After declaring Jay-Z as hip-hop's first billionaire, Forbes delivers the rest of the top five, as they predict who falls next in line to reach billionaire status. The business mag gave the No. 2 nod to Dr. Dre, whom they estimate to maintain a fortune of around $800 million.
If you recall, Dre actually declared himself to be the first billionaire in hip-hop, but Forbes didn't think that was the case, since they believe his sale of Beats By Dre to Apple only netted him about a half-billion. Next on the list comes Diddy at $740 million, who Forbes actually predicts could become a billionaire faster than Dr. Dre, thanks to owning Ciroc.
Kanye West clocks in at No. 4 with an estimated $240 million estate. Forbes credits West's YEEZY line with Adidas for making him a dark horse in the race. Reports came out in 2018 that the YEEZY brand had received a $1.5 billion valuation. "I would say my husband is. That makes me one, right?" Kim Kardashian told Jimmy Kimmel last year when asked about her husband's billionaire status.