Must Be Nice: Notable Faces Of Color Listed On The Forbes Highest Paid Musicians Of 2013

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It’s all about the Benjamins, baby

Notable Black Musicians Listed On Forbes Highest Earning 2013

Yes ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. Forbes has finally released their annual list of the music industry’s top earners and out of 29 artists, only 6 are minorities (5 African-American and 1 Latina).

Obviously, all the usual power players are present, but their place on the list and how much they earned may still surprise you.

Flip it on over to see how it all panned out.

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Forbes Magazine announces the 5 wealthiest men in hip-hop

#21 Dr. Dre $40 million

Jay-Z performs in concert at the Formula One World Championship in Abu Dhabi

#19 Jay Z $42 million

Rihanna is spotted at the beach doing a photo shoot in Barbados while on break from her 'Diamonds' world tour.

#17 Rihanna $43 million

"Parker" premiere

#15 Jennifer Lopez $45 million

Sean 'Diddy' Combs hosts HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4 premiere event

#12 Diddy $50 million

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - American singer Beyonce performs at "Rock'n Rio" music festival.

#10 Beyonce $53 million

Flip it over to see just how much 3 of the biggest white pop stars earned in comparison to their black peers.

Y100's Jingle Ball 2012 at the BB&T Center - Arrivals

#7 Justin Bieber $58 million


#2 Lady Gaga $80 million


#1 Madonna $125 million

Despite the vast majority of American pop culture being influenced by hip-hop music, seems that black rappers still can’t hold a candle to the white superstars financially.


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