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Hip-Hop Bread Winners

Posted by J. Tinsley on July 9, 2009

With more and more songs boasting more about one’s bank account than their actually song-making ability, it’s sometime difficult to forget who the true moneymakers are in the world of hip-hop. Once a year, the country’s most respected money magazine, Forbes, silences all doubts and releases the artists with the biggest bank accounts throughout the previous year.

While the country world continues to experience financial instabilities, these artists bank accounts managed to “stay above water”. Hit the jump for the bank statements.

1. Jay-Z – 35 Million
2. Diddy – 30 Million
3. Kanye West – 25 Million
4. 50 Cent – 20 Million
5. Akon – 20 Million
6. Lil Wayne – 18 Million
7. Timbaland – 17 Million
8. Pharrell – 16 Million
9. T-Pain – 15 Million
10. Eminem – 14 Million
11. Dr.Dre – 13 Million
12. Snoop Dogg – 11 Million
13. Ludacris – 10 Million
14. Common – 8 Million
15. Will.I.Am – 8 Million
16. T.I. – 8 Million
17. Swizz Beatz – 8 Million
18. Andre 3000 – 7 Million
19. Big Boi- 7 Million
20. Flo-Rida – 6 Million
21. Rick Ross – 6 Million
22. The Game – 6 Million
23. Young Jeezy- 6 Million

Recession over where?

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