Kanye West Beats Jay-Z & More On Forbes' Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts Of 2019

Kanye West, Jay-Z and Drake are among hip-hop's highest paid acts of 2019.

Forbes unveiled its list of the genre's top 20 money-making musicians this week, which saw Ye reigning supreme this year as the only artist with triple figures with $150 million. Hova and Drizzy follow after with double digits: the former trails with just half of Ye's sum with $81 million, as Drake falls third with $75 million. Per the site, overall, hip-hop brought in $860 million.

Also to make the cut as high earners of the year include Travis Scott ($58m), Eminem ($50m), Migos ($36m), and J. Cole ($31m). Albeit outnumbered by their male counterparts, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are the only emcees to hold it down for the ladies, ranking the #12 and #13 slots of the Forbes list, as the "Chun-Li" lyricist banked $29 million — just $1 million more than her "Money" rap rival.

Scroll down for the full list below.

The World's 20 Top-Earning Hip-Hop Stars 2019

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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