Dr. Dre Leads Forbes’ ‘Hip-Hop Cash King’ List

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  • Dr. Dre has out-earned Sean “Diddy” Combs and Shawn “Jay-Z" Carter to land atop "Forbes Magazine’s" Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, with earnings of $110 million in the past year.

    The financial haul, made between May, 2011, and May, 2012, was largely from sales of his Beats By Dre headphones. Diddy came in a distant second with $45 million, while Jay Z banked $38 million to land third.

    His “Watch The Throne” partner Kanye West was close behind with $35 million.

    Lil Wayne placed fifth with $27 million, while his Cash Money Records cohorts Drake, Bryan ‘Baby’ Williams and Nicki Minaj – the only female in the top 10 – all follow in sixth, seventh and eighth position, respectively.

    Check out the full list below:

    1. Dr. Dre — $110 million
    2. Diddy — $45 million
    3. Jay-Z — $38 million
    4. Kanye West — $35 million
    5. Lil Wayne — $27 million
    6. Drake — $20.5 million
    7. Bryan "Birdman" Williams — $20 million
    8. Nicki Minaj — $15.5 million
    9. Eminem — $15 million
    10. Ludacris — $12 million
    11. Pitbull — $9.5 million
    12. Rick Ross — $9 million (tie)
    12. Wiz Khalifa — $9 million (tie)
    14. Snoop Lion — $8.5 million
    15. 50 Cent — $7.5 million
    16. Swizz Beatz — $7 million (tie)
    16. Pharrell Williams — $7 million (tie)
    16. Young Jeezy — $7 million (tie)
    19. Mac Miller — $6.5 million
    20. Akon — $6 million (tie)
    20. Timbaland — $6 million (tie)
    20. Tech N9ne — $6 million (tie)
     

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