Forbes Ranks Hip-Hop's Top Earners: Who Is Most Overpaid?
Kanye comes in fourth on the list with $35 million, mostly thanks to his Jay-Z collaboration, "Watch the Throne."
Jay-Z ranks third with $38 million, but rapping doesn't pay the bills. More than half of his earnings come from his ownership stakes in cosmetics company Carol’s Daughter, the Brookyln Nets and other business deals.
Minaj comes in eighth on the list with $15.5 million, thanks to her album, tour and Pepsi deal.
Lil Wayne comes in fifth place with $27 million, due to his latest album, "Tha Carter IV," his clothing line and a partnership with Pepsi’s Mountain Dew, Forbes reports.
Sean "Diddy" Combs
P. Whoever comes in second place with $45 million, mostly due to business deals, like his share of profits from Diageo’s Ciroc vodka, Forbes reports.
The Cash King of Hip-Hop is ... Dr. Dre, according to Forbes magaizne. Dre raked in $110 million in pretax earnings this past year, thanks largely to his premium headphone line, Beats By Dr. Dre.
You know him as Rihanna's ex, but Drake raked in $20.5 million from his album, tour and Sprite and Kodak partnerships. He comes in sixth place on Forbes' list.
Dre raked in $110 million in pretax earnings this past year, thanks largely to his premium headphone line, Beats By Dr. Dre, Forbes reports. Diddy comes in second place with $45 million, mostly due to vodka; and Jay-Z ranks third with $38 million, largely due to his business ventures.
Yep ... it seems like hip-hop's cash kings make their money on just about everything BUT hip-hop.
At least Kanye, who comes in fourth on the list with $35 million, earned most of his dough on actual music. From Kanye to Diddy to Nicki Minaj, click through our slideshow and let us know: Who is the most overpaid hip-hop star?
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