Forbes releases it’s Top five wealthiest hip hop artists

There are a lot of people making a lot of money in hip hop nowadays. Especially with a lot of artists branching out into other businesses. And of course out of all the artists that brag about their money we care to see who has the most.

The top 3 really come to no surprise at all.

At number 1 is Diddy, who has a net worth of $550 million. There hasn’t been a billionaire in hip hop yet, but the Bad Boy Records founder is the closest to it. Diddy isn’t as much in making his own music anymore, but he also has ventured into Ciroc vodka and Sean John clothing.

At number 2 is of course Jay Z with a net worth of $460 million. The best active member of this list in still in the hip hop industry, Jay Z sold his Rocawear clothing label for $207 million back in 2007. He also holds a minority stake in the New Jersey(Brooklyn) Nets, although his success hasn’t helped them on the court.

Much further down the money ladder at number 3 is Dr Dre who has a net worth of $270 million. Everywhere you go you can see Dre Dre’s Beats headphones, where he has made a lot of his money recently. He puts out an occasional hip hop song but of course we still haven’t seen Detox.

Numbers 4 and 5 may come as a surprise to some, but at number 4 is Cash Money Records cofounder Birdman who has a net worth of $125 million. Rounding out the list at number 5 is 50 cent at $110 million. 50 cent earned $100 million in his sale of his stake in Vitamin Water in 2007.


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