Diddy Tops List of Richest Hip-Hop Artists

Bad Boy Records boss doesn't budge from Number One spot

Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs
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March 28, 2013 10:10 AM ET

Diddy keeps stacking that paper: The producer-rapper and Bad Boy Records founder tops Forbes' latest list of the richest hip-hop artists, which he also led last year. Diddy's net worth is estimated at $580 million, with much of his wealth coming from business ventures, including his partnership with Ciroc vodka.

Dr. Dre Tops List of Highest-Paid Musicians

This year's Forbes list looks much the same as last year's report. Jay-Z came second, posting a net worth of $475 million with the continued growth of his Roc Nation label and management company. Dr. Dre held on to the number three spot with $350 million in net worth, thanks in large part to his Beats by Dre headphones.

Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman scored the fourth spot with $150 million in net worth, though he could have more than $200 million if it weren't for his co-ownership of the label with his brother Slim. G-Unit honcho 50 Cent came in at number five with $125 million, amassed through his varied approach to merchandise, video games and books following Get Rich or Die Tryin', as well as the 2007 sale of VitaminWater, in which he held a stake.

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