The famous Forbes magazine has just unveiled the ranking of the richest hip-hop artists of the year 2018.

The first place goes to the rapper and American businessman Jay-Z with 76.5 million dollars. His record labels Roc Nation, TIDAL and his tour “On The Run II” with BeyoncĂ© after the release of his album 4.44, have raised him on the top step of the podium.

Sean “Diddy” Combs ranks second with $64 million raised through these assets in companies such as Empire bevarage, Ciroc Vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water.

Kendrick Lamar took third place with $58 million from his contracts with Nike and American Express.

The fourth place went to Drake with $47 million and J. Cole completed the top 5 with $35.5 million.

Here are the top 20 of the richest hip-hop artists of the year:

1. Jay Z ($76.5 million)

2. Diddy ($64 million)

3. Kendrick Lamar ($58 million)

4. Drake ($47 million)

J.Cole ($35.5 million)

6. Dr. Dre ($35 million)

7. Nas ($35 million)

8. Pitbull ($32 million)

9. Future ($30 million)

10. Kanye West ($27.5 million)

11. DJ Khaled ($27 million)

12. Migos ($4.5 million)

13. Eminem ($3 million)

14. Chance the Rapper ($21.5 million)

15. Travis Scott ($21 million)

16. Birdman ($20 million)

17. Lil Uzi Green ($19.5 million)

18. Lil Wayne ($19 million)

19. Logic ($17 million)

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

Source: Forbes


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