After last year’s crown went to Jay-Z, resulting in the 50 Cent “I Get Money” (1-2-3 Remix) with Diddy on board, 50 Cent can claim himself this year as Forbes‘ estimated top earner in Hip Hop.

The leading financial institution estimated that 50 made $150 million over the last year, topped by his Vitamin Water deal with Coca Cola. Jay-Z fell $18 million behind Fif at $82 million, including his blockbuster Live Nation deal. Diddy rounded out the last at Number Three, coming in at $35 million, a departure from the close running of the three New York rap moguls the last two years.

Common, Lil Wayne and Akon made first time showings on the list, replacing Scott Storch, Yung Joc and Ice Cube [click to read].

The overall list is:

1. 50 Cent

2. Jay-Z

3. Diddy

4. Kanye West

5. Timbaland

6. Pharrell

7. Swizz Beats

8. Snoop Dogg

9. Dr. Dre

10. Ludacris

11. T.I.

11. Lil Wayne

12. Eminem

12. Common

12. Akon

13. Jermaine Dupri

13. Lil Jon

14. OutKast

14. Chamillionaire

14. The Game

Go to for actual earning estimations.