Forbes Five Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists In 2015 Revealed
Diddy, Jay Z, Dr Dre and 50 Cent all made the list, but in what order?
1. 5) Birdman - $150 million
This year Birdman dropped a place to number five on Forbes rich list, with a value of $150 million compared to 2014's $160 million. With rumours that some of Cash Money's biggest artists including Lil' Wayne and Nicki Minaj could be making a move, will he be on the list at all in 2016? Picture: Instagram
2. 4) 50 Cent - $155 million.
50 hit the jackpot when he made $100 million off of water (Vitamin water, that is) back in 2007. Now he's trying to replicate such success with new ventures SMS Audio, Effen vidka and Frigo underwear.... But if you've ever seen his hashtags on Instagram, you'd already know that.. Picture: Instagram
3. 3) Jay Z - $550 million
For years Jay Z has already retained a steady seat on hip-hop's rich list. His entertainment company Roc Nation largely contributes to his $550 million wealth. Over the coming years will his new venture in TIDAL make a different? Only time will tell. Picture: Getty
4. 2) Dr Dre - $700 million
Dre's Beats sale to Apple went down in history as the largest single-year payday of any musician, ever. However, the $3 billion deal also brought him a nine-figure tax bill that kept him from being top of the list. The video of Dre calling himself hip-hop's first billionaire is simply not true... Yet.
5. 1) Sean "Diddy" Combs - $735 million
Dr Dre ran a sprint with Beats Electronics and it certainly paid off, but meanwhile, Diddy's been busy running a marathon. Years and years of investements and business ventures including Revolt TV, DeLeon tequila and his Sean John clothing line have made Diddy hip-hop's richest artist. Picture: Getty