Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop's Cash Kings List / by

According to Forbes, Jay-Z is the highest earning rapper within the past year. Jay tops the list banking a cool $63 million. He was followed by Diddy who made $30 million, Akon was third with $21 million, Lil Wayne with $20 million and Dr. Dre crashes in at number five with $17 million. Check out the full list below.

1. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
$63 Million

2. Sean "Diddy" Combs
$30 million

3. Aliuane "Akon" Thiam
$21 million

4. Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter
$20 million

5. Andre "Dr. Dre" Young
$17 million

6. Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges
$16 million

7. Calvin "Snop Dogg" Broadus
$15 million

8. Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley
$14 million

9. Pharrell Williams
$13 million

10. Kanye West
$12 million

11. Drake ($10 mill)

12. T.I. ($9 mill)

12. (TIE) Swizz Beatz ($9 mill)

14. Eminem ($8 mill)

14. (TIE) 50 Cent ($8 mill)

14. (TIE) Yong Jeezy ($8 mill)

17. Common ($7 mill)

18. Soulja Boy ($6 mill)

18. (TIE) T-Pain ($6 mill)

20. Lil John ($5 mill)


Well go head now. Jay-Z is making BANK! Him and wifey Beyonce are holding it DOWN and will never let it up. No one else on the list is close to Jay at the $63 million mark. Next is Diddy with $30 million. All of Akon's earnings came from Lady Gaga and all of her success being that she's signed to his label and he hasn't put out an album within the last year. I wish they could just let me hold a few thousand of dollars. They won't miss it.