Forbes releases the official list of the Top Hip-Hop’s wealthiest Artist and Jay z tops it for the first time.
The Roc Nation rapper has upped his $810 million worth to $900 million over the past year, helping him beat Diddy this time. The figure comes majorly due to his interests in Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, on top of nine-figure ownership stakes in his Roc Nation label/management and Tidal streaming service.
Diddy ranks No. 2 this year despite increasing his fortune in the past one year. Dr. Dre comes in at number 3 with $770 million. Drake and Eminem are tied at an even $100 million apiece. Eminem, who is the best selling rapper of all time, isn’t known for big businesses outside music but he ranks at number 5 thanks to earnings from his latest album Revival.