Mogul rapper Jay-Z has pulled in $37m thanks to his tour, royalties and other business interests. So he was, once again crowned Hip-Hop Cash King by Forbes.
R&B diva Beyonce Knowles' husband is on top of 2011 list by gaining at least $37 million in the past twelve months. Actually, it becomes the fourth time in five years he took the top spot of the list. Jay earned the huge amount from his deal with Live Nation and also from his stakes he has in the New Jersey Nets and 40/40 club.
Jay also made profit from his clothing line Rocawear, his label Roc Nation and many more.
On top of that, his music continues to sell high. His newly-released project 'Watch the Throne' with collaboration of Kanye West, is predicted to make a grand entrance on Billboard Hot 200 by bowing with half a million copies. It has already topped iTunes charts in 23 countries around the world by today, August 9.
His "Watch the Throne" partner, Kanye also secures the third place on the list, the "Monster" rapper being passed by fellow MC P. Diddy who occupies the runner-up position with $35 million. The outspoken rhymer trails behind the founder of Diddy-Dirty Money with $16 million.
Lil Wayne is next on the list and takes No. 4 in tie with Birdman as they each earned $15 million. Eminem ties with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, following closely behind Weezy and Birdman with $14 million. Akon and Ludacris round up the top 10 with $13 million and $12 million respectively. There are Top 10 Forbes 2011 Hip Hop Cash Kings List: