Amid their ongoing feud, it appears Kanye West finally has one up on Drake after Forbes placed him higher on their list of the richest rappers in 2019.
Following their recent announcement that JAY-Z became the first rapper to reach billionaire status, Forbes released their list for Hip-Hop’s Next Billionaires: Richest Rappers 2019.
With the list only having five spots, it’s no surprise that Hova came in the number one spot, with his fellow hip hop moguls Dr. Dre coming in second with a net worth of $800 million and Diddy coming in third at $740 million.
That leaves Yeezy and Drizzy closing out the list in the fourth and fifth spots with Kanye taking fourth with his $240 million fortune that surpassed Drake $150 million net worth. According to Forbes, Kanye’s debut on the list can be attributed to his Yeezy partnership with Adidas.
But don’t count Champagne Papi out. As the youngest of the five, Forbes reports that Drake’s fortune grew 50 percent in the last year thanks to his investment in Virginia Black whiskey and his Las Vegas residency.
“The 32-year-old Canadian is the youngest on this list by a decade, but he’s quickly gaining ground on hip-hop’s elder statesmen.”