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50 Cent Leads 2008 Forbes Hip-Hop's Cash King

August 19, 2008 03:05:58 GMT

Having pocketed 150 millions dollars, 50 Cent pushes down Jay-Z from the throne of 2008 Forbes Hip-Hop's Cash King list.


50 Cent Leads 2008 Forbes Hip-Hop's Cash King
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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has taken top spot of Forbes' annual list for Hip-Hop's Cash King from Jay-Z's hand. This year, 50 Cent leads the spot on the list with an estimated total wealth of over $150 million, almost twice from Jay-Z's earnings.

Signing a $100-millions deal with Vitamin Water, 50 Cent has shifted Jay-Z from the hot spot to runner-up by $18 million cash gap. His other huge investments include album sales, clothing sales for his label G-Unit, video games, and a mining partnership with a billionaire from South Africa Patrice Motsepe.

Sliding down one place, Jay-Z lingers at second spot with $82 millions earnings. He gets much of his money from his last album "American Gangster", which has been sold over 1,450,000 copies worldwide since it has been released in November 2007. Furthermore, he has also pocketed profits from his stakes in the New Jersey Nets and endorsement deals with Dell and Budweiser.

Meanwhile, twice in a row, rapper P. Diddy takes number three on the list. He has banked $35 million from his album sales, his record company Bad Boy and clothing line Sean John which won Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in 2004. Besides that, he also got his money from reality TV shows and alcohol brand Absolut Vodka which sign him as their icon.

Top 10 of Forbes' 2008 Hip-Hop's Cash King:

  1. 50 Cent with $150 millions
  2. Jay-Z with $82 millions
  3. Diddy with $35 millions
  4. Kanye West with $30 millions
  5. Timbaland with $22 millions
  6. Pharrell Williams with $20 millions
  7. Swizz Beatz with $17 millions
  8. Snoop Dogg with $16 millions
  9. Dr. Dre with $15 millions
  10. Ludacris with $14 millions
  11. © AceShowbiz.com




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    posted by L.T.M on Mar 31, 2010
    n i liv in south africa here is mi number 0737984395 or 27737984395
    posted by L.T.M on Mar 31, 2010
    50 u da bst rapper,i m da king of ur fans club i witch 2 c u 1 day an tak pic with man
    posted by L.T.M on Nov 24, 2009
    50 u r da greatest rapper man i witch 2 b lik u 1 dai u r mi role model
    posted by L.T.M on Nov 24, 2009
    Keep da good work 50 da best man g-unit 4 life i m i south africa pis homies
    posted by L.T.M on Nov 24, 2009
    Keep da good work 50 da best man g-unit 4 life i m i south africa pis homies
    posted by Elvistos on Aug 20, 2009
    Yo 50 nice work but leave Weezy alone meeen! I kinda of like him but you the top boy.
    posted by read my lip. G-unit\ on Aug 03, 2009
    hey. 50. Tell yo crew's to call my number. 819-988-2386. I will tell all the mother fuck'in hater'z. Only if you call. Aiight. Thank's. Crip'z up. Ask for jim
    posted by Read my lip. g-unit on Aug 03, 2009
    if you read me . Call me 819-988-2386. Anytime . Ask for jimmy. Crack corn. Let me talk to you for once. I'll be the fuck'in luckiest chick fuck'er in my town. I will tell all the mother fuck'in hater'Z in my town. Only if you call. Dial my number. If your not busy. Thank you. Crip'z up
    posted by passmark007 on Jun 13, 2009
    we hot now Africa connection, nigreia, j u going to hit if u keep coming after us we the cash king now, what ur asshol go'na do now..
    posted by passmark007 on Jun 13, 2009
    yah 50 am so much happy for u the cash king keep it tit fuck dose dat want u down, gunit 4life, pls dont give dat motherfuck roc boy's or what ever he call's him self the chance for cash king, we the best guint..!
    posted by passmark007 on Jun 13, 2009
    yah 50 am so much happy for u the cash king keep it tit fuck dose dat want u down, gunit 4life, pls dont give dat motherfuck roc boy's or what ever he call's him self the chance for cash king, we the best guint..!
    posted by passmark007 on Jun 13, 2009
    yah 50 am so much happy for u the cash king keep it tit fuck dose dat want u down, gunit 4life, pls dont give dat motherfuck roc boy's or what ever he call's him self the chance for cash king, we the best guint..!
    posted by LAPAMA on Jun 12, 2009
    but 50cent you sure have to be very carefull u gotta a lot of hater'z even in ur crew.. i dont trust youngbock and its great tin u fired his ass haha.. Lapama
    posted by LAPAMA on Jun 12, 2009
    Niga's fink dey can hate 50cent for no fucking reason. wel de more dey hate de more he balls. i love u 50.
    posted by Colly uniport on May 15, 2009
    50cent is d greatest hustler.infact i luv him more than my girlfriend cos i'm in d same category wit him,i provid for my self by anymeans
    posted by echeegoya on May 06, 2009
    50's style of music ain't that appealing but to be honest i don't kanye's is either but he has got a thing money n that i have to respect for
    posted by Athi on May 06, 2009
    i mean come on 50 is the best
    posted by G on Mar 31, 2009
    50 go nigger ggggggunit
    posted by chopsy on Mar 31, 2009
    i love you 50cent you are too gre8
    posted by shady fan on Mar 14, 2009
    im glad THE HATERS HATES YOUMORE 50
    posted by shady fan on Mar 14, 2009
    we know who run the rap shit so!keepit gangsta !
    posted by shady fan on Mar 14, 2009
    keep fuck"em with"em hataz
    posted by shady fan on Mar 14, 2009
    FUCK ALLTHEHATERS
    posted by Ahmed on Jan 30, 2009
    yo you are da best in the world of hip hop,Allah bleased you.....G.UNIT 4ever....
    posted by Don b on Dec 11, 2008
    Yeah 50 cent thanks God and keep your game tith 4 becoming the hip hop cash king
    posted by Don b on Dec 11, 2008
    Yeah 50 cent thanks God and keep your game to the foolest
    posted by V.O.Y.A.G.E on Nov 08, 2008
    Stunt 101, datz wat he doez Best
    posted by jay on Sep 30, 2008
    happy for him he is the best yeah 50 the king
    posted by king mero on Sep 22, 2008
    i so much beliv MA MAN hova n trust he`s gonna get hi crown back ROC BOYS IN D BUILDING
    posted by BUNNY D on Sep 19, 2008
    YEA 50CENT YOU ON TOP BUT YOU NEED TO EB CAREFULL AND KEEP YA GAME TIGHT THE M*****CKER AIN'T DONT WANNA C U ONTOP FUCK THEM ALL MEN GGGGGGGGUNTI

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