Forbes Releases World’s Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists of 2013 List

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It’s time of the year again when Forbes releases the list of the world’s highest paid Hip-Hop artists in the world. Diddy tops the list this year with $50 million, thanks to his Bad Boy record label, Sean John clothing line, Blue Flame agency and of course stake in Diageo’s Ciroc vodka. His cable channel Revolt will be launching this Fall on Time Warner and Comcast which should further rise his stock.

Jay-Z comes in the second place with $43 million while Dr. Dre, who was #1 last year, occupies the third spot with $40 Mill. Check out the top 20 list after the break.

1. Diddy ($50 million)
2. Jay Z ($43 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($40 million)
4. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)
5. Birdman ($21 million)
6. Kanye West ($20 million)
7. Lil Wayne ($16 million)
8. Wiz Khalifa ($14 million)
9. Ludacris ($12 million)
10. Drake ($10.5 million)
11. Snoop Lion ($10 million, tie)
12. Eminem ($10 million, tie)
14. Kendrick Lamar ($9 million, tie)
14. Pharrell Williams ($9 million, tie)
14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($9 million, tie)
17. Swizz Beatz ($8.5 million)
18. Tech N9ne ($7.5 million)
19. 50 Cent ($7 million)
20. Lil Jon ($6 million, tie)

Break down of list is here

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