Rap music is alive and well, and in fact is still a very profitable industry.

Many rappers every year make millions from record sales, merchandise sales, touring, streaming, publishing, endorsements and other business ventures.

According to Forbes, in 2015, these 9 rappers all made $20 million dollars or more:

#1 – P. Diddy: earned $60 million from a variety of investments including Ciroc vodka, water brand AQUAhydrate, Revolt TV and his Sean John clothing line.

#2 – Jay Z: brought in $56 million, generated from his entertainment company Roc Nation, his recently acquired luxury champagne brand Armand de Brignac, and 22 concerts he did with his wife Beyoncé.

#3 – Drake: made almost $40 million, grossing an average of nearly $1 million per show across 50 tour dates. He also has huge endorsement deals with Sprite and Nike.

#4 – Dr. Dre: made $33 million from royalties, his executive-produced NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, and his long-awaited comeback LP.

#5 – Pharrell: made $32 million from music production, tours, his coaching role on The Voice and his profits from clothing lines Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream.

#6 – Eminem: made $31 million from royalties and touring

#7 – Kanye West: made $22 million from royalties, production, touring, and an endorsement deal with Adidas.

#8 – Wiz Khalifa: made $21.5 million from record sales, touring, and an endorsement deal with Converse

#9 – Nicki Minaj: made $21 million from record sales, touring, and endorsement deals with Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi.

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One thought on “Which 9 Rappers Made More Than $20 Million Dollars in 2015?

  1. hoodtechie on said:

    all combined 316.5 million dollars with uncle sam getting about 42% which leaves about 184 million dollars among raps top 9 earners.wow that some cheese.wonder how much bill gates,warren buffet,the waltons ,larry ellis,donald trump all earned in 2015.that 183 million starting to look like pocket change

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