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Diddy Named Wealthiest Hip Hop Artist Of 2012 By Forbes

Forbes has released its annual “Forbes Five” list, which details the wealthiest Hip Hop artists of the moment. And who else to come in at the top spot other than Sean “Diddy” Combs?

The music and entertainment mogul is reportedly worth about $550 million. His lucrative deal with vodka brand Ciroc, stakes in his Sean Jean clothing line, marketing firm Blue Flame, and recent deal with Comcast for his own channel called REVOLT, all put Diddy in front of the pack.

Jay Z comes in second place with an estimated $460 million net worth. He raked in his earnings thanks to the Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West, his partial ownership with NBA team the New Jersey Nets, sale of Rocawear clothing line, and numerous business deals (like club 40/40, Carol’s Daughter, etc).

So, who else made the list? Take a look below to see how some of the top Hip Hop business men ranked.

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs, $550 Million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, $460 Million
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, $270 Million
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams, $125 Million
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, $100 Million

Head over to Forbes.com to see further explanation of how the list was put together.

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