Forbes has just released their list of the Top 5 Money Earners in Hip Hop. Forbes puts this list out every year and usually the same names pop up on it, but what intrigues me is seeing their total earnings. The list is tallied with the artists business holdings, record sales, and endorsements. So check it out below:
1. Diddy – $580 million
2. Jay-Z – $475 million
3. Dr. Dre – $350 million
4. Birdman – $150 million
5. 50 Cent – $125 million
Diddy has held the #1 spot for the last couple of years and it’s largely based on his business deal with Ciroc. Jay-Z just opened the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and has teamed up with Bacardi for a Cognac venture, so he may come for Diddy’s spot next year.
Dr. Dre’s earnings have increased dramatically since the release of the “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones that are very popular and expensive, but good quality. Birdman stays on the list with his Cash Money, Young Money empire and 50 Cent is getting richer and richer from dabbling in energy drinks. These five gentlemen have a total net worth of almost two billion dollars. Must be nice!
Check out a recap video from Forbes below: