Today, Forbes releases “The Forbes Five” list, which consists of the top five wealthiest artists in hip-hop in the game right now.
Seems like every year, the same classic hip hop artist consistantly take the top spots: P. Diddy ($750 million), Dr. Dre ($710 million) and Jay Z ($610 million).
This year, to our surprise, Drake landed in at No. 5, at an estimated net worth of $60 million dollars. According to Forbes, Drakes deals with Sprite, Apple Music and the Toronto Raptors, and his growing OVO Sound label are what helped increase his income over the last year.
Last year’s list had 50 Cent in the top 5, but due to him declaring bankruptcy, I don’t see him landing anywhere near the top of the list again.
Although his value has dropped $30 million due to owing money to his artist, Birdman is still in the top five landing at No. 4, $110 million. Forbes attributes the drop of value to “turmoil in his empire,” including reportedly owing Young Money signees (Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga) a bunch of money and beef with Lil Wayne.
1 Diddy ($750M)
2 Dr. Dre ($710M)
3 JAY Z ($610M)
4 Birdman ($110M)
5 Drake ($60M)
Check out the full list a on Forbes.