Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs leads Forbes’ highest-paid rap stars

23 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Diddy Tops Jay Z on New Forbes List of Richest Rappers.

Rappers often rap about how much money they have, or sometimes they rap in a way that chastises other rappers for rapping about how much money they have.Rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada *Sean “Diddy” Combs sits atop Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid stars in hip hop, edging out Jay Z and Drake on the 2015 “Hip Hop Cash Kings” tally, revealed Tuesday. Harlem native Combs, 45, made an estimated $60 million between June 2014 and June 2015, from investments outside of music, such as his TV network Revolt and Ciroc vodka, the publication calculated.

Canadian rapper Drake, 28, came in at No. 3 with $39.5 million, the bulk of which came from touring, as well as high profile endorsements from Sprite and Nike. Forbes calculated its list using pre-tax income figures from factors such as record sales, touring, streaming and endorsements using data from Nielsen SoundScan, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and interviews with managers, lawyers and in some cases, the artists themselves. Forbes claims that Drake’s wealth comes from his rigorous touring schedule and his endorsements from cash cows like Apple, Sprite, and of course, Nike. The Canadian-born rapper’s gotta be thrilled with this accomplishment as he once stated that making the Forbes list is pretty much “his objective every year.” Rap heavyweights Kendrick Lamar and J.

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