Diddy, Drake and Jay-Z Dominate Forbes Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists

AllHipHop Staff

Diddy has done it again. But it looks like Toronto rapper Drake is on his way to the top.

(AllHipHop News) Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has topped Forbes’ latest highest-paid hip-hop artists list.

The hip-hop mogul’s $130 million earnings in the past year lands him the number one spot.

His fortune stems from his Bad Boy Reunion tour, Diageo’s Ciroc Vodka partnership, and selling one-third of his stake in his Sean John clothing line for $70 million.

"I started my business career at age 12, delivering newspapers. I had a lot of elderly customers, so I would always put the newspaper in between the screen door and the door -- that caring made me different, made me better than the last paperboy," Diddy told Forbes of his legendary work ethic.

"Since then, I've always understood that if I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I'll get a return on my hard work," Diddy said.

Drake comes in at number two with $94 million, while Jay-Z follows with $42 million.

Dr. Dre and Chance the Rapper close out the top five with $34.5 million and $33 million, respectively.

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No. 1-1

Chance is probably the most impressive one on this list. No Deal. Free music. Wow. Keep it up bro.