Forbes Cash Kings 2015: Top 10 Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars of Music World

by admin on September 29, 2015

List of Forbes Cash Kings 2015 that contains top 10 highest paid hip-hop stars of the last twelve months is out now, yeah it’s true and Forbes has published exactly how much they earned. Any guess who acquired numero uno position on the list? Well, you need not to make any wild guess as we have ‘Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars’ list for you. Check it out.

List of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: Top 10 Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars

 

10. Birdman – $18 Million

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On to the list of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars, Bryan Williams, known by his stage name Birdman or Baby ranks at number ten. The Cash Money boss remains steady on the Hip-Hop Forbes List, collecting a percentage of his company’s 8 figure profits, alongside his brother and co-founder Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams.

09. Nicki Minaj – $21 Million

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It’s good to see Anaconda girl Nicki Minaj to see at number nine on to the list of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The highest Paid Hip-Hop stars. This highest earning female rapper of world has doubled her earnings over the past year due to a rise in touring. Minaj also earns money from a number of brand endorsements including Pepsi and OPI.

08. Wiz Khalifa – $21.5 Million

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After success of his ‘Fast And Furious’ single ‘See You Again’, Wiz Khalifa has made the most money in his career this year by lots of touring and selling his weed-themed merchandise. He is ranking at number eight on to the list of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars.

07. Kanye West – $22 Million

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Although Kanye West could not make out on the Top five but he may have had the biggest year of anyone on this list. There was his memorable Grammy performance, his Adidas trainer collaboration and his intention to run for president in 2020 so he successfully managed to peak at number seven on to the list of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars.

06. Eminem – $31 Million

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Detroit rapper Eminem’s 6 shows last summer along with star singer Rihanna on their co-headlining ‘Monster Tour’ helped him to earn more than $5 million per show. Their gig at Metlife Stadium in the US grossed a total of $12.4 million and Eminem made his place at number six on to the list of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars.

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05. Pharrell Williams – $32 Million

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The ‘Happy’ performer Pharrell Williams is one of the most diversified acts on the list of ‘Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars’ this year, earning money from touring, music and his role as a judge on ‘The Voice’. Williams also makes money from his fashion brands ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ and ‘Ice Cream’. He managed to be part of ‘top five’ on the list.

04. Dr Dre – $33 Million

Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars list - Dr Dre

No wonder that Dr Dre ranks at number four on Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars list as he has earned a whopping $620 million from selling Beats to Apple last year – the highest earnings of any musician ever. However despite a year-on-year drop of over half a billion dollars, Dre makes the list from current Apple cheques and his back-catalogue.

03. Drake – $39.5 Million

Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars list - rapper Drake

The Canadian rapper Drake receives honor to be on number three position on to the list of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars with his $39.5 Million earnings. He has earned the most money of his career this year with his 50-date tour, earning an average gross of around $1 million per show. Drake also earned cash from his platinum-selling mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This, Its Too Late’ and his Nike and Sprite endorsements.

02. Jay Z – $56 Million

Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars list - Jay Z

His joint tour with sexy singer Beyonce boosted the Hip-Hop mogul Jay Z’s earnings alongside ventures including Roc Nation and his Armand de Brignac champagne. With his $56 Million earnings Jay Z ranks at number two on to the list of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars. The current impact of his new Tidal streaming service waits to be seen, however Jay Z has taken his business ventures to new levels.

01. P Diddy – $60 Million

Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars list - P Diddy

Now your wait is over as you can see P Diddy is topping the prestigious list of Forbes Cash Kings 2015: The Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars with his $60 Million earnings. Despite rarely performing live, he makes a huge amount of money from his TV Network Revolt, clothing line Sean John, water brand Aquahydrate and vodka brand Ciroc. P Diddy is also working on a new album and we expect it will be out in market very soon.

We hope you enjoyed our list of Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars 2015.

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