Jay-Z dethrones Diddy for the 1st time becomes the Wealthiest Hip Hop Act


Jay Z beats Diddy, becomes the Wealthiest Hip Hop artistes in the world

The battle for the richest wasn’t a give up dream for Jay-Z and finally, recent reports has confirmed that Hov has attained that height. According to Forbes’, Jay-Z has taken over the throne, topping the list for most wealthiest artists of the year.

The Wealthiest Act list was launched in 2011 and then Jay’s was in the top five each year, he’s never took the crown. According to their report, Jay-Z’s net worth went up from $810M to $900M within the past year. The rise in numbers is mainly due to the rising interests of his liquor investments, Armand De Brignac champagne and D’usse. In addition, his ownership in Roc Nation and Tidal streaming service upped his stock even more.

This marks the first time Jay’s beat Diddy out in the seven years that Forbes’ been documenting the richest hip hop moguls. Diddy now sits at number two while Dr. Dre claims the third spot. All three of them are not only the wealthiest hip hop acts in the world but they’re also three of the richest American musicians of any genre.

In addition to Jay, Dre and Diddy, Drake and Eminem tie for fourth and fifth spot with $100M in earnings within the past year.

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