Forbes Names Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists Of 2017

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Today, Forbes announced their Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2017.

If you’ve been following these things, you could probably guess who the five are.

At number five is Drake, who’s worth $90 million. That’s followed by Birdman, who sucked $110 million out of Cash Money.

The top three are the Dr. Dre ($740 million) Jay Z ($810 million) and Diddy ($820 million.)

Here’s how Forbes comes up with their numbers:

We follow the same procedures used to calculate our list of the world’s billionaires: looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through financial documents and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find the details.

This latest Forbes list focuses on net worth. Last year, the money mag calculated who made the most in 2016.

The top five were Wiz Khalifa ($24 million), Drake ($38.5 million), Dr. Dre ($41 million), Jay Z ($53.5 million) and Diddy. ($62 million). Birdman was tenth with $18 million.

One thought on “Forbes Names Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists Of 2017

    […] Last year’s number one Puff Daddy is two this year with $825 million in net worth. Dr. Dre is third with $770 million, most of that from his sale of Beats Audio to Apple a few years back. […]


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