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For The First Time Ever, Kanye West, Tops Forbes’ “Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts” List!

For The First Time Ever, Kanye West, Tops Forbes’ “Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts” List!

Yeezus rises.

For the first time, Kanye West, has earned the top spot Forbes’ “Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts” list! At 42 years old, Kanye has earned a pre-tax income nearly $150 MILLION in just the past year alone. The majority his earnings is reportedly from his Yeezy empire – the Adidas partnership that is expected to top $1.5 BILLION in sales by end year.

This is the first time that West outranks his industry “big brother,” Jay Z, as well – who ranks second with $81 Million.

FORBES’ HIGHEST-PAID HIP-HOP ACTS OF 2019

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

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