The year’s not even over and Drake is at #11 on this list, with $10.5M banked already. King Kendrick ain’t far off his heels with $9M in total. 50 Cent has also tumbled way down this list as compared to a few years ago. It looks like the young guns are taking their official place and not just some “Saved-By-The-Bell-The-New-Class” knockoffs either. Read the full list after the jump. Hat tip to TSS.

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, $10 million (tie)
12. Eminem, $10 million (tie)
14. Kendrick Lamar, $9 million (tie)
14. Pharrell Williams, $9 million (tie)
14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, $9 million (tie)
17. Swizz Beatz, $8.5 million
18. Tech N9ne, $7.5 million
19. 50 Cent, $7 million
20. Lil Jon, $6 million (tie)
20. Rick Ross, $6 million (tie)
20. Mac Miller, $6 million (tie)
20. Young Jeezy, $6 million (tie)
20. ?uestlove, $6 million (tie)

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  • RichieRich

    Diddy is still number 1. Can you imagine how rich he is?

  • kim

    Nicki Minaj is the only female here.

  • alonely

    Yeah, hiphop is still largely a man’s world.

  • gloat

    I wonder if Diddy would agree to this list. He has always complained that Forbes always gets it wrong when it comes to how rich he is!

  • Eugena

    I am amazed that JayZ is only second. It feels like he’s always having live shows here and there, plus a lot of businesses.

  • romero

    I would say the same for Dr. Dre. The sales from Beats by Dr. Dre would have boosted him to the top.

  • Gi.Live.Act

    I think he’s no longer getting a payout for that. That was the reason he was on top in 2012.

  • tidemeover

    Am not sure Kendrick Lamar should be on the top 10, at #9 at that.

  • ATL

    Drake and Birdman are also here. I wonder if they would be higher up on the list next year.

  • chona

    Being a hip-hop icon can be very lucrative! Better than being a DJ.

  • kilili

    I think Diddy should be on the Forbes 400 list. He’s really raking it in!