Forbes Names "Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014"

posted April 16, 2014 05:00:00 PM CDT | 164 comments

Forbes Names "Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014"

Diddy earns the #1 slot on Forbes' list of "Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014."

Puff Daddy tops the list of "The Forbes Five: Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2014,” which was released today (April 16).

The man also known as Sean “Diddy” Combs has a worth of $700 million, according to the article. "His newly-launched REVOLT TV provides him with a majority equity stake that could one day make him Hip Hop’s first billionaire,” the story says.

Dr. Dre is #2 on Forbes’ list. Born Andre Young, the rapper-producer owes much of his $550 million fortune to Beats by Dre, the headphone company which he co-founded with Jimmy Iovine in 2008.

Jay Z lands at #3 on the list. The Brooklyn, New Yorker’s deals with Rocawear and Live Nation netted him a surplus of $150 million each, helping Jigga assemble a $520 million empire.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams, also known as Baby, earns the #4 slot on Forbes’ list. His 50 percent stake in Cash Money Records provides the majority of his $160 million fortune.

50 Cent is #5 on Forbes’ list. Curtis Jackson’s wealth largely comes from his VitaminWater pact, from which he earned a reported $100 million. 

RELATED: Dr. Dre Makes Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List

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