Forbes 2011 Richest Hip-Hop Artists

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter may be the highest earning hip-hop artist for 3 of the last 4 years, but he actually comes in second to Sean “Diddy” Combs when it comes to net worth.


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Jay-Z, who earned $63 million last year, falls short on the wealthiest hip-hop artists list. Diddy, who earned $30 million, has a slightly higher net worth. The rankings for Forbes 20 Highest Earning Hip-Hop Artists are based on entertainment earnings only. This list is based on total net worth.

Take a look to see who made the list for Hip-Hop’s Top 5 Wealthiest Artists:

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs $475 million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter $450 million
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young $125 million
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams $100 million
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson $100 million

To read more about Forbes’ Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists list visit

Click here to see Forbes’ 2010 Top 20 Richest Hip-Hop Artists list.

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  1. miller says:

    that’s ryt men

  2. Eric Bon says:

    why do hiphop artists mostly be rich more than other artists?

  3. Romaine David says:

    Some artist are richer than others because of inferiority complex and others high fame and passion 2 make it in their career.

  4. Ntando says:


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