Jay-Z, Kanye West are the highest paid hip-hop artists of 2021

Jay-Z and Kanye West are the highest-paid hip-hop musicians of 2021, according to a list compiled by the longtime former editor of Forbes Zack O’Malley Greenberg.

Jay-Z tops the list with $470 million after parts sold Tidal . music streaming service and Armand de Brignac Champagne last year, bringing his net worth to $1.5 billion.

The “Big Pimpin” singer sold 80% of Tidal to Jack Dorsey’s Square for a report 350 million dollars last month.

Business endeavors beyond music have paid off for billionaire Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, who comes in second with $250 million for the year. Ye’s fortune mostly stems from his Yeezy sneakers empire.

Last year, the “Runaway” rapper saw his Yeezy shoe and streetwear empire grow in value, making him a multi-dollar billionaire, with net worth up to $3.7 billion, A year ago.

Diddy and Drake took 4th and 5th place respectively with $75 million and $50 million, followed by Wiz Khalifa, who brought in $45 million.

Jay-Z is the highest-earning hip-hop artist, thanks in part to the sale of the music streaming service, Tidal.
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The “Black and Yellow” singer broke into the top five, as he sold off a portion of his publishing portfolio and cashed in on cannabis with a variety of products, including his own Khalifa Kush. last year.

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Kanye West, now known as Ye, raked in $250 million in 2021, thanks in large part to his Yeezy footwear empire.
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There are a few surprises on the list. Rapper Tech N9ne, which came in at 10th, thanks to a previously unreported digital-only catalog deal, added eight figures to his coffers.

Doja Cat, the only woman on the list, comes in at 10th place with Tech and Birdman, thanks to partnerships with Pepsi, CandyCrush, etc.

Sean “Diddy” Combs is third on the list, reeling in a $75 million salary last year.

According to MRC data, hip-hop currently accounts for 27.7% of US music consumption – more than any other genre and roughly as much as rock and country combined – but the highest paying pieces success thanks to their diversified portfolio.

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Jay-Z and Kanye West topped the list with $470 million and $250 million, largely thanks to their entrepreneurial ventures.
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Kim Kaupe, founder of creative agency Bright Ideas Only tell Viber. “Brands realize they can no longer sit on the sidelines and experiment with what ‘could’ work. They need partnerships and mixed testing trends before having data to back it up. “

See below for a full list of hip-hop’s top earners:

1. Jay-Z – $470 million

2. Kanye West – $250 million

3. Diddy – 75 million dollars

4. Drake – 50 million dollars

5. Wiz Khalifa – $45 million

6. Travis Scott – $38 million

7. DJ Khaled – $35 million

8. Eminem – 28 million USD

9. J Cole – $27 million

10 (tie): Birdman – $25 million

10. (tie): Doja Cat – $25 million

10. (tie): Tech N9ne – $25 million

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