Diddy Tops Forbes’ Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists List

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Diddy is rolling in the dough. The entertainment mogul has been crowned the richest rapper, according to Forbes.

Thanks to his various ventures, Sean “Diddy” Combs is sitting on a fortune valued at an estimated $475 million, securing him the No. 1 spot on the magazine’s Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists list. His net worth is attributed to his Sean John clothing line, Bad Boy label, and Cîroc, which has become the top premium vodka on the market.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z clocks in behind Puff, with his bank account worth $450 million. The Brooklyn rapper racked up the massive amount with his various enterprises including his Roc Nation label, fashion, touring, and record sales. Dr. Dre comes in at No. 3 with $125 million, roping in his cash from endorsing HP laptops and releasing his successful Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

50 Cent and Birdman tie for fourth with a cool $100 million to their names. The G-Unit Records CEO got his funds from selling his shares in vitaminwater to Coca-Cola for nine figures, while Baby continues pulling in money from his Young Money-Cash Money labels, which have been on a hot streak with platinum releases from Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne.

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46 Comments

  1. linda

    its dat train music dat keeps me going lol,,,,go diddy

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  3. Ciara Fan

    UGH, I can’t stand the fact that 1% of the world controls 40% of the worlds money, that means that 99% of the world shares 60% of the worlds money…thats disgusting to me and these losers are rich beyond belief while there are starving and less fortunate people within miles of their residences…. this is sickening and we allow it

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    Thomas Reply:

    @Ciara Fan, they are rich because the produce something that the public wants. No matter how dumb they appear to be, they are satisfying a demand. Its not fair to be angry with them.

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  4. Pinoy

    If Diddy & Jigga gave 400 mill to the poor ppl in the streets in New York there would be no more poverty in NY.

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    taiwo Reply:

    @Pinoy, so there are poor people in newyork unbelievable

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    Tunde Reply:

    @Pinoy, if diddy,jizzy should give 500million to the poor people in NY,there will still be uncountably relatively poor pple in Ny simply bcos poverty cnt be eradicated but can only be suppressed or reduced.

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  5. mon

    thats why i download and youtube to mp3 all there music because they dont need no more money i will never buy an of there albums in store ever again

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  6. seav

    You buy this dude album…?????nyway cograt o Diddy the daddy…he even help Jigga man to get where he is now when no one will touch him Diddy did it on Jigga classic as the executive producer!!!!

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  7. Brionna

    shout out to them the rich gets richer and the poor gets poorer

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  8. bijan

    all the comments are negative cuz diddy won. if it was any other rapper no one would be sayin anything about the income gap

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  9. oso_jo_o

    why weezy isn’t there! O_o

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    Tami Reply:

    @oso_jo_o, b/c Lil Wayne sucks

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    taiwo Reply:

    @Tami, mind ur speech to lil wayne hes gonna feed ur family till eternity

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  10. roro

    wow…. can’t believe they put my list of top 3 worst rappers on their list of richest rappers
    birdman? diddy? 50 cent? these are all the people killing hip hop today and them being on this list just shows hip hop really is dead
    i guess jay deserves it because of his lyricism and dre deserves it because of his production

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    taiwo Reply:

    @roro, u suck

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  11. Lisa

    Stop hating, the richest goes to the most business savvy. Diddy was one of the first to think about Hip Hop outside of the music industry. He even helped Jennifer Lopez get her business woman on. I’d say LL Cool J was the first Hip Hop artist to step outside of the music industry and expand into television and film and also endorse Fubu, then Diddy took it to another level. The richest hip hop artists are getting most of their bank from clothing lines, fragrances and entities other than albums. Selling albums alone would never get an artist to the top of the list. You see Eminem isn’t anywhere close.

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    M.Swagga Reply:

    @Lisa, you are right it’s the business side that made them rich

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  12. alex

    you are right,they need no more money

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  13. Thabo Lietsiso

    Sean Combs a graduate of Harvard University deserves to be on top of the list of the Wealthy of the wealthiest rappers for 2011. After the death of Biggie the guy predicted tht 10 yrs from now he will still be on top and it happened. So big up man u realy r DIDDY DIRTY MONEY. PERIOD:

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  14. Gilbert giz

    Hey guyz this is the time to stop buying music lets just do free downloads, lets give each other cd’s & copy them ,im just sayin lets spread piracy of music.

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  15. Clem pee Ghanaboi

    It not easy making music so guyz stop crucifying this self made millioniars. Big ups Dre, u hot.

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  16. esco

    well done,Diddy…’LETZ GO’!

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  17. sk

    i told ma bra’z at skwl 2dae dat diddy is king bt ma homies tot i was joking.bring all them dough home diddy.lol

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  18. Voonke

    Birdman is the man he rules the game,kip it up stunna

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  19. Voonke

    Where is my man ross

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  20. Jones

    Diddy u the man

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  21. Lyon

    Nigaz like Nas and all the other misguided underground rappers need to stop bitching about issues and get into business

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    kalvinukadi Reply:

    @michaelpaisly …excellent p diddy thats very to climb infront jayzee…..kanye shuold stop bieng mouthy and get into real business

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  22. M.Swagga

    People are always saying give your hard earn money to the poor in the city even though Im not saying all but if you give millions to some of these homeless people they are probably gonna be more worse off than they were before because most homeless people be drug addicts and alcholics so they probably would overdose off the shit

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  23. sweetkojo

    damn dat dirty money dude has relly got lots of cash tho

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  24. m.c fineface

    hey dudes can everybody give a standing ovation for the hardworking and for the rest of u hater go hug a transformer.

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  25. perkins 'king p' baby

    am a yung rapper lukin 4 a sponsor i gat so much talent any1 to huk me up am no facebook

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  26. Henny

    Hmmm, i wonder why d king of illuminate, freemason, mason, can’t get all these cash for himself since their devil owns the world wealth….

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  27. olowo

    Big up to my blood brother,YMCMB

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  28. Intakos

    I thnk Birdman got money more than 50cents. +233243345747

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  29. luda

    Jay zee is the man……

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  30. bill

    @roro, you dont know what u talkin lol. who told u diddy aint producin huh. if u dont know diddy was big’s record producer and shit.

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  31. kyddlk

    hey hey hey ol o u, Diddy is the main man and he will always be until the dearth

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  32. Sigaan

    There is no ned 2 talk more,so talk less cuz i stil knw j zay as d man.

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  33. Houston Home Security

    Great post! Thanks for spending the time on writing this. I really learned a lot!

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  34. kudakwashe

    diddy cam 2 zimbabwe and u wl mac a lot of money ask fat jo and ciara.

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  35. mac-t

    dnt u fil dis list is wrong? If not where is rick ross?

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  36. mac-t

    dnt u fil dis list is wrong? If nt where is rick ross

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  37. Btraze

    it is cool dat 50 cent make the top 5 wooooow!lil wyne is any where to be found ha!ha!!ha!!!so an emty barrel make louder noise,by d time 50 release film thing’s fall apart u will sef he wil b rank next year.hope d young money fans hear about bus wit studio in it dat bougth for souja boy on is 19 birthday d press can not even name d amount.kudos to u for ur work done.ride on gaul ha!ha!!ha!!!

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  38. ume WIZKELLY

    well done DIDDY is nt easy to be on top. Let the CASH FLOW. LOLS

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