JAY-Z Dethrones Didddy As World’s Richest Hip-Hop Star
Diddy has repeatedly held the crown for the wealthiest hip-hop act in 2017, but that reign has since ended as Forbes released its latest Hip-Hop Wealthiest Acts of 2018 list with Jay Z notching the no. 1 spot.
This is JAY-Z’s first time topping the list.
The mogul raked in $900 million in the past year, a huge bump from the $810 million he made the year prior that earned him the No. 2 spot on Forbes’ 2017 list.
Hov’s net worth increase is due to his many business endeavors including his label Roc Nation, streaming service Tidal, ventures with spirits brands Armand de Brignac and D’Ussé, among others.
Below is the list of the richest performers in the industry:
Jay-Z: $900 million
Diddy: $825 million
Dr. Dre: $770 million
Eminem and Drake: tied at $100 million