The New Stuff

Diddy, Jay-Z Top Forbes Hip-Hop Wealthiest


Mo Money, Mo Problems. At least that's what Diddy's hip-hop crew once taught us. But is it really that ironic that the multi-million dollar mogul is now atop Forbes highest grossing hip-hop artists?

Upon the release of the figures just yesterday, from the prestigious publication, many were surprised to witness the shift in power, as Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, is no longer hip-hop's leading earner. Although the separation between he and fellow entrepreneur Sean Combs is minimal at best, as they took the number one and two spots, Jay has been owning virtually all markets over the last few years, until now that is.

The two have a somewhat mirrored pattern of earned success, in similarities with clothing lines and affiliations with music labels. At the same time, however, each has his differing avenue of revenue. Hov has recently ventured into film, as well as putting out a top selling book, and dabbles in the culinary arts as well.

Diddy's most notable achievement worthy of higher income is his beloved and now highly popular Ciroc Vodka. What—you haven't heard the product uttered in virtually a hundred rap songs yet?

As aforementioned, Diddy and Jay-Z leading the charge for the top five highest hip-hop earners comes as no shock whatsoever. The rest of the group has shifted slightly, as super producer Dr. Dre has experienced quite the comeback year and has been awarded significantly, thus taking the number three slot.

Rapper turned actor, 50 Cent comes in tied at the four and five spot, alongside Young Money bossman, Birdman. All thanks to Lil Wayne and Drake on that one.

All this leaves us with only one reoccurring question—where the ladies at?

See each individual, matched with his coinciding gross below:

1. Diddy ($475 million)

2. Jay-Z ($450 million)

3. Dr. Dre ($125 million)

4. 50 Cent ($100 million)

5. Birdman ($100 million)

Recently Published

a20fddb2cf964258b99310acbe3398cf-80fb17993f36ad19cc861b052d2603c8ba4956a7
»

Warren Buffett and Donald Trump get into a billionaires' brawl over tax returns

Is this how billionaires fight?  Warren Buffett, the revered ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is classy
»

Forget Touch ID, you can unlock the Galaxy Note 7 with your eyes

Samsung just launched the latest addition to their smartphone lineup, ...

429d38cf607c43eca1d37aed5759eb8e-005436dfd1c56bdcc0ef7c64726643d7132a2e1a
»

Jimmy Fallon named as next Golden Globes host

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Jimmy Fallon has been tapped to ...

NFL_Snapchat_322-50bc2eda923f3c1498b52590c3a645e100a19724
»

The NFL — and football highlights — are coming to Snapchat Discover

Are you ready for some football (in Snapchat Discover)? Snapchat and ...

browniepan-7d5fe6899c1b9db3e416d8b9aaefcc537d7b9079
»

Restaurant revolutionizes the way brownies are sold

Not all brownies are created equal. There are many variables that ...

https---blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com-uploads-card-image-131488-AP_16181711733011
»

The Academy just took a huge step toward ending #OscarsSoWhite

LOS ANGELES — For all the grief the Academy of Motion Picture ...

G. Star Swain Sings
»

Tourist's national anthem performance astounds onlookers at Lincoln Memorial

[embedded content] Take note, would-be pop stars: this is how you ...

card-image-131157-FB_media
»

Baby pics > news hits: Facebook loves 'friends and family,' cools on media

Another day, another chapter in Facebook's love/hate relationship ...

Lady Gaga and 48 more celebs honor Orlando victims in video by Ryan Murphy
»

Lady Gaga and 48 more celebs honor Orlando victims in video by Ryan Murphy

[embedded content] Ryan Murphy can bring together star power like ...