Puff Daddy Tops Forbes’ List Of Hip Hop’s Highest Earners For 2016

blame it on Meka September 7, 2016

Puff Daddy once again reigns supreme among hip hop.

The 46-year-old musician, entrepreneur and mogul is once again at the summit of Forbes’ Cash Kings 2016 list. Thanks to his lucrative deal with CÎROC, his Bad Boy Reunion Tour and other various ventures, Combs earned $62 million over the past 365 days, topping the list for the second consecutive year and for the fifth time in the last six years.

JAY Z nabbed the silver medal, with earnings of $53.5 million thanks to Roc Nation, sales from Armand de Brignac (read: Ace Of Spades) champagne and D’Ussé cognac, and more. Meanwhile, Dr. Dre landed at No. 3 with a $41 million, with most of it coming from his 2014 mega-buyout of his Beats brand and the success of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

The likes of A$AP Rocky (No. 13), Rick Ross (No. 20), Swizz Beatz (No. 19), also made Forbes’ Rap Rolodex as well. Check out the entire list below.

20. (tie) Rick Ross
20. (tie) Ludacris
19. Swizz Beatz
18. Eminem
17. Snoop Dogg
14. (tie) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
14. (tie) Lil Wayne
14. (tie) J. Cole
13. A$AP Rocky
12. DJ Khaled
11. Kanye West
10. Birdman
9. Kendrick Lamar
8. Pharrell
7. Pitbull
6. Nicki Minaj
5. Wiz Khalifa
4. Drake
3. Dr. Dre
2. JAY Z
1. Puff Daddy

An interesting note: the top 20 acts pulled in $4.5 billion over the past decade, an average of $22.5 million per act per year.