Jay-z, Lamar lead Forbes’ list of world’s highest-earning hip hop acts 2018
Hip hop business moguls have once again dominated the 2018 list of highest earning hip hop acts of 2018.This year, RocNation boss, JAY-Z hold’s the No. 1 spot with a whopping $76.5 million, edging past last year’s No. 1, Sean “Diddy” Combs, who takes the No. 2 spot earning $64 million.
Kendrick Lamar came next, earning his career-best with an impressive $58 million, largely to his endorsement deals with Nike and American Express and his sold-out dates on the TDE: Championship Tour
Drake perched at No. 4 with $47 million and J. Cole has the 5th position with $35.5 million.
Aftermath Records boss and producer Dr. Dre with Nas tie at No. 6 with $35 million each, making this the first time the godson has made the list since his debut album Illmatic in 1994.
DJ Khaled lands at No. 11 with $27 million, Travis Scott at No. 15 with $21 million, Lil Uzi Vert at No. 17 with $19.5 million and Logic at No. 19 with $17 million.
Russ, Swizz Beatz and Meek Mill are tied at No. 20 with $15 million.