It's been a rough year for the rapper, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 51-year-old E-40 has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid rappers for 2019 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 16/06/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
E-40 tops annual list of highest-paid rappers
In 2016 it looked like the rapper’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (June 15) that E-40 is the highest-paid rapper in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between May 2018 and May 2019, a nearly $40 million lead over his closest competition.
People With Money’s factors
In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
The American rapper-business man has an estimated net worth of $215 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat E-40 Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Vallejo Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondere-40 - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from E-40) and a fashion line called “E-40 Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many E-40 fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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