Forbes has released their five wealthiest Hip Hop artist for 2018 and Jay Z is ranked at number one, beating Diddy, becoming the $900 million dollar man…Diddy comes in second place at $825 million.. Dr. Dre comes in third with Eminem and Drake at 4 and 5, tied at $100 million…
This is all because of the rising value of his interests in Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, on top of nine-figure ownership stakes in his Roc Nation empire and Tidal streaming service.
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Diddy comes in at No. 2, raking in $825 million this year despite increasing his fortune slightly in the past 12 months; tepid trends in the vodka and cable TV sectors have affected his interests in Ciroc and Revolt, but heady growth at DeLeón tequila, his joint venture with beverage giant Diageo–and massive annual earnings totals in recent years–have kept his net worth trending in the right direction.
Dr. Dre ranks No.3, with $770 million, creeping upward thanks to the market trends boosting his nine-figure windfall from Apple’s $3 billion buyout of Beats in 2014. The super producer is also in line to receive a slug of Apple stock this summer worth well over $100 million.
Drake and Eminem comes in tied in 4th and 5th place, with $100 million..
The youngest 31-year-old Drake has earned more than $250 million since 2010, before taxes and spending; an equity stake in Virginia Black whiskey and pricey estates in Toronto, Canada, and Hidden Hills, California, pad his holdings. His inclusion on the Forbes Five represents yet another career goal achieved.