Jay-Z Tops Forbes Magazine 2010 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

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Four years ago Jay-Z issued a lyrical taunt to his fellow rappers: “What you call money, I pay more in taxes.” Turns out his line was more than just a boast. He tops the list with $63 million in earnings this year (August 16).

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

Check out who else made it in Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2010. Also featured are Cars Of The Cash Kings, Snoop Dogg: From Gangster To Businessman, and Lil Wayne And The Economics Of Doing Time!

Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, brought in $63 million over the last 12 months, according to The Financial Bible. Hov earns more than double that of runner-up Sean “Diddy” Combs, who brought in $30 million!!

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