Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I GOT PLENTY MONEY: JAY-Z, DIDDY, KANYE WEST & NICKI MINAJ TOP FORBES' HIP HOP CASH KINGS LIST





Forbes has released its annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, which ranked the top 20 hip hop/rap earners for the periods May 2010 to May 2011.


Not surprisingly, Jay-Z and Diddy remained at the top of the list  taking the No. 1 and No. 2 spot respectively while Kanye West moved up the list taking the No. 3 spot. 


An honorable mention shout out goes to Nicki Minaj, the only chick holding it down for the  ladies on the list, ranked at No. 15.  


1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, $37 million
2. Sean “Diddy” Combs, $35 million
 
3. Kanye West, $16 million
4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter $15 million (tie)
5. Bryan “Birdman” Williams $15 million (tie)
6. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers $14 million (tie)
7.  Andre “Dr. Dre” Young $14 million (tie)
8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus $14 million (tie)
9. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam $13 million

10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges $12 million


Check out the rest of the list after the break!

11. Cameron “Wiz Khalifa” Thomaz $11 million (tie)
12. Aubrey “Drake” Graham $11 million (tie)
13. Pharrell Williams, $10 million
14. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, $7 million
15.  Onika “Nicki Minaj” Maraj $6.5 million (tie)
16. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean $6.5 million (tie)
17. William “Rick Ross” Roberts $6 million (tie)
18. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson $6 million (tie)
19. Armando “Pitbull” Perez $6 million (tie)
20. Faheem “T-Pain” Najm 
 $5 million (tie)

21. Bobby “B.o.B” Simmons Jr. $5 million (tie)




SourcePhoto: Forbes



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