Forbes just released the top wealthiest hip-hop artists. It breaks down like this:
1. Diddy ($475 million)
2. Jay-Z ($450 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($125 million)
(If I made as much as Diddy; I'd pay people to carry me too)
Diddy, Jay-Z and Mr. Young are the top three no doubt, but what might surprise you is who came in a very respectable forth place:
4. Youso ($12 thousand)
My hip-hop career hasn't exactly taken off. Here are the real artists rounding out the top five richest hip-hop artists:
4. Birdman ($100 million)
5. 50 Cent ($100 million)
Why isn't some of your other favorite artists on the top 5? These estimations by Forbes are built on some specific criteria.
" valuing current holdings, looking at past earnings, leafing through financial documents
and talking to a bevy of analysts, attorneys, managers and other industry players to find the nitty-gritty details.
We considered only performers, which is why Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons isn’t on this list."
Check the link for the full story. http://blogs.forbes.com/zackomalleygreenburg/2011/03/09/the-forbes-five-hip-hop-wealthiest-artists/