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Forbes reveal the highest earning hip-hop musicians in 2014, featuring Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jay Z and Dr Dre, but who made the top five?
J Cole joins the Cash Kings rich list this year after graduating from the Forbes Cash Princes list last year. He brought in, alongside Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, an impressive $7 million.
Ludacris was just one man in hip-hop to bring in $8 million this year. The rapper draws with Swizz Beatz who continues to produce chart-toppers and 50 Cent who had a major comeback in 2014, plus reunited with G-Unit.
Kendrick Lamar might have not released an album in two years, but continuous sales plus his 100 tour dates in the last year have meant he's still landed on the Cash Kings list - and now he's putting new music out there you can expect his $9 million to rise by next year. "Always be critical and smart about the moves you make" K Dot told Forbes in 2013. “All money ain't good money.”
Decades after beginning his career, Snoop Doggy Dogg is still popular and relevant enough to perform 70 shows during Forbes scoring period. We're sure that advert with Money Supermarket contributed a bit to the final count too..
Pitbull makes most of his millions through endorsement deals with Kodak, Dr. Pepper, Voli vodka and Budweiser as well as his many tour dates - 50 this year.
50 concerts, a number one album and a deal with Converse later, Wiz Khalifa's pockets are as full as ever after earning an impressive $13 million.
Nicki Minaj is representing the women on the Cash King's list and doing a pretty impressive job of it. The 'Anaconda' rapper has been working non-stop this year with her 'Pills N Potions' album just weeks away from its release.
Eminem's $18 million fortune might be a bit behind Drake, Kanye West and Dr Dre, but the reason it's so impressive is because it stems almost entirely from his impressive album sales and tours, with very few business deals contributing at all.
No ones quite had a more musically impressive year than Pharrell Williams, with his hit 'Happy' becoming the most downloaded song ever in the UK and 'Blurred Lines' and 'Get Lucky' weren't far behind.
Lil Wayne played 56 shows during Forbes scoring period, which is what helped him to bring in $23 million. Expect the figure to be just as impressive next year when proceedings from his 'Drake Vs Lil' Wanye' tour are included.
A consistent member of the Cash King's list, co-chief of hip-hop's biggest record label - aka Birdman - continues to bring in big bucks with signings including Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga.
Yeezy's 'Yeezus' tour brought in double digit millions to help his fortune rise by 50% since last year. With his wedding to Kim K and many more lucrative deals in the works, Kanye West is going nowhere. Picture: Splash
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' fortune has tripled since last year after kicking off the year with four Grammy wins including one for 'Best Rap Album' for 'The Hiest' - which has clearly made them increasingly popular. Picture: Getty
2014 marks Drizzy Drake's first year in the top 5 on the cash king's list. He told Forbes in 2013; "Every year, we just want to get better at touring and better at things that make money... If I'm not on your list, I'd be gravely disappointed." Lucky for him, he's got nothing to be upset about. The rapper sold 4 million copies worldwide of his fourth studio album 'Nothing Was the Same' which helped I'm secure his place at number four.
Coming in second place is the Cash Kings regular P Diddy, who picks up a huge cheque every year thanks to his agreement with Ciroc Vodka.
Hov's moves up the leaderboard this year after earning more in one year than he has since 2010. $60 million was made due to album sales, 66 tour dates and of course, his growing Roc Nation empire.
No surprises here - Dre earnt more than any hip-hop musician in 2014 following Apple's acquisition of Beats. But what's really impressive is that Dre's earnings in 2014 is the highest sum by a musician ever evaluated by Forbes - and, his earnings add up to more than every other artists earnings on the list - combined.