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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Forbes list of the World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists 2013

Diddy tops this year’s Forbes list of hip-hop’s top earners, pulling in $50m over the past 12 months - June 2012 - 2013. See the top 20 highest paid hip-hop artists below...

1.Diddy - $50million
2. Jay Z - $43million
3. Dr Dre - $40million
4. Nicki Minaj - $29million
5. Birdman - $21million
6. Kanye West - $20million
7. Lil Wayne - $16 million
8. Wiz Khalifa - $14million
9. Ludacris - $12 million
10. Pitbull - $11million
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11. Drake - $10.5million
12. Snoop Lion - $10million
12. Eminen - $10 million
14. Kendrink Lamar - $9million
14. Pharrel Williams - $9million
14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis $9 million, tie
17. Swizz Beatz - $8.5million
18. Tech N9ne - $7.5 million
19. 50cent - $7million
20. Lil Jon - $6million
20. Rick Ross - $6million
20. Mac Miller - $6 million
20. Young Jeezy - $6 million
20. Questlove - $6 million

So wait Nas, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, A$AP Rocky etc didn't make up to $6million in a year?

127 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wayo dey so my rick darling, isn't even in d first ten lol. Still got much love 4 u

Cute G said...

Forbes forbes forbes!hmmmm

Anonymous said...

#TEAMNICKI#.....she has made d female folks proud....#JustPassing#

christabel said...

awesome

Anonymous said...

So nicki minaj is higher than my lil wayne hon.... Huh... Cul anyways bt my riri and beyonce isnt mention...

Anonymous said...

What of M.I? I dnt agree with dat list

christabel said...

awesome

christabel said...

I love j cole's music,still my best though

GOD IS ABLE said...

is making money that easy

Anonymous said...

FIRST!

Anonymous said...

Ya,cos of too Many drugs n other outstanding bill( liabilities). Forbes is looking at assets ...

Livvsreamblog said...
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Unknown said...

Ask me oo

Mich said...

Questlove is at no.20,that's good for The Roots.
Happy to see Tech N9ne on the list,gies to show how much is independent Strange Music records has paid off.
Other independent artistes I'm excited to see on the list and Mackelmore and Mac Miller,both white by the way.
I laughed my ass off when I saw how down the ladder Rick Ross is yet he brags the most.
That reality star host job and a couple number one singles helped Nicki ascend the list.
Jay has been a littke below Diddy in annual earning for some years now,thanks to Diddy's Ciroc part ownership.
And dear Miss Blogger,yes Nas doesn't have any major endorsemnets right now besides Fila I think,both Nas and J.Cole have never really been about that money grabbing life,asking if he's not on the list shows how much you don't know about this genre.
As for ASAP Rocky and 2Chainz,those two amongst the biggest phonies in Hip Hop right now so I'm nlt surprised....neither of them's album has gone platinum yet,they get their major monies from tours and maybe features.
Finally,just because some people are above others on the list doesn't mean they are actually richer,e.g;Birdaman and Nicki.

Unknown said...

Ask me oo...see 50cent of all people under there,,whats he doing under there? Thumbs up p-Diddy dirty money

Unknown said...

My nicki representing...

Anonymous said...

Yo Nicki Lewinsky kipn it real 4 em gurlz........D only Queen among Kings!

Anonymous said...

woooow!!!! Diddy earned mre than Jay Z dats really hard to believe....

Anonymous said...

Hehehehehe @linda e dey hapun

DSB...

Anonymous said...

No surprise to me though...forbes is a joke

Anonymous said...

This is cool please check this out. click here.they are balling tight

Anonymous said...

Beyonce nko?oga ooooo

pearls said...

i so much hate ASAP Rocky.....makes me wana puke!!!!

Unknown said...

Dis iz so nt real.......

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Jay Z and Diddy, always up there!

Anonymous said...

Goooo nicki!!! I'm ur number 1 fan!!! So so love you...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3:45 PM, are you a dummy?? does beyonce sing hip hop...ode oshi

Anonymous said...

Jay is richer than diddy thats all i know

e. dude said...

As the Rick ross dey make noise reach. Na wa o. I Still like the guy sha

Anonymous said...

Hip pop artistes not pop artistes

Anonymous said...

U are a joker....MI 4 where. Wen mansions are talking face me I face u too is talking #InMuna'sVoice# lol. Meaning MI knw reach ooo, he doesn't belong 2 dis class

Unknown said...

Minaj only grl and on Number 4!!!!! Amazing!!

ary said...

No Rihanna, no Chris Brown and it's the first time Jay Z isn't topping this list. Yay

Anonymous said...

I don't believe this list.

Unknown said...

Did u by anymeans read d caption? Are Riri and Beyonce hip hop stars? Some peeps just need 2 be slapped!!!

Anonymous said...

dis na just rappers jhor

Unknown said...

People dull sha...why am i hearing names like Chris Brown, Beyonce e.t.c it's hip hop people not RnB and as 4 u Linda u think it's easy 2 make a whopping sum of $6m in a year...am sure u know how much that is,u do d math and let me know if u made that much in a year!!!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

And again no Davido on this list.
No flavour,no femi kuti.this list won't go down well with Freeze.lol

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Mrs E said...

Yo Nicki is that you? Yo look dirty in that pic. Love you though dog

Anonymous said...

Jigger Richer dn Diddy! Lol! I'm seeing pple asking for Riri, CB, Beyonce! Choi!!! Dumba** Hip-Hop! U don't av to comment! STFU

Anonymous said...

Well said man_ cos nicki aint up to 50 cents in total networth... Dis is just her earnings in a single year!

Anonymous said...

Minaj wow! when did u start singing self...Snooop no even dey ur league....Such is life...not how long but how welll...phew!

babyross64 said...

This list is just made up of their legit money....Birdman is richer than them all #PhuckYourOpinion that nigga's car park alone is worth over 5million dollars if I'm not mistaken...got a buggatti for him and lil wayne and they both got one for drake abi dem tell u say buggatti no hungry diddy or jayz drive? I dnt believe in forbes list

Anonymous said...

Well said man_ cos nicki aint up to 50 cents in total networth... Dis is just her earnings in a single year!

Anonymous said...

Nicki!!!Only bitch on d forbes list. I lyk her even wen I don't lyk her.

Unknown said...

Wow....nicky in number four!!! ibadi yen,o dangerous!!!

Unknown said...

Diddy is d big boi once again. wow!

Anonymous said...

They aren't hiphop musicians...duh!

Unknown said...

Diddy is d big boi once again. wow!

Sane Mind said...

Diddy is my man anyday,,congrats to all you millionaires in dollars,,Sane Mind will join you guys soon!

ify said...

Stop using fake gist 2attract pipo 2ur blog sam or whateva ur name is,ur doin great buh stop dah shii......... For instance tonto caught in bed wt a senator

d said...

Nicki ma gal...the only rap bitch on the Forbes list

Hrm paul ojeih said...

Linda this is crap diddy dint do any new song from last year up-till dis year who ever compiled this list is high on combustible nitrate hell rozay made so much music during the year in focus i will be damned

Anonymous said...

U r so dull, I'm sure u don't pass in school or u don't know d meaning of hip hop? It means rap. People who rap. Na waooo

Anonymous said...

so what are they..juju stars

Anonymous said...

Take note of the key words - "highest paid" , "hiphop artiste(s)". Those calling bey and riri? Smh*. "highest paid" don't mean "richest". Most of em have got great investments or endorsements. So chill! Xxx

Anonymous said...

And who's that asking about riri and beyonce? Pls the list is for hip hop artiste, not RnB... And Birdman actually said he is worth more than $500m. so who is lying? Birdman or forbes?

Anonymous said...

I agree with ur analysis except that ur comment is filled with typos,I like u still*winks*

Unknown said...

So Nicki is richer than Drake?

Unknown said...

Nicki!!! Wow!! Impressed!! Go girls!! Ur nudity z finally payin off!!! Am gtin dere too ooo!!! Hehehe*ONYX GODWIN*

dayo said...

Nicki make it happen,wayne ure her boss tho buh where z b rhymes

Unknown said...

Nicki!!! Wow!! Impressed!! Go girls!! Ur nudity z finally payin off!!! Am gtin dere too ooo!!! Hehehe*ONYX GODWIN*

Anonymous said...

U bahd gan. .lol!!

Anonymous said...

Give Em a few months and he'll make diddy and jay-z look like paupers.#justsayin

Unknown said...

Nah I disagree! Mimi Ubini's blog

Anonymous said...

U dey crazy,u gt money rich 50 cents dog? Oponu

Anonymous said...

nicki only rap b*tch on d forbes list....

*precious rose* said...

Love me some nicki!!!!!!!......go gurl

tharnar said...

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Flo said...

Mi money na for naira!

Unknown said...

Linda ma comment never complete...post d one i mentioned ur name iit *imao*

Anonymous said...

Where iz the lousy "imustbeinthenews" davido abi no be hiphop hin de do

Emmanuel said...

Lmao,Ha=))º°˚:D˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚:D˚°º‎​=)) Ha=))º°˚:D˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚:D˚°º‎​=)) , this is a comedy blog. Una no go kill me @cynthia Ibhe

Emmanuel said...

Oh Jeezzzzz, lmao,

Emmanuel said...

Lmao,Ha=))º°˚:D˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚:D˚°º‎​=)) Ha=))º°˚:D˚˚°ºнaĦaнaº°˚˚:D˚°º‎​=)) , this is a comedy blog. Una no go kill me @cynthia Ibhe

Anonymous said...

Tonto Dike name no dey. This list wrong be dat

Hairess™ Human Hair said...

M.I?

Anonymous said...

It is NOT thier net worth! It is just thier earnings for 1 year.

Jbankz said...

So happi ma nicki is dia....so Ricky wif em pot belle nd plenty noise de down....wea MUNA de sef,mak she cum yarb diz pple wif her dry joke fr me *lookin arund*

Anonymous said...

It's just thier earnings for 1 year, NOT thier NET WORTH!

SIMPLYCOCK said...

Pathetic list!

Anonymous said...

So ere Lil'kim,Missy Elliot,Mode 9,Eedris Abdulkareem,Muna,Sasha P, etc cum dey 4 dis list na?abeg forbes dey lie jare.

Anonymous said...

Am proud of nicki.....thumbz up gal u rock

Anonymous said...

I guess u don't really know sean combs

Anonymous said...

Actually he's not

Anonymous said...

My dear
I wander y people can't read

Anonymous said...

I just want to remind u that if not for samsungs 20million dollar deal jigga won't be this high either

Anonymous said...

Yeah babe
Best hip hop album this year

Anonymous said...

Muna nko *angry face* #okbyee lmao

Anonymous said...

What the hell does diddy do again ??

treasure said...

Hahaha MI? It's like asking where is Flavour?

Anonymous said...

Forbes balu *davido

Anonymous said...

what the hell is wrong with people,its hip hop not pop for godsakes go back to sch.

Anonymous said...

Baba calm down...these people don't make deir money form music only. They have endorsements too. Don't forget Rick Ross was dropped by one of them companies cos of that song he sang about 'molly'

Gen.shun said...

I be like sey na village u dey stay for u nt to knw DrDre topped d list with $110m last yr.

Gen.shun said...

I be like sey na village u dey stay for u nt to knw DrDre topped d list with $110m last yr.

Gen.shun said...

Last year it ws Dr Dre wit $110m frm Beats by dre.

Anonymous said...

U must luv telemudo..

Gen.shun said...

I be like sey na village u dey stay for u nt to knw DrDre topped d list with $110m last yr.

Anonymous said...

still my Sean John king....level to da shit

Anonymous said...

Yeah, they're all balling but they're nothing compared to Birdman's real worth. Don't let dat $150mil dollars attributed to him and also being 4th on Forbes richest rappers list fool u guys. He(Birdman) hasn't told us his real source of wealth and therefore his real worth. We all know dat Birdman is way richer than Diddy and Jay-z put together. Dis guy spends money like its out of fashion, d type dat will make Diddy and Jigga cringe with fear.

In 2011, he acquired d most expensive ride in the world at d time, "Maybach Exelero" valued at 7 million dollars and customized to his specifications. He wears Blings worth 5 million dollars at any point in time. He buys 100 cars every 6 months i.e he aquires 100 cars in 6 months, dashes them out and aquires another set of 100 in d next 6 months, and the cycle continues like dat till date.

During the last tsunami dat took place in America, he lost 50 cars dat include 2 Maybachs and 5 Ferraris and also 20 Houses to Hurricane Katrina. Yeah u heard right, "20 HOUSES". More dan 10 years ago, Birdman(a.k.a Brian "baby" Williams) was already living in a 30 million dollar Condo.

Dat is why I think Diddy's wealth and Jigga's wealth are like child's play compared to his with all due respect to both of them.

Dante said...

Haba!!! U dey doubt diddy paroles neh! Na d real boss b dah, to much money no shouting

Anonymous said...

Lmao!!! Rick Ross $6M?? Unbelievable!

Unknown said...

una wnt kill me wit laugh 4 this place
d comments dey swt pass d story itself
pls continue ur different comments...................

bode said...

Ten years from now we still number 1. Puffy said that back in late 1990s. Kudos to you Diddy.

missybella said...

Mumu nt jus music alone, dey also made their money through endorsements,tours,investments etc.so sean combs(pdiddy)had enough investments

karllesinho said...

Liabilities or assets? Diddy on top? Minaj at number 4?? . . .you must be kidding me. Its so controversial.

Unknown said...

Big up to nicki,stay on top.

Anonymous said...

Dollar is talkin so 4uk 9naira.

Anonymous said...

It comes to a level in ShowBiz, u don't appear anyhow making noise . Diddy is hip hop and he made and colonized majority of these rap gurus including JayZ halfway.

Gen.shun said...

Y is my comment nt published? Do u knw WHO I AM??? I dat man dat sell palm wine to ur grandfather here in d village, so dnt mak me report u.

Anonymous said...

Olodos sha full this place , Hip pop is diff from pop #flipsmyhair#

Anonymous said...

Wats so funny in wat @cynthia said I tire 4 some of una I sure say na children were dey laugh she only stated d obvious 2 a dumb person but it seem u r all buttheads

snowflix said...

Tell them dear!

snowflix said...

Highest paid not richest huh! #Takenote#

money in the bank said...

So 50cent don go brok like this,I believe if forbes take into account your illegal buisness,Rick Ross will be first on that list and Birdman will come secound.Because Rick Ross is what Zellions.good list due.

Anonymous said...

THIS ONE NA BIG LIE...WHERE IS THE LINK STOP JUDGING FORBES THIS CAN NEVER BE I NEED THE LINK..

Lets brainstorm said...

Na waooo una sabi quarrel sha! But i have to laff Rick Ross small kikikikikikikikiki

Anonymous said...

Damn Ciroc, Beyonce and Beats headphones dey sell o

Anonymous said...

Jay Z iz still d boss. Rick Ross only blab.. Hw come dagrin, Lagbaja, Olamide, Wizkid D'banj & Davido no follow 4 d count down... Abi them neva mature enof 2 dine with d rich... Lolz

diggieblogspot said...

iffa hear;diddy get mony pass lilwayne....abegg

Anonymous said...

This list is totally ficticious. Where is celine dion on this list..timeless voice.forbes ojoro!
Hass

Olaoluwa ajayi said...

Wat a page ..... Now let me enlighten d dull
1st wen dey. Say NETWORTH it means a persons property value alongside account. Home and abroad 2nd annual earnings is wat a person has made in a complete 365 or 366 days from investments, deals and sponsorship etc..... Now switching to Hip hop 1st diddy has a new project on creating his own music channel he make money 4rom artists in a ridiculous way like a record deal being 80- 20 % where he takes 80 although u will blow yes u will see nicki, rozay all passed thru him and Hov had d most expensive celebrity car 1st not baby cuz according to irs snitches he completed d payment 9 months l8r hov as a boss did it in 2days 2days I repeat and d story of baby, baby took a risk investing on wayne cuz he was d youngest after cash money split and it was soulja slim babys brother that brought d money he won from a lottery so don't let any1 decieve u as 4 jay SMh he suffered and now he is where he is now he is so big dat MCHG tour advert was on CNN courtsey of F1.and less I forget jay z has d most expensive celebrity chain 5kg of pure gold heavy thinks twice be4 blabbing well linda wount pay me 4 dis but for more hip hop history of a lot of pple 08137427579 don't have a blog

Anonymous said...

If you are talking about top 10 richest hip hop artists then the list on this blog is not genuine. Birdman makes number four on the log followed by 50 cent. Here is the link below
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlm45ekkgl/hip-hops-wealthiest-artists-2013/

Anonymous said...

Koool list buh its fuckinq 'UNBELEIVABLE' dah Ma B0SS aint N0whr dwn d 1st'tEN. . .#y'llqatsDO'Betta...lowkey livinq Pays Mur. . . .#tonques0ut!!

Anonymous said...

what happened to 50 cent

Anonymous said...

This list if fake. Blogger get your facts right before you lie to people

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