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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: +Continue Reading

Forbes 2011 Richest Hip-Hop Artists

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter may be the highest earning hip-hop artist for 3 of the last 4 years, but he actually comes in second to Sean “Diddy” Combs when it comes to net worth.


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Jay-Z, who earned $63 million last year, falls short on the wealthiest hip-hop artists list. Diddy, who earned $30 million, has a slightly higher net worth. The rankings for Forbes 20 Highest Earning Hip-Hop Artists are based on entertainment earnings only. This list is based on total net worth.

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Forbes 2010 Top 20 Richest Hip-Hop Artists

Forbes has released it’s 2010 top 20 highest earning hip-hop artists, with Jay-Z topping the list for the second year in a row. Check out who else made the list.


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