Kanye West Dethrones Jay-Z as Highest Earning Hip-Hop Artist of 2019

Topping Forbes' rich list for the first time, the 'Stronger' hitmaker outshines the likes of Drake, P. Diddy, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B among others with an expected earning of $150 million.

AceShowbiz - Kanye West has beaten out pal Jay-Z to become the highest earning hip hop star in the world.

With the help of revenue from his Yeezy brand, The "Stronger" hitmaker is expected to earn $1.5 billion (£1.2 billion) this year, giving the rap superstar the top spot on the rich list for the first time.

West's officials $150 million (£120 million) income over the past year puts him $20 million (£16 million) ahead of second-placed Jay-Z.

Other stars making the 2019 rich list include Drake, P. Diddy, Travis Scott (II), DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B.

The World's 10 Top-Earning Hip-Hop Stars

  1. Kanye West - $150 M
  2. Jay-Z - $81 M
  3. Drake - $75 M
  4. P. Diddy - $70 M
  5. Travis Scott (II) - $58 M
  6. Eminem - $50 M
  7. DJ Khaled - $40 M
  8. Kendrick Lamar - $38.5 M
  9. Migos - $36 M
  10. Donald Glover - $35 M

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