Sean combs has once again been named the richest Hip Hop star by Forbes Magazine. Diddy is ranked no .1 on the magazine’s list with the estimates of $580 from non-musical ventures.
He is followed by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter with a net worth of $475 million. JAY Z’s wealth came from the $204 million sale of Roca wear in 2007, $150 million deal with Live Nation, plus stakes in Roc Nation, among other ventures.
Andre “Dr. Dre” Young still ranks third with $350 million, up $80 million from last year.
Bryan “Birdman” Williams rules the No. 4 spot with $150 million from his Cash Money/Young Money empire (which includes superstars Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne), YMCMB clothing line, and GT Vodka.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson rounds out the top 5 with $125 million. He is still reaping rewards from selling his stake in Vitamin Water to Coca-Cola in 2007.