Jay-Z Ties With Kylie Jenner On Forbes Wealthiest Celebrities List

What does a millennial reality show star from Calabasas and a Brooklyn-raised hip-hop star have in common? 

What does a Brooklyn-raised hip-hop star  and a millennial reality show star from Calabasas have in common? They are both two of the biggest celebrity ballers this year.

On Wednesday (Dec. 18), Forbes released its 2018 ranking of "America's Wealthiest Celebrities" and Kylie Jenner made her first appearance on the list to tie with Jay-Z at No. 5.

Hov and Kylie both earned an estimated amount of $900 million.

Jay-Z – who has always extended his reach beyond music, – holds stakes in liquor brands like Armand de Brignac champagne and D'Ussé cognac. He also still has his place in entertainment company with major companies such as Roc Nation and the music streaming platform Tidal.

The 21-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star brought in a hefty amount of earnings this year, largely due to her cosmetics business. Kylie Cosmetics alone, has earned over $630 million since it's debut in mid-2015. She attains 100% ownership of the beauty empire.

Jenner can credit her social media following – which totals 167.8 million – for the huge success as well. The Life of Kylie personality acknowledges the power of social media, telling the business magazine, "Social media is an amazing platform." I have such easy access to my fans and my customers."

Other notable celebrities that made the list include: Oprah Winfrey ($2.8 billion), Michael Jordan ($1.7 billion), Diddy ($825 million) and Tiger Woods ($800 million).

Check out the complete list below.

1. George Lucas

Net worth: $5.4 billion

2. Steven Spielberg

$3.7 billion

3. Oprah Winfrey

$2.8 billion

4. Michael Jordan

$1.7 billion

5. (tie) Kylie Jenner

$900 million

5. (tie) Jay-Z

$900 million

7. David Copperfield

$875 million

8. Diddy

$825 million

9. (tie) Tiger Woods

$800 million

9. (tie) James Patterson

$800 million

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Since I was 12 We been going everywhere together how you gone go to heaven without me???? Idek what to say JB I just wanted to show the world yo smile I love you so much 💔

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Florida Gunman Convicted Of Manslaughter In Fatal Parking Lot Shooting

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