Hip Hop’s Top 20 Earners

Here is Forbes list of the top 20 earning Hip Hop artists for the last year.

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. Birdman – $20 million
8. Nicki Minaj- $15.5 million
9. Eminem – $15 million
10. Ludacris – $12 million
11. Pitbull – $9.5 million
12. Rick Ross/Wiz Khalifa – $9 million
14. Snoop Dogg- $8.5 million
15. 50 Cent – $7.5 million
16. Swizz Beatz/Pharrell/Young Jeezy – $7 million
19. Mac Miller- $6.5 million
20. Akon/Timbaland/Tech N9ne/ – $6 million

J. Cole and Wale almost made the list earning $5 million. There are a few surprise new entries but the biggest shock is Dr. Dre’s whopping $110 million in just one year. The Beats By Dre headphone brand is proving to be very successful. With earnings like that is it likely that Dr. Dre will ever release his album Detox?

Lakeem Greaves (@iamLAKZ)

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Posted on September 12, 2012, in Business, Hip Hop, Music and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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