Diddy, Drake and Jay-Z Dominate Forbes Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists

Added: 28 September 2017 | Read 575 times
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Diddy has done it again. But it looks like Toronto rapper Drake is on his way to the top.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has topped Forbes’ latest highest-paid hip-hop artists list.

The hip-hop mogul’s $130 million earnings in the past year lands him the number one spot.

His fortune stems from his Bad Boy Reunion tour, Diageo’s Ciroc Vodka partnership, and selling one-third of his stake in his Sean John clothing line for $70 million.

"I started my business career at age 12, delivering newspapers. I had a lot of elderly customers, so I would always put the newspaper in between the screen door and the door -- that caring made me different, made me better than the last paperboy," Diddy told Forbes of his legendary work ethic.

"Since then, I've always understood that if I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I'll get a return on my hard work," Diddy said.

Drake comes in at number two with $94 million, while Jay-Z follows with $42 million.

Dr. Dre and Chance the Rapper close out the top five with $34.5 million and $33 million, respectively.


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