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

- By Bossip Staff
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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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#21 Dr. Dre $40 million

#19 Jay Z $42 million

#17 Rihanna $43 million

#15 Jennifer Lopez $45 million

#12 Diddy $50 million

#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.

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    #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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