The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists

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Forbes takes a look at Hip Hip’s Top 5 wealthiest artist. Check the countdown below and remember these are estimates.


Birdman, the CEO of Cash Money records, has had a very successful past few years with Lil Wayne being one of the top selling artist in the game and Drake and Nicki Minaj both going platinum.
50 Cent

50 Cent, while not selling as much as he use to, has got involved with various businesses such as vitamin water, headphones, website, movie production and more to keep generating income.

Dr. Dre hasn’t dropped an album in a decade but he has made a lot of money recently with, “Beats By Dre,” and other business ventures along with his production. Plus he gets a cut off of Eminem who was the highest selling artist for the last decade, cha CHING.

Jay-Z still manages to sell consistently and now has his own label with Roc Nation. He also still gets paid off of Rocawear, 40/40 clubs and other ventures.

Diddy has been in the game forever with Bad Boy but he found a new influx of money with Circoc. Diddy has a deal with Ciroc that gives him a percentage of profits and the brand’s market share has sky rocketed. Diddy still also has Sean John up and running.