Dr. Dre Tops Diddy, Jay-Z on Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

Call it Dre Day. Dr. Dre dethroned Jay-Z as Forbes magazine’s “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” biggest breadwinner as the superproducer and businessman pulled in $110 million through his various ventures. Previously, Jay-Z had topped the list every year save for a brief interruption by 50 Cent.

Still, Hov has nothing to be ashamed of. The Brooklyn mogul raked in $38 million dollars through his multitude of sponsorship deals, including Duracell and Budweiser. Jay-Z’s joint Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West helped both rappers live cushier lives; West landed right behind Jay, with $35 million of his own, stemming from album and production royalties and his sneaker deal with Nike.

Diddy landed at number two on the list, as the Bad Boy Entertainment CEO hauled in $45 million. Lil Wayne rounded out the Top 5, with $27 million.

Young Money/Cash Money dominated the next five slots, as Drake ($20.5) , Birdman ($20), Nicki Minaj ($15.5) are joined by Eminem ($15) and Ludacris ($12)

The top 20, according to Forbes:

1. Dr. Dre — $110 million

2. Diddy — $45 million

3. Jay-Z — $38 million

4. Kanye West — $35 million

5. Lil Wayne — $27 million

6. Drake — $20.5 million

7. Bryan “Birdman” Williams — $20 million

8. Nicki Minaj — $15.5 million

9. Eminem — $15 million

10. Ludacris — $12 million

11. Pitbull — $9.5 million

12. Rick Ross — $9 million (tie)

12. Wiz Khalifa — $9 million (tie)

14. Snoop Lion — $8.5 million

15. 50 Cent — $7.5 million

16. Swizz Beatz — $7 million (tie)

16. Pharrell Williams — $7 million (tie)

16. Young Jeezy — $7 million (tie)

19. Mac Miller — $6.5 million

20. Akon — $6 million (tie)

20. Timbaland — $6 million (tie)

20. Tech N9ne — $6 million (tie)

  • http://twitter.com/corporation corporation

    Do that many people buy Beats by Dre headphones?

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Yeah they do, and if you think about it Beats is in everything right now from phones to cars to computers. So yeah he is bankin. Not to mention he still produces for other artists.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Oh yeah and proof is in the Pudding Rick Ross doesnt ball as hard as he says he does lol

  • http://twitter.com/GlobalHHB Globalhiphopbattles

    Big Chips!