Forbes 2015 Richest 5 Hip-Hop Artists: Jay Z Slips As Birdman Makes The List

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Forbes releases the net worth of the top 5 wealthiest hip-hop artists of 2015, and the list includes the likes of: Dr.Dre, 5O Cent, Jay Z, Birdman and Diddy.

Apparently, we thought Dr. Dre would top the list after word began to spread that he had sold his eponymous headphone line to Apple.

The super-producer made a proclamation: “rap’s first billionaire was about to be crowned, and he hailed from Los Angeles.selling his Beats by Dre franchise to Apple late last year.”

But while Dre’s wealth was derived from a single jackpot idea, Diddy’s is the product of his interests in a slew of companies, a handful of which could one day give him a Beats-esque exit.

Dr. Dre was however place 2nd ahead of Jay Z, the new Forbes list serves as a surprise to us.

Here are the top 5 below:
1. Diddy – net worth: $725M
2. Dr. Dre – net worth: $700M
3. Jay Z – net worth: $550M
4. 50 Cent – net worth: $155M
5. Birdman – net worth: $150M

If we recall, Forbes released the 2015 list of top billionaires in the world, the list showed that African Richest Man, Aliko Dangote slipped as 5 Nigerians were listed.



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