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JAY-Z TOPS FORBES LIST AS HIP HOP’S #1 CASH KING [COMPLETE LIST INSIDE]

9 Aug

S DOT CARTER/YOU MUST TRY HARDER/COMPETITION IS NADA/Jay-Z

That’s what Jay-Z is chanting today after earning the coveted #1 spot, the 4th time now in the past 5 years. This announcement comes just one day after Hov and Ye released their joint album “Watch The Throne” to iTunes on yesterday which is expected to debut in the #1 spot next week on the Billboard 200. Jay managed to pull in a cool $37 million last year with income courtesy of ROCNation, Touring, The New Jersey Nets, Rocawear, and his 40/40 clubs.

Other Top Cash Cows include P.Diddy who was in at #2 with $35 milly followed by The Louie Vuitton Don Kanye West with $16.

One noticeable new addition to the list is Nicki Minaj who saw her stock rise with the release of her Platinum Pink Friday album, tours with Lil Wayne and Britney Spears, as well as endorsement deals with M.A.C and Casio. She becomes the first female MC to join the club…

Peep out the Kings and Queen of Forbes Below…

Cash Kings 2011: Hip-Hop’s Top 20 Earners

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

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