Forbes Reveals Annual Hip Hop Cash Kings List


 
Forbes Reveals Annual Hip Hop Cash Kings List

Forbes Reveals Annual Hip Hop Cash Kings List

  ( 4UMF NEWS ) Forbes Reveals Annual Hip Hop Cash Kings List: A lot of rappers love to brag about their place on the Forbes list—truthfully or not. Now, the annual Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list is out, and it shows us who’s actually raking it in. It’s not much of a surprise that the year’s top earners made a lot of their cash outside of shows and record releases, with most owning successful brands. The Money Making Mitch himself, Sean “Diddy” Combs, dethrones Dr. Dre for No. 1 with $60 million, largely through his Ciroc vodka and other brands. The Bad Boy mogul, who is readying his next album No Way Out II, also has his TV network Revolt, clothing line Sean John, and alkaline water brand Aquahydrate, which help account for his fortune. For the second year in a row, Jay Z comes in a close second with $56 million, which he earned through Roc Nation and Armand de Brignac champagne. Drake pulled up in third place (up from No. 4 last year) with $39.5 million, from his busy touring schedule along with Sprite and Nike endorsements. Rounding out the top five are Dr. Dre ($33 million) and Pharrell Williams ($32 million). See a full list below. HIP-HOP CASH KINGS 2015 1. Diddy: $60 million 2. Jay Z: $56 million 3. Drake: $39.5 million 4. Dr. Dre: $33 million 5. Pharrell: $32 million 6. Eminem: $31 million 7. Kanye West: $22 million 8. Wiz Khalifa: $21.5 million 9. Nicki Minaj: $21 million 10. Birdman: $18 million 11. Pitbull: $17 million 12. Lil Wayne: $15 million 13. Kendrick Lamar: $12 million 13. J. Cole: $11 million 14. Snoop Dogg: $10 million 16. Rick Ross: $9 million 17. Tech N9ne: $8.5 million 18. Ludacris: $8 million 19. T.I.: $6 million 20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: $5.5 million Source