Listing which Hip Hop artist between Dr. Dre, Jay Z and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is the more insanely wealthy one is a futile exercise in splitting hairs, but Forbes does it annually. In their 2014 Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists List, Diddy reigns supreme,but Dr. Dre has begun making strides over Jay Z.
Diddy, who started his own televsion channel REVOLT in October of 2013, increased his overall fortune by $120 million to a net fortune of $700 million. Jay Z increased his net worth from $475 million in 2013 to $520 million in 2014 with the start of his own sports agency, Roc Nation Sports. While Jay Z increased his wealth, he fell to #3 in the 2014 rankings as Dr. Dre’s wealth increased by $200 million from $350 million in 2013 to $550 million in 2014.
Dr. Dre owns Beats by Dre headphones with Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine. Last year the headphone company reportedly raked in over $1.2 billion in revenue in 2013, a year after Iovine and Dr. Dre spent $150 million to increase their stake in the company to 75%.
1. Diddy $700 million
2. Dr. Dre $550 million
3. Jay Z $520 million
4. Birdman $160 million
5. 50 Cent $140 million