Tupac‘s hologram might be the rapper everyone’s talking about this week, but he’s got nothing on The Forbes Five, a shortlist of the five wealthiest artists in hip-hop compiled by Forbes. This year’s lucky five fellows (maybe next year, Nicki Minaj) includes Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Birdman, 50 Cent and Diddy, who comes out on top with a net worth of $550 million. According to Forbes, he gets that bank by his endorsement deal with Ciroc Vodka, his clothing lines, his marketing firms, his music label, and his tech start-ups. The article makes no mention of his music contributing to his fortune — ouch — but says he could enter billionaire territory when he launches his own TV channel Revolt in 2013. When can we get an updated version of “I Get Money (Forbes 1 2 3 Billionaire Remix)” with Dre and Birdman dropping a few boastful verses?
Diddy Leads The Pack Of The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists
April 18th, 2012 // Leave a Comment