Jay-Z: #1 ON FORBES HIP-HOP LIST

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Jay-Z: #1 ON FORBES HIP-HOP LIST

Jay-Z “Shawn Carter”, according to Forbes,  made it to the number 1 spot on “Hip-Hop’s Cash King” for 2009, as he made over an estimated $63 million last year through album sales, a concert tour and high-profile investments, placing him as the top Forbes’ list of the richest icons in hip-hop. Sean Combs “Diddy” came in second place, making less than half of Jay-Z’s total earnings.

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Here is a list of the the top 15 hip hop earners for 2009:

01 Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $63m
02 Sean “Diddy” Combs: $30M
03 Aliuane “Akon” Thiam: $21M
04 Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter: $20M
05 Andre “Dr. Dre” Young: $17M
06 Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $16M
07 Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $15M
08 Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $14M
09 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)

Credit: Forbes

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