Diddy is Still the Richest Man in Hip-Hop

By Scott T. Sterling

If “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” then Sean “Diddy” Combs has more problems than he knows what to do with.

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Once again, Diddy tops the latest Forbes’ list of hip-hop’s top-earning artists, clocking a cool $130 million.

As expected, he earned a bulk of that money from revenues outside of music sales. A large chunk of that change was derived from the massive Bad Boy reunion tour, and Combs selling off a portion of his Sean Jean clothing company, netting the mogul an estimated $70 million.

Combs is followed on the list by usual suspects Drake ($94 million) and JAY-Z ($42 million). Nicki Minaj is the only woman on the list ($16 million), while the 21-year-old Lil Yachty is the youngest ($11 million).

See the top 20 of the list below.

1. Diddy – $130 million
2. Drake – $94 million
3. JAY Z – $42 million
4. Dr. Dre – $34.5 million
5. Chance the Rapper – $33 million
6. Kendrick Lamar – $30 million
7. Wiz Khalifa – $28 million
8. Pitbull – $27 million
9. DJ Khaled – $24 million
10. Future – $23 million
11. Kanye West – $22 million
12. Birdman – $20 million
13. J. Cole – $19 million
14. Swizz Beatz – $17 million
15. Snoop Dogg – $16.5 million
16. Nicki Minaj – $16 million
17. Lil Wayne – $15.5 million
18. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $11.5 million (tie)
19. Rick Ross – $11.5 million (tie)
20. Lil Yachty – $11 million

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