Jay-Z and Diddy Are Officially the World’s Highest-Paid Rappers
Kanye wasn’t even close…
Which rapper is the richest of them all?
Hov tops the list with an astounding $76.5 million haul that includes revenue generated from the release of 4:44 and a sold-out tour. His 2017-2018 income is a drop in the bucket compared to his estimated $900 million net worth.
Diddy made $12 million less than the Roc Nation founder, but his $65 million yield from business ventures including Ciroc vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water was still good enough for the runner-up spot.
Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J. Cole round out the top 5, each having earned $58 million, $47 million and $35.5 million, respectively.
Forbes reports that Nas had the biggest financial year of his career thanks to investments in Silicon Valley cash cows and online media. The 44-year-old multi-platinum artist made the the list for the first time in a quarter-century with an impressive $35 million haul that puts him just behind Cole.
Check out this year’s top ten highest-paid rappers below: