That amount is almost double the number 2 slot: JAY-Z, who ranked in $81 million. (Traditionally, JAY-Z and Diddy are duking it out for the number one spot.)
This amount is largely due to the success of Kanye’s Yeezy line, which is expected to rank in more than $1.5 billion in sales this year. (While a lot, that’s only half of what Nike’s Air Jordan pulled in.)
Times have changed.
rounding out the top five is Drake at number 3, Diddy number 4, and Travis Scott at number 5, who took in a whopping $58 million — largely due to the success of the Wish You Were Here Tour.
The youngest rapper on the list is Cardi B, who raked in $28 million.
Here is the entire list.
20. Pitbull ($18 million)
19. Wiz Khalifa ($18.5 million)
18. Nas ($19 million)
17. Future ($19.5 million)
16. Birdman ($20 million)
15. Meek Mill ($21 million)
14. Swizz Beatz ($23 million)
13. Cardi B ($28 million)
12. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)
11. J. Cole ($31 million)
10. Childish Gambino ($35 million)
9. Migos ($36 million)
8. Kendrick Lamar ($38.5 million)
7. DJ Khaled ($40 million)
6. Eminem ($50 million)
5. Travis Scott ($58 million)
4. Diddy ($70 million)
3. Drake ($75 million)
2. Jay-Z ($81 million)
1. Kanye West ($150 million)
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