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.
1. Diddy, $735M
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
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.’