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Diddy tops Forbes' list of wealthiest hip-hop artists
Sean "Diddy" Combs has been named the wealthiest hip-hop artist of 2013 by Forbes magazine, marking his third straight year atop the list.
The magazine reports that the rap mogul, who was raised in Mount Vernon, has an estimated net worth of $580 million. Most of Diddy’s wealth is attributed to his deal with Ciroc vodka, which Forbes said ensures him annual payouts in the eight figures.
Following Diddy on the list is another rapper with a Westchester connection. Jay-Z, who got his marriage license in Scarsdale, has an estimated net worth of $475 million. Forbes attributes the rapper’s wealth to a variety of factors, including his Roc Nation label and stakes in the Brooklyn Nets and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Dr. Dre, Birdman and 50 Cent round out the list of this year’s richest hip-hop stars.