Kanye West tops list of highest paid male celebrity in the world
American rapper and businessman, Kanye West is the highest paid male celebrity in the world.
The rap star tweeted the report with the caption, “This is a good start.”
South African music producer, DJ Maphorisa reacted to the news.
Kanye is named Forbes magazine’s top-earning male celebrity after banking $180 million dollars over the past year.
— Madumane (@DjMaphorisa) September 3, 2020
Kylie Jenner and brother-in-law Kanye West rule the throne by bringing in $590 million and $170 million, respectively. Jenner’s major $600 million sale of Kylie Cosmetics to Coty, Inc. back in January sealed the deal, while West’s Yeezy sneakers deal with Adidas secured most of his earnings.
Other musicians who made the list include: Post Malone (No. 28, $60 million); The Rolling Stones (No. 32, $59 million); Marshmello (No. 35, $56 million); Diddy (No. 37, $55 million); Shawn Mendes (No. 39, $54.5 million); Jay-Z (No. 42, $53.5 million); BTS (No. 47, $50 million); Drake (No. 49, $49 million); Jennifer Lopez (No. 56, $47.5 million); P!nk (No. 57, $47 million); Rihanna (No. 60, $46 million); Luke Bryan and Lin-Manuel Miranda (tied at No. 62, $45.5 million); Backstreet Boys (No. 64, $45 million); Phil Collins (No. 64, $45 million); Will Smith (No. 69, $44.5 million); Blake Shelton (No. 70, $43.5 million); Celine Dion (No. 73, $42 million); The Eagles (No. 75, $41 million); Metallica (No. 78, $40.5 million); Travis Scott (No. 82, $39.5 million); Katy Perry (No. 86, $38.5 million); Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi and U2 (tied at No. 87, $38 million); Paul McCartney (No. 91, $37 million); and DJ Khaled and KISS (tied at No. 95, $36.5 million).
In April 2020, it was announced by Forbes that Kanye West is a billionaire. His sneaker brand, Yeezy took him to that level.
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