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Forbes Reveals Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists Of 2017

Every year Forbes delivers their top five wealthiest artists in hip hop list, and now they are back with 2017’s highest earners.

Coming in the top spot is Diddy with a whopping $820 million, closely followed by Jay Z who jumped one rank in the standings from last year thanks to a $200 million Sprint deal. Taking the third position is Dr. Dre who’s still enjoying the fruits of his Beats By Dre sale to Apple, with Birdman landing 4th at $110 million, and Drake in 5th earning $90 million.

Congratulations to all parties on their massive fortunes, and expect to see Jay Z hunting for that number one spot next year after signing a $200 million 10-year contract with Live Nation earlier this week, which was not included in the totals.

01. Diddy – $820,000,000
02. Jay Z – $810,000,000
03. Dr. Dre – $740,000,000
04. Birdman – $110,000,000
05. Drake – $90,000,000