Forbe’s Reveals 2017 Hip Hop Cash Kings List, First-Timers Included

Forbes has revealed its annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list, which includes new high-earners as well as some familiar names.

Diddy once again tops the list with astonishing earnings of $130 million over a 12-month span, which Forbes concluded calculating at the end of June 2017. That amount is more than double what he earned in 2016 ($62 million), when he was also the top-earner.

Drake, JAY-Z and Dr. Dre remained in the Top 5, however in different order. Drake grabbed the #2 spot by a long shot, earning $94 million, while JAY-Z earned $42 million and Dr. Dre $34.5 million.

The most noticeable change for 2017 is the addition of Chance The Rapper, who entered the top-5 with $32 million ni earnings. Despite releasing no physical albums,Chino managed to bring in substantial income thanks to his streaming, touring and his major deals with Kit Kat and Apple.

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Narrowly missing the top-5, is Kendrick Lamar, finishing #6 at $30 million. K-Dot did make a big jump from 2016 when he came in at #9. Lil Yachty is another new name on the list at #20, marking another sign of the changing times in the world of Hip Hop.

Peep the Top 10 below and check out the entire list from Forbes.

1 Diddy $130 million
2 Drake $94 million
3 JAY-Z $42 million
4 Dr. Dre $34.5 million
5 Chance The Rapper $32 million
6 Kendrick Lamar $30 million
7 Wiz Khalifa $28 million
8 Pitbull $27 million
9 DJ Khaled $24 million
10 Future $23 million

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