American rapper, Jay Z has topped the recently released Forbes list for the world’s highest-paid hip-hop acts for 2018.

 

Jay Z tops Forbes 2018 richest men in hip-hop list

The list puts JAY-Z at number one with a whopping income $76.5 million, which was earned through his record label, Roc Nation, TIDAL, the tour after the release of his album 4.44, the surprise album with his wife, Beyonce, Everything Is Love, the ongoing stadium tour ,On The Run II, and others.

Sean “Diddy” Combs, follows at number two with $64 million which was earned from his holdings in bevarage empire, Ciroc Vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water.

Kendrick Lamar clinched number 3 spots with $58 million from his endorsement deals with Nike and American Express to sold-out dates on the TDE.

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Drake is put at number 4 with $47 million and J. Cole rounds out the top 5 with $35.5 million, while Dr. Dre and Nas are tied on number 6 with $35 million.

Others who made the Forbes list include, DJ Khaled, Future, Eminem and Migos.

See full list of the top 20 richest men in hip-hop below;

1. Jay Z – $76.5 million

2. Diddy – $64 million

3. Kendrick Lamar – $58 million

4. Drake – $47 million

5. J.Cole – $35.5 million

6. Dr Dre – $35 million

7. Nas – $35 million

8. Pitbull – $32 million

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9. Future – $30 million

10. Kanye West – $27.5 million

11. DJ Khaled – $27 million

12. Migos – $24.5 million

13. Eminem – $23 million

14. Chance the Rapper – $21.5 million

15. Travis Scott – $21 million

16. Birdman – $20 million

17. Lil Uzi Vert – $19.5 million

18. Lil Wayne – $19 million

19. Logic – $17 million

20. Meek Mill/ Russ/ Swizz Beatz (tie) – $15 million

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