Listing which HIP HOP artist is the more insanely wealthy, can become a mere exercise in futility when your choices are as filthy stinking rich as 50 CENT, BIRDMAN, JAY-Z, DR. DRE, and P. DIDDY!!!
BUTT, at the world's leading magazine for rich people, about rich people, and by rich people, FORBES; they do it every year.
In their list of the 2014 TOP 5 ARTISTS In HIP HOP, P. DIDDY reigns supreme, but; DR. DRE has begun making strides over JAY-Z.
P. DIDDY, who started his own TV network, REVOLT, in October of 2013, increased his overall fortune by $120 million to a net fortune of $700 million.
JAY-Z increased his net worth from $475 million in 2013 to $520 million in 2014 with the start of his own sports agency, ROC NATION SPORTS. While JAY-Z increased his wealth, he fell to #3 in the 2014 rankings.
DR. DRE has seen his wealth increase by $200 million from $350 million in 2013 to $550 million in 2014.
DR. DRE owns BEATS By DRE headphones with JIMMY LOVINE, CEO of INTERSCOPE RECORDS. Last year the headphone company reportedly raked in over $1.2 billion in revenue in 2013, a year after LOVINE and DRE spent $150 million to increase their stake in the company to 75%.
1.) SEAN "DIDDY" "P. DIDDY" "PUFF DADDY" COMBS
2.) ANDRE "DR. DRE" YOUNG
3.) SHAWN "JAY-Z" CARTER
4.) BRYAN "BIRDMAN" "BABY" WILLIAMS
5.) CURTIS "50 CENT" JACKSON