Forbes Announce the 2013 Cash Kings List of the World’s Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists


Forbes have published their annual “Cash Kings” list of the highest earners in hip-hop, and, as usual, it is the business ventures outside music that seem to be raking in the most money. Diddy tops the list off the strength of his Ciroc vodka, Sean John clothing line, Bad Boy label and, soon, cable channel Revolt, while Jay Z and Dre both have multiple business income sources.

Plus, you don’t even have to be a real rapper to get on to the list of “hip-hop artists”—hi Pitbull!

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)

(Forbes via Complex)

  • Mikey

    pitbull is a sellout

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