Hip Hop’s Royalty: Wealthiest Rappers of 2014

A bulk of which is made up from money earned when he sold the Vitaminwater company way back in 2007.
#5) 50 Cent ($100 million)
(credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A bulk of which is made up from money earned when he sold the Vitaminwater company way back in 2007.
In large part from being the head of Cash Money Records, home to such marquee acts as Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
#4) Bryan “Birdman” Williams ($300 million)
(credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
In large part from being the head of Cash Money Records, home to such marquee acts as Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Increasing his wealth with the addition of Roc Nation Sports to his portfolio. His new sports agency made a huge splash right out of the gate by signing Major League Baseball star Robinson Cano and helping his land a bank-breaking contract with the Seattle Mariners worth $240 million. The man they call Hova should see even more money after a proposed co-headlining stadium tour with his wife, Beyoncé.
#3) Jay Z ($520 million)
(credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Samsung)
Increasing his wealth with the addition of Roc Nation Sports to his portfolio. His new sports agency made a huge splash right out of the gate by signing Major League Baseball star Robinson Cano and helping his land a bank-breaking contract with the Seattle Mariners worth $240 million. The man they call Hova should see even more money after a proposed co-headlining stadium tour with his wife, Beyoncé.
Thanks to his wildly popular line of Beats By Dre headphones, Dr. Dre is still pulling in a pretty penny. According to Forbes, Beats By Dre make up a full two-thirds of the entire headphones market.
#2) Dr. Dre ($550 million)
(credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Thanks to his wildly popular line of Beats By Dre headphones, Dr. Dre is still pulling in a pretty penny. According to Forbes, Beats By Dre make up a full two-thirds of the entire headphones market.
Sean Combs, the artist/mogul who recently switched his musical moniker from Diddy back to ’90s tag Puff Daddy and spent last weekend making multiple cameos at Coachella, is the king of hip-hop mountain, according to a new Forbes report.Combs comes in at No. 1 on “The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2014” list, boasting an estimated net worth of a staggering $700 million, a cool $120 million more than in 2013. That extra stack of scratch is the result of Combs’ burgeoning Revolt TV music channel, and lucrative deals with Comcast and Time Warner Cable to air the network.
#1) Sean Combs ($700 million)
(credit: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Sean Combs, the artist/mogul who recently switched his musical moniker from Diddy back to ’90s tag Puff Daddy and spent last weekend making multiple cameos at Coachella, is the king of hip-hop mountain, according to a new Forbes report.

Combs comes in at No. 1 on “The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2014” list, boasting an estimated net worth of a staggering $700 million, a cool $120 million more than in 2013. That extra stack of scratch is the result of Combs’ burgeoning Revolt TV music channel, and lucrative deals with Comcast and Time Warner Cable to air the network.

Latest Galleries

Heroes Vs. Aliens: The 4-Night Crossover EventBegins Monday, November 28, 2016 on KBCWtv - The CW
Supergirl: The Last Children of Krypton
The Flash/Supergirl Crossover
Rachel Bloom at 'The Globes'
Gina Rodriguez at 'The Globes'
Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2015Heroes & Villains Fan Fest at the San Jose McHenry Convention Center on November 21st & 22nd (photo credits: EMTUT Photography/CBS Local)
Flash & Arrow: Special Two-Night Event
The Flash - 'Enter Zoom'Get your first look at Zoom...

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From KBCW

Watch Full Episodes Online at CWTV.com!
2 Broke Girls
Watch Veronica 10pm Weeknights On KBCW

Listen Live