Kanye West became Forbes’ highest paid hip-hop act for the first time in his career which was released on Thursday September 19.
The list which charted pre-tax income from June 2018 through June of this year, had Kanye West whose Yeezy brand is expected to hit $1.5 billion in sales this year coming out on top with $150 million while Jay-Z took the No. 2 with $81 million.
Ye sat at No. 10 on the 2018 list with $27.5 million, but his rise in earnings can be attributed to the success of his popular sneaker and clothing collaboration with Adidas.
Drake took the No. 3 spot on the Forbes list with $75 million. Diddy followed shortly behind at $70 million while Travis Scott brought in $58 million. Other hip-hop big wigs that made the top 10 list include Eminem, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, and Childish Gambino.