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Diddy Tops Forbes’ 2013 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

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It’s definitely all about the Benjamins for Diddy. The Bad Boy mogul is hip-hop’s new cash king, according to Forbes’ annual list of top earners.

The business magazine listed the world’s highest-paid hip-hop artists of 2013 and Diddy comes in at No. 1 with a cool $50 million earned over the past 12 months. “You started learning how to count right, I see,” Diddy told Forbes earlier this year. The Bad Boy Records head raked in the dough with ventures including Ciroc and Bad Boy Records.

Other notables include Jay Z at $43 million, with stakes in D’Usse cognac and Roc Nation and newcomer Kendrick Lamar at No. 14. with $9 million.

Check out the top five hip-hop earners below.

1. Diddy ($50 million)
2. Jay Z ($43 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($40 million)
4. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)
5. Birdman ($21 million)

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