What did Diddy say over 20 years ago: “Can’t stop, won’t stop?” Well, he wasn’t kidding.
The hip-hop mogul continues to reign atop all of his hip-hop peers, as he tops Forbes highest-paid Hip-Hop Artist list once again.
This year, Diddy raked in an estimated $130 million, which puts him at the top of the list. His earnings come from his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, DeLeón Tequila, and AQUAhydrate water, as well the Bad Boy reunion tour. Finally, he reportedly sold off a portion of his Sean Jean clothing brand for an estimated $70 million.
“I’ve always understood that if I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I’ll get a return on my hard work,” Diddy told Forbes recently.
Following Diddy is Drake, who makes the list with $94 million, the bulk of which he earned on his “Boy Meets World Tour”. Drizzy also earned millions from endorsement deals with Apple, Sprite, and Nike.
Rounding out the top 3 is Jay-Z, who made $42 million in the past 12 months. However, this doesn’t take into account his recent $200 million deal with Live Nation, which will be paid out over the next 10 years.
Below is the top 10 Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists. See the full story over at Forbes.com.
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.