Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller recently discussed landing onto this year’s Forbes Cash Kings list and the irony that went into his hardwork paying off into big bucks.
Shocked by landing a spot in the Top 20, MM came clean on not putting emphasis on his bank account balance.
“Yeah I know. I couldn’t believe I made it on this year,” Miller said referring to his placement on the Forbes annual list. “The one year I didn’t care about money and I’m on there.” (Complex)
Recently, Midwest rap veteran Tech N9ne spoke on landing a spot on this year’s Cash Kings list.
“It’s crazy man, because we keep popping up on that list. We’re staying afloat. It just solidifies that I really am Dracula,” Tech joked. “I’m the kind of dude that wins the lottery, I don’t want nobody to know. But the Forbes list, it’s a beautiful thing to see us still on the incline. I’ll say that. It’s a beautiful thing to see us on there because of music, ’cause that’s all I got. If I don’t do it hard, what am I doing it for, man?” (The NE Hip-Hop)
Cash Money Records head Baby recently acknowledged his YMCMB family making it onto the elusive top ten.
“4artist in top 10 in forbes cashking.hardwork dedication loyalty and Focus Richgang.OVO PG YMCMB,” Baby tweeted September 24. (Birdman’s Twitter)
Bad Boy Records boss Diddy, Jay Z and Dr. Dre all managed to land in the top three.
Hip-hop’s net worth king claims his first annual earnings crown thanks mostly to the success of Ciroc vodka. Other ingredients in his cash cocktail: record label Bad Boy, clothing line Sean John and, soon, cable channel Revolt. Lost his hyphen but gained double-digit millions from lucrative live shows, Armand de Brignac champagne, D’Ussé cognac, Roc Nation label/management firm and other ventures. Last year’s Cash King slips two spots, no longer boosted by a nine-figure payout for selling part of Beats by Dr. Dre in 2011. But he’s still cashing in on the ubiquitous headphones, expanding the company he founded with Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine to include a long-awaited streaming music service. (Forbes)
The Top 20 consists of some other first-timers like West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar.
1. Diddy – $50 million 2. Jay Z – $43 million 3. Dr. Dre – $40 million 4. Nicki Minaj – $29 million 5. Birdman – $21 million 6. Kanye West – $20 million 7. Lil Wayne – $16 million 8. Wiz Khalifa – $14 million 9. Ludacris – $12 million 10. Pitbull – $11 million 11. Drake – $10.5 million 12. Snoop Lion – $12 million 12. Eminem – $10 million 14. Kendrick Lamar – $9 million 14. Pharrell – $9 million 14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $9 million 17. Swizz Beatz – $8.5 million 18. Tech N9ne – $7.5 million 19. 50 Cent – $7 million 20. Lil Jon – $6 million 20. Rick Ross – $6 million 20. Mac Miller – $6 million 20. Young Jeezy – $6 million 20. ?uestlove – $6 million (Rap-Up)