1. The market is there.
2. Game changer in the digital era.
Achieving, billionaire's status is very important for hip hop. Even though the majority of the income generated by today's hip hop Artist doesn't exactly stem from just music sales.
Most successful if not all rappers, receive the same perks as professional Athletes, when taking into consideration endorsements deals, commercial sponsors, new product development and so on.
The game has definitely changed and adjusted to the era of digital sales. Unfortunately, when it comes to the calculation of net worth, all factors are taken into consideration.
It isn't practical to use a rappers net worth to place a musically successful dollar value on their career. It can be misleading. With that being said, here is a list of our projected Billionaires for two thousand twenty.
3. Drake @ 150,000,000
4. A fifty percent growth in the past year.
At the young age of 32-year-old, he is the youngest on this list by a decade. Drake’s fortune grew 50% over the past twelve months. Contributing factors include, the Virginia Black whiskey brand, a very lucrative tour and his new residency at the XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.
5. Kanye West @ 240,000,000
6. New directives.
Kanye West is a very creative guy. Not only is he a rapper and producer, lately it seems as if he is on the verge of taking hip to the next level. Directly to the house of God. There has been talks all over social media regarding Kanye, admitting he is approximately fifty three million in debt.
Kanye's wealth was predicated on a conservative estimate of that brand’s value. As it continues to grow, we can assume his business model mentor and sister-in-law, Kylie Jenner, may soon welcome him to the club,as a billionaire.
7. P Diddy @ 740,000,000
8. I started my business career at age 12, delivering newspapers,”
P Diddy came a long way from distributing news papers at the age of twelve. Puff Daddy, according to Forbes, weighs in at to No.3 on this list.
Some of his holdings including the cable network Revolt and clothing line Sean John. Ciroc, seems to be the main driver of his fortune. Due to the falling of case volume sales on the Ciroc brand, fell from all-time highs in recent years, he is still considered to be the most likely candidate to join Jay-Z in the billion-dollar club for 2020.
9. Dr Dre @ 800,000,000
10. Definitely not music sales
Many may disagree with the assessment made in the wake of Apple’s $3 billion 2014 purchase of his Beats By Dr. Dre headphone line. At which time, Dr Dre owned 20%-25% of the company at the time. Apple paid $2.6 billion upfront in cash, then added another $295 million to cover debt payments, leaving Dre with a little over $500 million. This is far off from music sales as you can get.