50 Hip-hop’s Top Earner

50 CENT has topped the annual list of the biggest earning hip-hop stars for 2008.

The rapper –– real name Curtis Jackson –– has made US$150 million in the last year.

He almost doubles the earnings of Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter who sits in second place with US$82 million.

According to Forbes magazine, Jackson made his millions through his successful clothing line, video games, G-Unit Records and his album sales.

The top ten is as follows:

50 Cent –– US$150 million

Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter –– US$82 million

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs –– US$35 million

Kanye West –– US$30 million

Timbaland –– US$22 million

Pharrell Williams –– US$20 million

Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean –– US$17 million

Snoop Dogg –– US$16 million

Dr. Dre –– US$15 million

Ludacris –– US$14 million. –– Celebspy.

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