These Are the Richest Rappers in the World

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This year, Diddy has made it to Number One with a reported net worth of approximately $820m (£633.8m).

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Sean "Diddy" Combs has topped the annual Forbes list of the world's richest hip-hop artists for the fourth straight year, the magazine reported Wednesday. While the list stands similar to a year ago, the arrangement of names and their net worth could leave you astonished. He is also paid very well through his deal with Diageo's Ciroc vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water brand.

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Fellow rapper and Roc Nation CEO, Jay-Z, is worth an estimated $810 million. Forbes notes Hov increased his wealth by 30 percent after Sprint's $200 million investment reportedly put the value of his music-streaming service Tidal, at $600 million. The top 5 artists haven't changed from last year's list, though Jay Z has supplanted Dr. Dre in the #2 spot.

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Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams ($110 million) and rapper Drake ($90 million) round out the top five. Dre's biggest pay day was back in 2014 when Apple purchased Beats by Dre for a cool $3 billion. Rumors indicate that the three superstars might be leaving the record company so Birdman's days on the list may be numbered.

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