Hip Hop Moguls Jay-Z and Diddy show down for the top spot on the Forbes wealthiest hip hop artist list, with no one else even close behind them.
With a $25 million advantage, Diddy takes the crown for now, but the battle continues. 50 Cent who once was in the race almost fall off the list completely. Forbes listed “Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists” and provided the current top five with Diddy and Hov far ahead of the pack.
1. Diddy ($475 million)
2. Jay-Z ($450 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($125 million)
4. Birdman ($100 million)
5. 50 Cent ($100 million)
Just two years ago, Forbes listed Jay-Z’s net worth as $160 million. Making us thinking Hov could be pushing to become the first billionaire rapper.
On their website Forbes explain their methodology on how they compiled the list.
“In order to form the list, we followed the same procedures we use to calculate the list of the world’s billionaires (released today) — valuing current holdings, looking at past earnings, leafing through financial documents and talking to a bevy of analysts, attorneys, managers and other industry players to find the nitty-gritty details. We considered only performers, which is why Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons isn’t on this list,” Forbes wrote.
We can safely say Jay-Z’s lyrics is accurate “I’m like really half a billie . . . you got baby money.”
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