Here’s How Much Money Your Favorite Rappers Made In 2019

When it comes to making money, Kanye West is a top earner.

The veteran rapper-producer, who released his Jesus Is King album in October, is among several rappers gracing Forbes magazine’s prestigious list of The Highest-Earning Musicians of 2019. Kanye landed at No. 2 with $150 million in yearly earnings. The business publication cites ‘Ye’s profits from his Yeezy sneaker empire as the bulk of where he gets his revenue from.

“I am a product guy at my core,” West told Forbes in their August cover story. “To make products that make people feel an immense amount of joy and solve issues and problems in their life, that’s the problem-solving that I love to do.”

Also on the list is Jay-Z who is tied with his wife, Beyoncé, at No. 6 with $81 million each. At No. 8 is Drake who finished with $75 million followed by Diddy who came in at No. 9 with $70 million.

Other hip-hop artists gracing this Forbes list include Travis Scott (No. 12, $58 million), Eminem (No. 19, $50 million), The Weeknd ( No. 29  $40 million) DJ Khaled (No. 29, $40 million), Kendrick Lamar (No. 34, $38.5 million) and Migos (No. 40, $36 million).

Kanye could gain more revenue next year when he embarks on his Sunday Service Tour. Although he teased fans about the trek back in October, the 42-year-old artist didn’t offer a concrete date of when the tour will start.

In any case, it looks like Kanye West is having a blessed year — money-wise.

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