Jay-Z Is Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist of 2018

02 March, 2018, 08:02 | Author: Conrad Doyle
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He's a true hustler - and even at the top there is probably no stopping for Jay-Z.

With an astounding net worth of $900 million, Hov dethrones Diddy for the first time on the list of "Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists" since 2011, mostly due to his business endeavors with Roc Nation, TIDAL, Armand de Brignac champagne, and D'Ussé cognac, according to the report.

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For years the mogul also known as Puff Daddy held the crown, but at this time, it's Shawn Carter who's accumulated the most cash-fluence.

And now Jay-Z is also top of Forbes' list of Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists with a mega fortune of $900 million in 2017, the magazine revealed on Thursday.

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Perhaps some of it had to do with Diddy's very minor improvements from a year ago.

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However DeLeón tequila, his joint venture with beverage giant Diageo, has kept his earnings up. In fact, the top three earners were no surprise. Notably, Jay and Beyoncé reportedly spent $26 million on an East Hampton, New York mansion and dropped $88 million on a Bel Air, California estate in the past year. Dr. Dre remains at number 3, with his value raising from $740 million in 2017 to $770 million in 2018. The legendary producer could also leapfrog into first place next year when he receives a chunk of Apple stock that could be worth over $100 million. The Good Doctor is followed on the list by Drake and Eminem, who came in tied at $100 million each.

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