Decade Of Dre: The Top-Earning Hip-Hop Cash Kings Of The Last 10 Years
The Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, FORBES' annual ranking of the genre's top earners, has now been around for a full decade. In those 10 years, hip-hop has burgeoned into a full-fledged multibillion-dollar international business, with the top 20 annual earners pulling in a combined $4.5 billion pretax-an average of about $22.5 million per act per year.
The highest-earning hip-hop act of the last decade: Dr. Dre. He accounted for one fifth of that cumulative total, banking $923 million pretax-and more than any other rap star...
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