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‘Forbes’ Releases List Of The World’s Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts / Feature Dr. Dre & Nicki Minaj

jay z that grape juice 2014 800 Forbes Releases List Of The Worlds Highest Paid Hip Hop Acts / Feature Dr. Dre & Nicki Minaj

Many a rapper may claim to make beaucoup bucks in their material, but very few can say they earn enough each year to catch the attention of business magazine ‘Forbes.’

Unimpressed by the smoke’n’mirrors some lyricists hide behind when the topic of money is brought up, the publication has released their ‘Cash Kings 2014‘ list, which reveals the names of Hip-Hop’s highest earning entertainers!

For a full break down of everyone’s earning click here. For the list itself?

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Via ‘Forbes’:

To form this year’s Cash Kings list, we considered income from touring, record sales, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures. “Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Earnings are calculated from June 2013 to June 2014 and based on data from Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen SoundScan, and from interviews with managers, lawyers, executives and some of the artists themselves.

1. Dr. Dre – $620 million
2. Jay Z – $60 million (tie)
2. Diddy – $60 million (tie)
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 (tie)
16. Tech N9ne – $8 million (tie)
16. Swizz Beatz – $8 million (tie)
16. 50 Cent – $8 million (tie)
20. Rick Ross – $7 million (tie)
20. J. Cole – $7 million (tie)
20. DJ Khaled – $7 million (tie)
20. Lil Jon – $7 million (tie)
20. Mac Miller – $7 million (tie)

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21 Comments

  • September 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm
    Nicki is queen says:
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    Only rap b**** on the list QUEEN!

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    truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) Replied:

    Chiiiile she only made 14milli kii!! FLOOOP!!

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  • September 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm
    Alex says:
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    Dre’s Beats deal with Apple just crushed everyone

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  • September 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm
    LB says:
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    2. Jay Z – $60 million (tie)
    2. Diddy – $60 million (tie)


    b*******!!!!!! Diddy has consistently topped Jay-Z in business prowess, where would Jay-Z get the clout to outdo P.Diddy who has a proven track record of successful business offerings and growth prospects?

    Exactly what growth prospects has Jay-Z undertaken in recent years in order to tie with P.Diddy who has achieved consistency?

    I disagree with this estimate.

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    Making that money Replied:

    You really are a moron, you poor soul.

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  • September 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm
    LB says:
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    “Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted”

    And that would cut into the supposed earnings of

    Drake
    Nicki Minaj
    Wiz Khalifa
    Kendrick Lamar
    J. Cole

    Specifically the Young Money/Cash Money crew IMO

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    TRUTH SERUM Replied:

    You know the OTR tour was not tallied in those figures. I hate to debate about other people money. Well done, whoever would have thought hip hop would produce so many millionaires and moguls… Congrats

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm
    tits mcgee says:
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    Congrats to all on the list, but damn Dr. Dre
    merked all of y’all. Lol.

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm
    Jake says:
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    Nicki earned 14 million without releasing an album or having a tour. She also wasn’t apart of any film or television (The Other woman was filmed and counted for in 2013).

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:14 pm
    Theman says:
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    “The Other Woman” made money this yr, so how didn’t it count?

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm
    Mark111 says:
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    Dre shitted on everyone this year and is always top 5. 50 Cent really fell off and it’s crazy how Em is the highest seller, yet is nowhere close to his boss and artist most of the time. Give it up for Tech N9ne, cause he’s inde and has a very loyal fan base. Diddy is king cause NON of this is from music. That man knows the business.

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm
    LIL' KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. says:
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    That $14 million will be used to pay for the nuthouse fees that schizophrenic bipolar Flopnika Garbaj will be living in after a few more years.

    Karma is a BIATCH!!!

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    TRUTH SERUM Replied:

    The irony of your post… No need for a punch line, you already shaded yourself. I wish Kim would take a page from Mary’s now that’s a true hip hop/ R&B lrngend from our generation.

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    Roman Replied:

    How do you have something to say when you’re idol didn’t make the list this year, last year, year before that.. And so on? No one gives a damn about lil s*** face.

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    DRB says:
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    These are no where near as accurate as people liked to think.

    Unless the artist is attention whorey enough to give over their own numbers,
    it’s all estimated and guesstimates. They’re not looking at private contracts
    and deposit receipts.

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:55 pm
    Stephon Maurice Jackson says:
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    Congrats to Dr. Dre & Nicki Minaj. Also, I agree with you MarkyMark. Why is it that Eminem outsells EVERYONE but is no where near 50 Cents & Dr. Dre’s overall net worth?. Or any of his peers. Must not be good in business ventures.

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    Making that money Replied:

    Because Eminem is an idiot.

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm
    TRUTH SERUM says:
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    Queen Nicki is the only woman on that list… Felicitaciones !!!

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  • September 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm
    truth (icki is the QWEEN OF PUSHBACK!! Iggy got her scuured honey. #IckiAFlop) says:
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    14milli kii!!!! Didnt this ho say her STANKN ass had a 250milli deal in the making MONTHS ago kii!!! Insteada superbass she a superFLOP KII!!!

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    TRUTH SERUM Replied:

    The real kii is that your fave didn’t make the too 100. Muah jizz head.

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  • September 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm
    Career Ender says:
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    last time I checked, I dragged pu$$y juice lover ans his flop crew ( slayriah, rihicon, rodriguez, kelly kelly) to exile and now you back trying it wirh me again????
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    even that hooee cake like gaga wouldn’t dare . Lb we no longet talk about him
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    and that fagggg Faf is gonna have some
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    I am Career Ender, amd it shalt remain so lessors!!!!!!!

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