Dr. Dre Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Richest List

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As expected, veteran American rapper and music producer — Dr. Dre has emerged as the highest earning hip hop artiste for the year with $620m earned in a single year, according to Forbes.

Dr Dre who is now 49-years old, was placed ahead of  nineteen fellow rappers including P.Diddy, Jay Z, Drake and others, had his earnings come through the $3 billion sale to Apple of the Beats high-end headphone company he founded with music executive, Jimmy Iovine along with other financial ventures, including cognac and vodka brands.

Forbes reported Dre’s estimated annual earnings for the 12 months between June 2013 and June 2014 are the highest of any musician in any genre it has ever evaluated.

Below are the top 20 Forbes hip-hop cash kings: –

1. Dr. Dre – $620 million

2. Jay Z – $60 million

2= Diddy – $60 million

4. Drake – $33 million

5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $32 million

6. Kanye West – $30 million

7. Birdman – $24 million

8. Lil Wayne – $23 million

9. Pharrell Williams – $22 million

10. Eminem – $18 million

11. Nicki Minaj – $14 million

12. Wiz Khalifa – $13 million

13. Pitbull – $12 million

14. Snoop Dogg – $10 million

15. Kendrick Lamar – $9 million

16. Ludacris – $8 million

16= Tech N9ne – $8 million

16= Swizz Beatz – $8 million

16= 50 Cent – $8 million

20= Rick Ross – $7 million

20= J. Cole – $7 million

20= DJ Khaled – $7 million

20= Lil Jon – $7 million

20= Mac Miller – $7 million

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