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Once again, Sean Combs reigns supreme as Forbes wealthiest hip hop mogul with an estimated $580 million net worth.
Sean “Diddy” Combs rose to mainstream fame in the late 1990s rapping about his desire for Benjamins, otherwise known as $100 bills. A decade and a half later, he might need to consider some larger denominations—McKinleys, Clevelands and Madisons, perhaps—to express his wealth.
Diddy ranks No. 1 on this year’s Forbes Five, our list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists, with an estimated net worth of $580 million. The bulk of the Bad Boy Records founder’s wealth comes from non-musical ventures, namely his deal with Diageo’s Ciroc. The agreement entitles him to eight-figure annual payouts and a nine-figure windfall if the brand is ever sold—and Ciroc’s value has never been higher.
“It is one of the fastest-growing brands within vodka,” says Jack Russo, an equity analyst at Edward Jones & Co. “Consumers are feeling a little bit better about their situation, and with that, they’re willing to spend more on premium products.”
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Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, returned to Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. While there were many stars in the place to be last night not all went home with what they came for, a Grammy award! (more…)
Justin Timberlake has “The 20/20 Experience” contributors Jay-Z and Timbaland join him on stage in New Orleans. (more…)
Queen Bey delivers the National Anthem like no other to commemorate the start of President Barack Obama’s second term… (more…)
Last week, hordes of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z fans all around the world put on a suit and tie. The unlikely, dynamic duo dropped a new song literally titled “Suit & Tie.” The track features production by Timbaland, who crafted the sound behind Timberlake’s last album and many of Jay-Z’s greatest hits.
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