According to Forbes, Sean “Diddy” Combs is hip-hop’s highest-paid star.
Diddy’s earnings from Ciroc vodka, DeLeon tequila Aquahydrate water, his Bad Boy Reunion tour, and an estimated $70 million from his Sean John clothing line ensured he topped the Forbes 2017 list.
He reportedly made a $130 whooping million pre-tax in the 12 months to June.
Drake, the most streamed artist of the past 2 years, whose Boy Meets World tour and deals with Apple, Sprite and Nike ended in second place with an estimated $94 million while Jay-Z ranks third with earnings of $42 million. However, this summer, Jay Z signed a new pact with touring giant Live Nation that will pay him $200 million over the coming decade.
Others on the list include Dr Dre, Birdman, the only female rapper on the list – Nicki Minaj as well as newcomers like Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar.
See the full list below:
- Sean “Diddy” Combs – $130 million
- Drake – $94 million
- JAY-Z – $42 million
- Dr Dre – $34.5 million
- Chance the Rapper – $32 million
- Kendrick Lamar – $30 million
- Wiz Khalifa – $28 million
- Pitbull – $27 million
- DJ Khaled – $24 million
- Future – $23 million