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Sean Diddy Combs Tops Forbes Richest Hip-Hop Artists List 2013

Sean “Diddy” Combs is well on his way to becoming hip-hop’s first billionaire.

The rap mogul tops Forbes magazine 2013 list of Wealthiest Hip-hop Artists and he is well ahead of the pack.

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Thanks to his stake in Ciroc, Forbes gave Diddy an estimated net worth of $580 million. The closest artists to Diddy is Jay-Z with an estimated net worth of $475 million.

According to Forbes, Diddy inked a deal with the Ciroc brand 3 years ago at a time when the Vodka was seeing slow sales. However, through heavy marketing and putting his name behind it, Ciroc is now one of the leading Vodka brand in the world.

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Power producer Dr. Dre is also moving up the list very fast thanks to the huge success of his Beats by Dre headphones.

Dr. Dre added a whopping $80 million to his net worth in the last year alone.

See Forbes Five Wealthiest artists in hip-hop list below:

1. Diddy – $580 million
2. Jay-Z – $475 million
3. Dr. Dre – $350 million
4. Birdman – $150 million
5. 50 Cent – $125 million