Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls 2018
There’s no denying that some of the wealthiest entertainers of our time have built their empires on a foundation of Hip-Hop. Taking notice of this, Forbes has been ranking Hip-Hop’s top earners since 2007, with the likes of Drake, Kenrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Mike Will Made It and Migos making the list.
Formerly known as Hip-Hop Cash Princes, Forbes has renamed their previously male-focused ranking to the gender-neutral Future Moguls, in order to become more inclusive and celebrate diversity, allowing chart-topper Cardi B and soul singer Lizzo to make their way onto the list this year. Amazing!
One of my favourite new comers, Post Malone, makes the list thanks to huge commercial hits “Rockstar” and “Congratulations,” while his “Rockstar” collaborator, 21 Savage, is also recognised.
Another of my favourites would have to be Tyler, The Creator. So far in his career Tyler has already created music, television shows, magazines, animation, documentaries, and his own clothing line. No wonder Forbes has deemed him a future mogul.
With more than 400 million on-demand streams of Bodak Yellow — the fifth-highest total for any song this year — Cardi B is now grossing $150,000 per city on the road. Cha-ching!
Lil Pump is just 17 years old and one of a handful of rappers to make the jump from SoundCloud anonymity to mainstream success, thanks to “Gucci Gang.”
This year’s list is more diverse than usual by measures including age, ethnicity and gender, but there’s one thing that they’ve certainly all got in common: they make moooney moooves.