Forbes Lists “Hip-Hop’s Five Wealthiest Artists of 2017”



Jay Z tops Andre “Dr. Dre” Young in the rankings for the first time since 2014, the year the superproducer sold Beats to Apple for $3 billion. “They need to update the Forbes list,” pal Tyrese Gibson opined, prompting Dre to add: “In a big way. Understand that!”


Dre hasn’t quite achieved the billionaire status he initially claimed, but his cut gave him the largest single-year payday ever recorded by a living musician; his fortune has since swelled to $740 million thanks to savvy investments. Days after the Beats deal was announced, Dre scooped up a 14,000 square foot Los Angeles mansion for $40 million; according to government records, it’s already worth nearly 20% more than he paid.


Check out the list of wealthiest hip-hop artist below:


#5 – Drake – $90 Million;

#4 – Birdman – $110 Million;

#3 – Dr. Dre – $740 Million;

#2 – Jay Z – $810 Million;

#1 – Puff Diddy – $820 Million.