Drake has been one of the biggest musical acts in recent history and the stats speak for themselves. The Canadian star has excelled in sales and popularity throughout the years. Now we see him react to the list of highest-paid artists of 2021.
Former Forbes Senior Editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg has recently released his rankings of the highest-paid Hip Hop artists for 2021. According to the report, Drake earned the fourth-most among his peers with $50 million. Drake posted a single laughing emoji in response to Boardroom’s Instagram post about the list.
Zack listed Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter ($470 million), Kanye “Ye” West ($250 million), Sean “Diddy” Combs ($75 million), and Aubrey Drake Graham ($50 million) as the leaders of the pack. It’s unclear if Drake found Greenburg’s $50 million estimations hilarious or not. The responses to his emoji seem to suggest that many believe it’s exactly that.
Zack O’Malley Greenburg’s calculations differ from numbers presented by Forbes. A previous list by Lisette Voytko put Jay-Z’s 2021 income at $340 million not $470 million and Kanye West’s income at $235 million not $250 million. In the 2020 iteration of the list, Drake was seen at No. 49 after making $49 million.
It is very hard to believe that Drake, being the huge persona he is, sits at such a humble number on the list. One of Drake’s business ventures includes becoming a brand ambassador for Apple Music in 2015. He later partnered with Nike to launch an apparel line known as Nocta. He has also an executive producer in the hit series Euphoria.
Zack O’Malley Greenburg spent over ten years at Forbes before launching his Zogblog in April 2021. However, we believe that he has got something wrong this time around.
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