Swizz Beatz ($17 million) 14. Dre significantly increased his net worth when he and his business partner Jimmy Iovine sold Beats by Dre to Apple. Chance the Rapper – $33 million 6. Kendrick Lamar – $30 million 7. J. Lil Wayne ($15.5 million) 17. Rick Ross ($11.5 million, tie) 20. Diddy and Drake made a lot of money over the last year, more than $220 million combined and are undoubtedly the Hip-Hop Cash Kings. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($11.5 million, tie) 18. Lil Yachty ($11 million) He also made some big bucks from endorsement deals with Apple and Kit Kat. He distributes his music solely digitally. Dr. That deal alone earned the rapper/producer a whopping #620 million back in 2014 which is the highest payday for any musician in history. Diddy is undeniably the Hip-Hop Cash King of the last decade and this year he added a lot more cash to his pocket thanks to his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his ownership stake in Diageo’s Ciroc vodka, and the sale of a third of his Sean John clothing line. Snoop Dogg ($16.5 million) 15. Cole ($14 million) 18. Drake has had a hugely successful year both on the road and on digital media. The bulk of his $94 million was made touring for his Summer Sixteen Tour with Future and his Boy Meets World Tour in Europe. Over the past 12 months, he made $34.5 million from royalties from his vast catalog and ongoing payment from Apple. Drake – $94 million 3. Wiz Khalifa – $28 million 8. 1. Future – $23 million 11. Sean “P. So you can see Diddy is leading the pack by far and is one step closer to being hip hop’s first billionaire with a current net worth of over $800 million. Dre raked in $34.5 million, and Chance the Rapper made $32 million who round out the top five. Dre – $34.5 million 5. Pitbull – $27 million 9. The two rap titans are by far the highest earners in hip hop this past year, according to Forbes magazine. Kanye West ($22 million) 12. Dr. Birdman ($20 million) 13. He was the most streamed artist on Apple Music over the past year and he also made a lot of money from endorsement deals with Apple, Nike, and Sprite. DJ Khaled – $24 million 10. Jay Z – $42 million 4. Chance the Rapper banked a cool $33 million despite being an independent rapper who never sold physical copies of his albums. Diddy – $130 million 2. Diddy” Combs made a whopping $130 million, Drake made $94 million, JAY-Z made for himself $42 million, Dr. That sale alone raked in $70 million for the hip hop mogul. Nicki Minaj ($16 million) 16. Check out the full list. JAY-Z and Beyonce are the first billionaire couple in hip hop but JAY-Z is pulling the most weight thanks to his $200 million deal with Live Nation and Sprint investing $200 million in TIDAL.