5 Richest Hip Hop Artists: Here’s Why

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Forbes recently released their top richest hip-hop artists of 2015. We broke down what business ventures and investments have made these moguls so wealthy. Technology, sports, beverages, acting, you name it — this businessmen have found success in many different verticals. We did our research to find out what makes Diddy, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Jay Z, & Birdman the richest hip hop artists. Make sure to take some notes!

Find out more about the richest hip-hop artists in our slideshow.

Jay Z Performs At The Staples Center

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1. Diddy, $735M

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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.

Ciroc Vodka,DeLeon Tequila, Aquahydrate

CIROC’s “Step Into The Circle” Launch Hosted By Sean Diddy Combs In Times Square, New York City

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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.’

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