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50 Cent drops out of Forbes hip hop rich list while Diddy peaks with $60m earnings

In Hip Hop by Nick Russell

50 Cent drops out of Forbes hip hop rich list while Diddy peaks with $60m earnings

After a drama filled year for both the Bad Boy Records CEO and the G Unit boss, it looks like Sean Combs will have the last laugh, as not only has he reached #1 on the annual hip hop rich list, but Curtis Jackson didn’t even make the top 20, which shouldn’t come as a surprise following his bankruptcy announcements.

Considering Diddy’s wide ranging brand portfolio it’s clear to see how he raked in such a fortune, with brands like Ciroc Vodka, REVOLT TV network, alkaline water brand Aquahydrate and can’t forget the clothing brand Sean John!

50’s Effen Vodka and SMS Audio don’t seem to have generated much ROI for Fiddy though let’s see what things look like in a year’s time. Much respect due to independent hip hop icon Tech N9ne, who came in at number 17. Further proof that being a dope rapper with a solid fan base and a great live show, combined with consistent output really can make you million of dollars without having to compromise your own brand!

Here’s the full list and you can find out even more via Forbes.com.

1. Diddy: $60 million
2. Jay Z: $56 million
3. Drake: $39.5 million
4. Dr. Dre: $33 million
5. Pharrell: $32 million
6. Eminem: $31 million
7. Kanye West: $22 million
8. Wiz Khalifa: $21.5 million
9. Nicki Minaj: $21 million
10. Birdman: $18 million
11. Pitbull: $17 million
12. Lil Wayne: $15 million
13. Kendrick Lamar: $12 million
13. J. Cole: $11 million
14. Snoop Dogg: $10 million
16. Rick Ross: $9 million
17. Tech N9ne: $8.5 million
18. Ludacris: $8 million
19. T.I.: $6 million
20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: $5.5 million

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