Hip-Hop’s Top 20 Earners List 2008

Published: Monday 18th Aug 2008 by Sam
Hip-Hop's Top 20 Earners List 2008 Rapper 50 Cent has topped Forbes magazine’s 2008 list of Top 20 Earners In Hip-Hop, with a whopping fortune estimated at $150 Million. Check out the full list below:

1. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $150 million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $82 million
3. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $35 million
4. Kanye West: $30 million
5. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $22 million
6. Pharrell Williams: $20 million
7. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean: $17 million
8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $16 million
9. André “Dr. Dre” Young: $15 million
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $14 million
11. Clifford “T.I.” Harris: $13 million (tie)
11. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter: $13 million (tie)
12. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers: $12 million (tie)
12. Lonnie “Common” Lynn Jr.: $12 million (tie)
12. Aliaune “Akon” Thiam: $12 million (tie)
13. Jermaine Dupri: $11 million (tie)
13. Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith: $11 million (tie)
14. OutKast: $10 million (tie)
14. Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki: $10 million (tie)
14. Jayceon “The Game” Taylor: $10 million (tie)

Interesting. The top part of the list was pretty much a cert; however, who knew Chamillionaire had it like that…Lil’ Jon for that matter too.

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  1. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    IM SO HAITIN ON ALL THEM…LOL

  2. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    NEW LAYOUT!!! I love it, Sam. The best part is Rihanna (lol).

  3. Charles-David August 18, 2008

    How 50 cent make $150 million this year??? I’ve hardly seen him or Eminem? Interesting! I guess you dont have to be seen to still be making money! 50 cent needs to write a book. That dude is a hustla forreal!

    Can you look at my blog? htpp://charles-david.blogspot.com

  4. AaronMichael August 18, 2008

    I find it surprising that some of the people on the list haven’t even done much this past year yet they’re still rollin’ in money. I’m in the wrong industry.

    P.S. I like the new layout.

  5. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    They make me sick.. lol

    I love the new layout, Sam…

  6. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    I like the layout Sam but I wanted to see Alicia Keys! lol I still like it though.

  7. Amari314 August 18, 2008

    Chamillionaire is a hustler for real! i don’t remember him having anything out and he’s not even a big time rapper!!…but still manage to make 10 million a year!! ohh i love the new layout!!!

  8. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    You’ve put rihanna in the banner…
    yet in every post you make on her you manage to cast a negative slur either saying shes ugly or can’t sing and then you feature her as an artist in “your” website banner lol
    sam your an absolute c*** and don’t make any sense at all you’ve just completely contradicted everything you have previously said.
    in the words of rihanna sam

    “you look so dumb right now”

  9. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    Love the new layout. How some of these rappers make all that money with the way the industry is right now? Is this a old list? I really don’t get it.

  10. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    You’ve put rihanna in the banner…
    yet in every post you make on her you manage to cast a negative slur either saying shes ugly or can’t sing and then you feature her as an artist in “your” website banner lol
    sam your an absolute c*** and don’t make any sense at all you’ve just completely contradicted everything you have previously said.
    in the words of rihanna sam

    “you look so dumb right now”

  11. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    You’ve put rihanna in the banner…
    yet in every post you make on her you manage to cast a negative slur either saying shes ugly or can’t sing and then you feature her as an artist in “your” website banner lol
    sam your an absolute c*** and don’t make any sense at all you’ve just completely contradicted everything you have previously said.
    in the words of rihanna sam

    “you look so dumb right now”

  12. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    Ahahaha there names all sound so posh compared to there artist names like snoops!

  13. Shae Mechelle August 18, 2008

    i need me a vitamin water contract or something! itz hard out here man!

  14. tia August 18, 2008

    i like the new layout,its kinda funky lol

    anyway the only person that i see made the list this year that didnt last year is wayne,common and akon,and i dont really remember dr.dre being on it….anyway must be nice!!….fif must still be living off vitamin water money cuz dat n**** is barely selling any cds (that last g-unit effore lol)but imma be where they are some day lol

  15. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    where the f*** is
    KELLY ROWLAND
    KELLY ROWLAND
    KELLY ROWLAND

    ON THE BANNER!!!

    LMFAO XD

  16. Courtney August 18, 2008

    W.O.W.

  17. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    Kasseem, Jayceon and Alianue? WTF? No wonder these rappers are thuggish. It had to start when they learned to walk, so they could defend themselves when kids in the playground laughed at those names!

  18. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    um where’s bow wow??? he has 50 million.

  19. Anonymous August 18, 2008

    Nice layout…i like the colors on the message board…I wonder why people constantly diss you SAM and constantly visit your site…if they don’t like your crazy opinions on watever it might be…maybe they shouldn’t come to your site and diss you, that’s jacked up!! This is YOUR site, notice I said YOUR site, you keep doing what you do and ignore the meanies!

  20. Anonymous August 25, 2008

    Didnt 50cent say he was gonna quit the music biz if he didnt make the top of this list ahead of kanye ?
    lucky he did .

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