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


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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