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Diddy Tops List Of Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Stars

According to Forbes, Sean “Diddy” Combs is hip-hop’s highest-paid star.

Diddy’s earnings from Ciroc vodka, DeLeon tequila Aquahydrate water, his Bad Boy Reunion tour, and an estimated $70 million from his Sean John clothing line ensured he topped the Forbes 2017 list.

He reportedly made a $130 whooping million pre-tax in the 12 months to June.

Drake attends the Canadian Pre-Launch of Virginia Black Decadent American Whiskey held at LCBO at Yonge & Summerhill on April 12, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images for Virginia Black Decadent American Whiskey)

Drake, the most streamed artist of the past 2 years, whose Boy Meets World tour and deals with Apple, Sprite and Nike ended in second place with an estimated $94 million while Jay-Z ranks third with earnings of $42 million. However, this summer, Jay Z signed a new pact with touring giant Live Nation that will pay him $200 million over the coming decade.

Others on the list include Dr Dre, Birdman, the only female rapper on the list – Nicki Minaj as well as newcomers like Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar.

See the full list below:

  1. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $130 million
  2. Drake – $94 million
  3. JAY-Z – $42 million
  4. Dr Dre – $34.5 million
  5. Chance the Rapper – $32 million
  6. Kendrick Lamar – $30 million
  7. Wiz Khalifa – $28 million
  8. Pitbull – $27 million
  9. DJ Khaled – $24 million
  10. Future – $23 million

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