Kanye West Becomes Richest Rap Artiste 2019 – Forbes

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American rapper and fashion designer, Kanye West has been named the highest-paid hip-hop act in the world, earning 150 million dollars in a year.

According to Forbes, Kanye West top the 2019 list, edging out JAY-Z who earned 81 million dollars and Drake who made 71 million dollars, to stand at second and third positions respectively on the list of top 20.

JAY-Z has always been one of the top earners in hip-hop, but for the first time ever he has lost out to Kanye West,his former protégé.

The top ten consists entirely of male hip-hop artists, as Eminem, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, and Childish Gambino round out the rest of the list.

The only female artists to make it into the top 20 are Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, who come in at the number 12 and 13 slots respectively.

Nicki Minaj made 29 million dollars earnings, and Cardi B, the youngest to make the list at 26, raked in 28 million dollars in earnings.

In 2018, Kanye West stood at number 10 on the list with 27.5 million dollars, while Jay came in at number one with 76.5 million.

It’s a huge surge for Kanye, as his partnership with Adidas is expected to pull in over 1.5 billion in sales in 2019.

See the top 20 list below:

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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