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Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, and Diddy top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts Of 2019 List, celebs react

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Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, and Diddy top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts Of 2019 List, celebs react

Fans are always excited for Forbes‘ annual list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts as they anticipate to see if their favorite artist has made the list, and where on the list their favorite has landed.

This year for the first time ever, Kanye West has earned the #1 spot on Forbes list, making him the highest-paid hip-hop act with $150 million. Aside from music, Kanye has been deep within the fashion game, and his Yeezy brand is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year.

Following right behind Ye is none other than Jay-Z bringing in $81 million. This year we all know he toured the world with his wife Beyoncé on their “On The Run II,” tour as they brought in the big bucks. Back in June, Forbes declared that Jay-Z was the first rapper to become a billionaire through his many business ventures.

With more than 8.2 billion streams, Drake has taken the crown for most streamed artist and along with his touring and other business ventures, his landed at the third spot for this year’s list with $75 million.

Below is the full list

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

However other hip-hop acts on the list didn’t seem to excited and questioned the authenticity of the list.

 

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Jacqueline Johnson Quaye, known professionally as 'JQ', is a Ghanaian entertainment show host, journalist, and reporter.

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