Jay-Z named top hip-hop earner

Earned $63 mil in the past year; Sean 'Diddy' Combs second

Jay-Z tops Forbes' annual list of hip-hop earners of the past year.

The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, earned a cool $63 million, while Sean "Diddy" Combs took in $30 million to take the second slot.

What's surprising is Akon's No. 3 position ($21 million) on the chart, topping the likes of Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre and Ludacris.

Lil Wayne ($20 million) grabs the fourth spot on the list, even though the musician has been in jail for the past five months.

Dr. Dre is fifth with $17 million earned, Ludacris takes the sixth spot with $16 million, Snoop Dogg takes seventh with $15 million and Timbaland nabbed No. 8 with $14 million. Pharrell Williams (No. 9, $13 million) and Kanye West (No. 10, $12 million) round out the top 10.

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