Bad Boy Records head Diddy edged Jay and Dre while OVO Sound boss Drake snuck into the prestigious list.
The only thing more predictable than a Diddy name change? His place atop our annual list of the wealthiest hip-hop artists. But the man formally known as Sean Combs now has some real competition. Jay Z’s fortune has jumped 30% in the past year after a $200 million investment from Sprint reportedly put the valuation of his music-streaming service, Tidal, at $600 million, more than 10 times what he paid for the company two years ago. (Forbes)
Last year, Drake, Jay Z and Diddy landed on Forbes‘ Highest Paid Musicians list.
In September 2016, Diddy dominated the annual Cash Kings list.
Diddy has kept himself quite busy this year, kicking off his Bad Boy Reunion Tour last week and releasing a short-film as part of his new Ciroc vodka campaign. Diddy’s resume alone is proof that hip-hop and entrepreneurship work simultaneously, and after raking in $62 million this year, the mogul’s resume will only continue to grow. (Billboard)