DIDDY, DRAKE, JAY-Z TOP FORBES LIST OF HIP HOP’S HIGHEST PAID ARTISTS

  

DIDDY, DRAKE, JAY-Z TOP FORBES LIST OF HIP HOP’S HIGHEST PAID ARTISTS

*It’s that time again. Forbes has come out with its list of highest-paid hip-hop artists, and Sean “Diddy” Combs continues his reign at No. 1.



Diddy tops the list with $130 million, and although he hasn’t released any new music in the past year, he did launch his Bad Boy Records reunion tour in 2016 — as well as selling a portion of his Sean Jean clothing company, which brought in an estimated $70 million.



“I’ve always understood that if I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I’ll get a return on my hard work,” Combs told Forbes. Diddy also took the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ richest hip-hop artists of 2017 list earlier this year.



Drake sits at No. 2, earning $94 million thanks to his Boy Meets World Tour, music releases (“Views,” “More Life”) and partnerships with technology companies Apple and Sprint and athletic wear brand Nike.



JAY-Z follows on the list with $42 million earned, followed by Dr. Dre with $34.5 million and Chance the Rapper at $33 million, rounding out the top 5.



Nicki Minaj represents the only female artist in the exclusive group, and Lil Yachty closes out the list as the youngest hip-hop artist on the list with $11.5 million.



Check out the list of the top 20 highest-paid artists below. View the full list here.



1. Diddy – $130 million

2. Drake – $94 million

3. JAY-Z – $42 million

4. Dr. Dre – $34.5 million

5. Chance the Rapper – $33 million

6. Kendrick Lamar – $30 million

7. Wiz Khalifa – $28 million

8. Pitbull – $27 million

9. DJ Khaled – $24 million

10. Future – $23 million

11. Kanye West – $22 million

12. Birdman – $20 million

13. J. Cole – $19 million

14. Swizz Beatz – $17 million

15. Snoop Dogg – $16.5 million

16. Nicki Minaj – $16 million

17. Lil Wayne – $15.5 million

18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $11.5 million (tie)

19. Rick Ross – $11.5 million (tie)

20. Lil Yachty – $11 million



 



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