Forbes has announced this year’s list of hip-hop’s top earners, and Diddytops the charts, pulling in $50 million over the past 12 months. The rap mogul’s net worth is thanks to his several different streams of revenue: His Bad Boy record label, Sean John clothing line, Blue Flame agency, and agreement with Ciroc, as well as his cable channel Revolt, which will debut this fall via Time Warner and Comcast.
Diddy is followed by Jay Z,who trails with $43 million, and Dr. Dre, who proceeds with a close $40 million.
According to Forbes:
“The Cash Kings list tracks pretax earnings for all living artists whose work is primarily classified as hip-hop or rap. To form the list, we looked at income from touring, record sales, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures. Management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Earnings are tabulated from June 2012 to June 2013 and based on data from Pollstar, the Recording Industry Association of America and Nielsen SoundScan, and from interviews with numerous managers, lawyers, record executives and some of the artists themselves.”
Check out the top 10 hip-hop cash kings down below!