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Sunday, March 31, 2013


the numbers are in–see who has been crowned the Wealthiest Hip-Hop Musician by Forbes.

Here is the list…featuring a lot of familiar faces…

The Forbes Five for 2013

1. Diddy – $580 million
2. Jay-Z – $475 million
3. Dr. Dre – $350 million
4. Birdman – $150 million 

5. 50 Cent – $125 million 

The Bad Boy mogul Diddy ranks No. 1 on this year’s Forbes Five, the magazine’s annual list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists, with an estimated net worth of $580 million. The bulk of Diddy’s fortune comes from non-musical ventures including his deal with Diageo’s Ciroc.

Jay-Z holds down the No. 2 spot with a net worth of $475 million. The Roc Nation mogul continues to amass his wealth with the $204 million sale of Rocawear in 2007, $150 million deal with Live Nation, plus stakes in Roc Nation, Carol’s Daughter, the Brooklyn Nets, Barclays Center, and D’ussé Cognac.

While he may not have released an album in 14 years, Dr. Dre still ranks third with $350 million, up $80 million from last year, thanks mostly to his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams stands No. 4 spot with $150 million from his Cash Money/Young Money empire (which includes music superstars Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne), YMCMB clothing line, and GT Vodka.

50 Cent rounds out the top 5 with $125 million. The G-Unit mogul’s brand continues to grow with music, merchandise, video games, and books. He is still reaping rewards from selling his stake in VitaminWater to Coca-Cola in 2007. STORY #VIA  MP3WAXX.COM