50 Cent Tops Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

FORBES - 50 CENTSBy Erin T. McMillon

NEW YORK (RUSHPRNEWS) AUGUST 18, 2008–The Forbes hip-hop cash kings list has become the most credible indicator of who is actually making the kind of moeny they all rap about. Last year, Jay-Z took the title of hip-hop’s top earner. This year, the ranking have changed as 50 Cent is laughing all of the way to the “Piggy Bank” in the top spot.

Leading the pack with an estimated $50 million over the last year, 50 beat out Jay by $18 million. Diddy rounded our the top three at $35 million.

Common, Lil Wayne, and Akon made their debut on this year’s list, replacing embattled producer Scott Storch, Yung Joc, and Ice Cube.

Here is how your favorite rapper fared:

1. 50 Cent

2. Jay-Z

3. Diddy

4. Kanye West

5. Timbaland

6. Pharrell

7. Swizz Beats

8. Snoop Dogg

9. Dr. Dre

10. Ludacris

11. T.I.

12. Lil Wayne

13. Eminem

14. Common

15. Akon

16. Jermaine Dupri

17. Lil Jon

18. OutKast

19. Chamillionaire

20. The Game

NEWS SOURCE YO!RAPS MAGAZINE