Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Diddy on Forbes’ 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List
As expected, Dr. Dre tops Forbes magazines' 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List. The veteran producer has a bountiful year financially thanks to Apple buying his Beats Electronics company for $3 billion. Out of that deal, Dre earned a pretax cut of $620 million.
Tied at the No. 2 position is Jay Z and Diddy, who both earned $60 million. Hov's extensive touring schedule, his D'Usse cognac line and his Roc Nation and Roc Nation Sports companies were all successful endeavors within the past year.
Meanwhile, Diddy earned his $60 mil through his Ciroc vodka accounts, Sean John Clothing line and the launch of his network Revolt TV.
Coming in at No. 4 and No. 5 are Drake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with $33 million and $32 million, respectively.
Drizzy earned his checks with his latest album, 'Nothing Was the Same,' touring and his recent deal with Nike's Jordan brand. Macklemore garnered most of their earnings on the road touring both in the U.S. and U.K.
Among the newcomers joining the list for the first time are DJ Khaled and J. Cole, both tied at No. 20 with $7 Million apiece, respectively.
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