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Dr Dre Tops The Forbes List For Hip Hops Biggest Earners

September 5, 2012

So it’s that time of year again where Forbes release their top 20 list of hip hops biggest earners for the last 12 months.

The top spot goes to Dr Dre as his headphone venture goes from strength to strength and is only the second hip hop artist in history to earn over $100 million in a year.

Diddy reached the number 2 spot and again this was mainly due to non musical earnings as he saw his involvement with Ciroc Vodka pay off as he collected $45 million.

One of the biggest looks on the list for me was seeing Mac Miller reach the number 19 spot after raking in 6.5 million which is not bad for an independent artist! Hopefully Lord Finesse doesn’t see this list he may want more money off Mr Miller.

Peep below For the complete list and video…

1. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young ($110 million)
2. Sean “Diddy” Combs ($45 million)
3. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter ($38 million)
4. Kanye West ($35 million)
5. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter ($27 million)
6. Aubrey Drake Graham ($20.5 million)
7. Bryan “Birdman” Williams ($20 million)
8. Nicki Minaj ($15.5 million)
9. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers ($15 million)
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges ($12 million)
11. Pitbull ($9.5 million0
12. Rick Ross ($9 million, tie)
13. Wiz Khalifa ($9 million, tie)
14. Snoop Lion ($8.5 million)
15. 50 Cent ($7.5 million)
16. Swizz Beatz ($7 million, tie)
17. Pharrell Williams ($7 million, tie)
18. Young Jeezy ($7 million, tie)
19. Mac Miller ($6.5 million)
20. Akon, Timbaland, Aaron “Tech N9ne” Yates