“Forbes Releases List of Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists”

By  Yumia Hobbs         By  Getty Images  

By Yumia Hobbs        By Getty Images 


It is that time again. Forbes has released their annual list of the wealthiest Hip-Hop artist. As usual, Diddy tops the list, raking in a hefty $735 million. He is followed by Dr. Dre with $700 million, Jay-Z at number three with $550 million, 50 Cent with a cool $155 million, and lastly, Cash Money Records CEO Birdman with $150 million. Forbes gave a bit of insight on their procedures in formulating their list: 

“In order to complete the Forbes Five list, we follow the same procedures used to calculate our list of the world’s billionaires: valuing current holdings, looking at past earnings and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find out as many details as possible.”

Hopefully we’ll see some new comers to the list next year, but until then, keep raking in it, kings!