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Jay-Z Tops Hip-Hop's Cash Kings 2010 List

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Jay-Z needs to update his song 99 Problems, because it REALLY doesn’t seem like he has too many problems at all!

At earnings of $63 million for the past 12 months, Jay-Z gets the title of #1 Hip-Hop Cash King by far. The list is based upon numbers from several music industry sources, including Nielsen, Billboard, and Pollstar.

Jay-Z’s earnings derive from not only tremendous album sales, but also his earnings from his worldwide tour, the 40/40 nightclub chain, and his stake in the New Jersey Nets basketball team.

Trailing far behind Jay-Z is P. Diddy, who earned the #2 spot with $30 million through album sales, television and film roles, his liquor brands, and Diddybeats ear-bud sales.

Following behind Diddy is Akon at $21 million, Lil Wayne at $20 million, Ludacris at $16 million, Kanye West at $12 million, and 50 Cent at $8 million, who took a break from music work to take on film roles.

While she’s not a male Hip-Hop recording artist, Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce blew absolutely everyone out of the water this year, with $87 million in earnings! Pretty damn impressive…maybe they should give her an honorary place on the Cash Kings list just because she’s that awesome.

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20 comments to “Jay-Z Tops Hip-Hop's Cash Kings 2010 List”

  1. 1

    God bless America.
    It has been a long, slow march for progress, but we can lift ev'ry voice and sing in jubilation. Opportunity abounds, and talent will always be recognized and respected. This is truly a milestone, and I am vicariously enjoying it.

  2. 2

    I wish they could adopt me *sighs*

  3. 3

    not that their not talent. but perez this has nothing to do with how talented or how untalented they are, or how 'awsome' they are. its about how much they charge per record contract and tours

  4. YUCK says – reply to this


    tell you what jz can stuff his millions up beyonces twat and she can ram her millions up his asshole for all I care.

  5. YUCK says – reply to this


    Re: Diva-Babe – yeah and these figures dont even mention how much they give uncle sam and how much they pay their staff of managers, daddy knowles and weave people. after all that is done I would be surprised if they get to keep 25% of the pie.

  6. 6

    Well hopefully they can and will donate 10 millions in charity for black kids in America.

  7. 7

    So weird how Eminem is top of his game and yet never makes as much as everyone else in his genre.

  8. 8

    Akon!?!?! He really cashed in on GagGag huh?

  9. 9

    Wow! Perez being nice about Beyonce. Go figure! Used to be he called her Beowolf and now she's awesome. Took long enough to learn what everyone else knew long ago.

  10. 10

    I find it hard to believe Eminem made less money then the people on this list. Is it a Black thing??????? Not one white person is on this list.

  11. 11

    Re: alemeh2 – Why just black kids?

  12. 12

    Jay-Z is a racist.

  13. 13

    By the way these rappers spends their money, my guess is only Jay-Z will end up enjoying his millions in retirement and the rest rappers will be in rehab or institution.

  14. 14

    Congrats to Jay-Z. Well deserved. Happy for Kanye too. Both are the most talented in their field.

  15. 15

    Re: sdmza0825 – Some peope can't read what does him being black have to do with anything. Jay-z's money it not just from rapping unlike Eminem Jay-z invest in other things which increases his cash flow. You probably think that Gaga made more they Beyonce but she didn't, because just like her husband Beyonce's cash doesn't just come from singing.

  16. 16

    I Love You Weezy!!

  17. 17

    Re: Renee1234 – Renee are you telling me Eminem made less then 8 million dollars this year? I find that hard to believe. Eminem owns part of 50 cents music, he owns Shady records and a clothing line. Im a big fan of most on this list but i'd like to know y some people are left off.

  18. 18

    Devil worshipers….that's where their cash flow comes from:(

  19. 19

    Re: BeNiceYall – eminem is NOT on the top of his game. he finally sold out and started making balads. positive type songs and all that b.s. i'm sorry but that's not what i want to hear from eminem. we can listen to ja rule or 50 cent if we wanna hear love songs.

  20. 20

    Re: Diva-Babe – beyonce is hands down one of the greatest artists/performers, not only of this generation but of all time. she does nothing but work and work then work some more. and jay-z has been reigning as king of hip hop for a very long time. it takes talent to stay relevant in music and do the things that both of them have done. sorry hun, you're clearly biased against both of them because they made more than taylor swift.