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Forbes Cash Kings of Hip-Hop!


Forbes just released their annual “Hip Hop’s Cash Kings of 2010” list with Jay-z making the top spot for the 2nd year straight. He made an estimated $63 million, which includes a worldwide tour grossing about $1 million per show. He also has a stake in the New Jersey Nets and co-ownership in the 40/40 club.

Diddy brought in 30 million fueled by his stake in Ciroc vodka and his film and movie roles. Other mentions are Akon (21 million) and Lil Wayne (20 Million).

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Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63m

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs – $30m

Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21m

Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20m

Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17m

Christoper “Ludacris” Bridges – $16m

Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15m

Timothy “Timbaland” Mosely – $14m

Pharrell Williams -$13m

Kanye West – $12m

Drake – $10m

TI – $9m

Swizz Beatz – $9m

Marshall Mathers – $8m

50 Cent – $8m

Young Jeezy – $8m

Common – $7m

Soulja Boy – $6m

T-Pain – $6m

Lil Jon – $5m

Gucci Mane – $5m

Rick Ross – $5m


2 comments for “Forbes Cash Kings of Hip-Hop!”

  1. I don’t trust the Marketing Firms in Hip hop….Rick Ross 5M??? in year he didn’t drop an album…With the right amount money I could have made this list….it is all about Image..

    Posted by Ideal Pathill | August 17, 2010, 10:48 pm
  2. haha, that’s funny. But looking through the list I’m seeing most people made their money from touring. So if you went on tour or stayed doing shows, he may have made that. But making 5 million in a year also means you made about 100k a week too. so you may be right

    Posted by TheMoneyMaven | August 17, 2010, 11:41 pm

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