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Jay-Z Tops Sean "Diddy" Combs on Forbes Top Earner List

By Robyn Collins

March 2, 2018
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(RADIO.COM) - Jay-Z has once again been named to the Forbes big money list, but this time with a huge upgrade. The 48-year-old mogul has been name top-earner on the publication’s list of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Acts for 2018, with a personal net worth of $900 million. That’s up $90 million from last year.

He takes over the top spot from Sean “Diddy” Combs, who has been the reigning top earner since the list started 7 years ago, Combs this year only acquired a net worth of  $825 million.

53-year-old Dr. Dre takes the third spot, with $770 million, partly for which Forbes credits the sale of Beats headphones to Apple for $3 billion in 2014.

Rounding out the top 5 artists on the list are Drake and Eminem. Drizzy at age 31, is the youngest and tying 45-year-old Em, who makes his list debut.  They both tie for fourth place with net worths of around $100 million.