Forbes has released its annual list of the highest paid musicians for the year 2017 and P. Diddy is the highest paid even though he hasn’t released any new music.
Sean “Diddy” Combs made $130 million in earnings over the past 12 months. Forbes reports that there are three reasons behind the rapper and mogul’s climb. He sold one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million, he has his lucrative Diageo Ciroc vodka partnership, and he put on his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour.
Beyonce comes in second with a whooping $105 million. This is a huge leap from the 34th place she was in last year. Forbes attributes her meteoric rise to her Formation World Tour and the release of her visual album, “Lemonade.”
Drake closes the top three with $94 million, much of it from his Boy Meets World Tour.