One of the most earning music genres in the world is without a doubt hip-hop. The wealthiest artists on the planet include some of the top worldwide rappers, such as Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Kanye West, and Eminem.
Rappers from our own country, South Africa, have not lagged behind; they too are earning millions from spitting lyrics and are edging away the highest-paid performers. Check out South Africa's top 5 wealthiest rappers.
AKA - $12 million
AKA is the richest rapper in South Africa, with an estimated net worth of $12 million.
AKA, actual name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, began rapping when he was a young child. While many of his adolescent friends were still having trouble grasping the fundamentals of poetry, AKA was already spouting lines.
His first three songs, Do it, Problems, and In My Walk, marked the beginning of his successful career in 2009. With the 2011 release of his debut album, he continued to gain popularity, and since then, he hasn't stopped.
He has worked with some of the biggest stars in Africa, created some of the biggest singles, appeared on worldwide stages, and amassed millions of dollars from his skill.
AKA has made millions of dollars via his endorsement deals with brands like Reebok and Cruz Vodka in addition to his substantial music earnings. Additionally, he is the owner of the 2017-founded Beam Group, a media firm.
AKA understands how to live the high life as one of the wealthiest rappers in South Africa. He only travels privately, exclusively uses pricey vehicles, and resides in a massive estate.
Cassper Nyovest - $8 million
One of the most skilled rappers in South Africa is Refiloe Maele Phoolo, commonly known as Cassper Nyovest.
Cassper is a real example of how skill and hard effort can pay off. He dropped out of school and only recently began his profession.
Cassper is an intelligent businessman in addition to being a gifted musician. He is the owner of several lucrative businesses, including his record label Family Tree Records, a line of shoes, and a brand of high-end alcoholic beverages named Billiato.
Cassper is heavily sought after by international companies like Coca-Cola, Samsung, and M.T.N. since he is one of the most powerful figures on social media.
Cassper Nyovest's net worth, which includes all of these hustles, is almost $8 million, placing him among the wealthiest rappers in South Africa.
Nasty C - $2 million
Young and talented, Nasty C is thriving thanks to his abilities. He has already amassed a million dollars at the age of 25.
Nasty C has gained recognition all around the world because of his skill with words and rhymes. Additionally, being one of the top rappers in Africa, he has worked with numerous A-list artists from around the world, like as T.I. and French Montana.
Nasty C is said to have a net worth of over $2 million, making him one of the wealthiest rappers in South Africa. He charges roughly $20,000 each event and serves as a brand ambassador for Puma and AXE.
Da LES - $2 million
One of the rare rappers in South Africa who likes to keep a low profile is Da L.E.S, but just because he likes to keep his personal life quiet doesn't mean he's someone you should mess with.
The rapper, who has been active since 2008, is among the greatest and wealthiest in South Africa
His net worth is said to be around $2 million, despite the fact that he doesn't flaunt it as much as other rappers d
Khuli Chana - $2 million
An accomplished rapper from South Africa under the stage name Khuli Chana, Khulane Morule is well recognized for his passion of fusing Setswana and English in his music.
The gifted performer has performed on a stage with American rapper Drake and has garnered several accolades to attest to his skill.
Khulu Chana has amassed a tremendous amount of riches because to his songs and endorsement deals with companies like Absolut vodka. His projected net worth as of 2022 is $2 million, placing him among the wealthiest rappers in South Africa.
K.O, Kwesta, and Jack Parrow are three further South African rappers that are making millions of dollars.
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