P-Diddy Tops Forbes List For Top Earning Hip-Hop Artistes 2017


Forbes Lists Top Earning Hip-Hop Artists 2017 Forbes returns with their 2017 edition of the top 20 people who made the most money over the past one year in the Hip-Hop scene.It’s no surprise that Diddy sits at the top of the list once again with estimated earnings of a whopping $130 million, attributed to success with Ciroc vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate water as well as revenue earned from the Bad Boy Reunion Tour earlier this year and selling a chunk of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million.Drake comes in at number 2 with $94 million, thanks to his enormous music sales, revenue earned from the Boy Meets World Tour and other deals with brands like Apple, Sprite and Nike.Jay-Z ranks third with earnings of $42 million due to various ventures like Roc Nation and Sprint. His earnings will go even higher once his$200 million deal with Live Nation fully materializes.There are some newcomers on the list this year as well, including Chance the Rapper (No. 5 with $33 million) who is yet to release an official studio album, and Lil Yachty (No. 20 with $11 million). Notable names missing from the list are Birdman and 50 Cent. The latter should make a splash once his earnings from shows like Power are accounted for.

Forbes Hip-Hop’s Top Earning Acts of 2017

1. Diddy ($130 million)

2. Drake ($94 million)

3. Jay-Z ($42 million)

4. Dr. Dre ($34.5 million)

5. Chance The Rapper ($33 million)

6. Kendrick Lamar ($30 million)

7. Wiz Khalifa ($28 million)

8. Pitbull ($27 million)

9. DJ Khaled ($24 million)

10. Future ($23 million)

11. Kanye West ($22 million)

12. Birdman ($20 million)

13. J. Cole ($19 million)

14. Swizz Beatz ($14 million)

15. Snoop Dogg ($16.5 million)

16. Nicki Minaj ($16 million)

17. Lil Wayne (15.5 million)

18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($11.5 million)

18. Rick Ross ($11.5 million)

20. Lil Yachty ($11 Million)





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