Forbes Names Hip-Hop’s 5 Wealthiest Artists Of 2013

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Forbes is back with their popular list of wealthiest Hip-Hop artists, this time counting their money for the year 2013. Diddy tops the list this time, mainly thanks to huge profits from his Ciroc vodka. Check the methodology below and hit the jump for the full list with estimated net worth along with video breakdown. This list appears in the April 15 issue of their magazine.


In order to complete our Forbes Five list, we followed the same procedures we use to calculate our list of the world’s billionaires: looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through financial documents and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find the nitty-gritty details.

1. Diddy $580 million
2. Jay-Z $475 million
3. Dr. Dre $350 million
4. Birdman $150 million
5. 50 Cent $125 million

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