Diddy & JAY Z Lead Forbes’ Wealthiest Artists In Hip-Hop List

blame it on Patrick Glynn May 10, 2017

Every year, Forbes releases a list of the five wealthiest artists in hip-hop. Diddy, JAY Z, Dr. Dre and Birdman are often in the mix of who is worth the most, with Drake recently thrown in the mix, too. All five were on 2016’s list of the wealthiest people in hip-hop. And wouldn’t you know it? All five are on 2017’s list, too.

With Puffy still sitting on top with $820 million in assets, JAY Z is right behind him with $810 million—an increase from $610 million in 2016, thanks in large part to a $200 million investment from Sprint into TiDAL, which helped skyrocket the valuation for the streaming service.

According to statistics on, Dr. Dre now sits at No. 3 with $740 million—an increase of $30 million from last year, which Forbes credits to “savvy investments.” Birdman remains in the same position as last year with $110 million. And Drake rounds out the Top 5, inching closer to Bird with $90 million, up from $60 million last year.


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That’s a lot of money between five people. Good for them.