FORBES: Wealthiest Hip-Hop Earners 2013

Retaining his crown as the wealthiest hip-hop artist alive, P. Diddy is number 1 once again, topping the 2013 list of rappers with the largest bank accounts. With his record label Bad Boy Records releasing MGK’s “Lace Up” and the long-awaited debut album from French Montana Excuse My French, the 20+ year vet has remained one of the top heavyweights in the industry. The face of the popular Ciroc vodka brand, has been a cash-cow over the past few years.

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs ($580 million)
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter ($475 million)
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young ($350 million)
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams ($150 million)
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson ($125 million)

Landing in at number 2 was the Jiggman, who had a successful year touring the world with Kanye West and Hit-Boy, continuing their Niggas In Paris wave from 2011 into 2012, as well as Jay’s run for the official opening of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. An interesting note is the $80 million dollar increase Dr. Dre acquired this year in comparison to last year, obviously due to his Beats By Dre headphone collection as well as the first album under Aftermath in over 2 years, Kendrick Lamar’s debut opus, good kid, m.A.A.d city.”

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