Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Forbes staff writer and author of Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, gives us a quick analysis of the top 5 hip-hop cash cows for the past year.
If you haven’t seen the list already, you can read the top 20 down below then feel inadequate when you look at your next bank statements.
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 & Wiz Khalifa @ $9 million (tied)
13. Wiz Khalifa @ $9 million (tied)
14. Snoop Lion @ $8.5 million
15. 50 Cent @ $7.5 million
16. Swizz Beatz ($7 million, tie)
17. Pharrell Williams ($7 million, tie)
18. Young Jeezy ($7 million, tie)
19. Mac Miller @ $6.5 million
20. Akon, Timbaland & Tech N9ne @ $6 million (tied)
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