Once upon a time, Jigga was number 1 on Forbes’ Hip-Hop list. Now we fast forward to 2011, and he is back on the top of the list. It’s being said that he ranks up at least $37 million the past year. Surprisingly, Diddy and Yeezy are right up there with him, as Combs ranks up $35 million a year and Yeezy ranks up $16 million, craziness! Check out some details below of HOV’s success. If you haven’t yet, change the channel on your tv set and Watch The Throne here!

Hip-hop’s reigning Cash King continues to reap the benefits of a 10-year $150 million Live Nation deal, as well as stakes in the New Jersey Nets, the 40/40 Club chain, ad firm Translation and others. This year marked the first time he out-earned wife Beyonce since their marriage in 2008. For more on the business of hip-hop, check out Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office.

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