FORBES LIST: US RAPPER, KANYE WEST NOW HIGHEST-PAID HIP-HOP ACT OF 2019.
Written by thrilliant on September 20, 2019
Forbes loves to rank Hip-Hop artists by their wealth so the publication is back again today with another one ranking the highest-earning artists in the genre this year.
US rapper, Kanye West has been named the highest-paid hip-hop act of 2019 in a list compiled by global entrepreneurship magazine, Forbes.
The 42-year-old mogul earned a pre-tax income of $150 million in the year under review, the majority of which comes from his Yeezy Empire, a partnership venture with a popular footwear giant.
For the first time, Kanye West out-earned his close ally, Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z, who ranks second on this year’s list with $81 million.
see list of The World’s 20 Top-Earning Hip-Hop Stars below :
- Kanye West ($150 million)
- Jay-Z ($81 million)
- Drake ($75 million)
- Diddy ($70 million)
- Travis Scott ($58 million)
- Eminem ($50 million)
- DJ Khaled ($40 million)
- Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)
- Migos ($36 million)
- Childish Gambino ($35 million)
- J. Cole ($31 million)
- Nicki Minaj ($29 million)
- Cardi B ($28 million)
- ($23 million)
- Meek Mill ($21 million)
- Birdman ($20 million)
- Future ($19.5 million)
- Nas ($19 million)
- Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)
- Pitbull ($18 million)