Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings: Diddy dethrones Dre as richest rap mogul

Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings: Diddy dethrones Dre as richest rap mogul

The annual Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list is out, showing who’s raked as the richest.

Though most of the year’s top earners made a lot of their cash outside of shows and record releases, with most owning successful brands.

Sean “Diddy” Combs, dethrones Dr. Dre for No. 1 with $60 million, largely through his Ciroc vodka and other brands.

The Bad Boy mogul, who is readying his next album ‘No Way Out II’, also has his TV network Revolt, clothing line Sean John, and alkaline water brand Aquahydrate, which help account for his fortune.

Jay Z, for the second year in a row, comes in a close second with $56 million, which he earned through Roc Nation and Armand de Brignac champagne.

From No. 4 last year, Drake pulled up in third place with $39.5 million, from his busy touring schedule along with Sprite and Nike endorsements.

Dr. Dre rounded out the top five ($33 million) with Pharrell William ($32 million).

See a full list below.

HIP-HOP CASH KINGS 2015

1. Diddy: $60 million
2. Jay Z: $56 million
3. Drake: $39.5 million
4. Dr. Dre: $33 million
5. Pharrell: $32 million
6. Eminem: $31 million
7. Kanye West: $22 million
8. Wiz Khalifa: $21.5 million
9. Nicki Minaj: $21 million
10. Birdman: $18 million
11. Pitbull: $17 million
12. Lil Wayne: $15 million
13. Kendrick Lamar: $12 million
13. J. Cole: $11 million
14. Snoop Dogg: $10 million
16. Rick Ross: $9 million
17. Tech N9ne: $8.5 million
18. Ludacris: $8 million
19. T.I.: $6 million
20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: $5.5 million

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