Five American music stars have been crowned as world’s richest Hip-Hop artists. According to Forbes which released the list yesterday, May 10, the rappers include P. Diddy who’s ahead of Jay Z by $10 million. Drake is the only non-American and youngest on the list.

World’s Richest Hip-Hop Artists and their Networth

Starting the countdown here are music legends who has made millions out of music and other business ventures for decades.

5. Drake – $90 Million

At just 30 years, Aubrey Drake Graham joins the list of richest hip-hop artists as well as the youngest.

The Canadian-born rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor’s 2016 views fueled his gruelling tour across the US and the Netherlands.

The tour was fetching Drake $1 million per night, not to mention his deals with Apple, Nike and Sprite.

4. Birdman – $110 Million


Known by his stage name, Birdman, Bryan Williams is professional American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, executive producer, and investor.

He joins the list top richest hip-hop artists 2017, at number 4.

Along with his brother Ronald William, Birdman co-owns Cash Money Record, which has three of the world’s biggest star – Nicky Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne under its wing.

3. Dr Dre – $740 Million


Selling the Beat Record to Apple in 2014 for $3 billion reportedly gave Dre the largest single-year payday ever recorded by a living musician, placing him third on the list of top richest hip-hop artists.

The 53-year old is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Dre has also signed many other artists since the surge of his career including Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

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2. Jay Z – $810 Million

Shawn Corey Carter, professionally known as Jay Z is known as one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records.

He is second to Diddy on the list of world’s richest hip-hop artists.

His telecommunication company, Sprint’s $200 million investment in music stream service ‘Tidal’ reportedly valued the platform at $600 – more than what Jay Z paid for it two years ago. In 2015, his wealth was estimated at $53.5 million, and now, he is heading towards the billionaire direction so long his Roc Nation entertainment company and his Champagne brand continues to grow.

1. P. Diddy – $820 Million

Officially known as Sean John Combs, Diddy is not only a rapper. He’s a songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur, who has expanded his money over the years in potential money breeding business ventures.

Raised in Mount Vernon, New York, Diddy alongside Jay Z can be described as grandfathers in the world of entertainment having a rolled in the industry for more than a decade.

Diddy who is currently facing a lawsuit, is heading to the billionaire list on account of his lucrative with Diageo’s Ciroc plus stakes in TV network ‘Revolt,’ alkaline water brand ‘Aquahydrate’ and tequila, DeLeon.

Shortly after he was named #1 on the list world’s richest Hip-Hop artists 2017, Diddy took to his twitter page to caption this:

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