Forbes Cash Kings 2011: Hip Hop’s Top Earners

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Forbes recently announced their Cash Kings list for 2011 showing hip hop’s top 20 earners. Jay-Z comes in at #1 with $37 million, Diddy-$35 million & #3 Kanye West , $16 million not even making half of what Jay-Z made. Lil Wayne tied with Birdman for fourth spot banking in $15 million. Young Money’s Drake and Nicki Minaj also made the list too – making Nicki the first female to ever make the list.

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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