It’s a genre whose artists oft have no shame in flaunting how much they are or aren’t making, and if Forbes’ list of Hip Hop’s Top 20 Earners is anything to by, money is most certainly the name of many a Rap performer’s game.
Find out who made the list below…
At #1 is Jay Z with reported earnings of $37 million made within the last financial year. Closely following is Diddy with $35 million and Kanye West at #3 with $16 million.
At #4 is ‘father and son’ duo Lil Wayne and Birdman with $15 million each and Drake and Wiz Khalifa at #11, both raking in $11 million, much to the surprise of many a Drake fan who were expecting him to come in at a much higher position.
The only woman in the list is of course Rap Monopoliser Nicki Minaj with accounted for earnings of $6.5 million, sat one place above 50 cent, Rick Ross and Pitbull who all made around $6 million.
It seems that Lil Kim‘s PayPal publishing did very little for her finances, as she was nowhere to be seen on this year’s list.