Sean “Diddy” Combs tops this year’s list of hip-hop’s highest paid artists, earning $50 million USD over the past 12 months — thanks in part to his Bad Boy record label, Sean John clothing line and Blue Flame agency. And don’t forget, it’s his agreement with Cîroc vodka that brings in the majority of his wealth. Additionally, his cable channel Revolt will debut this fall via Time Warner and Comcast.

The World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists

1. Diddy – $50 million
2. Jay Z – $43 million
3. Dr. Dre – $40 million
4. Nicki Minaj – $29 million
5. Birdman – $21 million

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