Those who think hip-hop still isn’t a money maker should take a look at this Forbes list! Granted, not every cat rappin’ in the streets will reach this level, but these big dogs from the 90s are still making a ton of money!
The five names on the list — Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Birdman and 50 Cent — are widely recognized as rap’s most successful businessmen. Diddy scored the No. 1 spot this year, with a reported fortune of $700 million. $120 million of that was earned this year from business ventures like Revolt TV and Ciroc. Diddy is also back to making music with his “Big Homie” single out now and his album, Money Making Mitch, on the way.
It will be interesting to see if he can generate the radio airplay he once did back in the day. Either way, Diddy is getting paid!
Dr. Dre moved up the list from five to two from last year thanks to the continue success of Beats By Dre with his worth at a reported $550 million.
See the entire list here!