Cash Kings 2014: The World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts

September 23, 2014 3:10 PM

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Cash Kings 2014: The World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts

Earlier this year Apple AAPL +0.96% shelled out $3 billion to purchase Beats, the company founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Though the latter quickly claimed to be hip-hop’s first billionaire, a nine-figure tax bill means that won’t happen immediately—but he’s well on his way.

In the meantime, Dre has been racking up plenty of other financial accomplishments. His latest: capturing this year’s hip-hop cash crown with pretax earnings of $620 million. Not only is that the highest annual total of any entertainer ever evaluated by FORBES, it’s more than the combined earnings o...

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