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Diddy Tops Forbes' List Of The World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists For 2017. Drake No. 2


Forbes has rolled out it's annual list of The World's Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists for 2017.

Diddy sits on top with $130 million. Drake comes in at number two with total earnings of $94 million. JAY-Z slides in behind Drizzy with a windfall of $42 million.

Forbes uses a number of factors to determine the rankings:

"To create our list, we add up pretax income from touring, record sales, streaming, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other business ventures. Fees for managers, agents and lawyers are not deducted. Earnings are calculated from June 2016 to June 2017 and based on data from Nielsen SoundScan, Pollstar, Songkick, Bandsintown and the RIAA, as well as interviews with inside sources and a handful of the artists themselves."

Check out the top ten highest earning artists below.

10. Future - $23 million

9. DJ Khaled - $24 million

8. Pitbull - $27 million

7. Wiz Khalifa - $28 million

6. Kendrick Lamar - $30 million

5. Chance the Rapper - $33 million

4. Dr. Dre - $34.5 million

3. JAY-Z - $42 million

2. Drake - $94 million

1. Diddy - $130 million

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