It's been a rough year for the rapper, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 36-year-old Young Buck has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid rappers for 2019 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 22/05/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Young Buck 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 Tuesday (May 21) that Young Buck is the highest-paid rapper in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between April 2018 and April 2019, a nearly $60 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-actor-producer has an estimated net worth of $275 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 Young Buck Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Nashville Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderyoung Buck - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Young Buck) and a fashion line called “Young Buck Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Young Buck fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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