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Posted September 7, 2016 by Campus Heat in Music
 
 

Cash Kings! PHOTOS/VIDEO: Forbes Releases List of Hip-Hop’s Highest Earning Acts For 2016

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Forbes has rolled out it’s list of the world’s highest paid hip hop acts for 2016.

To formulate our list, we consider pretax income from touring, record sales, streaming, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other business ventures. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted.

Earnings are calculated from June 2015 to June 2016 and based on data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, Bandsintown, the RIAA and from interviews with managers, lawyers, executives and a handful of the artists themselves.

Without further ado, let’s check out the top 10.

10. Birdman – $18 million

9. Kendrick Lamar – $18.5 million

8. Pharrell Williams – $19.5 million

7. Pitbull – $20 million

6. Nicki Minaj – $20.5 million

5. Wiz Khalifa – $24 million

4. Drake $38.5 million

3. Dr. Dre – $41 million

2. Jay Z – $53.5 million

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1. Diddy – $62 million

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