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Hip-Hop’s 5 Richest Artists: Diddy, Jay Z, And Dr. Dre Tops Forbes 2017 List

With an estimated net worth of $820 million, Sean (Diddy) Combs once again topped Forbes’ list of richest artists in hip-hop for 2017, while Jay Z vaulted into 2nd place with $810 million. Congrats!

Former N.W.A. member Dr. Dre, meanwhile, slid to No. 3 with with his $740 million fortune.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams coming in 4th with $110 million and Canadian rapper Drake rounding out the top five with $90 million.

Hip-Hop’s Richest Artists: top 5 most financially successful rappers in the world for 2017

  1. Sean (Diddy) Combs – $820 million
  2. Shawn “Jay Z” Carter – $810 million
  3. Dr. Dre – $740 million
  4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams – $110 million
  5. Drake – $90 million

Well, it was a little shocking to see that Kanye West, didn’t make the list – yes, you read that right.

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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