Pitbull is One of The World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts of 2018

Image: Greg Watermann

Forbes released its annual list of the highest paid hip-hop artists of the year on Wednesday, and Pitbull made the Top 10 for the ninth consecutive year!

Mr. Worldwide grossed over $32,000,000 over the past 12-months, landing him in the eighth spot on the legendary Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, which marked the earnings of the top hip-hop artists from August 2017 to 2018. The Cuban-American artist surpassed fellow heavyweights like Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, and Migos.

This year’s income is $5,000,000 more than last year’s thanks to the success of Pitbull’s co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias in the Fall of last year, and this year’s Piece Of Me Tour with Britney Spears. The 37-year-old rapper grosses a healthy six figures per tour stop.

Take a look at the full list below:

  1. Jay Z ($76.5 million)
  2. Diddy ($64 million)
  3. Kendrick Lamar ($58 million)
  4. Drake ($47 million)
  5. J. Cole ($35.5 million)
  6. Dr. Dre ($35 million, tie)
  7. Nas ($35 million, tie)
  8. Pitbull ($32 million)
  9. Future ($30 million)
  10. Kanye West ($27.5 million)
  11. DJ Khaled ($27 million)
  12. Migos ($24.5 million)
  13. Eminem ($23 million)
  14. Chance the Rapper ($21.5 million)
  15. Travis Scott ($21 million)
  16. Birdman ($20 million)
  17. Lil Uzi Vert ($19.5 million)
  18. Lil Wayne ($19 million)
  19. Logic ($17 million)
  20. Meek Mill ($15 million, tie)
  21. Russ ($15 million, tie)


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