Diddy Still #1: Mogul Tops Hip Hop Earners

Forbes revealed their list of highest-earning hip hop artists, with Diddy topping Jay-Z

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"I'm supposed to be number one on everybody's list" raps Jay-Z.

Sorry, Hova, but this time, you came in #2.

Forbes just unveiled their list of the highest-earning hip hop artists, and the "Empire State of Mind" rapper is second to fellow music mogul Diddy.

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Tallying his stakes in Bad Boy Records, Sean John Clothing, and deals with Ciroc vodka, Diddy claimed the top spot with $475 million. Jay-Z, who also boasts a varied portfolio in addition to his Roc Nation record label, was a close #2 with $450 million.

The rest of the top five was rounded by by Dr. Dre (a distant third with $125 million), 50 Cent ($100 million), and Cash Money CEO Birdman ($100 million).

If it's any consolation, Jay-Z did top Forbes' list for Top Earning Celebrity Couples, thanks to his partnership with the equally successful Beyonce.

Selected Reading: PopEater, Forbes, USA Today

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