*Forbes released its annual list of the top 20 earning stars in hip-hop on Wednesday, with the usual suspects returning to rule the roost.
Sean “Diddy” Combs, for the second year in a row, claimed the highest spot with $62 million, due largely to his Ciroc vodka enterprise. The music mogul has now topped the list four of the past five years.
Jay Z placed second on the tally with $53.5 million. The fortune came primarily from his Roc Nation entertainment company, with extras like his champagne and cognac businesses adding to his bottom line.
Dr. Dre took the third spot with $41 million earned over the past year, fueled by his remaining stake in Beats By Dre headphones, in addition to profits from the successful film, “Straight Outta Compton.”
Rounding out the top ten were Drake with $38.5 million; Wiz Khalifa at $24 million; Nicki Minaj, the only female to make the list, with $20.5 million; Pitbull with $20 million, Pharrell Williams with $19.5 million, Kendrick Lamar at $18.5 million and Birdman with $18 million.