Jay-Z, Diddy and 50 Cent Anointed Wealthiest Rappers by Forbes
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:13:26
Forbes reports that Sean "Diddy" Combs sits atop the magazine's accounting of rap's richest gurus, with a fortune of $475 million, fueled by his interests in Sean John clothing, Bad Boy Worldwide record label and, most significantly, his Diageo joint-venture vodka brand Ciroc. Diddy is filthy rich and has quite the diverse profile!
Jay-Z ranked a close second, with $450 million. Superproducer/rapper Dr. Dre ranks third with $125 million, fueled by past earnings generated from his own career and by helping to launch those of Snoop Dogg and Eminem. Dre certainly knows how to pick ‘em and that in turn lined his pockets. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, a onetime Dr. Dre protégé who reaped a nine-figure payday from the sale of Vitamin Water to Coca-Cola, rounds out the top five in a tie with Cash Money Records cofounder Bryan "Birdman Williams at $100 million.
When it come to getting paid, these gentlemen know how to get it done.
Who is your favorite rapper on this list?