50 Cent Is Top Earning Hip-hop Star19 August 2008
50 Cent Is Top Earning Hip-hop Star
The rapper - real name Curtis Jackson - has made $150 million (GBP75 million) in the last year.
He almost doubles the earnings of Shawn JAY ZCarter who sits in second place with $82 million (GBP41 million).
According to Forbes magazine, Jackson made his millions through his successful clothing line, video games, G-Unit Records and his album sales.
The top ten is as follows:
50 Cent - $150 million (GBP75 million)
Shawn Jay-Z Carter - $82 million (GBP41 million)
Sean Diddy Combs - $35 million (GBP17.5 million)
Kanye West - $30 million (GBP15 million)
Timbaland - $22 million (GBP11 million)
Pharrell Williams - $20 million (GBP10 million)
Kasseem Swizz Beatz Dean - $17 million (GBP8.5 million)
Snoop Dogg - $16 million (GBP8 million)
Dr. Dre - $15 million (GBP7.5 million)
Ludacris - $14 million (GBP7 million).
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