News: 2013 Forbes Top 5 Wealthiest Rappers List

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Diddy has topped Forbes list of The Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists. Diddy is worth $580 million and most of his money is coming from his non-music ventures like Diageo’s Ciroc, which pays him an eight figure annual salary and a nine figure windfall. Jay-Z comes in at no. 2, with a net worth of $475 million, due in part to the 2007 sale of Rocawear, which brought him in 4204 million and a $150 million deal with Live Nation. He also holds stakes in his Roc Nation imprint, Carol’s Daughter, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Barclays Center. Dr. Dre came in at no.3, with a net worth of $350 million. Cash Money CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams worth, who is worth $150 million, came in at number 4 and 50 Cent rounded out the top 5 making $125 million this past year. Although he hasn’t dropped an album in almost four years, the rap star earned money from his previous releases , merchandise, video games, books and his stake in Vitamin Water.

1. Diddy – 580 Million

2. Jay-Z – 475 Million

3. Dr. Dre – 350 Million

4. Birdman – 150 Million

5. 50 Cent – 125 Million

 

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