rap style of Nicki Minaj was so significant and distinctive. The accents are really noticeable which is the British cockney and flowed very fast with it. She started her career with the Brooklyn group Full Force. Nicki Minaj was signed by the CEO of Dirty Money Entertainment, Fendi. The deal was a 6 months contract.

Afterwards, she changed her stage name from Nicki Maraj to Nicki Minaj .Her third mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty received favorable coverage on BET and MTV. Nicki was discovered by fellow rapper Lil Wayne and in August 2009 she signed to his Young Money Entertainment.

Nicki Minaj appeared on "Bed Rock" and "Roger That" on the compilation album We Are Young Money in 2009. Bed Rock and Roger That peaked at number 2 and 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the album itself made it to the 9th position on the US Billboard 200.

Nicki Minaj's Career

She was the first female rap artist to ever perform at Yankee stadium in 2010. Minaj as of October 2010 became the first female solo artist to have seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. Her debut album Pink Friday sold 375,000 copies it's first week of sales and debuted at number two on Billboard 200.

Her single "Starships" became the first bestselling single of 2012 and one of the bestselling singles of all-time. Minaj's second album Pink Friday: Roma Reloaded sold 253,000 copies on its first week.

Nicki's "Anaconda" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and still remains her highest charting single in the US till date. Her Pinkprint album sold 244,000 equivalent units of it's first week sales. She earned $29 million and was fourth on Forbes Hip Hop Cash King List in 2013.

Tekashi 6ix9ine's single Fefe which featured Nicki debuted at number four and later peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the rapper's most ranking on the platform as a featured artist.

Doja Cat on May 1, 2020 featured Nicki Minaj on "Say So" remix which topped the Billboard Hot 100 becoming Nicki's first single to get to number one. Her feature on 6ix9ine's "Trollz" made Nicki Minaj the second female rapper to debut atop the Hot 100 chart. At the moment, she has received 10 Grammy Awards nominations.

What is Nicki Minaj's Net Worth 2020?

As of 2020, Nicki Minaj's net worth is estimated at $100 million. She is a big brand and one of the richest rappers in the world.

Top 10 Richest Musicians in Africa (2020)

Richest Musicians in Africa

Who are the richest musicians in Africa? 

The list is mostly filled with afrobeat artists. Music as we all know is a huge goldmine with lots of money been made. Top artists garner lots of income through show performances and song sales. 

Some series of names on the richest musicians in Nigeria are also top rankers on this list. The continent of Africa has so many talented singers and rappers that their contributions will forever be remembered. 

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 Musicians  Net Worths
 Jidenna  $1 million 
 Shatta Wale   $5 million 
 Tinashe  $6 million 
 Sarkodie $7 million 
 Burnaboy  $7.5 million 
 Davido $25 million 
 Wizkid  $25 million 
 Don Jazzy  $30 million 
 Black Coffee  $60 million 
 Akon  $80 million 

The Richest Musicians in Africa (2020)

10) Jidenna Net worth - $1 million 

Richest African Musicians - Jidenna

The Classic Man comes tenth on our list. His singing style is so unique and recently he has been trying to mix it up with the African style which seems really creative. Jidenna who is a Nigerian-American got popular after the release of "Classic Man" and "Yoga".

Jidenna co-founded the rap group Black Spadez when he was still in high school. The singer was working full-time as a teacher while pursuing his music career before he got signed by Wondaland Records. 

He released The Chief, his debut studio album on February 17, 2017 and it peaked at number 38 on the Billboard 200. "Classic Man" was nominated for Best Rap / song collaboration at the 58th Grammy Awards. 

Jidenna is one of the influential artists from Africa. As of 2020, jidenna's net worth is estimated at $1 million.

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9) Shatta Wale Net Worth - $5 million 

Richest African Musicians - Shatta Wale

Formerly known as Bandana is the self acclaimed Dancehall King. He positions ninth on the list of richest musicians in Africa. Shatta Wale is one of the most popular musicians in Ghana. 

He was introduced to the Jamaican culture by his father. Shatta Wale was always listening to the reggae records his Dad played at home and continuously travelling with him to the UK to meet his relatives who were half Jamaican. 

His song "Moko Hoo" with Ghanaian rapper Tinny in 2004 gained him recognition and accolades. After the song Shatta Wale went off the music scene for almost a decade before his comeback in 2013 with a new name. He was on Etvs "Top 100 influential Ghanaians" and at number 38 on the list. 

The artist is the most awarded Dancehall artist in Africa. Shatta Wale's net worth is estimated at $5 million as of 2020.

8) Tinashe Net worth - $6 million 

Richest African Musicians - Tinashe

Tinashe is a very popular international artist. She is a citizen of both the United States and Zimbabwe. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky but moved to Los Angeles as a child to pursue a career in entertainment. 

Tinashe went solo again after the girls music group, The Stunners disbanded in 2011. Her debut single under RCA Records "2 On" reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Prior to the release of her album "Songs for You" in November 2019, she had already departed RCA Records. Tinashe is currently under the record label of Jay Z, Roc Nation. As of 2020, Tinashe's net worth is estimated at $6 million. 

7) Sarkodie Net worth - $7 million 

Richest African Musicians - Sarkodie

The biggest rapper out of Ghana and one of the most influential artists to come out of Africa. The Tema born Sarkodie started his career as an underground rapper competing in Adom FM's Kasahare level. 

Sarkodie and American rapper Busta Rhymes performed at the Busta Rhymes Live in Ghana concert. His second studio album Rapperholic earned the rapper his first ever BET nomination and subsequently won. He performed "How Low" with Ludacris at the 020 Live concert in 2012.

He collaborated with Davido, Mi Casa, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz and Lola Rae on the song "Africa Rising" for DSTV. Sarkodie featured American rapper Ace Hood on his single "New Guy" in 2015.

The rapper on December 20th 2019 released his fifth studio album "Black Love". As of 2020, Sarkodie's net worth is estimated at $7 million making him the richest and only rapper on the list. 

6) Burnaboy Net Worth - $7.5 million 

Richest African Musicians - Burnaboy

The Giant of Africa is number six on our List. Burnaboy or Oluwa Burna as he is fondly called by some fans is one of the biggest artists out of Africa right now. 

The rate of success his album "African Giant" claimed was so unbelievable. The artist is so international with his songs currently streamed in various countries across Europe, America, Africa and more. He gained prominence when he released "Like to Party" off his debut album L.I.F.E which was also a pure success.

Burnaboy signed with Bad Habit / Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. Oluwa Burna announced as an Apple Music Up Next Artist and also won the 2019 BET awards for Best International Act.

His African Giant album which was released in July 2019 was nominated at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards for Best World Music album. The artist is set to release a new album this summer. As of 2020, Burnaboy's net worth is estimated at $7.5 million.

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5) Davido Net Worth - $25 million

Richest African Musicians - Davido

Popularly called OBO by most of his fans is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria and also doubles up with the fifth position on the list. He became famous after the release of "Dami Duro" in 2012. It was the second single off his debut album Omo Baba Olowo in 2012.

Davido won the 2012 Headies for the category of Next Rated award. He is the owner of one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). Lots of artists are signed to the label including Mayorkun, Dremo and Peruzzi. 

Davido in 2016 signed a record deal with Sony music. The both parties not until 2017 renegotiated the contract due to creative control issues. His song "Fall" is the longest-charting Nigerian song in Billboard History. 

A Good Time was released in November 2019 which is his second studio album. Foreign musicians such as Summer Walker, Chris Brown and Gunna were guests on the album. The singer is on the verge of releasing his third studio album A Better Time later in the summer. 

He is the fifth richest musician in Africa. As of 2020, Davido's net worth is estimated at $25 million. 

4) Wizkid Net worth - $25 million 

Richest African Musicians - Wizkid

The list wouldn't be complete without this name making an appearance. Wizkid is one of the global artists from Africa and really valued high internationally. At the age of 11 started recording songs and had a music group then called the Glorious Five.

Wizkid's recognition came when he released the single "Holla at Your Boy" off his debut album Superstar. Prior to the release, he has signed to Banky W's Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) in 2009. He was the first Nigerian artist to achieve over a million followers on his twitter account. 

The singer left the E.M.E label after his contract expired in 2013 and created his own label imprint StarBoy Entertainment the same year. Wizkid went international after his collaboration with Drake on "One Dance". The song reached number one in 15 countries and stayed number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 non-consecutive weeks. 

He is the first afrobeat artists to appear in the 2018 Guiness world records for his contribution to One Dance. As of 2020, Wizkid's net worth is estimated at $25 million. 

3) Don Jazzy Net Worth - $30 million 

Richest African Musicians - Don Jazzy

The richest record producer in Nigeria and he is the third on the list. Don Jazzy is the founder of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty also known as Mavin Records. He set up the label shortly after the disbanded record label with Dbanj, Mo'hits Records. 

He found an interest in music at the early age of 12 and started playing the Bass guitar. For Jazzy has worked for very popular musicians. He provided vocal performances for Kanye West's song "Lift Off" with Beyonce on the 'Watch The Throne' album. In 2011 Kanye West employed Don Jazzy as a producer at Very Good Music Beatz. 

The likes of Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Di'ja and Reekado Banks were signed to Mavin records before many of them departed after contract expiration. The record label is currently frontlined by Rema and Crayon who are the talented youngsters doing well. As of 2020, Don Jazzy net worth is estimated at $30 million. 

2) Black Coffee Net worth - $60 million 

Richest African Musicians - Black Coffee

Black Coffee is the second richest musician in Africa and also the richest DJ and record producer. He hails from South Africa and gained prominence after participating in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. His first big break was when his song "Happiness" was featured on the DJs at work album. 

He had become recognized in the South African DJ scene by 2007 with tribal, vocal-laced beats. In 2010, Black Coffee was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records when he Djed 60 hours nonstop at Mapobya mall. As of 2020, Black Coffee's net worth is estimated at $60 million. 
1) Akon Net Worth - $80 million 

Richest African Musicians - Akon

The "lonely" singer is the richest artiste on the list. The Senegalese American rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up" off his debut album Trouble. Akon's style is widely accepted and loved a lot by fans. 

Akon is the founder of two successful record labels 'Konvict Muzik' and 'Kon Live Distribution'. He was born to a Muslim family in Missouri, USA. 

He released 'Lonely' in 2005 which released the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Akon's second album Konvicted sold 286,000 copies on its first week of release and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200.

The singer achieved his first ever number #1 single on Billboard Hot 100 with "I Wanna Love You" which featured Snoop Dogg. 

Akon currently has a tourist city construction ongoing in Senegal. The city will be using a cryptocurrencey called Akoin as its currency. As of 2020, Akon's net worth is estimated at $80 million. 

June 28, 2020

Akon Net Worth (2020)

Akon's net worth

What is Akon's Net worth?

Akon is one of the musicians that would be considered very successful. The Senegalese - American singer rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked up" off his debut album Trouble. His style of singing is widely accepted and loved by lots of fans. The 47 years old singer is the founder of 'Konvict Muzik' and 'Kon Live Distribution'. Akon net worth is estimated at $80 million as of 2020.

Early Life

Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam was born in St Louis ,Missouri in the United States. He was born on April 16, 1973 to a Muslim family. Akon had his childhood in Senegal where he learnt how to play instruments like drums, djembe and guitar.

The singer had it hard getting along with other children while growing up in New Jersey after his family moved to the US at the age of 7.

Career

Akon spent three years in prison after he was convicted for a crime. The singer gained recognition after the release of his solo debut album Trouble in 2004. Locked Up peaked at number 8 in US and number 5 in the UK. Akon released 'Lonely' in 2005 which reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100.

He founded the Kon Live Distribution record label, an imprint of Interscope Records. His second album Konvicted sold 286,000 copies on its first week and debuted number 2 on the Billboard 200. Konvicted was certified platinum after seven weeks and after seventeen weeks it was certified double platinum.

Akon broke a record on the Hot 100. His song with Eminem "Smack That" climbed from 95 to 7 which was the largest climb in the chart's 48-year-history. He achieved his first number one single on billboard Hot 100 with "I wanna Love" assisted by Snoop Dogg.

Akon was featured on David Guetta's Sexy Bitch in 2009 which reached number one in more than six countries and charted at 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. He released his fourth and fifth album, El Negreeto and Akonda in 2019.

Akon currently has his Akon city construction ongoing. It's going to be a tourist city with a cryptocurrencey called Akoin.

As of 2020, Akon's net worth is estimated at $80 million by many publications including Forbes making him the richest musician in Africa.

June 27, 2020

Sarkodie Net Worth (2020)

Sarkodie's Net worth

What is Sarkodie's Net Worth?
One of the most sought artists of Africa. Sarkodie's contributions to both Ghana music and Africa as a whole are formidable. The popular Ghanaian rapper has stayed relevant over the years delivering great back to back hits and no wonder he is still much relevant. This page is on Sarkodie Net Worth and Biography.

Early Life

Micheal Owusu Addo was born and raised in Tema, Ghana. He is the fourth born of five children. Sarkodie had his senior education at the Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and graduated with a degree in graphic design from IPMC.

Career

Sarkodie started out from Adom FM's popular rap competition Kasashara level. He was introduced to Hammer by Edem and Castro who allowed him to record two tracks for his album Volta Regime.

Sarkodie released Makye and Rapperholic in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Makye was his debut studio album while Rapperholic was his second album.

Sarkodie launched the Sarkcess music record label in 2014. He collaborated with Davido, Lola Rae, Diamond plantnumz, Mi Casa and Tiwa Savage to record "Africa Rising" in June 2014.

He featured American rapper Ace Hood on "New Guy" in 2015. The song contains alternate rap verses and the main deal of the lyrics was on the desire and motivation for success. Sarkodie sold almost 4000 copies of his live album Mary on the first day of its release in September 2015.

Black Love was the rapper's fifth studio album. It featured various artists such as Tekno, Idris Elba, King Promise, StoneBwoy, Kizz Daniel, Maleek Berry, Rudeboy etc. Saara, Can't let Go supported the album release.

He was ranked third on AfricaRanking.com list of Top 10 African Rappers of 2015. Sarkodie was also listed by the Guardian as one of it's top five Hip Hop acts on the African continent the same year.

Sark by Yas clothing was opened by the rapper on April 2013. Sarkodie is one of the most influential and bankable musicians in Africa also banging huge endorsement deals. Samsung Electronics unveiled Sarkodie as their brand ambassador in 2012, using him as the Samsung Galaxy Pocket customized wallpapers and his signature.

In 2013, he signed an endorsement deal with Fanmilk Ghana. Tigo telecommunications Ghana also has a partnership deal with the rapper. As of 2020, Sarkodie net worth is estimated at $7 million.

He is one of the richest musicians in Africa. Sarkodie has made a whole lot of mark in his career making him the most successful rapper to come out of Ghana and he will be holding the record for long.

June 26, 2020

Top 10 Richest Musicians in Nigeria (2020)

The Richest Musicians in Nigeria

Nobody needs to be told that music is one of the fastest way of getting rich. Musicians make a lot of money from their record sales and shows. A lot of music talents are here in the country and Nigerian music industry is the largest in Africa. The art has lifted so many out of poverty and made fortunes for them. The likes of Wizkid, Davido, 2Baba, Rudeboy are among the top names on the list.

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Musicians  Net Worth 
 Timaya  $7 million 
 Burnaboy  $7 million 
 Phyno  $8.5 million 
 Olamide  $10 million 
 Mr P  $14.5 million 
 Rudeboy  $15 million 
 2Baba $16 million 
 Don Jazzy  $20 million 
 Davido  $25 million 
 Wizkid  $30 million 

The Richest Musicians in Nigeria (2020)

10) Timaya Net worth - $7 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Timaya

Timaya is one of the musicians on this list with longest career time. He started his solo career in 2005 with the release of 'Dem Mama'. Timaya is the owner of the record label DM records. 

The album True Story was his debut album which was established around how hard he struggled before he got fame. He frequently referred to himself as Portharcourt boy because he was born and raised there. 

Timaya has groomed artistes such as Runtown and Patoranking under the DM records. King Perryy is the current youngster of the label after he signed in 2017.

The singer gets a lot of money from his song's sales and performance .He is one of the most influential and richest artistes in Nigeria. Timaya net worth is estimated at $7 million.

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9) Burnaboy Net worth - $7 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Burnaboy

One of the most talented artists to hit the music industry. He is one of the Nigerian musicians that are on international level. Burnaboy rose to prominence after he released his Like to Party single off his debut album. 

He always sites Fela Kuti as his main role model and their style of music sounds similar. His grandfather was the manager of the legendary musician, Fela Kuti. 

Burnaboy formed his record label Spaceship Entertainment after he parted ways with Aristocrat records in 2014. His second studio album was released under the Spaceship Entertainment imprint. 

He sold out the O2 Academy Brixton in London on October 7, 2018. Burnaboy was one of Spotify's New Afro Hub Takeover artiste and also named YouTube's Artist on the Rise for 3 months. In January 2019, he was announced to perform at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival alongside Mr Eazi. 

Burnaboy released his fourth studio album African Giant on July 26, 2019 and the album was nominated at the 62nd Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album. As of 2020, Burnaboy net worth is estimated at $7 million. 

8) Phyno Net Worth - $8.5 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Phyno

Phyno is the best Igbo rapper in the country. He is also one of the richest Nigerian rappers in Nigeria at the moment. The rapper was a producer from 2003 before he got into rapping. Phyno hails from Enugu State and considered the king of South East.

He started rapping in 2010 and later relocated to Lagos to further his music career. Phyno got his breakthrough after the release of 'Ghost Mode' in 2012 which featured Olamide. The song won Best Collabo at the 2012 Headies Awards. 

Phyno and Olamide released a collaboration album on 1st April 2015 named 2 Kings. Phyno put together the biggest concert in Africa by an artist at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu with attendance of over 50,000 people. 

Phyno released his third studio album on October 2019 from guest appearances from many A-list artistes. He is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria 2020 with net worth of $8.5 million. 

7) Olamide Net worth - $10 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Olamide

One of the best and vibrant artists in the industry. Olamide is the richest rapper in Nigeria even though he records mostly in Yoruba. He is the founder of the popular record label YBNL Nation. 

Baddo as he is fondly called was signed to ID Cabasa's Coded Tunes under which he released his debut studio album Rapsodi in 2011. But before the album, the 2010 'Eni Duro' has already shot Olamide into the limelight. 

Olamide is the Nigerian artiste with the most album releases. Other albums of the artiste includes YBNL, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, Street OT, 2 Kings with Phyno, Eyan Mayweather, The Glory etc. 

His record label YBNL Nation signed a joint venture deal with international distribution company, Empire. Nigerian hot sensation, Fireboy DML is signed to YBNL Nation and also benefits from the deal. Olamide net worth is estimated at $10 million making him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria 2020.

6) Mr P Net Worth - $14.5 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Mr P

He is one half of the African pop duo, P-square which became defunct in 2017 since he formed with his twin brother (now with the stage name Rudeboy) in 2003. Mr P had most of his career as P-square releasing hit records back to back and winning lots of awards.

On his solo career Mr P released a good number of songs and they were widely accepted by fans. His songs such as Wokie Wokie, One More Night, For my Head, Zombie, Sorry, Cool it Down garnered high streaming rates and airplay. 

Mr P has an endorsement deal with Adidas. He has signed more endorsement deals with various companies such as Olympic Milk, KIA Motors Nigeria company and also a partnership deal with Empire. As of 2020, Mr P net worth is estimated at $11 million. 

5) Rudeboy Net worth - $15 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Rudeboy

Rudeboy is the other half of the P-square music group. The list of the richest musicians wouldn't be complete without mentioning Paul Okoye also known as Rudeboy. 

Rudeboy and his brother Mr P made a lot of money while they were still together. They had a home in Banana island and also lots of luxurious cars including a Private Jet. 

The singer released Reason With Me in 2019 which has over 50 million views on YouTube. The song topped many charts for very long weeks and a mega hit for Rudeboy. Other songs of the musician includes Take it, Double Double, Reality, Somebody Baby, Woman, Tonight etc.

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4) 2Baba Net worth - $16 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - 2Baba

2Baba is one of the most celebrated singers in Nigeria. He is the most profitable artist to come out of Africa. The musician has been relevant than many thought since his music career began in 1994.

He was a student of IMT and was performing in his school and other regional universities. 2Baba later dropped out to pursue his music career. After meeting with Blackface Naija and Faze, he formed the trio band Plantashon Boiz.

The group in 2004 disbanded but came together once more in 2007 to record the third and final album Plan B. 2Baba became very relevant when he went on his solo career releasing his debut solo album Face 2 Face in 2004 and followed it up with Grass 2 Grace in 2006.

2Baba is the brand ambassador for National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. He has also been an ambassador for Guinness and Nigerian Breweries. 2Baba net worth is estimated at $16 million. 

3) Don Jazzy Net Worth - $20 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Don Jazzy

One of the richest musicians in Africa and founder of one of the largest record label in the continent. Don Jazzy was also the co-founder of Mo'hits which disbanded in 2012.

He is one of the biggest names in the Nigerian music industry. Jazzy formed the Mavin Records on May 8, 2012 after Mo'hits records went defunct. He began playing guitar at the age of 12. American rapper Kanye West employed Don Jazzy as a producer at Very Good Beatz. 

Don Jazzy has a lot of acts in his record label. Rema and Crayon are the current frontliners of the label. He is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria with net worth of $20 million. 

2) Davido Net Worth - $25 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Davido

He became popular with the release of Dami Duro in 2012, the second single off his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo. Davido won the Next Rated award at the Headies 2012.

He is currently signed to RCA Records owned by Sony. The singer founded the Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) later in 2013 and till date has signed a lot of acts to the label. 

His third studio album A Good Time was released on November 22, 2019. International artistes featured on the album were Summer Walker, Chris Brown, Gunna with A Boogie. Davido is about to release his fourth album A Better Time this summer. 

Davido has lots of houses and cars. The extravagant singer owns mansions in Lekki, Banana Island and in the United States. His luxury garage includes a $300,000 Bentley Bentayga, $350,000 Rolls Royce Phantom, Range Rover, Mercedes GLE and lots of other cars. 

The singer has endorsement deals with Infinix Mobile, MTN, Guinness and AccessBET. As of 2020, Davido net worth is estimated at $25 million. 

1) Wizkid Net Worth - $30 million 

Richest Nigerian Musicians - Wizkid

StarBoy takes the first position on the list. He is the richest musician in Nigeria 2020. Ayo Balogun was born in 1990 I'm Surulere. The artiste got his professional recognition after the release of "Holla at Your Boy" which earned him the Next Rated Award at the Headies 2011.

Drake's One Dance featured Wizkid and he got a whole lot of international recognition. The song stayed number one on Billboard Hot 100 for 10 non-consecutive weeks. The following year he got signed to RCA Records. 

For his contributions to One Dance he appeared on 2018 Guiness World Records. Wizkid's most expensive car is his Lamborghini Urus that is valued at over One hundred million Naira. 

Wizkid had endorsement deals with Pepsi, Guinness and Glo in 2012, 2013 and 2015. The StarBoy crooner has huge endorsement deals with sportswear company Nike and United Bank for Africa (UBA). Wizkid net worth is estimated at $30 million as of 2020.