Forbes Top Earner In Hip-Hop Is? Not Drake!

Okay so Drake is #2. The man again this year, according to Forbes, is none other than Diddy!

The time has rolled around again for Forbes to rank the highest-paid figures in hip-hop, and for this year’s highest-paid hip-hop artists list, Diddy continues his streak at the top.

Diddy tops the list with $130 million, and although he hasn’t released any new music in the past year, he did launch his Bad Boy Records reunion tour in 2016 — as well as selling a portion of his Sean Jean clothing company, which earned the mogul an estimated $70 million. “I’ve always understood that if I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I’ll get a return on my hard work,” Combs told Forbes. He also notched the No. 1 slot on Forbes’ wealthiest hip-hop artists of 2017 list earlier this year.

Here’s the rest of the top twenty:

1. Diddy – $130 million
2. Drake – $94 million
3. JAY Z – $42 million
4. Dr. Dre – $34.5 million
5. Chance the Rapper – $33 million
6. Kendrick Lamar – $30 million
7. Wiz Khalifa – $28 million
8. Pitbull – $27 million
9. DJ Khaled – $24 million
10. Future – $23 million
11. Kanye West – $22 million
12. Birdman – $20 million
13. J. Cole – $19 million
14. Swizz Beatz – $17 million
15. Snoop Dogg – $16.5 million
16. Nicki Minaj – $16 million
17. Lil Wayne – $15.5 million
18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $11.5 million (tie)
19. Rick Ross – $11.5 million (tie)
20. Lil Yachty – $11 million

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Larry Lootsteen

Music is life and I love to write about all things music. Independent music blogger. Writer in general. I am a big fan of alternative and indie music but there's no genre I haven't found something to like.

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