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The highest paid hip hop moguls who has stand tall in the game with overloaded bank accounts..
Previously, Diddy who held the number one spot for three years in a row, now dropped to number two, while Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J. Cole completed the top five.
Nas made his debut on the Forbes list due to his interest in startups and the sale of Ring to Amazon for reportedly more than $1 billion.
Here is a look at the top 10 World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts for 2018:
1. Jay-Z: $76,5 million
2. Diddy: $64 million
3. Kendrick Lamar: $58 million
Drake: $47 million
Drake is the world’s most consumed musician of any genre with 5 billion streams in the past year. The Canadian rapper will also be joining Migos on their Aubrey and the Three Amigos Tour.
5. J. Cole: $35,5 million
J. Cole’s newest album KOD topped the charts after it released in April 2018. With the release of his album, the rapper scored 2 billion streaming spins over the past 12 months.
His tour also gave him six figures per stop giving the rapper his total annual earnings total yet.
6. Dr Dre: $35 million (tie)
Dr Dre is still collecting from his landmark deal with Apple and his large back catalogue. He is also working on a Marvin Gaye biopic and has reportedly secured the rights to use the legendary singer’s name.
7. Nas: $35 million (tie)
8. Pitbull: $32 million
9. Future: $30 million
10. Kanye West: $27,5 million