It’s that time of year again! Forbes have released their 2012 Hip-Hop Cash Kings list which ranks the top earners in hip hop per annum. Finishing in first place was Dr. Dre, who earned $110 million after HTC bought a 51% stake in his Beats company. Ciroc Vodka helped Diddy land the number 2 spot with $45 million earned. Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil Wayne finish off the top 5.

Check out the entire list of top earners below courtesy of Forbes .

1. Dr. Dre – $110 million
2. Diddy – $45 million
3. Jay-Z – $38 million
4. Kanye West – $35 million
5. Lil Wayne – $27 million
6. Drake – $20.5 million
7. Birdman – $20 million
8. Nicki Minaj – $15.5 million
9. Eminem – $15 million
10. Ludacris – $12 million
11. Pitbull – $9.5 million
12. Rick Ross – $9 million
13. Wiz Khalifa – $9 million
14. Snoop Dogg – $8.5 million
15. 50 Cent – $7.5 million
16. Swizz Beatz – $7 million
17. Pharrell – $7 million
18. Young Jeezy – $7 million
19. Mac Miller – $6.5 million
20. Akon, Timbaland & Tech N9ne – $6 million

Honorable Mentions: Wale, J.Cole, Kid Cudi, Tyga and Lupe Fiasco

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