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Forbes Releases Annual List of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists

Forbes has revealed this year’s list of the world’s wealthiest hip-hop artists. Featured in its May 5 issue, the top-five list includes Diddy at an estimated $700 million, Dr. Dre at $550 million, Jay Z at $520 million, Birdman at $160 million, and 50 Cent at $140 million. Using the same standards it employs to calculate the wealth of the world’s billionaires, Forbes examines past earning and current holdings, while also speaking to relevant sources — analysts, attorneys, managers and industry heads — as well as the artists themselves to compile the comprehensive list. Garnering their wealth from the likes of electronics, food & beverage, fashion, and sporting, head to Forbes to get the breakdown on these hip-hop moguls. Head to HYPETRAK for more music news.

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