22 Rappers With Highest Net Worth
#20 Adam Yauch aka MCA, $75 million
As one of the founding members of The Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch made his mark in the music industry as a lyricist that celebrated Brooklyn hip hop and took the sound worldwide. Known by his stage name MCA, he had his hand in many facets of the entertainment industry, from music to film production and distribution.
Superstardom came via The Beastie Boys’ well-received album Ill Communication and solidified the group’s status in the hip hop community. The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, only a few weeks before Yauch passed away from cancer at 47 years of age.