Lil Wayne and Rihanna have landed on the Forbes Highest Paid Celebrities Under 30 list. The rapper and singer, both made more than $25 million in the last year, with Rih Rih more than doubling Weezy’s salary, bringing in $53 million.The 24-year-old landed in the No. 3 spot among the 12 other moneymakers, while Wayne bowed out at No. 8, with $27 million in earning.
The brunt of Rihanna’s money comes from touring and monster singles like “We Found Love,” and “Talk That Talk.” Since signing to Roc Nation Management the Bajan beauty has branched out into endorsement deals with the likes of Vita Coco and Nivea. She also launched the successful Reb’l Fleur, fragrance, but pulled in loads of money for her global treks, doing a whopping 85 shows over the last year.
As for Wayne, the Young Money label head has been going non-stop since being released from prison in 2010. His Tha Carter IV album pushed close to 1 million units in its first week, but—like Rihanna—touring is where he made most of his money. The 29-year-old performed 50 shows in the past 12 months, each of which brought him a minimum of $600,000 a night. Aside from his label, which is home to Nicki Minaj and Drake, he also has his Trukfit clothing line, and scored an endorsement deal with Mountain Dew.
Of the 12 star mentioned, Wayne and Rihanna were the only non-white celebrities who made the list. Other big names recognized by Forbes for their earnings include Adele, and Lady Gaga.
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