Net worth: $190 million
The road to wealth has been a long one for Eminem. His early life was dominated by hardship that ranged from his father leaving his family, to his musical mentor committing suicide. Out of the pain, Eminem developed an alter ego, Slim Shady, that would become his claim to fame. After being evicted from his home, with a daughter to raise and no money in sight, Eminem, had one more shot at making it the rap game. He made his way to California to participate in the 1997 Rap Olympics, where he got second place. Devastated by not winning, Shady was convinced he couldn’t find success, until he was discovered by Dr. Dre who immediately pursued Mathers and quickly signed him. Since then, His successful musical career, a record label, as well as earnings from the 8 Mile film, have helped Eminem become one of the wealthiest rappers alive.