Dr. Dre Destroys Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List -- Who Joins Him?

September 23, 2014 9:01 PM

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Dr. Dre Destroys Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List -- Who Joins Him?

It's a fraught question, and one that comes up frequently in rap lyrics -- Drake, for example, raps in his song "5 AM in Toronto," "I made the Forbes list, n---a/F--- your list, everything's lookin' gorgeous." Today, Forbes is ready to set the record straight by publishing its list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings, compiled from "pretax earnings for living artists whose work is primarily classified as hip-hop or rap." Earnings include "income from touring, record sales, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures."

Not surprisingly, Dr. Dre is in first place by a large margin. He's still riding high from the sale of Beats Music to Apple, which earned him $620 million. This represents not only "the highest yearly earnings total of any musician ever evaluated by Forbes," but also more money than the earnings of ...

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