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How much is Lupe Fiasco worth? Lupe Fiasco is worth $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and that fortune seems about right, given that the Chicago rapper and entrepreneur has released four successful albums, among them “Lasers,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Although Lupe has never had a chart-topping single — his most successful track, “The Show Goes On,” peaked at No. 9 — he’s emerged as one of the nation’s best known “socially conscious” rappers, a designation that stems mostly from his outspoken political views and tendency to avoid gangsta tropes.

Upon asking, “How much is Lupe Fiasco worth?” some fans might be surprised he’s not worth more, since he’s been in the game since the early ’00s, and since he’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business. What’s more, Lupe Fiasco founded the label 1st and 15th Entertainment, and to the extent that he’s a rhymer and a behind-the-scenes exec, he’s in the same league as guys like Diddy and Jay Z, who are worth $650 and $900 million, respectively. Then again, Lupe has never been a bling-heavy rapper, and he’s more likely to make headlines for speaking out against President Obama than he is for, say, proposing to a Kardashian or buying his own helicopter.

How much is Lupe Fiasco worth compared to other rappers not named Diddy and Jay Z? Lupe’s not far behind Kendrick Lamar, who’s sitting on a cool $10 million, though his $8 million fortune means he’s only worth half as much as Macklemore, who famously apologized to Kendrick after earning Best Rap Album honors at the 2014 Grammys. Lupe Fiasco has never won that prize, though he’s been nominated for 12 statuettes. His luck may change following the 2014 release of “Tetsuo & Youth,” his forthcoming fifth LP. Even if that record doesn’t earn him a Grammy, it’ll add to his net worth, and in a year or two, when you ask, “How much is Lupe Fiasco worth?” he may finally be a double-digit millionaire.

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