Jay-Z, 50 Cent Top Forbes List of Hip-Hop Cash Kings

jay5.jpgForbes magazine has released its first ever Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, which breaks down the top 20 earners in the business. Not surprisingly, Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Sean “Diddy” Combs hold the top three slots. The list was compiled based on each artist’s income for 2006 and takes into account revenue from record sales, product endorsements and income from smaller artists signed to their various record labels. On Sunday (August 18) at 6:00 p.m. ET, Forbes and the E! Entertainment network will air a one hour special on the list. The program will feature interviews with T.I., Lil Jon, Scott Storch, Big Boi of Outkast and Swizz Beatz.

The Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List:

1. Jay-Z
2. 50 Cent
3. Diddy
4. Timbaland
5. Dr. Dre
6. Eminem
7. Snoop Dogg
8. Kanye West
9. Pharrell Williams
10. Scott Storch
11. Ludacris
12. T.I.
13. OutKast
14. Lil Jon
15. Ice Cube
16. Jermaine Dupri
17. Swizz Beatz
18. Chamillionaire
19. The Game
20. Yung Joc

  • dreday

    first bitches fifty knows how to grind… jay is a fag

  • johny blaze

    50 makes more money than n-ebody in the rap business in o7 ull see…….ggggggggggggg uniy
    curtis 9/11 ye ya

  • redd

    He’s a fag with more cake you’ll ever see. Idiot.

  • THAT BOY NOAH

    MAN 50 GOT #2?

  • KWAZI WEST COAST NATIVE

    DAMN ALL THESE PLAYAS IS STACKIN THEY CHIPS RIGHT. BEGIN HATING… NOW!
    vvvvvv

  • http://www.webcrawler.com what it do

    Fuck jay-z, 50 should be number 1

  • Durty

    Shut the fuck up Kwazi Homo & Redd the fuck boi sped.

  • Roc-Star

    all I can say is

    My 1st picture was a line-up/
    now I’m on the forbes!!!

    Hov – Pressure on Food & Liquor

    damn hov is in a race 2 be a Roc-A-Fella billionaire

    1st #9 on first forbes
    and now #1 on this one

    Respect his Hustle

  • Roc-Star

    all I can say is

    My 1st picture was a line-up/
    now I’m on the forbes!!!

    Hov – Pressure on Food & Liquor

    damn hov is in a race 2 be a Roc-A-Fella billionaire

    1st #9 on first forbes
    and now #1 on this one

    Respect his Hustle

  • Roc-Star

    My 1st picture was a line-up/
    now I’m on the Forbes

    Hov – Pressure

  • Roc-Star

    My 1st picture was a line-up/
    now I’m on the forbes

    Hov – Pressure

    damn DREDAY it must be hard not 2 see ya boy 50 as #1 LOL

    u just can’t escape hov’s corporate takeover!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/miliblock Miliblock

    That’s good, good thing for all of them, living and getting what they deserve for hard work.

  • sk

    dreday Says:

    August 16th, 2007 at 11:14 am
    first bitches fifty knows how to grind… jay is a fag

    ^^^^what fifty is doing is grinding but jay is a fag??? what Jay is doing U can’t define.

    what it do Says:

    August 16th, 2007 at 11:45 am
    Fuck jay-z, 50 should be number 1

    ^^^^why cause u wash u r mouth out with 50′s ____

  • iNfAmOuS

    Nothing against Yung Joc or Chamillionaire, but I didn’t expect to see them there. I definitely respect the hustle. I just didn’t expect to see them there.

  • jose

    what happen to jim jones and camron ??? balling!!!!! lol even young joc making more bank than them and i dont wanna hear that they making money in the street selling drugs thats just sad not even cool no more. i expected to see lil wayne her3

  • its me

    how the fuk is ice cube underneath all these people? and how did chamionaire and joc make the list.. something smells fishy

  • http://www.xxlmag.com weatherman

    up from 3.2 to 46. How can I get down with the forbes list?

  • CHAKA DON

    Woa. Kanye has more money than Scott Storch and Pharrell. Must be from his pepsi endorsements. Beats aint selling like they used to. Too many preset user kids using Burger King money on keyboards.
    Do your thing Ye.

  • Rocamoe

    What ever happend to the “best rapper alive”? I thought he was makin it rain?

  • Dr Flav

    8 Southerners on that list. LETS GET IT! Damn, who knew “losing” could be so profitable… haters, eat a dick with relish.

  • MartinV

    Hm, actually, I am a bit surprised, I thought the top two spots were going to be between Jay and Diddy, I thought maybe Diddy was at the top spot. But, I think 50 will earn the most in 07… He earned 100mill on that vitamine shit, meeyn, he’s filthy riiich

  • J.R.O.

    Get your weight up, not your hate up, lil’ cockriders.

  • Caine

    I heard dat Weatherman…let’s getit!!!

  • Trev-O-Negative

    I can’t wait 2 c dis shit when it cumz on sunday and mayb all u haterz need 2 tune in also so u can see how dez niggaz stack dey paper.

    By da way,y ain’t jeezy on da list,i mean i like jeezy and everything,but homeboy missin’ in action. I guess he wuz 2 busy trappin’,lol!!!!

    Respect NY BITCHEZ!!!!!

    BALLIN’!!!!!!

    GGGGGGGG-Unit!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dezmond

    damn i didnt expect 2 see 50 at number 2. i expected diddy to b ther. it jus shows how fifty is a business man. jay z is 37 n 50 is 31 and jay started in the rap game at an early age. 50 was like 25. so it jus shows how fast 50 is making that cheddar. u jus gotta admire- ggggggg-unit

  • *****

    danm!!!
    eminem should be number 1
    50 cent should be number 2
    and dre should be 3
    the rest dont matter!

  • INFAMOUS-E

    THAT’S RITE ON THE MONEY RITE THERE,50 CENT #2,BUT #1 IN MY MAFUKIN BOOK.JAY-Z REALLY DESERVE DAT #1 SPOT,WHO DO IT BETTA THAN JAY? ANSWER DAT PEOPLE.& GAME DO DESERVE DAT #19 SPOT,COULDN’T STAK CHIPS IF HE WORKED FOR PRINGLES.HAHAHAHA,DATS WUT IT IS. INFAMOUS-E(GUERILLA FORCE GENERAL,RAPSUN,MONEY ST. BOSS)IS OUT,1

  • BIGNAT

    lil weezyana and birdman not on the list but yung joc is thats to funny

  • Jay

    what it do Says:

    August 16th, 2007 at 11:45 am
    Fuck jay-z, 50 should be number 1
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    What do you mean he should be #1?
    these are facts not your dumbass opinion.
    get yo shit straight homo.

  • Jay

    How did wayne not make this list?

  • Projectnrm

    I had no idea Joc was ballin’ like that.

  • Rodjilius

    BIGNAT Says:

    August 16th, 2007 at 6:18 pm
    lil weezyana and birdman not on the list but yung joc is thats to funny

    yea i kno this list is messed up joc came out wit only 1 album and i kno his 2nd one wont do even close to as good as the first weezy should be around the top 10

  • dza

    wheres master p, wheres jeezy huh nigga wheres bowwow

  • http://wtf.com wtf

    uhh what the fuck is snoop’s tired ass doin up there? ice cube has more cake than snoop… atleast thats what all the other lists say.. where d fuck is lil wayne i know young joc aint making more than wayne.. why doesent it say how much thay have?????/ this some bullshit.

  • DoubleClutch

    wayne not on the list cuz birdman taking all his money lol. Weezy, smart up and leave the bird’s nest like Juve, B.G. and Fresh did. You hot now so every label will throw their bank at you to sign you.

  • iNfAmOuS

    Somebody here made a good point. Where’s the money? I really wanna know how some of these cats placed the way they did…Where’s Nas? Spent to much money on paintings, I guess. lol

  • http://wtf.com wtf

    nevermind its based on how much they made in 06 not how much they have or had… my bad.. still would be nice to know how much they made.

  • http://wtf.com wtf

    and how they made it

  • http://wtf.com wtf

    btw this comment system is fucked up … uhh fix it maybe?

  • http://www.mk.net Killermk

    Big up to Hustlers, Fuck haters. Let’s compete with white supremecy. Fuck black against black hatress shit…I am talking to all you hating mutha fuckers. you are cursed for life, and you never be rich. Go read “Capitalist Nigger” bitch and get liberated mentally……..

  • rico

    can’t wait to see that on sunday

  • jade

    I am just surprised R.kelly is not on it

  • dzvoti

    told these haters jigga makes it floods on all these cock suckers.jigga my nigga jigga

  • http://xxlmag.com cheddamelt

    scott storch is rich more than timbalnd,kanye,pharrel.his personal wealth is $100million

  • ju

    I thought r.kelly would be on it

  • rod

    Look how much 50 is directly responsible for. 50, dre, eminem,game. ” When I made 50 mil em got paid, made 60 mil dre got paid, made 70 mil jimmy got paid”. Most of the top guys are producers this nigga a rapper and is only 2 mil behind first place. -I get money

  • http://shawnmengot.freewebspace.com shawn Mengot aka Shawn d’angel

    20inches spinnin’ from the beginin’ we winnin’.
    YAYO told u niggaz, 50 showed u niggaz.
    Next year it’s gonna be Buck on no. 15.
    I thought we told y’all niggaz not to shoot dice with us, we got money, we got money hahahahahah ahh nigga don’t trip cos u could get ur monkey ass hit.

  • brebre

    THIS IS BEFORE VITAMIN WATER, SO YEAH. JIGGA.

    BUT HOW THE FUCK PHARELL IS UP THERE? HE HASN’T DONE ANYTHING LATELY. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME HE MADE A DECENT TRACK? “DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT” AND THAT WAS LIKE 3-4 YEARS AGO.

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  • DADE COUNTY 305

    MOST OF U NIGGAZ GOT IT TWISTED. THESE BROTHAS MAKE MORE MONEY OF OTHER BIZ. NOT ABOUT HOW MANY RECORDS THEY SOLD. NIGGAZ TALKIN BOUT WHERE IS LIL WAYNE!FORBES DONT LIE!!! I RESPECT ALL THESE CATS AND THE BROTHAS THAT DIDNT MAKE IT. ITS REAL NICE TO SEE OUR PEOPLE MAKIN SOME CASH.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SUPERSIZESPANISHFLY SUPERSIZE SPANISHFLY

    wE’RE GOING TO DISCUSS THIS AND THE FACT THAT MASTER P OR LIL WAYNE AREN’T ON THE LIST PLUS NO FEMALES AT ALL. cHECK OUT OUR DISCUSSION 2MORROW EVENING ON http://WWW.EXTRAVAGANGSTARADIO.COM

  • http://www.soundclick.com/sotamuzik SOTA Muzik

    I think 50 shoulda been numba 1 but heres a few other thangs that dont look right:

    1.) How Young Joc make more than Jeezy?
    2.) How Young Joc make more than Weezy?(Lil Wayne)

  • emilio

    in 2 years will 50 be on the top ,, no shit man ,, GGGG-UNIT 4 LIFE

  • DaNice1

    See, this is why none of you all are business men. The money on this list is not just about how many albums someone sold. As far as Pharrell, he sells beats. It doesn’t matter if it becomes a hit or not, he gets his money up front. Yeah 50 got 100 mill for that Vitamin water, for whoever made that comment, but Jay got 240 million for selling rocawear so you do the math, which was not in this calculation either. The money on this list is based on earnings for this past fiscal year. Master P is not doing anything to make money, what you think he made 20 million from being on dancin with the stars get real. Lil Wayne not on this list because he doesn’t do anything outside of doing albums. He doesn’t have any endorsement deals or any business ventures that I’m aware of. It’s not a matter of who you think should be number 1, this list is based on how much money they made, not how popular they are to you.

  • jiwon

    hov is stackin chips hands down,
    em other yappers(sorry rappers) tryna beef n shit is gon forever b on #21

  • http://xxl yung

    50 cent is the greatest hardcore rapper after n.w.a …. fats shout 50 cent your the crazy….

  • dwight

    jay still the high for 07, he sold roca wear 390 mil. 50 get 400 mil from cocola for formula 50

  • Maleko

    Damn man.. Shady Aftermath G-unit… Cant beat the Team people… 50 is numba 1 though!!!

  • G-Swe

    how can lil jon be on the list and not weezy????????

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  • http://yahoo.co.uk LOON

    fiddy is stanky rich,his gonna die tryanna spend ths shit.south syd up in ths bitch!

  • Lil momma

    man 50 got mad cash,I can’t believe fat joe had the nerve’s to say they neck& neck his fat ass anit no where near dat…… cause 50 got dat bread 4 real.So fat joe just remember u can’t FUCK WIT 50 on,records sells,money,or anything else cause he da BEST NIGGA………….