Take That, Take That: Diddy Beats Dr. Dre to Become Forbes' Richest Artist in Hip-Hop

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Forbes’ annual list of the richest hip-hop artists has just been released and it looks a little different than last year’s.

Diddy took the top spot from Dr. Dre and is now considered to be the wealthiest man hip-hop with an estimated net worth of $735 million.

Diddy owes his fortune to his many investments, including Ciroc, Deleon Tequila, Aquahydrate, and Revolt.

Despite Dr. Dre’s massive Beats to Apple deal last year, it wasn’t enough to keep him at the top.

According to the list, Dre ranks at #2 with an estimated value of $700 million.

Jay Z, 50 Cent, and Birdman round out the top five.


1. Diddy – $735 Million
2. Dr. Dre – $700 Million
3. Jay Z – $550 Million
4. 50 Cent – $155 Million
5. Birdman – $150 Million

You can read more about how everyone amassed their fortunes here.

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