TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- He's earning money by association. Just being under the same roof as a Kardashian ups your net worth.
- It's pretty obvious from looking at this list that the top earning artists do a lot more than just make music.
- Now Kanye can get some additions made to his pool so it can finally be bigger than Drake's.
- The top five or so names on this list never really change, they just trade places from time to time.
Kanye West just scored a career first this week -- Yeezy’s the highest-paid hip-hop act in the world.
Forbesput out a new ranking of the rappers pulling in the most dough, and with $150 million earned in the past year, Kanye’s on top. His “Big Brother”Jay-Z follows at number-two with $81 million. And Drake rounds out the Top 3 with $75 million in earnings.
It took a lot more than just music to make Kanye all that money. A lot of his recent revenue comes from Yeezy’s collaboration with Adidas.
19.Wiz Khalifa($18.5 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)
8.Kendrick Lamar($38.5 million)
7.DJ Khaled($40 million)
5.Travis Scott($58 million)
1.Kanye West($150 million)