P. Diddy Named World's Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artist in 2016

This is the second time for the 'Can't Nobody Hold Me Down' hitmaker to top Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.

AceShowbiz - %cP. Diddy% tops this year's list of Forbes' Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts. The "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" hitmaker earned around $62 million over the past year. Last year, he also came at No. 1 on the list with $60 million in earnings.

While his "Bad Boy Reunion Tour" runs through the fall, Diddy doesn't earn much from music these days. His earnings largely come from his outrageously lucrative Ciroc vodka deal and other non-musical ventures.

Trailing close behind Diddy is %cJay-Z% with $53.5 million earned over the past year, thanks to his Roc Nation entertainment company as well as business ventures like D'Usse cognac and Brignac champagne. Rounding out the top 5 are %cDr. Dre% with $41 million, %cDrake% with $38.5 million and %cWiz Khalifa% with $24 million.

Other names in the top 10 include %cNicki Minaj% ($20.5 million), %cPitbull% ($20 million), %cPharrell Williams% ($19.5 million), %cKendrick Lamar% ($18.5 million) and %cBirdman% ($18 million). %cKanye West% comes in just shy of the top 10 with $17.5 million earned over the past year.

Top 10 List of Forbes' Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2016:

  1. %cP. Diddy% - $62 million
  2. %cJay-Z% - $53.5 million
  3. %cDr. Dre% - $41 million
  4. %cDrake% - $38.5 million
  5. %cWiz Khalifa% - $24 million
  6. %cNicki Minaj% - $20.5 million
  7. %cPitbull% - $20 million
  8. %cPharrell Williams% - $19.5 million
  9. %cKendrick Lamar% - $18.5 million
  10. %cBirdman% - $18 million

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