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Jay-Z Tops Forbes Cash Kings List 2010!

August 17, 2010 · Posted in Business, news · 2 Comments 

Jay-Z topped the list of Forbes 2010 Cash Kings List pulling in $63m. This was helped by sales of his Blueprint 3 album and his subsequent tour in which he earned $1m a show.

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a Business, Man!”

He also made cash through his investments in his 40/40 sports bars and the New Yersey Nets.

Diddy came second making $30m. Akon came third raking in $21m helped by sales of Lady Gaga who is signed to his record label. Lil Wayne and Dr Dre came fourth and fifth making $20m and $17m respectively.

Check the Top 20 list after the jump.

1) Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million

2) Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 Million

3) Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 Million

4) D’Wayne “Lil’ Wayne” Carter – $20 Million

5) Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 Million

6) Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 Million

7) Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 Million

8 ) Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 Million

9) Pharrell Williams – $13 Million

10) Kanye West – $12 Million

11) Aubrey “Drake” Graham – $10 Million

12) Clifford “T.I.” Harris – $9 Million (tie)

12) Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean – $9 Million (tie)

14) Marshall “Eminem” Mathers – $8 Million (tie)

14) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson – $8 Million (tie)

14) Jay “Young Jeezy” Jenkins – $8 Million (tie)

17) Lonnie “Common” Lynn Jr. – $7 Million

18) DeAndre “Soulja Boy” Way – $6 Million (tie)

18) Faheem “T-Pain” Najm – $6 Million (tie)

20) Jonathan “Lil’ Jon” Smith – $5 Million (tie)

20) Radric “Gucci Mane” Davis – $5 Million (tie)

20) William “Rick Ross” Roberts – $5 Million (tie)

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2 Responses to “Jay-Z Tops Forbes Cash Kings List 2010!”

  1. ThaRealGame on August 17th, 2010 8:39 pm

    I think is simply awesome how artist like Akon that don’t have too much relevance in this year made 21 mill for an artist of his label

    Is so damn cool lol

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