Hip Hop Richest Artiste 2012- These are the Top 5 Names of the Richest Hip-Hop stars in the world according to Forbes.
P-Diddy is the richest Artists with a net worth of $550 million. The Bad Boy Records founder has remained a mainstream mainstay for 15 years thanks to his knack for self-promotion.
He also have stakes in the Clothing lines (Sean John and Enyce), marketing firm Blue Flame and Bad Boy record label.
Jay-Z is Number 2 on the list with a net worth of $460 million. Jay-Z sold his Rocawear clothing label for $204 million in 2007 and signed 10-year $150 million deal with Live Nation in 2008, and also holds stakes in the New Jersey Nets, his 40/40 Club chain, ad firm Translation.
Dr. Dre is at Number 3 with a net worth of $270 million. In August, Telecommunication giants HTC paid $300m to buy a 51% stake in Beats Electronics, the company founded by Dr. Dre and Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine in 2008.
The agreement also values Dre’s remaining stake at $100 million, which could increase rapidly as the company continues to expand.
Birdman hits the Number 4 spot with a net worth of $125 million. He his a co-founder of Cash Money Records with brother Ronald “Slim” Williams two decades ago. The label’s value is increasing with the success of rappers Drake, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.
50 Cent is at Number 5 with a net worth of $110 million. He earned $100 million for his Vitaminwater stake in 2007, album sales, acting gigs and 50 Cent-themed videogames, shoes and books, as well as his new headphone line SMS. Next up: an energy shot called Street King, which promises to feed hungry children—and 50′s bank account.