Yes you read right! Dr. Dre earned the highest this past year with a cool $620 million which is more than 10 times more to Jay-Z who earned $60million. More so the latter tied with P.Diddy. I may sound evil saying this but I’m glad that there’s some healthy competition. Apparently Dr.Dre racked in most of the money from a $3million buyout by Apple. He has infact earned more than the rest of the top 10 combined.
The list is as follows:
are as follows:
1. Dre Dre – $620million (£378m)
2. [tie] Diddy – $60million (£36.59m)
2. [tie] Jay Z – $60million (£36.59m)
4. Drake – $33million (£20.14m)
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $32million (£19.53m)
6. Kanye West – $30million (£18.31m)
7. Birdman – $24million (£14.65m)
8. Lil Wayne – $23million (£14.04m)
9. Pharrell Williams – $22million (£13.42m)
10. Eminem – $18million (£10.98m)
11. Nicki Minaj – $14 million (£8.54m)
12. Wiz Khalifa – $13 million (£7.93m)
13. Pitbull – $12 million (£7.32m)
14. Snoop Dogg – $10 million (£6.1m)
15. Kendrick Lamar – $9 million (£5.49m)
16. [tie] Ludacris – $8 million (£4.88m)
16. [tie] Tech N9ne – $8 million (£4.88m)
16. [tie] Swizz Beatz – $8 million (£4.88m)
16. [tie] 50 Cent – $8 million (£4.88m)
20. [tie] Rick Ross – $7 million (£4.27m)
20. [tie] J. Cole – $7 million (£4.27m)
20. [tie] DJ Khaled – $7 million (£4.27m)
20. [tie] Lil Jon – $7 million (£4.27m)
20. [tie] Mac Miller – $7 million (£4.27m)

As you would have noticed, Nicki Minaj is the only female on the list. Her derriere may not be so real but she can definately wear a condo on her neck.
50cent is still a top earning rapper…I won’t feign my shock. Moreover, I thought Pharell sings more than he raps..but maybe that’s just my take. Dj Khaled and Lil Jon may have been noisemakers back in their nursery days…but hey look at them now getting paper. I’ll leave you to admire the list of money. I’m out!

Stacey Nduta