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As if you needed confirmation, Dr. Dre is Hip-Hop’s cash things. This, according to Forbes , the magazine that compiles the annual list.

Reports Forbes:

Earlier this year Apple shelled out $3 billion to purchase Beats, the company founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Though the latter quickly claimed to be hip-hop’s first billionaire, a nine-figure tax bill means that won’t happen immediately—but he’s well on his way.

In the meantime, Dre has been racking up plenty of other financial accomplishments. His latest: capturing this year’s hip-hop cash crown with pretax earnings of $620 million. Not only is that the highest annual total of any entertainer ever evaluated by FORBES, it’s more than the combined earnings of all 24 of his companions on the 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.

“It’s safe to say headphones is a good business,” says DJ Khaled, who makes his debut at No. 20 with estimated earnings of $7 million.

An interesting fact worth noting, Dr. Dre made more money combined than the other 24 people on the list. Damn.

In related news, word is that Beats Music will be getting folded into Apple and shuttered, although the makers of those Macbooks, iPhones and such have yet to confirm this.

Full list below, read the full story over at Forbes.

01 Dr. Dre – $620 million

02 Jay Z – $60 million

02 Diddy – $60 million

04 Drake – $33 million

05 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $32 million

06 Kanye West – $30 million

07 Birdman – $24 million

08 Lil Wayne – $23 million

09 Pharrell Williams – $22 million

10 Eminem – $18 million

11 Nicki Minaj – $14 million

12 Wiz Khalifa – $13 million

13 Pitbull – $12 million

14 Snoop Dogg – $10 million

15 Kendrick Lamar – $9 million

16 Ludacris – $8 million

16 Tech N9ne – $8 million

16 Swizz Beatz – $8 million

16 50 Cent – $8 million

20 Rick Ross – $7 million

20 J. Cole – $7 million

20 DJ Khaled – $7 million

20 Lil Jon – $7 million

20 Mac Miller – $7 million

[H/T 2DopeBoyz]

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