News: Forbes 20 Biggest Earners in Hip Hop for 2008

18 08 2008

Forbes Magazine, the highly popular business publication, distributed the list of the top 20 earners in hip hop for 2008 (from 06/07 to 06/08). Despite his lost against Kanye in the 9/11 record sales battle, 50 Cent earns the #1 spot bringing in 150 mill. A couple of surprising names appear on the list such as Chamillionaire and Lil’ Jon, who’s been absent from the scene for quite some time.

Heres the list:

1. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $150 million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $82 million
3. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $35 million
4. Kanye West: $30 million
5. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $22 million
6. Pharrell Williams: $20 million
7. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean: $17 million
8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $16 million
9. André “Dr. Dre” Young: $15 million
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $14 million
11. Clifford “T.I.” Harris: $13 million
12. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter: $13 million
13. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers: $12 million
14. Lonnie “Common” Lynn Jr.: $12 million
15. Aliaune “Akon” Thiam: $12 million
16. Jermaine Dupri: $11 million
17. Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith: $11 million
18. OutKast: $10 million
19. Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki: $10 million
20. Jayceon “The Game” Taylor: $10 million

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