Jay-Z has surpassed Diddy to become not only the richest rapper but also the richest musician, according to a fresh evaluation by Forbes publication released Thursday night.
Evidently, Jay-Z’s outright purchase of the $26 million East Hampton estate this past year with wife Beyoncé didn’t put a dent in his net worth. The worthiness of his empire climbed from $810 million to $900 million in 2017 thanks a lot mainly to his opportunities in Armand de Brignac Champagne and D’Ussé cognac, that are flourishing, as well as his Roc Country entertainment empire and the Tidal loading service. It’s the very first time the “Empire Mindset” rapper has topped the Forbes set of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Functions since it launched in 2011.
Diddy’s fortune climbed $5 million to $825 million in 2017, with help from his investment in DeLeon tequila, though his Revolt wire network has seen slower development. Of course, the Sean John sportswear mogul also is the owner of an East Hampton house, site of his famous White Party for a long time.
Dr. Dre rates third on the Forbes list along with his $770 million online well worth, up from $740 million, still thanks a lot mainly to Apple’s $3 billion purchase of the Beats empire he constructed with Jimmy Iovine in 2014. Within that sale, Dre will also get a substantial chunk of Apple stock come too early July, worthy of more than $100 million, so he might problem for the very best place next 12 months.
Although Forbes list released Thursday was limited by hip-hop artists, it notes that Jay-Z also, Dr and diddy. Dre is also well worth more than some other music artists. Drake and Eminem circular out the very best 5, tied for 4th place with around net worthy of $100 million each.