US rapper Kanye West is the highest-paid musician of 2020 according to Forbes.
Born Kanye Omari West, the recent list doesn’t only see him as highest-paid artist, but he’s also the second-highest-paid celebrity overall in the world according to Forbes annual list.
Elton John came in as the second-highest-paid musician with $81 million. The third highest-paid musician is Ariana Grande, who is the highest-placing female musician at No. 17, with $72 million. Next are the Jonas Brothers with $68.5 million and fifth is the Chainsmokers with $68 million.
Rihanna, Drake and Taylor Swift ranked $46 million (17th), $49 million (15th) and $63.5 million (7th) respectively.
The bulk of Kanye West’s income is derived from his massively popular Yeezy sneaker line, and from Jay-Z and Drake to Rihanna and Taylor Swift, he’s not the only one diversifying his revenue streams.
He was earlier this year listed a billionaire by Forbes after several years of attempting to let everyone know he is rich.
This list comes at an unprecedented time in the world and the music industry: A large percentage of the artists on the list made a large percentage of their income from touring, which most certainly will not be the case this year, with all major tours postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Check out the full list below.
Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Musicians (2020)