Diddy, Drake & Jay-Z Top Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2017

blame it on Shake September 27, 2017

As the race to a billion is heating up, Forbes has unveiled its annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, with Sean “Diddy” Combs taking the top spot for the third year in a row.

Doubling his earnings from last year, Diddy managed to secure $130 million over a 12-month span that Forbes stopped calculating in June 2017.

From there, Drake leap-frogged over Jay-Z ($42M) and Dr. Dre ($34.5M) for the second spot, earning $94 million.

The biggest difference this year is the first-time inclusion of Chance the Rapper, who cracked the Top 5 with $32 million in earnings.

Check out the Top 10 below and hit Forbes for full list.

  1. Diddy ($130 million)
  2. Drake ($94 million)
  3. JAY-Z ($42 million) [$200M Live Nation deal through 10 years]
  4. Dr. Dre ($34.5 million)
  5. Chance The Rapper ($32 million)
  6. Kendrick Lamar ($30 million)
  7. Wiz Khalifa ($28 million)
  8. Pitbull ($27 million)
  9. DJ Khaled ($24 million)
  10. Future ($23 million)

Kanye West just missed the Top 10 with $22 million.