Unstoppable! Diddy & Jay Z Tops Forbes Wealthiest of 2017
Can’t stop, won’t stop. New York is back at the top of Hip-Hop as music moguls Diddy and Jay Z named top earners of Forbes 2017’s Wealthies Hip-Hop Artists.
With Diddy claiming the title of this year’s wealthiest and Jay following in close second. Sean Combs reportedly earns an astonishing $820 million dollars while Jay earns a close $812 million dollars. Diddy’s wealth was mostly attained through his popular Cîroc vodka deal with Diageo. While Hov’s income skyrocketed this year through his champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, entertainment company Roc Nation’s both music and sports departments, and his nearly 30% net increase in the past year after a $200 million investment from Sprint earlier this year.
Under Diddy and Hov, this year’s wealthiest Hip-Hop acts include fellow moguls Dr. Dre, Birdman, and biggest selling recording artist in today’s music, Drake.
In related news, Jay Z is rumored to be in the process of making a new album to follow-up his 2014 release, ‘Magna Carta’. Diddy just finished his Bad Boy & the Family anniversary tour and is slated to release his final album later 2017.