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Dr. Dre Is Forbes' 2014 Hip Hop Cash King And It's Not Even Close

By HHL JT

Dr. Dre BeatsYou can make plenty of money in the rap game without laying down a track or a verse. Never has this been more apparent than in 2014, when Dr. Dre topped Forbes's annual Hip Hop Cash King list with a whooping $620 million in pre-tax earnings, thanks almost entirely to his sale of Beats Audio to Apple.

That figure was the most ever made in a year by a musician in any genre, according to Forbes. It was also more than the remaining 23 names on their 2014 Hip Hop Cash King list combined. Other top earners, like Jay-Z (Samsung) Diddy (Chiroc) and Drake (Nike) also benefited this year from big business largess. The complete Forbes Hip Hop Cash King list is below.

1. Dr. Dre $620 million 2. Jay-Z $60 million 2. Diddy $60 million 4. Drake $33 million 5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis $32 million 6. Kayne West $30 million 7. Birdman $27 million 8. Lil Wayne $23 million 9. Pharrell Williams $22 million 10. Eminem $18 million 11. Nicki Manaj $14 million 12. Wiz Khalifa $13 million 13. Pitbull $12 million 14. Snoop Dogg 10 million 15. Kendrick Lamar $9 million 16. Ludarcris $8 million 16. Tech N9ne $8 million 16. Swizz Beatz $8 million 16. 50 Cent $8 million 20. Rick Ross $7 million 20. J. Cole $7 million 20. Dj Khaled $7 million 20. Lil John $7 million 20. Mac Miller $7 million

Artists who come in just under the $7 million mark include Timbaland, Nas, TI and Kid Cudi.

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