Diddy, Jay Z, Drake and More Grace Forbes’ 2017 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists List
With the ranking, the business publication tabulated the artists past earnings, assets, financial documents and talking to attorneys, managers and industry players.
Diddy is holding down the top spot with $820 million in earnings. Last year, the Bad Boy Entertainment CEO’s net worth was at $750 million, so it looks like he’s reaching for that billionaire status. Jay Z is not too far behind at $810 million. Legendary producer Dr. Dre finishes in third place with $740 million.
Coming in fourth place is Cash Money CEO Birdman with $110 million and finally, Drake rounds out the Top Five list with $90 million in earnings. According to Forbes, Drizzy’s album sales from Views and his deals with Apple, Nike and Sprite help secured his position on the list.
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Check out Forbes Five: Hip-Hop Wealthiest Artists List
1. Diddy: $820 million
2. Jay Z: $810 million
3. Dr. Dre: $740 million
4. Birdman: $110 million
5. Drake: $90 million