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The 20 Richest Rappers: From Pitbull to Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Kanye, Jay-Z, and Dre Day

The 20 Richest Rappers: From Pitbull to Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Kanye, Jay-Z, and Dre Day

As the country sits waiting for the release of a certain Welsh cake eater's tax returns, other high-profilers are happy to let the whole world know how swole their pockets were this year.

Forbes released its latest list of haha-they-have-more-money-than-you musicians. And this time, we're talkin' the 20 richest rappers in the game.

For the most part, the list is no different than 99 Jamz's average drive-time playlist. But who on the list may surprise you?

20. Tech N9ne: $6 million, tie

Fuck all those mainstream whores, you don't have to sell out to cash out. Tech N9ne worked his ass off, booking and performing almost 200 shows this year, and his indie signees kept the cake and rhymes flowing.

20. Timbaland: $6 million, tie

This is Timba's sixth year in a row on the Forbe's Cash Kings list. Dude's been working hard on an album, a sparkling liquour, and obviously still gets royalty checks for "Get Ur Freak On."

20. Akon: $6 million, tie

If your chain is the color of Akon, that shit is made with emeralds. He's stacking dollars to the ceiling from tours, productions, his own label and clothing line. Oh, and rumor has it he's got his own diamond mine in Africa. 'Cause he takin' over.



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