Jay-Z, Dr Dre and Diddy top Forbes list of richest rappers

99 Problems star's fortune now 'tops' a billion

Charley Ross
Friday 14 June 2019 16:32
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The world’s richest rap artists have been announced by Forbes – with Dr Dre, Diddy, Kanye West and Drake making the list, and Jay Z taking the top ranking.

Forbes‘s list predicts who will be next to hit the billion mark after Jay Z, who made history last week after being named the first rapper to become a billionaire.

His fortune now “conservatively tops $1bn” (£792m).

Dr Dre’s fortune clocks in at $800m (£630m) despite previous reports that he would hit the billionaire mark first after selling Beats by Dre to Apple.

Jay Z’s former protégé Kanye West takes fourth place with an estimated $240m (£190m), thanks in part to his Yeezy Adidas line

Drake’s entry to the list is particularly impressive; he’s younger than all of the other rappers by at least ten years. The Canadian musician ranks fifth at $150m (£118m) at just 32 years old.

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