Sean 'Diddy' Combs Tops Forbes' Annual List of Hip-Hop's Richest

Sean Combs

Forbes has released their seventh annual list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists and, for the first time, Sean "Diddy" Combs has come out on top.

Since its inception, the list has been a consistent shuffle between 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Sean Combs and Dr. Dre for top five dominance, with guest appearances from Kanye West, Akon, and Lil Wayne through the years -- except for 2011, when Birdman and Lil Wayne were tied for 4th on the strength of Wayne's Cash Money release I Am Not a Human Being, with Kanye West in third on the success of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Watch the Throne.

The top five earners this year are:

Sean Combs
Jay-Z
Dr. Dre
Birdman
50 Cent

You can read all of Forbes' coverage right here.