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Diddy Ranked At Top of Forbes List of Richest Hip-Hop Artists

Sean "Diddy" Combs

Rapper, dancer, producer, clothing designer – now Sean “Diddy” Combs can add to that list, hip-hop’s wealthiest artist.  Forbes magazine just placed Diddy at the top of that list, after taking into consideration the income he receives from his brands, Bad Boy Worldwide, Sean Jean and Ciroc vodka.

Forbes reports Diddy’s earnings at $475,000,000.  Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter came in second with $450,000,000 in earning.  Andre “Dr. Dre” Young came in third at $125,000,000 million and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Bryan “Birdman” Williams tied for fourth, with both having earnings listed at $100 million.

According to Forbes, the list was calculated by evaluating current holdings, along with past earnings and financials.

The Heat Magazine’s own radio show, ‘The Heat’, which is broadcast on the Global Rhythmz Radio Network via Blogtalk Radio on Saturdays from 9-11 p.m. EST will discuss this topic on its upcoming show – whether artists are selling out their trade in order to diversify their portfolios and add to their bank accounts.  Make sure to tune in at 9 p.m. EST Saturday when The Heat Magazine’s Asst. Editor-in-Chief, Arlene, and Special Correspondent, TayloreB, and The Heat radio’s producer, Mr. International, will weigh in on this topic.  Visit G Radio’s website HERE.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
Andre "Dr. Dre" Young
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Bryan "Birdman" Williams
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chiefhttp://www.mikodreamz.com
Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the NOLA Music Awards from 2012-present & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. Her PR work has been highly recognized & awarded. She was/is publicist for the late great BTY YoungN, 0017th and more. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Arlene@theheatmag.com. Follow her on Twitter - @CategorySeven & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.
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