Eminem has sold more records than Jay-Z.
However, Eminem does not have more money than Jay-Z.
There's a reason for this.
Over the years, Hov has proved to have a sharp business mind, while Em has just mostly focused on the music side of things. That is the reason why Jay has become a stable on Forbes annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.
The Cash Kings list states rap music’s biggest money makers, showing what they earned over the pervious year and where their net worth currently stands. Last night, Forbes released a new list. It is called the The Forbes Five, and it lists the five richest rappers in the game. The super exclusive list looks like this:
1. P. Diddy - $550 million.
2 Jay-Z - $460 million.
3. Dr. Dre - $260 million.
4. Baby - $125 million.
5. 50 Cent - $110 million.
Not a shocking list, by all means.
LIST: Forbes 2011 Hip-Hop Cash King: Jay-Z Takes The Throne
The rappers on this list share the same common traits that'll make you rich in this game. Yeah, they all made millions off of music, but they have also branched out by endorsing products, doing multi-million dollar tours and launching off their own label while signing their own acts.
This got us thinking about the future. These guys aren't going to be around forever, and it makes us wonder who'll we see topping the list in five years or so. So, here are our predications of what The Forbes Five list will look like in the next five years.
Remember, it's not just about music. It's also about who is the most marketable, who has the best business mind and who has the best ear for talent.
Check out our gallery up above to see who we have predicted!