12 Richest Hip-Hop Artists: Here’s Why

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Today’s hip-hop artists are expanding their brands far beyond rapping! We broke down what business ventures and investments have made these business-savvy artists so wealthy. Technology, sports, beverages, acting, you name it — these businessmen have found success in many different verticals. We did our research to find out what makes the richest hip-hop artists. Check out all the savvy businessmen who made our lists inside and make sure to take some notes!

Find out more about the richest hip-hop artists and all their dope business ventures inside!


Diddy, $735 Million

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Diddy is the richest hip-hop artist of 2015 thanks to his fair share of successful business ventures under his Blue Flame umbrella. Diddy not only owns his own record label, the now 20-year-old Bad Boy Records also owns several other flourishing businesses as well. Take a look into all of Puffy’s great business ventures inside and find out why Sean Combs is the successful business man he is today!

Ciroc Vodka, DeLeon Tequila, Aquahydrate

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A bulk of Diddy’s fortune comes from his agreement with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka. In addition, Combs also now owns DeLeon tequila. Diddy and Mark Wahlberg are the faces of Aquahydrate, a water company that is ‘supercharged alkaline water enhanced with electrolytes.’ Also many of Puffy’s friends in the music industry have helped him promote the Ciroq brand to make it one of the most popular vodkas on the market. These artists include Rick Ross, French Montana, Meek Mill and many others.

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