April 17, 2014 12:40

Dr Dre overtakes Jay Z on hip-hop rich list

Puff Daddy is still the highest grossing artist, according to Forbes

Dr Dre overtakes Jay Z on hip-hop rich list

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Dr Dre has overtaken Jay Z on Forbes' list of the Five Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists.

The publication calculates that Jay Z's assets jumped from $475 million to $520 million in the past year alone, a figure that was boosted by his $150 million partnership with Live Nation, his Budweiser Made In America Tour and his Roc Nation Sports agency.

However, this wasn't enough for him to maintain second place on the list. He has now been overtaken by Dr Dre, whose Beats by Dre company made $1.2 billion last year, earning him $200 million and leaving him with a total of $550 million.

Top of the list again was Puff Daddy, who is worth an estimated $700 million, thanks mostly to his non musical ventures such as Revolt TV.

Cash Money Records founder Birdman is in fourth place on the list, worth an estimated $160 million, while 50 Cent comes in fifth place with an estimated worth of $140 million, thanks mostly to his $100 million haul from the sale of VitaminWater in 2007.

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