Forbes Names "Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014"

Diddy earns the #1 slot on Forbes' list of "Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014."

Puff Daddy tops the list of "The Forbes Five: Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2014,” which was released today (April 16).

The man also known as Sean “Diddy” Combs has a worth of $700 million, according to the article. "His newly-launched REVOLT TV provides him with a majority equity stake that could one day make him Hip Hop’s first billionaire,” the story says.

Dr. Dre is #2 on Forbes’ list. Born Andre Young, the rapper-producer owes much of his $550 million fortune to Beats by Dre, the headphone company which he co-founded with Jimmy Iovine in 2008.

Jay Z lands at #3 on the list. The Brooklyn, New Yorker’s deals with Rocawear and Live Nation netted him a surplus of $150 million each, helping Jigga assemble a $520 million empire.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams, also known as Baby, earns the #4 slot on Forbes’ list. His 50 percent stake in Cash Money Records provides the majority of his $160 million fortune.

50 Cent is #5 on Forbes’ list. Curtis Jackson’s wealth largely comes from his VitaminWater pact, from which he earned a reported $100 million. 

RELATED: Dr. Dre Makes Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List

165 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Birdman supposed 2 b numba 5 on Forbes... 50 supposed 2 b numba 6...

  • Anonymous

    Wat Bout Master P??? He should b number 4... He got 350 mil... Tf

  • molifi

    ur birdman my man i love ur music frm levy. yoooo man

  • Anonymous

    "Gunplay and Torch still waiting to be put on after 10+ years LOL" I wonder at what point do these guys realize rap just isn't paying off for them and go apply for a real job. Ten years. That's insane.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe they can become Wingstop employees but I doubt they are likely less qualified than a 15 year old high school girl.

  • Anonymous

    "No one is eating at DreamChasers Records" Lil Snupe would have gone 5x platinum if he hadn't of gotten shot playing a video game.

  • Anonymous

    why are you nerds talking about rick ross tony yayo and meek mill. those guy will never be on this list.

  • Anonymous

    "Tony Yayo got so much money that he complains about his current status as an artist, Meek Mill is so broke he's over in the Bahamas riding bikes and celebrating life and his new record label." terrible comparison, Meek is a young Boss the only thing he might complain about is his probation.

    • Anonymous

      No one is eating at DreamChasers Records except for Meek. A label with zero releases owned by a rapper with 1 album that couldnt even go gold. I feel bad for anyone desperate enough to let Meek AND Ross AND whatever label he can get a deal with rape his pockets like that.

    • Anonymous

      Cant stress how important it is to build your own brand outside of the brand you signed to. It seemed like when DMX fell off the entire Ruff Ryders fell off, Swizzy dont count. Yayo should have had his own artists and his own companies.

    • Anonymous

      Just because Meek Mill is the CEO of Dreamchasers records and has artists signed to him does not mean he is a Boss yet, you cant be a boss untill you reach 30.

    • Anonymous

      MEEK MILL IS NOT A BOSS LOLOLOL WHO YOU KIDDING OL GROUPIE AZZ

  • Pumf Doody

    Take that take that take that

  • Anonymous

    50 the only nigga on the list who keeps it real and says whatever he wants

    • Anonymous

      Gunplay and Torch still waiting to be put on after 10+ years LOL. When you're 40 years old with no album it's not likely that you have a promising rap career ahead of you.

    • Anonymous

      "As much as we want these men to fail it just won't happen, they beat the odds to become executives and multi millionaires without college degrees so failure is not an option and success is certain." Succes is never certain, it takes hustle and hard work but just make sure you put ya dawgs on once you get where you need to be.

    • Anonymous

      funny how the groupie nerd writing essays to defend officer rikky is talking about powerful words and reactions

    • Anonymous

      Powerful words, I bet if 50 could read them he would have a strong reaction I know his biggest fans would.

    • Anonymous

      i really gotta wonder what 50 did to this man to make him sad all hateful! its gotta be something deep cause this negro be catching feelings all day erryday. 50 is great at manipulating geeks like him online into spending hours ranting and raving everyday about the same old shit.

    • Anonymous

      #somanyfeelings #bruthadeesmad #selfie

    • Anonymous

      "thats assuming he doesnt fall off which is inevitable, 2 years from now he gonna be boarding up wingstops like crazy, it happens to the best of them, jay-z lost like 50 million trying to build a hotel not to mention the 40/40 club that closed after only 8 months." Diddy fell off 15 years ago but he adapted and diversified. Franchises are one of the most stable investments to make, just go look up the market growth of WingStop, every year they show profit and expansion because people love their Chicken and fast food is boring. As much as we want these men to fail it just won't happen, they beat the odds to become executives and multi millionaires without college degrees so failure is not an option and success is certain.

    • Anonymous

      Bow down to Eminem and Jimmy, those are the Big Bosses that pimped you and then kicked Banks and Yayo to the curb...you last. Big Boss, Em and Jim they Big Boys. Smash and grab crab, 100 mill deal with Vitamin Water brokered by Chris Lighty, we call that a windfall, the house nigga hit the lottery and like the article says he got most of that money from one deal on a fluke. White partners come with the territory and you give back to the white community by signing MGK, and Pauly D, and Sugababes, all love all around. The House negro finds it difficult to hustle with his own brothers he would rather tear them down in public to amuse his white mistress and master. The House Negro is a dying breed he has been replaced by the Free Man, the free man wants to uplift his brothers and build up his brothers and hustle with his brothers. The Free man. The House Negro will always be beloved and adored in the the white community but he will find it extremely difficult to maintain relationships and friendships business/personal with people from his own community who despise and detest the House Negro and his House Negro mentality.

    • Anonymous

      How is 50 a house nigga but Jay and Diddy not? You know Diddy don't own Revolt right? He got white partners!

    • Anonymous

      which says a lot about him to be in the top 5 with the big dogs as the youngest on the list with least experience, he aint have to bow down like them.

    • Anonymous

      The only house nigga on that list without major distribution or a relevant label or a relevant artist.

  • Hustle Hard.

    "LOLOL EXCUSES, THIS NIGGA AINT GETTING A DOLLAR OF JAY AND DIDDYS MONEY, THEY USING HIS ASS" lol thats not how Hustlers move little guy, you dont go after Jay and Diddys money, you get money TOGETHER, you make music together and your team makes music together, you hustle together. You see J.Cole and Wale on a joint tour together and you see Diddy and Ross joint producing a French Montana album, real man shit, brotherhood shit, black shit. Many people are familiar with crab shit were you see a crab trying to destroy your ability to eat or a crab stepping on your toes trying to muscle in on your hustle instead of hustling with you. Crabs die alone, Kings join forces.

    • Anonymous

      DICKRIDING AINT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH OLD MAN

    • Anonymous

      Forbes Ross 2009 - 6 mill 2010- 5 mill 2011 - 6 mill 2012 - 9 mill 2013 - 7 mill 2014 - ?? Thats impressive in regard to consistency but Im more impressed with the opportunities duke is giving to the youngins, yall sleeping on Rockie Fresh.

    • Anonymous

      ross aint gonna live 15 more years, if the gangsters dont gun him down he gonna die from health related issues,

    • Anonymous

      THE BLACK NERD KEEPS WRITING ESSAYS OVA HERE DEFENDING HIS HERO THE COP

    • Anonymous

      look at them numbers, hes already peaked in 2012 and on his way out.

    • Anonymous

      @anon6 Forbes Ross 2009 - 6 mill 2010- 5 mill 2011 - 6 mill 2012 - 9 mill 2013 - 7 mill 2014 - ?? Good question, how much left after the Wraith, Holyfeilds mansion, 250,000 on Audemars Piquets and 25 WingStop Franchises....plus this dudes wardrobe is top of the food chain. It's impossible to calculate because he's making 5+ mill a year without having to sell a milli in albums so I can't call it but the man hustle is on pace to see over 100 if he stays focused and diversifies.

    • Anonymous

      thats assuming he doesnt fall off which is inevitable, 2 years from now he gonna be boarding up wingstops like crazy, it happens to the best of them, jay-z lost like 50 million trying to build a hotel not to mention the 40/40 club that closed after only 8 months.

    • Anonymous

      Question for Anon-1 Bad Boy and Roc A Fella were formed in 93-95 and 20 years later Diddy and JayZ are at 700 million and 550 million right? MMG was formed in 2009 and Ross was at 35 million according to Forbes for 2013 right? So of it took Ross 5 years to get to 35 million without selling platinum records like Diddy and JayZ or getting 100 million for water and headphones how much will he have in the next 15 years do you estimate?

    • Anonymous

      I can't imagine French Montana's booking price would be that high considering he can't even do a full song because he relies so heavily on features.

    • Anonymous

      Niggas can't win on their own so they stand next to winners to try and trick us into thinking their winners too. French still ain't paid off his features for Excuse My Flop.

    • Anonymous

      @OP French will be eating off that album for the next two years, check his booking price and his tour schedule, the songs on that album are not my faborites but drunk clobhoppers will be reciting those lyrics forever or untill their sober.

    • Anonymous

      "you dont go after Jay and Diddys money, you get money TOGETHER," So why is Ross so much poorer if they're getting money together? Why are they worth 500 million+ more than Rikky?

    • Anonymous

      Diddy aint eating off music no more, hasnt for years. "you see Diddy and Ross joint producing a French Montana album" That worked out great didnt it. LOL SHIT WENT WOOD WITH ALL THAT PROMO AFTER DIDDY AND FRENCH SAID IT WAS THE BEST NY ALBUM IN A DECADE!!! HAH

  • Chi-Ill

    I wish Djs on radio shows would grow a pair and ask rappers about this list. For example, " Hey Ross I thought you said you was winning but you ain't even above fif, "check the scoreboard, we winning" ..... What's up with that?"

    • Anonymous

      A list of rapper Rick Ross ain't worth more than Nelly, Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, Ice-T, Akon, T.I., Snoop, Ice Cube, Drake, Nicki Minaj, T-Pain, Kanye West, Ludacris, Lil Wayne to name a few

  • ELIA

    were is Rick Ross? thought he had more than 50cent.LOOOOOOL!

    • Anonymous

      doesn't take much to trick geeks like you huh, Fact is Yayo is worth more, has a nice house and his shit is PAID for unlike Meeks cars and homes.

    • Anonymous

      Tony Yayo got so much money that he complains about his current status as an artist, Meek Mill is so broke he's over in the Bahamas riding bikes and celebrating life and his new record label.

    • Anonymous

      it's funny because Meek Mill has about as much buzz as Yayo and Buck do right now, maybe even less because Yayo and Buck just put out a song together.

    • Anonymous

      Tony Yayo worth more than Meek Mill, its sad.

    • MEEK MILL

      OUR TEAM CHECK THE SCOREBOARD EVERDAY WHILE Y'ALL NIGGAS CHECK THE EXPIRATION FATE ON THAT CARTON OF MILK THAT YA BOSS CALLED!!!!! AUDEMARS AND CARTIERS DOR THE WHOLE TEAM, PUSSY NIGGA LOOK AT THE EXPERIATION DATE ON THE CARRON OF MILK, Y'ALL LOSIN.

    • Young Bucks Kids

      Uncle Fiddy, can you buy us a PS4? Out daddy spent all his money on chains and cars!

    • Pimpin Curly

      " they almost killed my Mom and my sister shooting my house up" Bitch nigga what you just say? I ain't the one telling you to go around beating up kids.

    • Young Buck

      Im done with handouts and being a follower can somebody teach me the hustle?

    • LLoyd Banks

      I got your back Tony, he compared us to milk but we are more like Monster Energy!

    • Tony Yayo

      Fuck the scoreboard and fuck Curtis, they almost killed my Mom and my sister shooting my house up and Curtis wont let me borrow 20,000 to pay these back taxes.

    • Chi-Ill

      ^^^^^^ That line always gets me laughing! Ross tho lol

    • Anonymous

      "check the scoreboard, we winning" - rick ross

  • room2roam

    respect to Baby. he's the only one that was able to amass that type of fortune strictly off of the music.

    • Anonymous

      Realistically though none of them could have achieved their net worth without first breaking into the music industry in the way they did. If Diddy was just a producer behind the boards Ciroc would've never given him stake in the company. I get what you mean but they all needed music to elevate them to the platform they're at

    • Anonymous

      just ask Mannie Fresh and the rest of rest of the hot boys

    • Anonymous

      That and not paying anybody. My dad worked as a driver for Cash Money back in the 90's and he told me a story about when Birdman wouldn't pay his bus driver after his bus driver had taken them 100's of miles so the bus driver refused to drive any further until he got paid. So Baby got another bus. Can't knock the hustle but he's a shady dude

    • Anonymous

      thats not stricly off music, he definitely has invests and shit, he failed in the oil business and now hes trying to push some shitty vodka.

  • Anonymous

    1. Diddy Net Worth: $580 million (up $80 million) 2. Jay-Z Net Worth: $500 million (up $25 million) 3. Dr. Dre Net Worth: $360 million (up $100 million) 4. Master P Net Worth: $350 million (no change) 5. 50 Cent Net Worth: $260 million (up $10 million) 6. Birdman Net Worth: $150 million (up $35 million) 7. Eminem Net Worth: $140 million (up $20 million) 8. Snoop Dogg Net Worth: $130 million (up $10 million) 9. Ice Cube Net Worth: $120 million (up $20 million) 10. Lil Wayne Net Worth: $110 million (up $15 million) 11. Kanye West Net Worth: $100 million (up $10 million) 12. LL Cool J Net Worth: $85 million (up $5 million) 13. Timbaland Net Worth: $80 million (up $5 million) 14. Pharrell Williams Net Worth: $80 million (up $2.5 million) 15. Akon Net Worth: $80 million (up $2.5 million) 16. Beastie Boys - $75 million each (no change) 17. Ludacris Net Worth: $75 million (up $5 million) 18. Busta Rhymes Net Worth: $65 million (up $5 million) 19. Nelly Net Worth: $60 million (no change) 20. T.I. Net Worth: $40 million (up $10 million) 21. Big Boi Net Worth: $40 million (no change) 22. T-Pain Net Worth: $35 million (up $5 million) 23. Ice-T Net Worth: $35 million (up $5 million) 24. Drake Net Worth: $30 million (up $5 million) 25. Rick Ross Net Worth: $28 million (up $3 million) 26. Nicki Minaj Net Worth $25 million (up $5 million) If 50 only has 140 mill instead of 260 as reported here just imagine what Ross really has, LOL

  • What's All The Fussing For?

    All of y'all lames are counting another man's money, arguing over it like you get royalty checks or something. A bunch of internet lames. Probably can't even get a bank account, gotta go to the check cashing place and give them 2% of your check for giving you your money.

    • Chi-Ill

      No Vaseline!

    • Kill Yourself

      Yet you clicked on the article just to comment about said "lames." So you go to an article that specifically touches on other people's money yet expect nobody to comment on other people's money? You sir, have won the coveted Ironic Retard of The Week Award. To what address should we send your cyanide pill? Keep in mind it is to be ingested immediately upon delivery as to cease your reproductive capabilities. If you don't want to see people comment on other people's money it is probably best to not click on articles that strictly deal with other people's money. Good day

  • Anonymous

    First of all Master P should be on this list with his 350mil And also 50 has a lot more money than that.List says he has 140 mil but he earned 180 mil just from Reebok and Vitamin Water(not counting games,books,tours,movies,headphones)

    • Anonymous

      taxes bitch i dont get to save every dollar i make, do you? it costs money to live, especially when you live like these guys,

  • Anonymous

    and were the hell is Rick Ross on this list??...i taught he said he had money!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      1. Diddy Net Worth: $580 million (up $80 million) 2. Jay-Z Net Worth: $500 million (up $25 million) 3. Dr. Dre Net Worth: $360 million (up $100 million) 4. Master P Net Worth: $350 million (no change) 5. 50 Cent Net Worth: $260 million (up $10 million) 6. Birdman Net Worth: $150 million (up $35 million) 7. Eminem Net Worth: $140 million (up $20 million) 8. Snoop Dogg Net Worth: $130 million (up $10 million) 9. Ice Cube Net Worth: $120 million (up $20 million) 10. Lil Wayne Net Worth: $110 million (up $15 million) 11. Kanye West Net Worth: $100 million (up $10 million) 12. LL Cool J Net Worth: $85 million (up $5 million) 13. Timbaland Net Worth: $80 million (up $5 million) 14. Pharrell Williams Net Worth: $80 million (up $2.5 million) 15. Akon Net Worth: $80 million (up $2.5 million) 16. Beastie Boys - $75 million each (no change) 17. Ludacris Net Worth: $75 million (up $5 million) 18. Busta Rhymes Net Worth: $65 million (up $5 million) 19. Nelly Net Worth: $60 million (no change) 20. T.I. Net Worth: $40 million (up $10 million) 21. Big Boi Net Worth: $40 million (no change) 22. T-Pain Net Worth: $35 million (up $5 million) 23. Ice-T Net Worth: $35 million (up $5 million) 24. Drake Net Worth: $30 million (up $5 million) 25. Rick Ross Net Worth: $28 million (up $3 million) 26. Nicki Minaj Net Worth $25 million (up $5 million) Nicki made a boat load of money last year, more than Birdman so I have to assume she has since passed by Rick Ross by 10 or so mills knocking him to the bottom.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Jay was second, after Puffy. Them headphones must be paying a lot of Dre's bills.

  • Anonymous

    "^ your formula is full of holes because you lack industry knowledge bad boy is not an imprint label, ross can easily sign a waiver for feature fee, and puff making 2 cents per copy is ridiculous" A lot of times rap nuccas thats close will waive flat fees and just ask for their normal publishing. Then you have what we call one-for-ones where you have a studio session where you record two songs like "Accident Murders" and "Triple Beam Dreams" or "FuckwitmeyouknowIgotit" and "Devil is a Lie" and it's a straight up exchange for the songs going on both artists albums no fee just publishing. DJs like Khaled and Drama would be homeless if they paid for all the features on there albums.

  • Napoleon Hill

    Bad Boy = "Nobody" Roc Nation = "Devil is a Lie" Aftermath = "Mafia Music III" Cash Money = "Thug Cry" It doesent take a Mastermind to see the conspiracy with thes Illuminati Freemasons.

  • Anonymous

    Niggas don't drink via water no more

  • Anonymous

    "Where would Dr Dre be without Beats? Before Beats he wasn't even a factor in this shit." Without Beats headphones... Dr Dre would be the nigga sitting on the throne counting the money that Eminem and 50 Cent made made him from him Executive Producing all of their albums released on Aftermath. Before BeatsByDre was established Forbes had Dr Dre at 20 Million accumulated for 2006, Dr Dre can sit back and collect.

  • Anonymous

    The best water out of Vitamin Water is XXX.

  • Anonymous

    DRE TOOK JAY-Z'S NUMBER 2 SPOT BUT IF THEY COUNTED BEYS MONEY HE WOULD LIKELY BE ON TOP

  • Anonymous

    Is this the scoreboard Ross was refering to? I thought he was winning.

    • Anonymous

      LOLOL EXCUSES, THIS NIGGA AINT GETTING A DOLLAR OF JAY AND DIDDYS MONEY, THEY USING HIS ASS

    • A scoreboard

      I think that sports metaphor (scoreboard) is used when people talk about their "team" ya dig? When a team looks up at the scoreboard in sports they are either winning or losing like in real life when your teammates make diss songs about you or you sue your teammates or your teammates are declaring bankruptcy or your team is disassembled and in disarray and dissing you on social media....that's when your team looks at the scoreboard and see themselves losing. When you look at that Forbes scoreboard do you see 4 rappers that have been on your albums that you get money with or do you see 4 rappers that don't even want to fuck with you and had past beef with you? Team work make the dream work.

    • Anonymous

      hahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Anonymous

    I known Dame Dash is salty...Prolly saying that alcohol idea was his first...If only Jay had jumped on board, Diddy wouldn't be making all that Ciroc money.

  • Anonymous

    Howard U.'s students are up in arms after Sean "Diddy" Combs was selected to speak at the school's graduation -- mostly because Diddy dropped out of Howard ... and many students believe he isn't a worthy role model. But Howard's not backing down -- a rep for the school tells us, commencement will go forward next month as planned ... with Diddy helming the prestigious commencement speech. The rep adds, "Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world ... We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker." (TMZ)

    • Anonymous

      they should be honored, he went there and is still one of the greats in his field cats need to stop shooting the messenger and pay attention and take notes from the message the rate they're going they'll never hear anything

  • Anonymous

    Forbes Highest Paid Hip Hop Artists 2014 1. Diddy $700 million 2. Dr. Dre $550 million 3. Jay Z $520 million 4. Birdman $160 million 5. 50 Cent $140 million Props to Curtis for being the youngest on the list with the least amount of time in the rap game.

    • Anonymous

      "Props to Curtis for losing 16 million in one year and being the only person on that list without a relevant record label or relevant artists signed to their label." How is it possible for Curtis networth to go up 15 million but Birdman's only 10 when one of them doesn't have a relevant label or artist?

    • Anonymous

      that 16mil is nothing

    • Anonymous

      Props to Curtis for losing 16 million in one year and being the only person on that list without a relevant record label or relevant artists signed to their label.

  • Anonymous

    yet niggas that are always rapping bout they money (*cough Plies *cough Jeezy *cough) are nowhere to be found on this list

  • Brief Breakdown Of All The Black Lives Sean Combs Has Destroyed

    1991-Nine students at City College of New York killed during stampede from overbooked event 1995-Jake Robles killed in Atlanta at the Platinum House (Allegedly by Anthony Wolf Jones Puffs right hand man) 1996-2Pac allegedly killed by Southside Crips as revenge for a beating that was revenge for a Death Row chain being snatched for a Sean Combs bounty 1997-Notorious B.I.G. killed in Los Angeles as revenge for murders of Pac and Jake Robles 1998-After penning and recording several multi platinum hits attempts to pay The Lox with fresh pairs of matching Air Force 1s 1999-Steve Stoute brutally attacked with champagne bottles and turned from a stand up man into Mr. Scarf Hands 1999-Ma$e leaves label at peak of his popularity after repeated alleged homosexual advances and becomes a bootleg T.D. Jakes 2000-Multiple shooting at Club New York in Manhattan after throwing money in the face of gangsters. Black woman loses eye. 2001-Jamal Shyne Barrow sentenced to 10 years in prison for saving Puffys life. Would later be deported. 2002- MTV Making Da Band. The list of tragedies probably deserve its own thread *see Chopper Suit. 2003-Anthony Wolf Jones finally murdered in an Atlanta club, allegedly by members of BMF on orders from Big Meech for multiple transgressions (including being shot in the azz by Wolf) Forever changing the landscape of one Atlantas most affluent and diverse party districts. 2004-Co-Creates a Rap The Vote campaign to get c000ns to support John Kerry the weakest democratic candidate since Walter Mondale. Loses to George W. Bush. Months later Katrina happens. 2005-Loon departs Bad Boy records in dispute over unpaid royalties. Turns Muslim. 2006-Black Rob forced to turn back into a life of crime and become a jewel thief after being refused royalties for platinum smash Whoa. Sentenced to 7 years in prison. 2007-Partners with Ciroc, causing single mothers to neglect their children and Black men to skip child support p@yments in an endless chase to cop his high-priced Kool Aid 2008-Puffy stars as the lead in Raisin In The Sun, destroying the credibility of co-stars Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and director Kenny Leon 2010-Broke and addicted to drugs G-Dep confesses to a murder he committed in 1993. sentenced to 15 years to life. 2011-Signs Machine Gun Kelley 2013-Muslim Loon convicted of drug trafficking in Germany. Sentenced to 14 years in prison 2014-One wounded, prominent DJ arrested after shooting at The Velvet Room in Atlanta following a Puffy Combs Rick Ross album release party. 2014 (yeah again)-Two shot and wounded at a crowded hotel party thrown by Sean Puffy Combs in Charlotte, NC following the CIAA Tournament . The shooting occurred in the gated off VIP area. Rumor has it Ciroc was flowing in abundance prior to shootings..

    • Anonymous

      So the 9 college students who attended an overbooked event put on by Diddy who got trampled to death were in control of their own lives? Do you think all those bad boy artists would be getting locked up for committing crimes if they were paid what they were rightfully owed?

    • Anonymous

      you're an idiot. All of these dudes are in control of their own lives. Trying to pin these deaths/acts of violence on Puff, is very lame. How old are you?

    • mgk is king wigger embarassment to the white race

      Signing machine gun Kelly was worse than the death of biggie n snitching on shyne combined

    • A brief breakdown of what you've been doing all of those years watching them

      ...

  • gunplay

    WHERES RICKY ROSSY???

  • What

    that nigga bird man always talk trash and only 160 mill while other niggas is in the 700 and 500 mill that nigga need to step his game he playing big bank take little bank funny this is he is the little bank

    • Anonymous

      "The article says 50 got the bulk of his (100-million) from Vitamin Water so where would he be on the list without the water deal?" Where would Dr Dre be without Beats? Before Beats he wasn't even a factor in this shit.

    • Anonymous

      Dr Dre is a survivor he survived the Jerry Heller and Ruthless records rape and then he survived the Suge Knight and Death Row rape, and since 1996 Aftermath have never released a solo rap album that didn't sell Gold, Platinum or Diamond.

    • Anonymous

      Dr Dre had to scratch and crawl for Beats headphones to blow up? OK sure.

    • Anonymous

      The article says 50 got the bulk of his (100-million) from Vitamin Water so where would he be on the list without the water deal? He did just lose 16 million. Nobody else got there money from a windfall they had to scratch and claw for it.

    • blazefire

      nigga, were your 160 million though?

    • Anonymous

      he gotta split everything with his brother so thats slowing him down

  • Anonymous

    50 got lucky with that Vitamin Water deal that Chris Lighty brokered for him, Dre is genius for marketing headphones because who the fuck didnt grow up loving Dr Dre's production and his "beats" it's the perfect sales pitch. Birdman is a rapist with those contracts but they sell a shitload more records than any other nigga owned label. Diddy is the greatest he gets 50% of Ciroc and that shit is the #2 best selling Vodka in the world.

    • Anonymous

      lighty could talk for him all he wanted to it was fif bread at the end of the day its amazing how people hate a guy but loe doing research on them you are a dickrider

    • Anonymous

      With 50% of the proceeds it could be ranked #20 and that dancing fool would still make over 100 million

    • Anonymous

      1. smirnoff 2. absolut 3. belenkaya 4. pyat ozer 5. krupnik 6. zoladkowa de luxe 7. grey goose 8. skyy 9. stolichnaya 10. finlandia

    • Anonymous

      i doubt its the number #2 selling vodka in the world

  • 0000

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW62XQfcsW0

  • 0000

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAVhQQqsbfk

  • Anonymous

    50 is gonna be nr1 in 2015! wit g unit records and SMS Star Wars!

  • Anonymous

    Why the fuck they never add Slim to these lists when we all know that Slim owns half of Cash Money and has just as much money as Birdman if not more because Slim ain't got ten kids.

  • Anonymous

    Bad Boy, Cash Money, Roc Nation, Aftermath = Hustlers!!! This is how a mogul stays relevant folks: French Montana gave Diddy a platinum single. Drake gave Birdman a platinum album Kanye gave JayZ a platinum album Kendrick Lamar gave Dr Dre a platinum album Diddy just purchased a fucking network, on some Oprah shit he seriously has a cable channel! Janelle Monea money! We drink Ciroc we rock Sean John and eat at Justin's boy!! JayZ is going on a stadium tour with Beyonce that is predicted to break all records for an AA act! J.Cole money that boy Cole get automatic plaques!! Birdman has the hottest label in rap with the biggest stars with 85% of the royalties and 50% of the publishing revenues in that crazy deal with Universal! Drake, Wayne and Nicki money!!! Dr Dre is the King, he has the biggest artist in the world Eminem and the ability to sell $15.00 headphones for $250.00 plus he has the heir apparent King Kendrick Lamar! The hustle don't stop!!

    • Anonymous

      no its not, itunes takes 30% off the top, theres a a producer and the sampled artist on that song is taking a good cut too. lil wayne and drake aint doing him no favors either.

    • Anonymous

      ^ your formula is full of holes because you lack industry knowledge bad boy is not an imprint label, ross can easily sign a waiver for feature fee, and puff making 2 cents per copy is ridiculous

    • Anonymous

      if you sell a million singles for a dollar but have features from rick ross, lil wayne and drake plus a producer and a sampled artist to pay plus itunes takes 30% and ross and interscope take their cut too. diddy might get 2 cents of a single if hes lucky.

    • Anonymous

      Im surprised Diddy hasnt signed Troy Ave, and Azaliea Banks but he has his hands in so many pots, NY needs to be more aggressive. Birdman would have a lot less if he paid his artists what they actually deserve and not what they got beaten out of.

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee going hard to defend French Montana's flop album.

    • Anonymous

      "Don't forget a wood album" Sell me a million singles for a $1 and I will forgive you if your album only does 150,000, the fact that you keeping the brand relevant on the charts, radio and turntables with platinum status is enough if you recoup ya budget. Janelle Monae kept Bad Boy alive on the R&B side with the Grammy moms and MGK kept Bad Boy alive with Wild Boy going Gold. You can stay relevant without doing crazy numbers! Diddys last album did 100,000 first week on Interscope and did about 300,000 total I believe, so Jimmy Iovine will give him this last shot with the Money Making Mitch album.

    • Anonymous

      a wood album and a plat single he had to split with rick ross and interscope

    • Anonymous

      "French Montana gave Diddy a platinum single." Don't forget a wood album.

    • Anonymous

      peep how bruthadee left fiddy out! LOLOLOL soooo butthurt

  • 0000

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z0K3TJLAIQ

  • 0000

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS8WBOZcHhQ

  • 0000

    mini black atcvision or coleeco vision

  • 0000

    mini atari ready jack in side

  • 0000

    had a hook up plug in jacket mini atari ready to ride

  • 0000

    adam computer come out in 80s sold at sears or the computer game type store in sea view mall

  • 0000

    no it was flat screen with phone where u can see person u talk too not computer in 60s

  • 0000

    witch means im sure they who ever made it played with it lil

  • 0000

    60s years old now i ment

  • 0000

    mom saying 60 years old in 60s was show about inventions saying one day u can go on line talk to ppl ect

  • slim corleone

    these are the real numbers http://www.celebritynetworth.com/list/top-50-richest-rappers/

  • Anonymous

    Forbes 2013 list: Diddy 580M Jay 475M Dr Dre 350M Birdman 150M 50 Cent 125M Forbes 2014 list: Diddy 700M Dr Dre 550M Jay 520M Birdman 160M 50 Cent 140M.

  • Anonymous

    1. Diddy $700 million 2. Dr. Dre $550 million 3. Jay Z $520 million 4. Birdman $160 million 5. 50 Cent $140 million

  • Anonymous

    Dre is richer than Jay-Z now that shit CRAY. It's important to note that 50 Cent is the youngest on the list and been in the industry the shortest amount of time.

  • Anonymous

    Why is Forbes so obsessed with what these fools make?

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