Nobody in the rap game is making money like Jay-Z. “Forbes” magazine has released its list of hip-hop’s “Cash Kings” for 2011, and Hov checks in at number one. It’s the fourth time in five years Jay has been named hip-hop’s top earner. Thanks to the last few dates of his “Blueprint Three Tour,” and his many business ventures, Jay-Z has pulled in 37-million dollars since August of last year. He barely finishes ahead of fellow hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, who comes in at number two with 35-million dollars. Jay-Z’s “Watch The Throne” partner, Kanye West, is a distant third with 16-million dollars. Lil Wayne made 15-million dollars in the past 12 months, while his Cash Money cohort Bryan “Birdman” Williams rounds out the top five with 15-million of his own.

Here are “Forbes'” Top Ten Hip-Hop Earners:

1. Jay-Z (37-million dollars)
2. Sean “Diddy” Combs (35-million dollars)
3. Kanye West (16-million dollars)
4. Lil Wayne (15-million dollars)
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams (15-million dollars)
6. Eminem (14-million dollars)
6. Snoop Dogg (14-million dollars)
6. Dr. Dre (14-million dollars)
9. Akon (13-million dollars)
10. Ludacris (12-million dollars)

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