Forbes Issues Their Weekly Rich Rapper Report

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09.05.12 14 Comments

Forbes Magazine, the leader in counting rappers’ riches recently released their weekly yearly “Cash Kings” list of Hip-Hop’s top earners. All the usual suspects are included with Dr. Dre claiming pole position, having earned $110 million dollars last year. In second place comes Beezlebub Diddy with $45 million, a figure that’s sure to change drastically as he readies the launch of his cable television network along with Magic Johnson. Reports say that with the launch, Puff is looking to be rap’s first billionaire. And I’m sure despite being a billionaire, he’ll still find ways to jerk folks out of their earnings. Pause.

Check out the full list below. And yes, props to Tech N9ne but I too am wondering how the hell did he make the same amount of money as Akon when ‘Kon’s got Gaga and a diamond mine. Dude’s real money must be tucked away in Senegal or some shit.

1. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young ($110 million)
2. Sean “Diddy” Combs ($45 million)
3. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter ($38 million)
4. Kanye West ($35 million)
5. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter ($27 million)
6. Aubrey Drake Graham ($20.5 million)
7. Bryan “Birdman” Williams ($20 million)
8. Nicki Minaj ($15.5 million)
9. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers ($15 million)
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges ($12 million)
11. Pitbull ($9.5 million0
12. Rick Ross ($9 million, tie)
13. Wiz Khalifa ($9 million, tie)
14. Snoop Lion ($8.5 million)
15. 50 Cent ($7.5 million)
16. Swizz Beatz ($7 million, tie)
17. Pharrell Williams ($7 million, tie)
18. Young Jeezy ($7 million, tie)
19. Mac Miller ($6.5 million)
20. Akon, Timbaland, Aaron “Tech N9ne” Yates

Previously: Dr. Dre Has 110 Million Reasons Not To Rap

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