Diddy Tops Forbes’ 2015 Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

By Staff  |  09/22/2015

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Diddy is Forbes' 2015 Hip-Hop Cash King.

The hip-hop mogul dethroned Dr. Dre, who topped the list last year, with earnings of $60 million, largely through his Ciroc Vodka and other brands, like Sean John, alkaline water brand Aquahydrate and his REVOLT TV network.

Jay Z comes in a close second with $56 million. His portfolio includes Roc Nation (as well as the sports agency arm) and Armand de Brignac champagne.

Coming in third is Drake, up from #4 last year, with $39.5 million, thanks to deals with Sprite and Nike endorsements, as well as his touring schedule.

Rounding out the top five are Dr. Dre ($33 million) and Pharrell Williams ($32 million).

See a full list below, via Forbes.com.

1. Diddy: $60 million
2. Jay Z: $56 million
3. Drake: $39.5 million
4. Dr. Dre: $33 million
5. Pharrell: $32 million
6. Eminem: $31 million
7. Kanye West: $22 million
8. Wiz Khalifa: $21.5 million
9. Nicki Minaj: $21 million
10. Birdman: $18 million
11. Pitbull: $17 million
12. Lil Wayne: $15 million
13. Kendrick Lamar: $12 million
13. J. Cole: $11 million
14. Snoop Dogg: $10 million
16. Rick Ross: $9 million
17. Tech N9ne: $8.5 million
18. Ludacris: $8 million
19. T.I.: $6 million
20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: $5.5 million