Forbes Releases Hip Hop’s Top 20 Earners Of 2012 List

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By: / September 5, 2012

There shouldn’t be any real surprises in Forbes’ latest Top 20 Hip-Hop Earners list.

Below, you’ll see Dr. Dre atop the list, thanks to the world’s obsession with Beats By Dre headphones. Following behind to round out the top five are Diddy, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne. A major shoutout to Nicki Minaj for placing as the only woman on a list of “kings”—and top 10 at that!

See the full list below:

1) Dr. Dre – $110 million
2) Diddy – $45 million
3) Jay-Z – $38 million
4) Kanye West – $35 milliom
5) Lil Wayne – $27 million
6) Drake – $20.5 milliom
7) Birdman – $20 million
8) Nicki Mianj – $15.5 million
9) Eminem – $15 million
10) Ludacris – $12 million
11) Pitbull – $9.5 million
12) Rick Ross – $9 million (tie)
13) Wiz Khalifa – $9 million (tie)
14) Snoop Dogg – $8 million
15) 50 Cent – $7.5 million
16) Swizz Beatz – $7 million (tie)
17) Pharrell – $7 million (tie)
18) Young Jeezy – $7 million (tie)
19) Mac Miller – $6.5 million

Also, get an official look inside the list with the video below by Forbes: