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2007-2008 Highest Earning Rap & Hip-Hop Artists

2007-2008 Highest Earning Rap & Hip-Hop Artists

In the year 2007-2008, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was the highest earning rapper with an annual income of US$150 million.

He was followed by Jay-Z in second with $82 million and Diddy in third for the second year running with $35 million in earnings.

In total, the top 20 rappers earned a massive US$505 million for the year.

2007-2008 Highest Earning Rap & Hip-Hop Artists:

1. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson $150 million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter $82 million
3. Sean “Diddy” Combs $35 million
4. Kanye West $30 million
5. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley $22 million
6. Pharrell Williams $20 million
7. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean $17 million
8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus $16 million
9. André “Dr Dre” Young $15 million
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges $14 million
11. Clifford “TI” Harris $13 million (tie)
11. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter $13 million (tie)
12. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers $12 million (tie)
12. Lonnie “Common” Lynn Jr $12 million (tie)
12. Aliaune “Akon” Thiam $12 million (tie)
13. Jermaine Dupri $11 million (tie)
13. Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith $11 million (tie)
14. OutKast $10 million (tie)
14. Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki $10 million (tie)
14. Jayceon “The Game” Taylor $10 million (tie)

Source: Forbes