Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Jay Z and Diddy top Forbes' list of highest-earning hip-hop stars 2016

Forbes today released the 10th annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, ranking the world’s 20 highest-paid rap acts. Diddy tops the list for the second year in a row, with his earnings derived primarily from a lucrative deal with Ciroc and other non-musical ventures. 
 Jay-Z, who is No. 2 on the list, has not released an album or played many shows this year but continues to earn big from several outside business ventures including; his Roc Nation entertainment company.Dr Dre comes third as a result of Apple’s $3 billion Beats buyout in 2014.
 Full list below

  1. Diddy ($62 million)
  2.  Jay-Z ($53.5 million)
  3. Dr. Dre ($41 million)
  4. Drake ($38.5 million)
  5. Wiz Khalifa ($24 million)
  6. Nicki Minaj ($20.5 million)
  7. Pitbull ($20 million)
  8. Pharrell Williams ($19.5 million)
  9. Kendrick Lamar ($18.5 million)
  10. Birdman ($18 million
  11. Kanye(17.5 million)
  12. DJ Khaled ($15million)
  13. Asap Rocky ($13 million)
  14. J Cole($14 million)
  15. Lil Wayne ($14 million)
  16. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ($14 million)
  17. Snoop Dogg($12.5million)
  18.  Eminem($11million)
  19. Swizz Beatz ($10.5 million)
  20. Ludacris and Rick Ross(Tie) ($10million)
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