Who's the richest hip-hop artist in the land? Jay-Z, Diddy or Eminem?
Diddy’s “Last Train To Paris” may have been a relative disappointment commercially, but the rapper is laughing all the way to the bank. Forbes named him hip-hop’s wealthiest artist. And, not surprisingly, it’s his other interests, such as his Sean Jean clothing line, that are fueling the funds.
Here are the top 5 richest hip-hoppers.
1) Sean “Diddy” Combs: $475 million
2) Jay-Z: $450 million
3) Dr. Dre: $125 million
4) (tie) 50 Cent and Bryan “Birdman” Williams: $100 million.
We’re surprised that Eminem isn’t on the list. Birdman's money comes primarily from his role as Cash Money Records co-founder. The methodology for selecting the artists included evaluating current holdings, past earnings, and available financial documents.