50 Cent Tops Forbes' Richest Rappers List for 2008

50 Cent was on to something when he made a song called "I Get Money." 50 has dethroned Jay-Z as the richest hip-hop artist of 2008, according to the latest Forbes estimates. Fif reeled in a whopping $150 million to take the No.1 spot on this year's Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. Jay-Z settled for the runner-up position with an impressive $82 million, even though he'll probably claim that his figures were underestimated like he did last year.

Diddy, another mogul who challenged last year's list, rounds up the Top 3 with $35 million. Other notable top earners include Kanye West (#4), Lil Wayne (#11), and Common (#12). Despite a prolonged musical hiatus, Dr. Dre managed to finish in the Top 10. Here's a complete rundown of 2008's hip-hop cash kings:

  1. 50 Cent - $150 million
  2. Jay-Z - $82 million
  3. Diddy - $35 million
  4. Kanye West - $30 million
  5. Timbaland - $22 million
  6. Pharrell Williams - $20 million
  7. Swizz Beatz - $17 million
  8. Snoop Dogg - $16 million
  9. Dr. Dre - $15 million
  10. Ludacris - $14 million
  11. T.I. - $13 million
  12. Lil Wayne - $13 million
  13. Eminem - $12 million
  14. Common - $12 million
  15. Akon - $12 million
  16. Jermaine Dupri - $11 million
  17. Lil Jon - $11 million
  18. OutKast - $10 million
  19. Chamillionaire - $10 million
  20. The Game - $10 million
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