Dr. Dre had topped had topped the list last year thanks to his mega Beats deal with Apple Inc. but this year Drake kicked him out of the top 3.
His (Dre) latest album Straight Outta Compton has earned him good cash but Forbes claims that it wasn’t reflected in this year’s rankings but it is alleged that, in 2016, his rankings will climb a notch higher due to his triumphant album.
The take care hit maker is without a doubt eating life with a big spoon. The HipHop impresario is said to be making most of his money from tours and endorsements; Apple, Nike, Sprite.
Kendrick Lamar and J.cole were ranked 13th and 14th respectively.
Below is the official list of the 2015 HipHop Cash Kings courtesy of Forbes:
- Diddy – $60 million
- Jay Z – $56 million
- Drake – $39.5 million
- Dr. Dre – $33 million
- Pharrell – $32 million
- Eminem – $31 million
- Kanye West – $22 million
- Wiz Khalifa – $21.5 million
- Nicki Minaj – 21 million
- Birdman – $18 million