Forbes: Jay-Z Is The Richest Man In Hip-Hop

    Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made over an estimated $63 million last year, placing him easily atop Forbes’ list of the richest people in hip-hop. His total more than doubled that of  second-place holder, Sean “Diddy” Combs.

     

    So, in case you don’t know how our American capitalistic economy works, Jay-Z is one of the “haves,” while you would be categorized as one of the “have-nots.” Cross “money” off of Hova’s list of 99 problems, which is honestly looking pretty good right now.

     

    (Cue Robin Leach voice.) With Mr. Carter’s extravagant fortune, he could annually pay “a half-mil for bail” 126 times, could annually purchase 2.6 million Rocawear hats at $24 a pop, and could annually buy 315,000 floor seats to New Jersey Nets games. Not bad, Jay. Not bad at all.

     

    The top 15:

     

    01 Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $63m
    02 Sean “Diddy” Combs: $30M
    03 Aliuane “Akon” Thiam: $21M
    04 Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter: $20M
    05 Andre “Dr. Dre” Young: $17M
    06 Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $16M
    07 Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $15M
    08 Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $14M
    09 Pharrell Williams: $13M
    10 Kanye West: $12M
    11 Aubrey “Drake” Graham: $10M
    12 Clifford “T.I.” Harris: $9M (tie)
    12 Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean: $9M (tie)
    14 Marshall “Eminem” Mathers: $8M (tie)
    14 Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $8M (tie)

     

    [Nah Right]