Richest hip-hop stars revealed
Who is the richest man in hip-hop? Still P Diddy ...
According to a list compiled by Forbes magazine, the music mogul is the wealthiest artist in hip-hop for the second year running.
It’s all down to the rapper’s many business interests: Diddy owns the Sean John fashion range, Ciroc vodka brand, Blue Flame marketing, Bad Boy Worldwide record label and another clothing brand Enyce, which altogether rake in an estimated £344-million.
Rapper Jay-Z secured the number two spot with his estimated £287 million fortune. Jay-Z’s business interests include his 40/40 sports club, deals with Live Nation, his Watch The Throne tour with Kanye West and shares in basketball team the New Jersey Nets.
Entrepreneur Dr Dre came in at three, while Cash Money record producer Bryan “Birdman” Williams is at number four and rapper 50 Cent secured position number 5 on the list.
Williams told Forbes: "One of my motivations in life is to be a billionaire.
“We're going to keep working hard until we get our brand to be as big as possible. That's the goal in life, that's what I live for.”
The 43-year-old also said that he wants to make the “best music possible” for his fans, but success is still his main priority.
"Right now we are with Universal and we're just trying to do the best music possible. I'm loyal to my team, and to success. Whoever gives the most benefit to my team, which is first, and to its success, that's where we'll end up at."
Forbes Magazine's five wealthiest hip-hop artists:
1. P. Diddy
3. Dr. Dre
5. 50 Cent