Diddy, Jay Z & Drake Top Forbes’ 2015 Cash Kings List


Forbes has just released this year’s Cash Kings list, in which they highlight the highest-paid hip-hop artists from June 2014 to June 2015. Diddy topped the group for 2015, raking in $60 million from touring, record sales, streaming, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other business ventures, which is all taken into account during figuring. Next up is Jay Z at $56 million and Drake at $39.5 million.

Other notable top ten earners see Pharrell at number five with $32 million, Kanye at seven with $22 million, and Nicki Minaj at nine with $21 million.

We have provided a list of the top ten and their coinciding figures underneath, as you can then head on over to Forbes to check out the entire grouping of 20.

1. Diddy – $60 million
2. Jay Z – $56 million
3. Drake – $39.5 million
4. Dr. Dre – $33 million
5. Pharrell – $32 million
6. Eminem – $31 million
7. Kanye West – $22 million
8. Wiz Khalifa – $21.5 million
9. Nicki Minaj – 21 million
10. Birdman – $18 million

Check out the Highest-Paid DJs of 2015 – Electronic Cash Kings

Forbes has once again completed its list of top earning global DJs, presenting the new 2015 ranking this week. For the second year in a row, the list is lead by Calvin Harris, having brought in an impressive income of $66 million.

With that amount the Scottish producer and DJ pulled in nearly double the next-highest earner, French DJ David Guetta with $37 million. Harris also ranked among the highest paid celebrity couples together with Taylor Swift this year. The top 10 DJs raked in $274 million over the past 12 months, more than double the $116 million total for the top 10 in 2012. Check the full Electronic Cash Kings 2015 Top 5 here below.

1. Calvin Harris – $66 million
2. David Guetta – $37 million
3. Tiesto – $36 million
4. Skrillex – $24 million
5. Steve Aoki – $24 million

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