Forbes’ 2013 Richest Names in Hip-Hop List Revealed

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While the names of MTV’s “Hottest MCs in the Game Right Now” continue to argue over ranking, a new list has been unveiled with different names entirely.

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Forbes has revealed it’s data for 2013’s wealthiest artists in hip-hop. Topping the money chart is Sean “Diddy” Combs who continues his baller-status reign.

The value summary takes into account non-music ventures, so it was Diddy’s entrepreneurial spirit playing brand ambassador for Diageo’s Cîroc vodka that helped earn him his net worth of $580 million.

Following Diddy were Jay-Z with $475 million and Dr. Dre at $350 million.

Here’s how the top five rounded out:

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs — estimated net worth: $580 million

2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter — $475 million

3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young — $350 million

4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams — $150 million

5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson — $125 million

Fans of reading about music artists’ extreme bank accounts will recall that the list reads exactly same order as last year’s list Though, all of the net worths received a bump in the last 365 days.

Last year’s list read:

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs — estimated net worth: $550 million

2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter — $460 million

3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young — $260 million

4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams — $125 million

5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson — $110 million

According to the business publication’s website, the values are arrived at by: “looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through financial documents and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find the nitty-gritty details.”

Source: Stereotude

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