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08.16.07 12:55 PM

Forbes on Hip-Hop Cash Kings

Forbes has come up with a list of the top 20 moneymaking hip-hop moguls. And of course President Carter tops the list. There are a lot of surprises on there, like Yung Joc and Chamillionaire. But others we expected such as Pharrell, Dr. Dre, and Jermaine Dupri.

Here's a look at which hip-hop impresarios banked the most ducats (cash that is) last year.

No. 1 Jay-Z (a.k.a. Shawn Carter) $34 million

No. 2 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) $32 million

No. 3 Diddy (a.k.a. Sean Combs, formerly Puff Daddy and P. Diddy) $28 million

No. 4 Timbaland (a.k.a. Timothy Mosley) $21 million

No. 5 Dr. Dre (a.k.a. Andre Young) $20 million

No. 6 Eminem (a.ka. Marshall Mathers, "Slim Shady") $18 million

No. 7 Snoop Dogg (a.k.a. Calvin Broadus) $17 million

No. 8 Kanye West $17 million

No. 9 Pharrell Williams $17 million

No. 10 Scott Storch $17 million

No. 11 Ludacris (a.k.a. Christopher Bridges) $16 million

No. 12 T.I. (a.k.a. Clifford Harris) $16 million

No. 13 Outkast (a.k.a. Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin) $14 million

No. 14 Lil Jon (a.k.a. Jonathan Smith) $14 million

No. 15 Ice Cube (a.k.a. O'Shea Jackson) $13 million

No. 16 Jermaine Dupri $12 million

No. 17 Swizz Beatz (a.k.a. Kasseem Dean) $12 million

No. 18 Chamillionaire (a.k.a. Hakeem Seriki) $11 million

No. 19 The Game (a.k.a. Jayceon Taylor) $11 million

No. 20 Yung Joc (a.k.a. Jasiel Robinson) $10 million

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