Forbes releases the list of Richest Rappers of 2019

Remy Gelenidze

Back in 2007, Jay-Z made a strong statement in song about both his lyrical skills and his future financial conditions: “I am already the G.O.A.T. – next stop is the billie.” raps Jigga on the remix of “I Get Money.”  And now Jay is the first billionaire rapper in history. Check the list of Top 5 wealthiest rappers below: 

5. Drake – $150 million. 

Main source of income: Touring, Virginia Black whiskey, XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.

4. Kanye West – $240 million. 

Main source of income: Adidas Yeezy Shoes, ““Holy Spirit” & “Church Clothes” sweatshirts, West’s Coachella Sunday Service.

3. Diddy – $740 million. 

Main source of income: Revolt cable network, Sean John clothing line , Cîroc vodka, Bad Boy Records label. 

2. Dr. Dre – $800 million. 

Mainc source of income: Apple & Beats by Dre deal (Beats Electronics), Aftermath Entertainment record label, Music catalog.

1. Jay Z – $1 billion. 

Main source of income: Ace of Spades champagne, Uber investment, D’Ussé alcohol, TIDAL music streaming service, Roc Nation entertainment company, Music catalog.  


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