With all the news about his brand-new collaboration with Kanye West, “Watch the Throne,” we almost overlooked the fact that Jay-Z topped the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King list yet again. His take over the past 12 months? $37 million.
It’s the fourth time in five years Jay has occupied this particular throne. Diddy came in a close second with $35 million; Kanye comes in third with $16 million.
As Zach O’Malley Greenberg’s article in Forbes says, “Fueled by the tail end of his ‘Blueprint 3’ Tour and a vast portfolio of business interests, Jay-Z barely edged second-ranked Diddy-who raked in $35 million, roughly half of that total coming from a lucrative partnership with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka-but handily topped West, who earned $16 million. The duo is steaming ahead with plans for co-headlining tour starting this fall.
Click here to see Forbe’s list of hip-hop Cash Kings.