Diddy Is the Richest Man in Rap

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Sean "Diddy" Combs aka Puff Daddy attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. 

On Wednesday (May 10), Forbes released its annual list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists of 2017. Sean Combs, aka Diddy, made the top of the list with a net worth of around $820 million, all thanks to an ongoing partnership with Ciroc vodka, as well as his investment in the TV network Revolt and his continued presence in the music industry.

In second, Jay Z is still a crowning titan of hip-hop royalty with $810 million, followed by Dr. Dre ($740 million) -- and then, after a steep drop off, Birdman ($110 million) and Drake ($90 million) to round out the top five.

Read the full analysis at Forbes.

This article was originally published by Spin.


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