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Kanye West Becomes Hip Hop’s Highest Paid Act, Beats Jay Z & Drake



Kanye West Is Now The Highest Paid Act Ahead Of Diddy & Travis Scott 

Kanye West undoubtedly has a creative and entrepreneurial skill and, blessed with Kim Kardashian’s business mastery, the two make a formidable team. 
Although, he hasn’t drop an album yet. Kanye has experienced exponential levels of growth this year.
Kanye West is now the highest paid hip hop artist of 2019 according to Forbes. Kanye is at the top with a whopping $150 million. 
That number is significantly higher than the man who stands behind him: his idol Jay-Z. Hov netted a respectable $81 million while Drake and Diddy were listed closely behind at $75 mil and $70 million Rounding out the top five is Travis Scott, who earned $58 million.
Eminem proved that he’s still making loads of dough, clocking in at a cool $50 million at No. 6. DJ Khaled follows at No. 7 with $40 million and Kendrick Lamar at No. 8 with $38.5.
Donald Glover who padded his coffers with his work on Atlanta and his This Is America Tour is seen at No. 10, $35 million as. Cardi B at No. 13 with $28 million follows close behind at age 26, she’s the youngest artist in this year’s rankings.

Cardi Joins Nicki Minaj who sits on top at No. 12 with $29 million as one of only two women on the list, the latest example of a pay gap that has long plagued hip-hop.

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See the complete list below :

Forbes world’s top 20 highest paid hip hop stars :

20. Pitbull ($18 million)
19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)
18. Nas ($19 million)
17. Future ($19.5 million)
16. Birdman ($20 million)
15. Meek Mill ($21 million)
14. Swizz Beatz ($23 million)
13. Cardi B ($28 million)
12. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)
11. J. Cole ($31 million)
10. Childish Gambino ($35 million)
9. Migos ($36 million)
8. Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)
7. DJ Khaled ($40 million)
6. Eminem ($50 million)
5. Travis Scott ($58 million)
4. Diddy ($70 million)
3. Drake ($75 million)
2. Jay-Z ($81 million)
1. Kanye West ($150 million)
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