Diddy Beats Drake, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z to Become Forbes Highest Earning Rapper for 2015

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Sean Combs popularly known as Diddy/Puff Daddy, grabbed the number one spot on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest paid stars in hip hop, pushing off Jay Z and Drake on the 2015 “Hip Hop Cash Kings” tally, which was released on Tuesday, September 22.

The 45 year old business mogul 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.

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Runner up Jay Z, also 45, earned an estimated $56 million from business ventures in music, sports and lifestyle. His 22 shows with his wife, singer Beyonce, helped boost his earnings, Forbes said.

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 and his Apple collabo.

Full list below:

1.Diddy- $60m
2.Jay Z- $56m
3.Drake- $39.5m
4 Dr. Dre-$33m
5 Pharrell- $32m
6.Eminem- $31m
7 Kanye West- $22m
8 Wiz Khalifa- $21.5m
9 Nicki Minaj- $21m
10 Birdman- $18m
11 Pitbull- $17m
12 Lil Wayne- $15m
13-Kendrick Lamar- $12m
14 J Cole- $11m
15 Snoop Dogg- $10m
16 Rick Ross- $9m
17- Tech N9ne- $8.5m
18 Ludacris- $8m
19-T.I.- $6m
20-Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- $5.5m

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