Drake Makes Major Move on Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists List

The 'Views' rapper has a reported net worth of $60 million.

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Drake's "6 God" moniker seems to be quite befitting for the Toronto emcee. According to Forbes, his numbers continue to scale way up, placing him on their Forbes' "Five Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists" list with an estimated $60 million-dollar net worth. 

Drizzy knocked off 50 Cent from the top five list, largely because of the Queens rapper filing bankruptcy in 2015. The four hip hop artists that precede Drake on the Forbes list are Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, and Birdman. You can see their full net worths here.

The majority of Drake's fortune comes from a combination of his multi-platinum recordings, million-dollar-grossing tours and seven-figure endorsements with companies including the Toronto Raptors, Apple Music, Jordan Brand, Sprite, and his as-of-yet released Virginia Black Whiskey. Lastly, Drake's net worth also includes his assets consisting of an $8 million-dollar Hidden Hills home, his merchandising business, and the OVO Sound record label.

Drake spoke to Forbes in 2013 about his "really big team's" approach to business: “Every year, we just want to get more prepared and better at touring and better at things that make money."

The OVO leader held a year-over-year record to the tune of $39.5 million in 2015, and since 2009 he has earned approximately $150 million in pre-tax dollars. Things will only get better for Drake going forward, as VIEWS is set to be the highest selling album debut of his career, while he's then following the album up with a major arena tour this summer alongside Future. You can check out the full list of dates for the upcoming tour here, and stream VIEWS now

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