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Sean “Diddy” Combs remains the richest artist in the world of hip-hop, according to Forbes’ 2017 ranking of rap artists by their total fortune.
On the strength of his lucrative Cîroc Vodka partnership and other ventures, Diddy’s $820 million approximate net worth leads Tidal mogul Jay-Z by $10 million and Beats Electronics founder Dr. Dre by $80 million.
As Forbes notes, Jay-Z’s fortune grew 30% since last year, following a $200 million investment in Tidal from Sprint earlier this year. The streaming service, which Jay-Z purchased for $56 million in 2015, is now valued at $600 million.
In 2016’s ranking, Jay-Z was in third place with $610 million, trailing Dr. Dre by $100 million and Diddy by $140 million.
Check out our chart of the top 5 richest hip-hop artists below:
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