We’ve all heard their music. They’re on our party, work out, and road trip playlists. But who has been the most successful rap artists as of late? According to Forbes, here are 10 of the top grossing rap artists of 2017.

10. Birdman

Contributed to the making of YMCMB with Lil Wayne.

$18 Million

9. Kendrick Lamar

Was named one of Time’s most influential people in the world in 2016.

$18.5 Million

8. Pharrell Williams

Has earned 10 Grammy Awards along with two Academy Award nominations.

$19.5 Million

7. Pitbull

Picked his stage name because the dogs bite to lock and do not lose.

$20 Million

6. Nicki Minaj

Recently paid off thousands of her fans’ student loans.

$20.5 Million

5. Wiz Khalifa

His stage name is from the Arabic word “Khalifa” which means “successor”.

$24 Million

4. Dr. Dre

Has won six Grammy awards, one of which was Producer of the Year.

$41 Million

3. Jay-Z

Along with his wife Beyonce, the couple has an estimated net worth of over $1.16 billion.

$53.5 Million

2. Drake

Received his first Grammy for his 203 album “Take Care”.

$94 Million

  1. Diddy

Used to play football in school and won a division title in 1986.

$130 Million


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