Kanye West takes the thrown for being Forbes Highest Paid Artist of 2019.
This comes to no surprise with his massive Yeezy partnership with Adidas that is expected to project $1.5 billion sales this year. According to Billboard, West’s estimated income is $150 million, knocking Jay-Z off his number one spot with $81 million that claimed the second spot.
The Forbes list was revealed Thursday September 19 right after West’s interview with the company.
“There was a beam of light on the idea of me making athletic footwear. A paradigm shift. Like the Yeezy is desired as much as the Jordan.”
Though number one, Kanye is not the only artists that made a high ranking in the list. Mentioned by Forbes, the top five hip hop artists were Jay-Z and his profit of $ 81 million, Drake with a profit of $75 million, Diddy raked $70 million, and Travis Scott with $58 million.