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Jay Z is Forbes 2018 Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artistes With an Income of $76.5 million

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American Hip-Hop legend, Shawn Carter aka Jay Z, has been named Forbes richest hip-hop act of 2018.

Jay Z tops the list with a whopping income of $76.5 million, which Forbes said was earned through his record label, Roc Nation, TIDAL, the tour after the release of his album 4.44.

The rapper made the number one position on the competitive Forbes list for the first time having overthrown his colleague aka P. Diddy.

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

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

On the number four spot is Drake with $47 million followed by J. Cole in the fifth position with $35.5 million. Dr. Dre and Nas are tied on number 6 with $35 million.

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

See full list below:

  1. Jay Z – $76.5 million
  2. Diddy – $64 million
  3. Kendrick Lamar – $58 million
  4. Drake – $47 million
  5. J.Cole – $35.5 million
  6. Dr Dre – $35 million
  7. Nas – $35 million
  8. Pitbull – $32 million

 

  1. Future – $30 million
  2. Kanye West – $27.5 million
  3. DJ Khaled – $27 million
  4. Migos – $24.5 million
  5. Eminem – $23 million
  6. Chance the Rapper – $21.5 million
  7. Travis Scott – $21 million
  8. Birdman – $20 million
  9. Lil Uzi Vert – $19.5 million
  10. Lil Wayne – $19 million
  11. Logic – $17 million
  12. Meek Mill/ Russ/ Swizz Beatz (tie) – $15 million

 

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