Kanye West Tops 2019 Forbes Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts List (See full list)

Kanye West

For the first time ever, Kanye West is the highest-paid hip-hop act in the world, according to Forbes.

Kanye West earned the top spot on Forbes list making $150 million in the past year. Aside from music, Kanye has been deep in the fashion game, and his Yeezy brand is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year.

Following Kanye West on the list is Jay-Z with $81 million and Drake earning $75 million.

Nicki Minaj is the highest-paid woman on the list at No. 12, one place and $1 million ahead of Cardi B.

Check out the full list below:

1. Kanye West ($150 million)

2. Jay-Z ($81 million)

3. Drake ($75 million)

4. Diddy ($70 million)

5. Travis Scott ($58 million)

6. Eminem ($50 million)

7. DJ Khaled ($40 million)

8. Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)

9. Migos ($36 million)

10. Childish Gambino ($35 million)

11. J. Cole ($31 million)

12. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)

13. Cardi B ($28 million)

14. Swizz Beatz ($23 million)

15. Meek Mill ($21 million)

16. Birdman ($20 million)

17. Future ($19.5 million)

18. Nas ($19 million)

19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)

20. Pitbull ($18 million)

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