Jay-Z Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts Of 2018

Jay-Z is one of those people who’s really got it all – more than any rapper in the world, as a matter of fact. Forbes released their annual list of highest-paid hip-hop acts in the world, and Beyoncé’s hubby secured top stop, after earning $76.5 million over the course of past 12 months.

Jay-Z’s victory didn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s closely following his career. This hit-maker had a pretty busy year and he spent most of the time on the road.

Fans couldn’t wait to hear his thirteenth studio album 4:44, especially after learning it’s response to Beyoncé’s Lemonade. About a year later, the couple dropped their joint-album Everything is Love and fans couldn’t get enough of it.

Their stadium tour On The Run II was a huge success, and Jay-Z’s side hustles brought in a lot of money, as well. He’s the founder of entertainment company Roc Nation and owner of music streaming service Tidal.

Jay-Z isn’t the only hip-hop star who struck it rich in the past year. Take a look at the full list of the world’s highest-paid hip-hop acts of 2018 and check if your favorites made the cut:

  1. Jay-Z ($76.5 million)
  2. Sean Combs ($64 million)
  3. Kendrick Lamar ($58 million)
  4. Drake ($47 million)
  5. J. Cole ($35.5 million)
  6. Nas ($35 million)
  7. Dr. Dre ($35 million)
  8. Pitbull ($32 million)
  9. Future ($30 million)
  10. Kanye West ($27.5 million)