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Who Are The World’s Best Paid Hip-Hop Artists?

image from rapfix.mtv.comFortune Magazine has released it's latest list of best paid artists Cash Kings 2013: The World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists. Sean “Diddy” Combs hasn’t always agreed with Forbe's calculations.  “[Screw] the Forbes list,” he rapped on a Rick Ross song three years ago. “Let’s tell the truth: I ate more.” This year Diddy is satisfied. "You started learning how to count right, I see." Forbes Top 20 Best Paid Hip Hop Stars are:

1. Diddy ($50 million)
2. Jay Z ($43 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($40 million)
4. Nicki Manaj ($29 million)
5. Birdman ($21 million)
6. Kanye West ($20 million)
7. Lil Wayne ($16 million)
8. Wiz Khalifa ($14 million)
9. Ludacris ($12 million)
10. Pitbull ($11 million)
11. Drake ($10.5 million)
12. Snoop Lion ($10 million, tie)
12. Eminem ($10 million, tie)
14. Kendrick Lamar ($9 million, tie)
14. Pharrell Williams ($9 million, tie)
14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($9 million, tie)
17. Swizz Beatz ($8.5 million)
18. Tech N9ne ($7.5 million)
19. 50 Cent ($7 million)
20. Lil Jon ($6 million, tie)

 

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