Forbes has officially released it’s Forbes Top 5 Richest Rappers In 2019 List which has one Suprise feature ! Kanye West! who earned more than Drake in earnings. See the full list below!
5. Drake- $150 million
Drake was boosted by holdings ranging from real estate to his Virginia Black whiskey, as well as a lucrative tour and new residency at the XS Nightclub in Las Vegas
4. Kanye West– $240 million
Kanye’s rise to the top 5 is largely credited to his Adidas deal which which is still entirely based on a predicated conservative estimate of that brand’s value.
3. Diddy- $740 million
The majority of Diddy’s wealth is drawn from his holdings, including cable network Revolt and clothing line Sean John (though Diddy has sold much of his stake in the latter, he retains a sizeable piece). But Ciroc, the main driver of his fortune, is growing again after case volumes fell from all-time highs in recent years
2. Dr. Dre- $800 million
Leaning on his highly publicized Apple’s $3 billion 2014 purchase of his Beats By Dr. Dre headphone line. The superproducer owned an estimated 20%-25% of the company at the time; of the $2.6 billion Apple paid upfront in cash, another $295 million was earmarked to cover debt payments, leaving Dre with a little over $500 million.
1. Jay-Z- $1 billion
Apart from investments in Tidal , liquor brands and many startups, Jay Z’s own sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, with a focus on the representations of various professional athletes has contracts worth over 900 million.