Jay-Z Tops Forbes’ 2011 Hip Hop Cash King List

blame it on Shake August 9, 2011

With an earning of $37 million in the past 12 months, Hov takes his fourth Cash Kings crown in five years.

Hip-hop’s reigning Cash King continues to reap the benefits of a 10-year $150 million Live Nation deal, as well as stakes in the New Jersey Nets, the 40/40 Club chain, ad firm Translation and others. This year marked the first time he out-earned wife Beyonce since their marriage in 2008.

Jay-Z – $37M
Diddy – $35M
Kanye West – $16M
Lil Wayne – $15M (tie)
Birdshit – $15M (tie)
Eminem – $14M (tie)
Snoop Dogg $14M (tie)
Dr. Dre $14M (tie)
Akon – $13M
Ludacris – $12M
Wiz Khalifa – $11M (tie)
Drake – $11M (tie)
Pharrell Williams – $10M
Timbaland – $7M
Swizz Beatz – $6.5M
Nicki Minaj – $6.5M
Rick Ross – $6M (tie)
50 Cent – $6M (tie)
Pitbull – $6M (tie)
T-Pain – $5M
B.o.B – $5M

Despite Hov making a serious amount of cash, it’s still a huge decline from last year.