Dr. Dre named top-earning rap figure

Sept. 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre made $110 million before taxes last year, making him the top-earning figure in the U.S. rap music industry, Forbes reported.

Coming in at No. 2 with $45 million is Diddy, followed by Jay-Z at No. 3 with $38 million, Kanye West at No. 4 with $35 million and Lil Wayne at No. 5 with $27 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Drake at No. 6 with $20. 5 million, Bryan "Birdman" Williams at No. 7 with $20 million, Nicki Minaj at No. 8 with $15.5 million, Eminem at No. 9 with $15 million and Ludacris at No. 10 with $12 million.

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