Here's exactly how long it takes your favorite rappers and hip-hop artists to earn the average US salary

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From lavish birth announcements to elaborate stage designs, it’s easy to assume that many of your favorite musicians are fantastically wealthy.

Looking at the actual numerical difference between their earnings and those of the average American worker truly puts that wealth into perspective.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s statistics from the second quarter of 2018, the average US worker makes $45,552 a year. Some of the richest rappers and hip-hops artists make that same amount in mere hours.

UK company MyVoucherCodes crunched the numbers from Forbes‘ 2018 „Hip-Hop Cash Kings“ list and created an interactive calculator, which breaks down just how much these artists make as each second passes. (The tool also includes two of the highest earning female artists, often considered to be hip-hop-adjacent, from the 2018 Forbes Celebrity 100.)

Keep reading to see how long it takes these artists to earn the average US salary, with each person listed in order of ascending wealth.

12. It would take Travis Scott exactly 19 hours to earn the average US salary.

The 26-year-old rapper — and Kylie Jenner muse — has taken the music world by storm in recent years. His latest album „Astroworld“ enjoyed a massive debut and two-week reign at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

11. It takes Eminem 17 hours and 18 minutes.

Twenty years, 43 Grammy nominations, 15 Grammy wins, and one Oscar award later, Eminem is still one of the most celebrated rappers in history — and is reportedly worth $190 million.

10. DJ Khaled earns the average US salary in 14 hours and 48 minutes.

DJ Khaled may be best known for his catchphrases („We the best!“) and injecting his own name into the lyrics of a song, but he has actually produced more than 20 albums — 10 of his own and 11 for other artists.

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Source: Business insider

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