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‘Forbes’ Lists The 20 Richest Artists In Hip-Hop (Photos)

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Jay Z - $43 Million
Lil Jon - $6 Million
Lil Jon - $6 Million
50 Cent - $7 Million
50 Cent - $7 Million
Tech N9ne - $7.5 Million
Tech N9ne - $7.5 Million
Swizz Beatz - $8.5 Million
Swizz Beatz - $8.5 Million
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - $9 Million
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - $9 Million
Pharrell Williams - $9 Million
Pharrell Williams - $9 Million
Kendrick Lamar - $9 Million
Kendrick Lamar - $9 Million
Eminem - $10 Million
Eminem - $10 Million
Snoop Lion - $10 Million
Snoop Lion - $10 Million
Drake - $10.5 Million
Drake - $10.5 Million
Pitbull - $11 Million
Pitbull - $11 Million
Ludacris - $12 Million
Ludacris - $12 Million
Wiz Khalifa - $14 Million
Wiz Khalifa - $14 Million
Lil Wayne - $16 Million
Lil Wayne - $16 Million
Kanye West - $20 Million
Kanye West - $20 Million
Birdman - $21 Million
Birdman - $21 Million
Nicki Minaj - $29 Million
Nicki Minaj - $29 Million
Dr. Dre - $40 Million
Dr. Dre - $40 Million
Jay Z - $43 Million
Jay Z - $43 Million
Diddy - $50 Million
Diddy - $50 Million

 

 

The people at Forbes magazine have done what they do best and assembled a list of the 20 wealthiest hip-hop artists for the 2013 fiscal year. The list starts with Diddy, of all people, who earned $50 million in 2013, mostly due to a successful endorsement deal with Cîroc Vodka.

The list goes on to include luminaries like Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and many more. In the wealth-obsessed world of mainstream hip-hop, the list is sure to provoke controversy—even with people on the list itself.  For example, take this year’s top earner, Diddy, who expressed his disapproval of lists from previous years by stating the following:

“You started learning how to count right, I see. Thank God!”

You can check out the top 20 hip-hop earners in the gallery above, and read the piece in its entirety on the Forbes website here.

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