ANTHONY 'TOP DAWG' TIFFITH
Founder/CEO, Top Dawg Entertainment
$4.3 MILLION GROSSED WITH THREE SHOWS: Even in an off-cycle year, Top Dawg Entertainment anchor Kendrick Lamar figured heavily -- as both curator and performer -- on the Black Panther: The Album soundtrack (a Billboard 200 No. 1 for three weeks) and sold out three arena shows as the headliner of TDE's Championship Tour. Those three shows alone sold over 38,000 tickets and grossed over $4.3 million. Lamar also won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music, becoming the first hip-hop artist to receive the honor. Tiffith, whose West Coast label is also home to ScHoolboy Q, SZA and Jay Rock, credits his uncle for the entrepreneurial self-sufficiency: "I remember him saying, 'Never set yourself up for failure by depending on another man.'"