Jay- Z dethrones Diddy, becomes richest hip-hop star
Jay-z is the richest rapper on the planet and simultaneously the richest musician at the moment.
According to reports,the rap mogul saw his net-worth rise from $810 million to $900 million in the past year, thanks to not just his stakes in Roc Nation and Tidal, but also the rising value of his interests in Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac.
Sean Combs aka Diddy takes the second place with $825 million to his name.
Dre sits in third place with a net-worth of $770 million, although the number is expected to rise soon, after he receives a slug of Apple’s stock this summer worth well over $100 million.
The last two on the list, Drake and Eminem, are far below: both are worth $100 million.
Unknown to many, this is Eminem’s first time on the list, replacing Birdman, the Cash Money boss, who fell below the $100 million mark due to some liquidity issues.
Jay-Z, Diddy, and Dre’s are not only the wealthiest players in the rap game but the richest American musicians of any genre, edging out of the electronic music stars on Forbes‘ equivalent DJs list, including top EDM earners like Calvin Harris ($48.5 million), Tiësto ($39 mil), and Skrillex ($30 mil).