Diddy Is Ranked Number One On Forbes’ 2013 Cash Kings List

Diddy tops this year’s list of hip-hop’s top earners, pulling in $50 million over the past 12 months. He’s one of rap’s most diversified moguls, thanks to his Bad Boy record label, Sean John clothing line and Blue Flame agency. But it’s his agreement with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka that brings in the bulk of his bucks. Next up: cable channel Revolt, which will debut this fall via Time Warner and Comcast.
via Forbes

1. Diddy $50 million
2. Jay Z $43 million
3. Dr. Dre $40 million
4. Nicki Minaj $29 million
5. Birdman $21 million
6. Kanye West $20 million
7. Lil Wayne $16 million
8. Wiz Khalifa $14 million
9. Ludacris $12 million
10. Pitbull $11 million

Full Breakdown on Forbes

The most surprising person on the list to me is Nicki Minaj at 4th place over Lil Wayne and Birdman. Forbes says her income is from touring, album sales, her role on American Idol and endorsements.