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50 Cent Tops Forbes List of Hip Hop Cash Kings

You’d think Jay-Z‘s $150 million deal with Live Nation would place Hova at the top of the ladder when ranking hip-hop’s highest earners, but it looks like 50 Cent reigns supreme in 2008. According to Forbes’ Hip Hop Cash Kings list, 50 brought home $100 million after taxes when Coca-Cola brought VitaminWater from Glaceau in a $4.1 billion deal.

All the usual suspects make the Top 10. Jay landed at the No. 2 spot with an $82 million dollar payday while Diddy sits at No. 3 for the second year in a row. Kanye West took the No. 4 spot, bringing home $30 million from albums sales, endorsement deals and tours/concerts. Super-producer Timbaland rounds out the list in the No. 5 spot.

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