Page 50 - 50 Cent Is Top Earning Hip-hop Star
50 CENT has topped the annual list of the biggest earning hip-hop stars for 2008.
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).