Drake makes Forbes five hip-hop’s wealthiest artists of 2016


Drake is now the fifth wealthiest hip hop artist in the US with a net worth of $60million, knocking out 50cent from the spot.

According to Forbes.com, “Drake once said he planned to make $250 million by the time he is 29. With less than a year left before he turns 30, he is still got a long way to go. But the Toronto native is certainly on the right track: this year, he is the first newcomer to crack the Forbes Five.

For years, our list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists has been composed of the same five figures—Birdman, Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z and 50 Cent. But the latter spent his $100 million Vitaminwater windfall faster than we thought, and last summer’s bankruptcy filing knocked him off the list. Drake—flush with cash from touring, music and deals with the likes of Nike NKE -0.12%, Sprite and Apple—at number five, with a net worth of $60 million.

“That is pretty much my objective every year,” Drake once said of having his financial achievements acknowledged by FORBES.

Still, it could take decades for him to ascend to the heights occupied by this year’s king: Diddy, who boasts a staggering fortune of $750 million, up slightly from last year, followed by Dr. Dre-$710million,

Jay Z-$610million, Birdman-$110million and Drake-$60million.



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