Forbes Top 20 Hip Hop Stars – Hip Hop Cash Kings

B.o.B (tie) - $5 million
B.o.B (tie) - $5 million
INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 05: B.o.B performs on stage during the day one of the 2011 Pentaport Rock Festival on August 5, 2011 in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
T-Pain (tie) - $5 million
T-Pain (tie) - $5 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Rapper T-Pain performs at Wango Tango at the Staples Center on May 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Pitbull (tie) - $6 million
Pitbull (tie) - $6 million
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Rapper Pitbull performs onstage during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABC)
50 Cent (tie) - $6 million
50 Cent (tie) - $6 million
ARUBA, ARUBA - JUNE 14: 50 Cent attends the premiere of "Things Fall Apart" at the Aruba Film Festival on June 14, 2011 in Aruba, Aruba. (Photo by Chris Scott/Getty Images)
Rick Ross (tie) - $6 million
Rick Ross (tie) - $6 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Rapper Rick Ross performs onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Nicki Minaj (tie) - $6.5 million
Nicki Minaj (tie) - $6.5 million
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on August 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Swizz Beatz (tie) - $6.5 million
Swizz Beatz (tie) - $6.5 million
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06: Swizz Beatz performs during the 2011 Sounds Like PAPER Concert at The House of Vans on July 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Timbaland - $7 million
Timbaland - $7 million
NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Rapper Timberland performs onstage at the 2010 Vh1 Hip Hop Honors at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Pharrell Williams - $10 million
Pharrell Williams - $10 million
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Hip-artist Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D performs during the Coors Light Search for the Coldest National competition and tour at Highline Ballroom on May 31, 2011 in New York, New York. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Drake (tie) - $11 million
Drake (tie) - $11 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Rapper Drake accepts the Coca Cola Viewers' Choice Award onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Wiz Khalifa (tie) - $11 million
Wiz Khalifa (tie) - $11 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Rapper Wiz Khalifa speaks onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Ludacris - $12 million
Ludacris - $12 million
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 06: Recording artist Ludacris performs on the field after the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on August 6, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Mariniers won 5-1. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Akon - $13 million
Akon - $13 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Singer Akon performs at the Staples Center on June 1, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Snoop Dogg (tie) - $14 million
Snoop Dogg (tie) - $14 million
LONDON - JULY 16: Snoop Dog performs on day 2 of Lovebox on July 16, 2011 in Victoria Park in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
Dr. Dre (tie) - $14 million
Dr. Dre (tie) - $14 million
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 24: Producer Dr. Dre speaks during the 24th Annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Eminem (tie) - $14 million
Eminem (tie) - $14 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Eminem performs onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Birdman (tie) - $15 million
Birdman (tie) - $15 million
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Rapper and co-CEO of Cash Money Records Bryan "Birdman" Williams arrives at the Cash Money Records Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Party at The Lot on February 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Lil Wayne (tie) - $15 million
Lil Wayne (tie) - $15 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Kanye West - $16 million
Kanye West - $16 million
WOODFORD, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Kanye West performs on stage on day one of the Splendour in the Grass music festival on July 29, 2011 in Woodford, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Diddy - $35 million
Diddy - $35 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Sean 'Diddy' Combs arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. "The Hangover Part II" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Jay-Z - $37 million
Jay-Z - $37 million
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 19: Jay-Z performs during VEVO Presents: G.O.O.D. Music at VEVO Power Station on March 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for VEVO)
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