Diddy tops Forbes Wealthiest Rappers List 2013

Posted on 10 May 2013
By Jo Ching
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Forbes has announced the Top Five Wealthiest Rappers in 2013 based on their net worth.

Naturally, everyone on the list has ventured beyond the world of hip-hop to amass their wealth, but all are still involved with the rap game in some way.

Diddy has topped the list for the third year running, and it’s mainly down to his Ciroc Vodka empire. And not his collaboration with Bitney Spears.

Diddy is estimated to have a personal fortune of $580million thanks in part to his record label Bad Boy Records, but also due to clever business ventures including Ciroc vodka, his Sean John and Enyce clothing lines and his marketing firm Blue.

Check out the list of the five wealthiest rappers, along with their net worth below.

1. Diddy- $580 million

2. Jay-Z – $475 million

3. Dr. Dre – $350 million

4. Birdman – $150 million

5. 50 Cent – $125 million

Does Diddy ever think about or send letters to his original Bad Boy artists G-Dep, Loon languishing in jail? And what about Ma$e, Lil Kim and Craig Mack, slumming it on skid row?

It’s good to see Diddy is using his power and position to combat bullying. The rap mogul has teamed up with WWE to combat bullying through the WWE’s Be a STAR anti-bullying campaign which encourages young individuals to stand up to bullying and treat others with respect and dignity.

Diddy said: “I’m thrilled to extend my partnership with WWE and align myself with their Be a STAR, anti-bullying initiative. Bullying is a very serious issue and needs to stop now.”

Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and CEO said: “WWE is proud to continue its partnership with Sean “Diddy” Combs and join together to put an end to bullying.”

Diddy will serve as an ambassador for Be a STAR, the anti-bullying initiative co-founded by WWE and The Creative Coalition to encourage young people to treat each other with tolerance and respect.

Through Combs’ association with the Invisible Bully clothing line, he will continue to encourage individuals to put an end to bullying and contribute to Invisible Bully’s mission to stand for something or fall for anything.

Combs’ ongoing partnership with WWE has included live performances by the three-time Grammy Award winner at WrestleMania® 29 and WWE Tribute to the Troops®, as well as an appearance at WrestleMania 28, when Combs introduced hip-hop star Machine Gun Kelly.