It’s an entire lotta cash on this…
The best-paid hip-hop artists of 2021 have been revealed and JAY-Z and Kanye West as soon as once more high the listing.
Shawn Carter leads the rap pack with a career-best whole of $470 million. Final yr, hip-hop’s first billionaire bought nearly all of TIDAL to Sq., Inc. for $302 million, whereas LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton acquired half of his luxurious champagne model Armand de Brignac. In accordance with Vibe, his internet price has skyrocketed to $1.5 billion.
Ye is available in second to his massive brother, incomes $250 million over the course of 2021, thanks principally to his Yeezy footwear empire.
The Watch the Throne collaborators transcend hip-hop because the highest-paid musicians of any style, except for legacy rockers who bought their catalogs final yr. Hip-hop’s high 10 earners of 2021 doubled their 2019 haul with greater than $1 billion.
Diddy’s profitable Ciroc vodka empire landed him a spot within the high 3 with $75 million, whereas streaming king Drake finishes fourth with $50 million.
Wiz Khalifa netted $45 million (No. 5), due to his weed empire, together with his Khalifa Kush model, and the sale of his publishing in April.
Amid the Astroworld pageant tragedy, Travis Scott made the listing with $38 million (No. 6), adopted by DJ Khaled (No. 7, $35 million), Eminem (No. 8, $28 million), and J. Cole (No. 9, $27 million).
Doja Cat is the one feminine act within the high 10. The “Kiss Me Extra” rapper racked up $25 million from her world presence and partnerships with Pepsi, Taco Bell, and Sweet Crush.
The listing, which was compiled by former Forbes editor and “Hip-Hop Money Kings” listing creator Zack O’Malley Greenburg, measures pre-tax revenue for calendar yr 2021 earlier than deducting charges for brokers, managers, legal professionals, and residing bills.
Hip-Hop’s Prime Earners 2021
1. JAY-Z – $470 million
2. Kanye West – $250 million
3. Diddy – $75 million
4. Drake – $50 million
5. Wiz Khalifa – $45 million
6. Travis Scott – $38 million
7. DJ Khaled – $35 million
8. Eminem – $28 million
9. J. Cole – $27 million
10. Birdman – $25 million
10. Doja Cat – $25 million
10. Tech N9ne – $25 million