Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2010 Forbes Hip-Hop list


"Jay-Z pulled in $63 million over the past 12 months, earning him his second straight hip-hop cash crown. His income level places him in the 35% tax bracket, which means he’ll pay Uncle Sam about $22 million this year–a sum greater than the total earnings of any other rap star besides second-ranked Diddy."

#1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63m
#2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30M
#3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21M [that Lady Gaga money is no joke...]
#4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20M
#5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17M
#6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16M
#7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15M
#8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14M
#9. Pharrell Williams – $13M
#10 Kanye West – $12M
#11. Aubrey “Drake” Graham – $10M
#12. Clifford “T.I.” Harris – $9M (tie)
#12. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean – $9M (tie)
#14. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers – $8M (tie)
#14 Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson – $8M (tie)

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