Hip Hop Cash Kings 2016


Hop Cash Kings 2016

20. Rick Ross ($10 million) (tie)

20. Ludacris ($10 million) (tie)

19. Swizz Beatz ($10.5 million)

18. Eminem ($11 million)

17. Snoop Dogg ($12.5 million)

14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($14 million) (tie)

14. Lil Wayne ($14 million) (tie)

14. J. Cole ($14 million) (tie)

13. A$AP Rocky ($14.5 million)

12. DJ Khaled ($15 million

11. Kanye West ($17.5 million)

10. Birdman ($18 million)

9. Kendrick Lamar ($18.5 million)

8. Pharrell ($19.5 million)

7. Pitbull ($20 million)

6. Nicki Minaj ($20.5 million)

5. Wiz Khalifa ($24 million)

4. Drake ($38.5 million)

3. Dr. Dre ($41 million)

2. Jay Z ($53.5 million)

1. Puff Daddy ($62 million)

with their Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, and for the second consecutive year, Diddy reigns supreme. The hip-hop mogul sits atop the list, raking in a cool $62 million over the past year. Much of the money isn’t from music, but rather his very lucrative Ciroc vodka deal and other ventures. However, he hasn’t let the stage entirely as his Bad Boy Reunion Tour runs through the fall.

Coming in second is Jay Z, earning $53.5 million over the past year. Hov cashed in on his Roc Nation entertainment company, Armand de Brignac champagne, D’Ussé cognac and other ventures.

Rounding out the top three is Dr. Dre, pulling in $41 million. Its been two years since he scored the highest single-year payday in history for any living celebrity, mostly from Apple’s $3 billion Beats buyout. Though he’s no longer No. 1 like he was in 2014, he’s still pocketing cash from the deal and from NWA’s biopic Straight Outta Compton.

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