Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists List, Jay Z Follows

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Forbes releases their list of the Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists, with Diddy coming in first place.

Forbes recently let go their list of the Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples, which Jay Z and Beyonce topped. Now they've released their annual list of Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists, and while Hov doesn't top this list too, he comes pretty close at #2. It's Bad Boy Records' Diddy who earns the #1 spot on the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, with an estimated total earning of $50 million in the past year.

Hov raked in $43 million on his solo tip, while Aftermath founder Dr. Dre comes just under him at the #3 spot with $40 million in earnings. The YMCMB label is also represented on the Forbes list, with four rappers, Drake ($10.5 million), Lil Wayne ($16 million), Birdman ($21 million) and Nicki Minaj-- the only woman on the list at the #4 spot ($29 million).

See the rankings below.

1. Diddy ($50 million)

2. Jay Z ($43 million)

3. Dr. Dre ($40 million)

4. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)

5. Birdman ($21 million)

6. Kanye West ($20 million)

7. Lil Wayne ($16 million)

8. Wiz Khalifa ($14 million)

9. Ludacris ($12 million)

10. Pitbull ($11 million)

11. Drake ($10.5 million)

12. Snoop Lion ($10 million- tie)

12. Eminem ($10 million- tie)

13. Kendrick Lamar ($9 million -tie)

14. Pharrell Williams ($9 million -tie)

15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($9 million -tie)

16. Swizz Beatz ($8.5 million)

17. Tech N9ne ($7.5 million)

18. 50 Cent ($7 million)

19. Lil Jon ($6 million -tie)

20. Rick Ross ($6 million -tie)

21. Mac Miller ($6 million -tie)

22. Young Jeezy ($6 million -tie)

23. Questlove ($6 million -tie)


Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists List, Jay Z Follows
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