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The hip-hop rich list

1: Dr. Dre is the top-earning rapper this year, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. Thanks to Apple's buyout of his Beats brand, Dre pulled in the highest yearly earnings total of any musician ever evaluated by Forbes at $620 million.  


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1: Dr. Dre is the top-earning rapper this year, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. Thanks to Apple's buyout of his Beats brand, Dre pulled in the highest yearly earnings total of any musician ever evaluated by Forbes at $620 million. ...more

1: Dr. Dre is the top-earning rapper this year, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. Thanks to Apple's buyout of his Beats brand, Dre pulled in the highest yearly earnings total of any musician ever evaluated by Forbes at $620 million. REUTERS/David McNew
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2: Jay Z is tied for second, earning $60 million.  

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2: Jay Z is tied for second, earning $60 million. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

2: Jay Z is tied for second, earning $60 million. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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2: Sean 'Diddy' Combs also earned $60 million. 

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2: Sean 'Diddy' Combs also earned $60 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

2: Sean 'Diddy' Combs also earned $60 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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4. Drake earned $33 million.

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4. Drake earned $33 million. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

4. Drake earned $33 million. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
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5. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis earned $32 million.

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5. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis earned $32 million. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

5. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis earned $32 million. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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6. Kanye West earned $30 million.       

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6. Kanye West earned $30 million. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

6. Kanye West earned $30 million. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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7. Birdman earned $24 million.    

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7. Birdman earned $24 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

7. Birdman earned $24 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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8. Lil Wayne earned $23 million.

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8. Lil Wayne earned $23 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

8. Lil Wayne earned $23 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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9. Pharrell Williams earned $22 million.

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9. Pharrell Williams earned $22 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

9. Pharrell Williams earned $22 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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10. Eminem earned $18 million.

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10. Eminem earned $18 million. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

10. Eminem earned $18 million. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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11. Nicki Minaj earned $14 million.

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11. Nicki Minaj earned $14 million. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

11. Nicki Minaj earned $14 million. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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12. Wiz Khalifa earned $13 million.

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12. Wiz Khalifa earned $13 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

12. Wiz Khalifa earned $13 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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13. Pitbull earned $12 million.

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13. Pitbull earned $12 million. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

13. Pitbull earned $12 million. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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14. Snoop Dogg earned $10 million.

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14. Snoop Dogg earned $10 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

14. Snoop Dogg earned $10 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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15. Kendrick Lamar earned $9 million.

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15. Kendrick Lamar earned $9 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

15. Kendrick Lamar earned $9 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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16. Ludacris is tied for 16th place with $8 million.  

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16. Ludacris is tied for 16th place with $8 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

16. Ludacris is tied for 16th place with $8 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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16. Tech N9ne is tied at 16th place with $8 million.  

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16. Tech N9ne is tied at 16th place with $8 million. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

16. Tech N9ne is tied at 16th place with $8 million. REUTERS/Caren Firouz
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16. Swiss Beatz is tied at 16th place with $8 million.  

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16. Swiss Beatz is tied at 16th place with $8 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

16. Swiss Beatz is tied at 16th place with $8 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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16. 50 Cent is tied at 16th place with $8 million.

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16. 50 Cent is tied at 16th place with $8 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

16. 50 Cent is tied at 16th place with $8 million. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
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20. Rick Ross is tied at 20th place with $7 million.

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20. Rick Ross is tied at 20th place with $7 million. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

20. Rick Ross is tied at 20th place with $7 million. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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20. J. Cole is tied at 20th place with $7 million.

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20. J. Cole is tied at 20th place with $7 million. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

20. J. Cole is tied at 20th place with $7 million. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
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20. DJ Khaled is tied at 20th place with $7 million.

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20. DJ Khaled is tied at 20th place with $7 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

20. DJ Khaled is tied at 20th place with $7 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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20. Lil Jon is tied at 20th place with $7 million.

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20. Lil Jon is tied at 20th place with $7 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

20. Lil Jon is tied at 20th place with $7 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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