HipHop Cash Kings 2016

Forbes has announced its annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, with Puff Daddy topping the charts for the second year in a row.

Sean Combs reportedly raked in an astonishing $62 million over the past 12 months, with his fortune coming from his Ciroc deal, Bad Boy tour and other non-music ventures.


Jay-Z came second on the list with an impressive $53 million. Despite not releasing any solo music, his business ventures including Roc Nation, TIDAL, Armand de Brignac champagne and more, have brought it significant earnings.

While Dr. Dre beat Drake to third place, bringing in $41 million. Nicki Minaj remains the only woman on the list at 6th place, earning a reported $20.5 million.

Wiz Khalifa moves up three spots to 5th place, having raked in $24 million this year. Kendrick Lamar makes the biggest jump moving up four spots from 13th up to 9th place.

Top 10 Hip Hop Cash Kings 2016:
1. Diddy – $62 million
2. Jay Z – $53.5 million
3. Dr. Dre – $41 million
4. Drake – $38.5 million
5. Wiz Khalifa – $24 million
6. Nicki Minaj – $20.5 million
7. Pitbull – $20 million
8. Pharrell Williams – $19.5 million
9. Kendrick Lamar – $18.5 million
10. Birdman – $18 million

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