Drake Is the Newest Member of Forbes’ Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists List
Drake is still winning. Not only is his new album, Views, is on track to premiere at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, he's now the newest member of the "Forbes Five," the business magazine's ranking of the wealthiest hip-hop artists.
Drizzy debuted on the list at No. 5 with a net worth of $60 million, replacing 50 Cent who in contrast, is probably having the worst week ever.
The 29 year-old rap superstar's money pile has accumulated from a series of successful albums, million-dollar-grossing tours and seven-figure endorsements from companies including Sprite and Apple. Overall, Forbes reports that Drake has earned $150 million to date -- before taxes and profit.
Sean "Diddy" Combs is still holding down the top spot on the list with a net worth of $750 million, while Dr. Dre is in second place with $710 million. Jay Z came in third at $610 million and Birdman is getting respek with the fourth spot and a net worth of $110 million.
You can read Forbes' article on the Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists at Forbes.com.