The Results Are In: The Forbes Top Earning Hip Hop Artists Of 2011

20. (Tie) B.o.B. $5 million
20. (Tie) B.o.B. $5 million
INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 05: B.o.B performs on stage during the day one of the 2011 Pentaport Rock Festival on August 5, 2011 in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
20. (Tie) T-Pain $5 million
20. (Tie) T-Pain $5 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 14: Rapper T-Pain performs at KIIS FM's Wango Tango at the Staples Center on May 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
18. (3-way Tie) Rick Ross, $6 million
18. (3-way Tie) Rick Ross, $6 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Rapper Rick Ross performs onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
18. (3-way Tie) 50 Cent, $6 million
18. (3-way Tie) 50 Cent, $6 million
NEW YORK - JULY 28: Actor/rapper Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent attends the Cinema Society & 2(x)ist screening of "Twelve" at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on July 28, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
18. (3-way Tie) Pitbull, $6 million
18. (3-way Tie) Pitbull, $6 million
HOLLYWOOD, FL - APRIL 27: Rapper Pitbull poses in the press room at the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 27, 2006 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
15. Tied: Swizz Beatz, $6.5 million
15. Tied: Swizz Beatz, $6.5 million
NEW YORK - AUGUST 01: Rapper Swizz Beatz makes an appearance on BET's 106 & Park on August 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
15. Tied: Nicki Minaj, $6.5 million
15. Tied: Nicki Minaj, $6.5 million
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Singer/rapper Nicki Minaj performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on August 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
14. Timbaland, $7 million
14. Timbaland, $7 million
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: Producer/rapper Timbaland attends a reception to benefit UNICEF hosted by Gucci during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Salon at Bryant Park on February 6, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IMG)
13. Pharrell, $10 million
13. Pharrell, $10 million
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Rapper Pharrell Williams attends the Red Granite Party during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Carlton Beach on May 14, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
11. (Tied) Wiz Khalifa, $11 million
11. (Tied) Wiz Khalifa, $11 million
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
11. Tied: Drake, $11 million
11. Tied: Drake, $11 million
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 27: Host/singer Drake on stage at the 2011 Juno Awards at the Air Canada Centre on March 27, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)
10. Ludacris, $12 million
10. Ludacris, $12 million
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Recording artist Chris "Ludacris" Bridges performs during rehearsals for the 2011 CMT Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
9. Akon, $13 million
9. Akon, $13 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Singer Akon performs at the Staples Center on June 1, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
6. Tied: Dr. Dre, $14 million
6. Tied: Dr. Dre, $14 million
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 24: Producer Dr. Dre speaks during the 24th Annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 24, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
6. Tied: Snoop Dogg, $14 million
6. Tied: Snoop Dogg, $14 million
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Rapper Snoop Dogg poses in the press room during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
6. Tied: Eminem, $14 million
6. Tied: Eminem, $14 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Rapper Eminem performs onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
4. Tied: Lil Wayne and Birdman, $15 million
4. Tied: Lil Wayne and Birdman, $15 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Rap Artists Lil Wayne (L) and Birdman perform onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
3. Kanye West, $16 million
3. Kanye West, $16 million
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: Rapper, writer and director Kanye West attends the "Runaway" New York premiere at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on October 21, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
2. Diddy, $35 million
2. Diddy, $35 million
LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 17: Sean "Diddy" Combs smiles as he watches the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout during NBA All-Star Weekend on February 17, 2007 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the term and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
1. Jay-Z, $37 million
1. Jay-Z, $37 million
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 01: Jay-Z performs on stage at Etihad Stadium on December 1, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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