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Rapper Jay-Z (Beyonce’s husband) has topped a Forbes magazine hip-hop rich list, earning $37 million dollars during a 12-month period. This is the 4th time in 5 years he has topped the list.

Sean “Diddy” Combs (aka Puffy) finished in second place earning $35 million with Kanye West, who has collaborated with Jay-Z earning $16 million.

Rapper/Producer Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem tied for the sixth spot at $14 million.

Female rapper Nicki Minaj debuts on the list in the 15th spot, earning $6.5 million. Minaj tied with record producer Swizz Beatz (Alicia Keyes’ husband).

According to Forbes, top earner Jay-Z made his cash from his Blueprint 3 World Tour and other business interests.

The top 20 on the hip-hop list earned a combined $271 million.

Thirteen different artists earned $10 million or more, taking home money from live shows, recorded music, endorsements and other businesses.

Earnings were calculated between May 2010 to May 2011 and based on data from Pollstar, Nielsen SoundScan, the Recording Industry Association of America and individual record labels.

The Top 20 Forbes Hip-Hop “Cash Kings” are:

Jay-Z – $37 million

Diddy – $35 million

Kanye West – $16 million

Lil Wayne – $15 million

Birdman – $15 million

Dr. Dre – $14 million

Snoop Dogg – $14 million

Eminem – $14 million

Akon – $13 million

Ludacris – $12 million

Wiz Khalifa – $11 million

Drake – $11 million

Pharrell Williams – $10 million

Timbaland – $7 million

Swizz Beatz – $6.5 million

Nicki Minaj – $6.5 million

Rick Ross – $6 million

50 Cent – $6 million

Pitbull – $6 million

T-Pain – $5 million

B.o.B – $5 million