Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, And Diddy Top Forbes' Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts Of 2019 List - The Shade Room

Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, And Diddy Top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts Of 2019 List

Fans are always excited for Forbes‘ annual list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts as they anticipate to see if their favorite artist has made the list, and where on the list their favorite has landed.

This year for the first time ever, Kanye West has earned the #1 spot on Forbes list, making him the highest-paid hip-hop act with $150 million. Aside from music, Kanye has been deep within the fashion game, and his Yeezy brand is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year.

Following right behind Ye is none other than Jay-Z bringing in $81 million. This year we all know he toured the world with his wife Beyoncé on their “On The Run II,” tour as they brought in the big bucks. Back in June, Forbes declared that Jay-Z was the first rapper to become a billionaire through his many business ventures.

With more than 8.2 billion streams, Drake has taken the crown for most streamed artist and along with his touring and other business ventures, his landed at the third spot for this year’s list with $75 million.


Check out the full list below:

1. Kanye West ($150 million)

2. Jay-Z ($81 million)

3. Drake ($75 million)

4. Diddy ($70 million)

5. Travis Scott ($58 million)

6. Eminem ($50 million)

7. DJ Khaled ($40 million)

8. Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)

9. Migos ($36 million)

10. Childish Gambino ($35 million)

11. J. Cole ($31 million)

12. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)

13. Cardi B ($28 million)

14. Swizz Beatz ($23 million)

15. Meek Mill ($21 million)

16. Birdman ($20 million)

17. Future ($19.5 million)

18. Nas ($19 million)

19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)

20. Pitbull ($18 million)


Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2019/09/19/highest-paid-hip-hop-acts-2019-kanye-tops-jay-z-to-claim-crown/#882fe1a236bd


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