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Posted December 5, 2012 by Campus Heat in News
 
 

NEWS: Forbes Drops List of 2012’s Cash Kings; Hip-Hop’s Top Earners

Forbes dropped the list of 2012‘s Top Earners.

To compile the Cash Kings list, which charts pretax earnings for all living artists whose work is primarily classified as hip-hop or rap, we looked at income from touring, record sales, publishing, films, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures.

Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted; earnings are tabulated from May 2011 to May 2012 and based on data from Pollstar, the Recording Industry Association of America and Nielsen SoundScan, and from interviews with numerous managers, lawyers, record executives and some of the artists themselves.

Check Out The List Below!

1. Dr. Dre: $110 million

2. Diddy: $45 million

3. Jay-Z: $38 million

4. Kanye West: $35 milliom

5. Lil Wayne: $27 million

6 Drake: $20.5 milliom

7. Birdman: $20 million

8. Nicki Mianj: $15.5 million

9. Eminem: $15 million

10. Ludacris: $12 million

11. Pitbull: $9.5 million

12. Rick Ross: $9 million (tie)

13. Wiz Khalifa: $9 million (tie)

14. Snoop Dogg: $8 million

15. 50 Cent: $7.5 million

16. Swizz Beatz: $7 million (tie)

17. Pharrell: $7 million (tie)

18. Young Jeezy: $7 million (tie)

19. Mac Miller: $6.5 million (tie)

20. Akon: $6 million

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