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Friday, August 20, 2010

Forbes Unveils Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2010 Edition

Jay-Z has topped the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list for 2010. The rap star earned $63 million in 2010. The second place entrant, Sean "Diddy" Combs earned less than half Jigga's amount with just $30 million.

Just $30 million right? It's being reported that stability was key in 2010 because the economy's effected everyone, even rappers. However, these guys are still pulling in serious bank.

# 1.Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
$63 Million
# 2.Sean "Diddy" Combs
$30 million
# 3.Aliuane "Akon" Thiam
$21 million
# 4.Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter
$20 million
# 5.Andre "Dr. Dre" Young
$17 million
# 6.Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges
$16 million
# 7.Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus
$15 million
# 8.Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley
$14 million
# 9.Pharrell Williams
$13 million
# 10.Kanye West
$12 million

Kanye West and 50 Cent are reportedly amongst the biggest droppers in terms of earnings. West dropped from $25 mill down to $12m, while 50 has gone from $20 million down to a measly $8 million due to less success in the past year.

One of the year's biggest success stories so far is Drake who made his debut appearance on the list at the #11 spot with $10 mill. Drake's not only got the hit album, but deals with Sprite and Virgin Airlines, plus that whole acting thing. And then there's Lil' Wayne, who was able to go up in his earnings by about $2mill despite the fact he's currently doing time. Maybe jail time really does help rap careers.

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