What does it say about hip-hop when its highest paid act hasn’t released an album since 1999? Whatever it is, Dr. Dre likely doesn’t care, because he’s too busy swimming in a giant pool of money.
Forbes has named Dre 2014’s highest paid hip-hop act because he raked in an astonishing $620 million. That was more than the combined earnings of every other act on Forbes’ list combined.
Two other legends of the game — Jay Z and Diddy — tied for second place, pulling in a measly $60 million each. Drake was next with $33 million, followed by purveyors of annoying rap Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who earned $32 million. Kanye West was ranked number six with $30 million and yes, he’s mad about that.
You can see the complete list of Forbes’ highest paid hip-hop acts here.