Kanye West Surpasses Drake on Forbes' List of Richest Rappers for 2019

February 21, 2019

Forbes is out with its rankings of the richest rappers of 2019. The power list was published Thursday after the publication revealed earlier this month that JAY-Z had become hip-hop's first billionaire. In other noteworthy ranking news, Kanye West surpassed Drake on the list for the first time--a move that Complex notes "can be attributed to Yeezy's partnership with Adidas." Here's the top five:

  1. JAY-Z: $1 billion
  2. Dr. Dre: $800 million
  3. Diddy: $740 million
  4. Kanye West: $240 million
  5. Drake: $150 million