Jay-Z, Kanye West, Diddy, Drake, & Wiz Khalifa Among Top 10 Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts of 2021

Jay-Z, Kanye West, Diddy, Drake, & Wiz Khalifa

Jay-Z, Kanye West, Diddy, Drake, & Wiz Khalifa Among The Top 10 Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts of 2021

Here are the top 10 highest-paid hip-hop performers of 2021.

Forbes just released a list of the highest-paid entertainers of 2021. At least 10 of those spots were held by the biggest names in hip-hop.

Jay-Z came in at number one, raking in $470 million. Although the rap dominator’s last solo album was released in 2017, he has his hand in many other projects. Roc Nation, an entertainment agency, and the 40/40 sports bar chain are just two of his outside endeavors.


His former Rock-A-Fella artist, Kanye West, was in second place, earning $250 million.

Kanye West

Bad Boy mogul Diddy was in third place, taking home $75 million.


Canadian rapper Drake was in fourth place, amassing $50 million.


Rapper Wiz Khalifa was in fifth place and made $45 million. The majority of his earnings come from the cannabis industry. He also sold some of his publishing.

Wiz Khalifa

Houston rapper Travis Scott came in just below the top 5 thresholds at number 6. He grossed $38 million.

Travis Scott

Producer DJ Khaled marked the seventh hip-hop act on the list. He earned $35 million.

DJ Khaled

Eminem, who made his first appearance in the ’90s, snagged the eighth spot. He took home $28 million.


Rapper J. Cole, who released his album The Off-Season in 2021, came in at number 9. The German-born rhymer collected $27 million.

J. Cole

New Orleans legend Birdman, rapstress Doja Cat, and rap-singer Tech N9ne tied for number 10. All 3 received $25 million.




Tech N9ne

Doja Cat was the only woman on the list.

Doja Cat

Who’s your favorite artist from this list? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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Authored by: Roganí Araya