Diddy & Jay-Z Top Forbes Cash Kings List

| August 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Forbes magazine released their ‘Cash Kings’ 2011 list yesterday revealing hip hop’s top earners. Topping the list  are Jay-Z, Diddy, and Kanye West… why are we not surprised?

Fresh off of the digital release of Watch the Throne, I’m sure Jay is sitting on cloud 9 right now after being on the Forbes’ top hip hop earners list for the fourth time in the last five years and snagging the #1 spot for the third consecutive year, bringing in $37 million. Right behind him is the other Sean, Diddy that is, with $36 million.

Rounding out the top five is Jay’s right hand, Kanye West, with $16 million; and Lil Wayne and Birdman tying at $15 million. Check out the full list below and congratulations to the first female rapper to ever make the Cash Kings list…. Nicki Minaj who bought in $6 million.

1. Jay-Z $37 Million
2. Diddy $35 Million
3. Kanye West $16 Million
4. Lil Wayne and Birdman $15 Million
6. Eminem, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre $14 Million
9. Akon $13 Million
10. Ludacris $12 Million
11. Wiz Khalifa & Drake $11 Million
13. Pharrrell $10 Million
14. Timbaland  $7 Million
15. Swizz Beatz & Nicki Minaj  $6.5 Million
17. Rick Ross, Pitbull & 50 Cent  $6 Million
20. T-Pain & B.o.B  $5 Million

Source: forbes.com

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