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Jay-Z Tops Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

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Watch The Throne rapper Jay-Z has topped Forbes’ Hip Hop Cash Kings List by earning $37 million in the past 12 months. Joining him to round out the top of the list are fellow Hip Hop tighten Sean “Diddy” Combs coming in second with $35 million, and his fellow Watch The Throne collaborator Kanye West with $16 million. This makes the fourth time in the past 5 years.  The article indicates that Forbes expects for that  number to grow as Jay and Kanye hit the road for their Watch The Throne Tour. They also credits half of Diddy’s recent fortune to his lucrative partnership with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka. Below is the rest of the list’s top 20.

On a related note, Vevo has released a preview of Watch The Throne’s latest single “Otis” that we have embedded below.

Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

1. Jay-Z: $37 million
2. Diddy: $35 million
3. Kanye West: $16 million
4. Lil Wayne: $15 million
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams: $15 million
6. Eminem: $14 million
6. Snoop Dogg: $14 million
6. Dr. Dre: $14 million
9. Akon: $13 million
10. Ludacris: $12 million
11. Wiz Khalifa: $11 million
11. Drake: $11 million
13: Pharrell Williams: $10 million
14. Timbaland: $7 million
15. Swizz Beatz: $6.5 million
15. Nicki Minaj: $6.5 million
17. Rick Ross: $6 million
17. 50 Cent: $6 million
17. Pitbull: $6 million
20. T-Pain: $5 million
20. B.o.B: $5 million