(Video) Forbes 2012 Top 20 Highest Paid Hip Hop Artists & Business...

(Video) Forbes 2012 Top 20 Highest Paid Hip Hop Artists & Business Men

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Superstar record producer Dr.Dre hits the top of this years list as the #1 earner in hip hop. Dr.Dre is reportedly the first artist in hip hop to crack the $100 Million mark since 50 Cent did it back in 2007. It is interesting to see that the top earners in hip hop make a majority of their earnings outside of the music industry through retail & investment business ventures.

Read on for the 2012 Top 20 List of the Top Money Earners In Hip Hop.

 

Forbes 2012 Highest Paid Hip Hop Business Men

 

1. Dr. Dre

2012 Earnings: $110 million

Dr Dre Net Worth

 

 

 

 

 

2. Diddy

2012 Earnings: $45 million

Diddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Jay-Z

2012 Earnings: $38 million

Jay-Z Earns

 

 

 

 

 

4. Kanye West

2012 Earnings: $35 million

Kanye West

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Lil Wayne

2012 Earnings: $27 million

Lil Wayne

 

 

 

 

 

6. Drake

2012 Earnings: $20.5 million

Drake Net Worth

 

 

 

 

 

7. Birdman

2012 Earnings: $20 million

Birdman worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Nicki Minaj

2012 Earnings: $15.5 million

Nicki Minaj worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Eminem

2012 Earnings: $15 million

Eminem worth

 

 

 

 

 

10. Ludacris

2012 Earnings: $12 million

Ludacris worth

 

 

 

 

 

11. Pitbull

2012 Earnings: $9.5 million

Pitbull worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Rick Ross

2012 Earnings: $9 million (tie)

Rick Ross worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Wiz Khalifa

2012 Earnings: $9 million (tie)

Wiz Khalifa worth

 

 

 

 

 

14. Snoop Dogg

2012 Earnings: $8 million

Snoop Dogg worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. 50 Cent

2012 Earnings: $7.5 million

50 Cent Worth

 

 

 

 

 

16. Swizz Beatz

2012 Earnings: $7 million (tie)

Swizz Beats Net Worth

 

 

 

 

 

17. Pharrell

2012 Earnings: $7 million (tie)

Pharrell earnings

 

 

 

 

 

18. Young Jeezy

2012 Earnings: $7 million (tie)

Young Jeezy worth

 

 

 

 

 

19. Mac Miller

2012 Earnings: $6.5 million

Mac Miller Net Worth

 

 

 

 

 

20. Akon

2012 Earnings: $6 million

Akon 2012 earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Figures supplied by Forbes.com

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