Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop List

Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop List

The Cash King is followed by Diddy and Kanye West.

Published August 9, 2011

Hot on the heels of his latest album's release, Jay-Z has earned a top spot on Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list having earned an estimated $37 million over the past year. His money comes from his deals with Live Nation, stakes on the New Jersey Nets, the 40/40 Club chain, advertising group Translation and others. It should be noted that this is the first time he out-earned wife Beyonce since they married in 2008.

 

But it's definitely not lonely at the top. Diddy came in second with a reported $37 million income and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne partner, Kanye West, earned a cool $16 million. Newcomers to the list include Nicki Minaj, B.o.B. and Wiz Khalifa, who was suprised he made the cut.

 

"I'm one of them?" he exclaimed. "That’s what's up!"

Written by by Dorkys Ramos

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