Monday, August 18, 2008

Timbaland says "I'm rich bitch!'

Last year Forbes put Timbaland at the #4 position on the richest hip hop artists of 2007. This year Timbo falls back one place to #5 but still makes a cool million more than last year at $22 million. Here is this year's Forbes list of richest hip hop artists of 2008:

1. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $150 million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $82 million
3. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $35 million
4. Kanye West: $30 million
5. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $22 million
6. Pharrell Williams: $20 million
7. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean: $17 million
8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $16 million
9. André “Dr. Dre” Young: $15 million
10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $14 million
11. Clifford “T.I.” Harris: $13 million (tie)
11. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter: $13 million (tie)
12. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers: $12 million (tie)
12. Lonnie “Common” Lynn Jr.: $12 million (tie)
12. Aliaune “Akon” Thiam: $12 million (tie)
13. Jermaine Dupri: $11 million (tie)
13. Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith: $11 million (tie)
14. OutKast: $10 million (tie)
14. Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki: $10 million (tie)
14. Jayceon “The Game” Taylor: $10 million (tie)


  1. How can you be working with all these pop artists but still only make $5 mill more than swizz beats?!?

  2. "How can you be working with all these pop artists but still only make $5 mill more than swizz beats?!?"

    Since when does Madonna alone qualify as "all these pop artists"? None of the other ones ever made such an impact, unless you count that single he did with 50 Cent.

  3. Timbo in 2006 with Justin, and Nelly Furtado, and Omarion, is a completely different story. Swizz basically got on THIS list off of Beyonce hits which still gets played today, and that was an 06 album. Which got re-released in 2007.

    Mind you, this list is 2007. Madonna album released this year[2008].

  4. I'm sure you guys realise that he doesn't have had to worked with these artists this year to still be earning money..

    You think eminem's money came from music he made this year..?

  5. yea when it says its 2008 its really everything from the year before.
    like the vmas always comes out in the beginning of fall. and they say the 2008 vmas but accuratly its from 2007 fall and winter, and 2008 spring and summer, and not really just 2008...
    hope i cleared it up a lil...

  6. ^^^
    That's EXACTLY what I was getting at. Thanks for helping me clear it up!

  7. How did 50 cent got $100 millions more than Tim? Perhaps its royalties from his old hits.

  8. believe it or not, 50 Cent is more popular than Timbaland...


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