Forbes Reveals 2017’s Highest Earning Rappers

Forbes just revealed the highest paid rappers of 2017 & there’s a few shake-ups to the usual list.

Cracking the top 5 for the first time is Chance The Rapper, as the 24-year-old pulled in a massive $33 million in the 12 months prior to June.  Another notable newcomer on the list is Lil Yachty, rounding out at a cool $11 million.

Check out the top 20 earners below.

1. Diddy $130M
2. Drake $94M
3. Jay-Z $42M
4. Dr. Dre $34.5M
5. Chance The Rapper $33M
6. Kendrick Lamar $30M
7. Wiz Khalifa $28M
8. Pitbull $27M
9. DJ Khaled $24M
10. Future $23M
11. Kanye West $22M
12. Birdman $20M
13. J. Cole $19M
14. Swizz Beatz $14M
15. Snoop Dogg $16.5M
16. Nicki Minaj $16M
17. Lil Wayne $15.5M
18. Macklemore $11.5M
19. Rick Ross $11.5M
20. Lil Yachty $11M

@djkhaled has landed in the No.9 spot on our Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. He earned his $24 million paycheck thanks to six-figure gigs and deals with Champ Sports, Apple, Mentos and others. Click the link in our bio for the full list.

A post shared by Forbes (@forbes) on

Share this post

Tags

About The Author


Founder