Jay Z, Diddy, Kendrick Lamar top 2018 Forbes richest men in hip-hop [Full List] 


Forbes has released the list for the world’s highest-paid hip-hop acts for 2018.

It puts JAY-Z at number one with a whopping income $76.5 million, which was earned through his record label, Roc Nation, TIDAL, the tour after the release of his album 4.44, the surprise album with his wife, Beyonce, Everything Is Love, the ongoing stadium tour ,On The Run II, and others.

Sean “Diddy” Combs, follows at number two with $64 million which was earned from his holdings in bevarage empire, Ciroc Vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water.

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Kendrick Lamar clinched number 3 spots with $58 million from his endorsement deals with Nike and American Express to sold-out dates on the TDE.

Drake is put at number 4 with $47 million and J. Cole rounds out the top 5 with $35.5 million, while Dr. Dre and Nas are tied on number 6 with $35 million.

Others who made the Forbes list include, DJ Khaled, Future, Eminem and Migos.

See full list below:

1. Jay Z – $76.5 million

  1. Diddy – $64 million

  2. Kendrick Lamar – $58 million

  3. Drake – $47 million

  4. J.Cole – $35.5 million

  5. Dr Dre – $35 million

  6. Nas – $35 million

  7. Pitbull – $32 million

  8. Future – $30 million

  9. Kanye West – $27.5 million

  10. DJ Khaled – $27 million

  11. Migos – $24.5 million

  12. Eminem – $23 million

  13. Chance the Rapper – $21.5 million

  14. Travis Scott – $21 million

  15. Birdman – $20 million

  16. Lil Uzi Vert – $19.5 million

  17. Lil Wayne – $19 million

  18. Logic – $17 million

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20. Meek Mill/ Russ/ Swizz Beatz (tie) – $15 million


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