The top two wealthiest hip-hop artists have changed, according to Forbes. JAY-Z has dethroned 2017’s top entrant Diddy with a net worth from $810 million USD to $900 million USD. This is a result of Armand de Brignac champagne and D’USSÉ cognac value rising, as well as his ownership stake in Roc Nation and TIDAL.
Diddy increased his network as well to $825 million USD, a slight $5 million USD increase attributed to growth in his DeLeon tequila and Diageo investments. Dr. Dre remains the third wealthiest hip-hop artist on the Forbes list but saw a big increase from $740 million USD to $770 million USD, and is expecting a huge chunk of Apple stock next year. In related news, JAY-Z has invested in the stock trading app Robinhood.