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Forbes Releases Top 5 “Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists of 2018” List

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Forbes has released their list of Hip-Hop’s wealthiest artist of this year and it’s Jay-Z who is on top of it for the first time, while Diddy was the one on top of the list last year.

The Roc Nation rapper has upped his $810 million worth to $900 million over the past year, helping him beat Diddy this time. The figure comes majorly due to his interests in Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, on top of nine-figure ownership stakes in his Roc Nation label/management and Tidal streaming service.

Diddy ranks No. 2 this year despite increasing his fortune in the past one year. Dr. Dre comes in at number 3 with $770 million. Drake and Eminem are tied at an even $100 million apiece. Eminem, who is the best selling rapper of all time, isn’t known for big businesses outside music but he ranks at number 5 thanks to earnings from his latest album Revival.

The list:

1. Jay-Z ($900 million)
2. Diddy ($825 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($770 million)
4. Drake ($100 million)
5. Eminem ($100 million)

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