All that work Drake is putting in has really paid off in monetary value. Drake usurped the number three spot of highest paid entertainer this year from none other than the notoriously well-paid Dr. Dre, according to Forbes annual list of highest paid rap entertainers.
Drake, thanks to an intense touring schedule and some seriously lucrative endorsements with Sprite and Nike managed to pull in $39.5 million this year
That was slightly above the annual earnings Dr. Dre, who previously held the number three spot just last year. Forbes reported that Dre made a cool $33 million this year, which is really only chump change compared to the $550 million he reportedly earned off Beats last year.
In other words, Drake might be having a really good year, but he’s only noticed for it because his competitors eased off the hustle a little bit.
Other notable highest-paid rap acts include Nicki Minaj, the only woman on the list, and other big rap names like Kanye West, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and Birdman.
Check out the full list here.