Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts Of 2018


JAY-Z, Diddy and others.

As hip hop continues to grow world wide, more companies are looking for new ways to profit off the culture. Forbes for obvious reasons decided to curate a new list dedicated to Hip-Hop's highest earners.



The list is an annual report ranking hip hop's highest paid acts. Unsurprisingly, JAY-Z tops this year's list with $76.5 million, followed by Diddy with $64 million.

Most of Hov's earnings comes from his joint album with Beyoncé "Everything Is Love" and the On The Run II tour.

Kendrick Lamar ranks at no. 3 with $58 million, while Drake who I expected to be higher considering the year he's had comes in at no. 4 with $47 million. J. Cole rounds out the top 5 with an impressive $35.5 million.

Nas makes a resounding comeback with $35 million, while Kanye West closes out the top 10 with $27.5 million. Lil Uzi Vert and Russ make surprise entries with $19.5 million and $15 million respectively.

Peep the full Top 20 below.

1. Jay-Z ($76.5 million)
2. Diddy ($64 million)
3. Kendrick Lamar ($58 million)
4. Drake ($47 million)
5. J. Cole ($35.5 million)
6. Dr. Dre ($35 million, tie)
6. Nas ($35 million, tie)
8. Pitbull ($32 million)
9. Future ($30 million)
10. Kanye West ($27.5 million)
11. DJ Khaled ($27 million)
12. Migos ($24.5 million)
13. Eminem ($23 million)
14. Chance the Rapper ($21.5 million)
15. Travis Scott ($21 million)
16. Birdman ($20 million)
17. Lil Uzi Vert ($19.5 million)
18. Lil Wayne ($19 million)
19. Logic ($17 million)
20. Meek Mill ($15 million)
20. Russ ($15 million)
20. Swizz Beatz ($15 million)



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