It's been a rough year for the rapper, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Ja Rule has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid rappers for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 22/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Ja Rule tops annual list of highest-paid rappers
In 2019 it looked like the rapper’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Tuesday (September 21) that Ja Rule is the highest-paid rapper in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between August 2020 and August 2021, a nearly $60 million lead over his closest competition.
People With Money’s factors
In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
The American rapper-singer has an estimated net worth of $275 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Ja Rule Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Queens Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderja Rule - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Ja Rule) and a fashion line called “Ja Rule Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Ja Rule fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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