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Forbes' Hip Hop Cash Kings: Highest Earning Rappers Of 2012

Super-producer, Dr. Dre has become Hip-Hop’s Top Earner of 2012, according FORBES magazine latest Hip Hop Cash Kings list with a total earnings of $110 million. He made it big in 2011 after handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in Beats By Dr. Dre, a premium headphones company he cofounded in 2008. Collectively the hip-hop’s top 20 earners brought in $415 million between 2011-2012.

1. Andre "Dr. Dre" Young: $110 million

2. Sean "Diddy" Combs: $45 million

3. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter: $38 million

4. Kanye West: $35 million

5. Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter: $27 million

6. Aubrey Drake Graham: $20.5 million

7. Bryan "Birdman" Williams: $20 million

8. Nicki Mianj: $15.5 million

9. Marshall "Eminem" Mathers: $15 million

10. Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges: $12 million

11. Pitbull: $9.5 million

12. Rick Ross: $9 million (tie)

12. Wiz Khalifa: $9 million (tie)

14. Snoop Lion: $8 million

15. 50 Cent: $7.5 million

16. Swizz Beatz: $7 million (tie)

16. Pharrell: $7 million (tie)

16. Young Jeezy: $7 million (tie)

19. Mac Miller: $6.5 million

20. Akon: $6 million

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Forbes' Hip Hop Cash Kings: Highest Earning Rappers Of 2012