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Forbes releases 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops the list

24 Sep
Forbes releases 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, Dr. Dre Tops the list

Dr. Dre

 

Yesterday morning, [September 23, 2014] Forbes released their annual hip-hop Cash Kings list, and to no shocker, Dr. Dre sits alone at the top, largely because of his sale of Beats Audio to Apple. The criterion for the list includes of an artist’s pretax earnings from endorsements, merchandise sales, publishing, record sales, touring and other ventures.

Dur to the Apple deal, Dre amassed  $620 million this year, whereas Diddy and Jay Z came in a far-away second place tying at $60 million, with Drake and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis closing out the top five at $33 and $32 million in that order.

Artists that made the rest of the top 10 this year comprise of Kanye WestBirdmanLil WaynePharrell, and Eminem.

The full list with each artist’s annual earnings can be seen below:

1. Dr. Dre – $620 million
2. Jay Z – $60 million
2. Diddy – $60 million
4. Drake – $33 million
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $32 million
6. Kanye West – $30 million
7. Birdman – $24 million
8. Lil Wayne – $23 million
9. Pharrell Williams – $22 million
10. Eminem – $18 million
11. Nicki Minaj – $14 million
12. Wiz Khalifa – $13 million
13. Pitbull – $12 million
14. Snoop Dogg – $10 million
15. Kendrick Lamar – $9 million
16. Ludacris – $8 million
16. Tech N9ne – $8 million
16. Swizz Beatz – $8 million
16. 50 Cent – $8 million
20. Rick Ross – $7 million
20. J. Cole – $7 million
20. DJ Khaled – $7 million
20. Lil Jon – $7 million

20. Mac Miller – $7 million

[via Forbes]

 
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