Jay-Z is the Cash King

2010-08-19 10:45
 
 
Even though Beyonce makes more money than her husband Jay-Z, he is still the Cash King as he is the highest paid hip-hop man in the game.

The 99 Problems rapper – who is married to singer-and-actress Beyonce Knowles – has topped Forbes list of hip-hop Cash Kings’ for the third year out of four. After he raked in $63m in the last 12 months, thanks to his Blueprint 3 world tour and other ventures including his record label, fashion line, and stakes in the New York Nets basketball team, Broadway music Fela! and a chain of sports bars.

Ryan Schinman, chief of Platinum Rye, America’s largest buyer of music and talent for big corporations, said: “Jay-Z is in a league of his own right now. There are very few artists of any genre, not just hip-hop, who’ve created such brands for themselves.”

Music mogul P Diddy came in second in the list, although grossed less than half of the money earned by Jay-Z at $30m.

Senegalese artist Akon – who has recently worked with artists including Whitney Houston and David Guetta – was third in the list, earning $21m, partly from revenue generated by his Konvict clothing range.

Lil Wayne, who is currently serving jail time for weapons charges, made $20m, while rapper-turned-actor Ludacris took $16m, just behind Dr Dre on $17m.


Even though Beyonce makes more money than her husband JZ, he is still the Cash King as he is the highest paid hip-hop man in the game.
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