How much is Nas worth? Nas is worth $17 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and while that doesn’t quite land him on the list of the Top 50 Richest Rappers, it’s a respectable fortune, especially considering where this New York City hip-hop legend comes from. While many assume Nas is from Queens, since he’s been rapping about that borough — and in particular the Queensbridge projects — since 1994, when he arrived on the scene with his critically lauded debut “Illmatic,” he was actually born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 14, 1973. He moved as a young boy to Queens with his mother and father — the latter a jazz musician from Mississippi — and as a teenager, he developed an interest in rap. His first single, “Halftime,” arrived in 1992, and in the years since, he’s dropped a string of hits, skirting the edges of the mainstream while maintaining his credibility as a thoughtful MC.

Nas’ net worth of $17 million is nowhere near the $700 million P. Diddy is sitting on, but Nas is a different type of artist. Although he’s a bona fide superstar, he’s a socially conscious rhymer who tends to talk about harsh inner-city conditions, not Bentleys and yachts and bottles of champagne. He’s amassed his nest-egg through a series of 10 studio albums, including five that have topped the Billboard 200. His most recent, “Life Is Good,” dropped in 2012, and he has plans to break fans off with new music in 2014.

How much money would Nas have to make on the new record to land on that list of the 50 Richest Rappers? Last on that list is Honey Singh, who’s worth $20 million, so he’s not far off. Cee Lo Green, Soulja Boy, and Ludacris are also in reach, as they’re worth $22, $23, and $25 million, respectively. Topping the list, not surprisingly, is Diddy, followed by fellow Brooklyn native Jay Z, who presides over a mighty $550 million fortune.

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