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Kanye West Is Now The World’s Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artist

09/20/2019 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff

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Move out the way Jay-Z, looks like his friend and former mentee has earned the top spot as the highest paid hip-hop artist.

According to reports, “his pre-tax income is reported at $150 million, thanks in huge part to the success of his Yeezy shoe line, partnership with Adidas. That brand is expected to bring in at least $1.5 billion this year.”

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Jay earned $81 million after his On The Run II tour with wife Beyonce in 2018. Coming in at number 3, is Drake who earned $75 million.

See the list below:

The ‘Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip Hop Acts 2019

20. Pitbull ($18 million)

19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)

18. Nas ($19 million)

17. Future ($19.5 million)

16. Birdman ($20 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)

9. Migos ($36 million)

8. Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)

7. DJ Khaled ($40 million)

6. Eminem ($50 million)

5. Travis Scott ($58 million)

4. Diddy ($70 million)

3. Drake ($75 million)

2. Jay-Z ($81 million)

1. Kanye West ($150 million)