Forbes’ Cash Kings 2011: Richest Hip-Hop Artists

Forbes released their annual “Cash Kings” list for 2011 this week, ranking the richest hip-hop artists based on their earnings.

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Rapper Jay-Z earned $37 million in the past 12 months, claiming his fourth Cash Kings crown in five years (Click here to see the 2010 list of Richest Hip-Hop artists). Sean “Diddy” Combs came in a close second with $35 million. Check out who else made the list:

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)
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams $15 million (tie)
6. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers $14 million (tie)
6. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young $14 million (tie)
6. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus $14 million (tie)
9. Alluane “Akon” Thaim $13 million
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges $12 million
11. Cameron “Wiz Khalifa” Thomaz, $11 million (tie)
11. Aubrey “Drake” Graham, $11 million (tie)
13. Pharrell Williams $10 million
14. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley $7 million
15. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean $6.5 million (tie)
15. Onika “Nicki Minaj” Maraj, $6.5 million (tie)
17. William “Rick Ross” Roberts, $6 million (tie)
17. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson $6 million (tie)
17. Armando “Pitbull” Perez, $6 million (tie)
20. Faheem “T-Pain” Najm, $5 million (tie)

To read more about Forbes’ Hip-Hop Top 20 Earners list visit forbes.com

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6 Comments

  1. mwansa kapwepwe says:

    hustle hard

  2. chezy says:

    i saw it all, am gonno be d best richest hiphop star….check me out, (MILITANT IN MY MUSIZ) F,B I.D
    CHARLES CHEZY OGUNDERO D FINEST BOY AROUND D TOWN!! peace..

  3. mabie says:

    RoZay is the boss I don’t care where he rates bt All I can say is , he brings Lot of good music and MMG is the best record label watch out people 2pac is back!!!!!!!!!!

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