50 Crowned Hip-Hop Cash King

Forbes magazine recently released its “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list for 2008.

Even with his recent Live Nation deal and high-profile performances at places like Glastonbury, Jay-Z was runner-up to 50 Cent, who amassed $150 million over the last 12 months versus Jay-Z’s $82 million.

Sean “Diddy” Combs came in third with $35 million, followed by Kanye West, Timbaland and Pharrell. Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Ludacris were the last three of the Top 10.

Coming in at seventh place, above Snoop, is Swizz Beatz, whose debut album, One Man Band Man, made the Top 10 and was named top rap album of 2007 by Vibe magazine. It included the hit “Money In The Bank.”