For the seventh year in a row, music mogul Sean Combs tops Forbes magazine's list of the five richest rappers in the world.

The 47-year-old father-of-5 is worth an estimated $820 million, thanks to his investments and lucrative endorsement deals.

Combs added a TV network, liquor brands and a vitamin water brand to his expanding portfolio in recent years.

Rap mogul Jay Z follows closely behind Combs with an estimated net worth of $810 million. Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, 47, holds part ownership in streaming service Tidal, Roc Nation entertainment company, and Armand de Brignac champagne.

Dr. Dre takes the third spot with $740 million in estimate wealth, while Bryan 'Birdman' Williams comes in a distant fourth with $110 million.

Canadian rapper Drake rounds out the list in the fifth spot with an estimate $90 million personal wealth.

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  • Birdman24

    Sandra didn't you just post that Jay-Z and Beyonce can not afford a 12o million dollar house.. Now he has 800 million. I told you your hat is real. You have to get that out your system, not HEALTHY.

  • AG

    Father of six. He always considers Quincy like his own.

  • Elle

    Wooooooow..and only 47..

  • Ni Ni

    I never noticed that jayz & diddy had the same intials & same age. Im curious now to know their birthdates ?.

  • Jacquelyn Eff

    Net worth and liquid assets are two different things

  • Soda

    What happened to the claim that Dre was going to be the first billionaire rapper thanks to Beats by Dre? Did that Michel'le movie about the other beats change that?

  • Interracial_NOT

    I was thinking the same exact thing. But we must remember that Sandra doesn't always write her own posts. I have seen some of her exact posts word for word on other social media sites. And they were posted earlier than Sandras.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I guess dancing in everyone's music videos, shady contracts and snatching souls has its rewards.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • stav

    Now you know you wrong for that, and right!

  • stav


  • Greatgrape37

    Dec. 4th and Nov. 4th respectively

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Only two rappers on this list. Rest are producers. Congrats to all. All are crooks except Aubrey. never heard of him cheating anyone

  • A D N

    The way he's posed, he wants everyone to know he's tops lol.

  • Lady_Elle

    Good for Diddy!
    This is why Cassie STAYS!!!

  • CookieMobster

    I swear he looks so damn gay in that pic. He might not suck one but he'll sure hold it till the swelling goes down. ?

  • Faithz

    To me Diddy could have a Net Worth of Ten Billion, He still look
    like a real live clown parched on them steps, like that Just saying.

  • Faithz

    I heard that, and agrees with you.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol at the picture

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "Take That, Take That"

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty
  • Ni Ni


  • Mia Said so


  • Applebootay

    Being worth an estimated 820 million and having 820 million are two very different things.

  • Mia Said so


  • Mia Said so


  • Gamer?? Chick

    Go Diddy.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    There is no way he's before Jay. Anyway congrats to them all.

  • Applebootay

    Its his cheek bones....they make him look gay....LOL!

  • Mia Said so

    Yes your correct but 800M and only have 128 to spend nope not when his preggor partner had dough..

  • biggiejax

    Who in da hell considers Diddy and Birdman rappers????

  • Soda

    And Drake is?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I don't

  • Anunnaki

    wyt people

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Thanks for that laugh!???

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Diddy looks like he's about to get up and twirl. "Hated it". Lol

  • datATLboi

    This is only because he rapes his artist financially....He doesn't pay them what they are owed

  • TawnyDelux

    hes rich...wouldnt call him a "rapper" tho

  • what?why

    Forbes ??? Wake Up Folks

  • Birdman24

    Either one you can afford the house period. But thanks for the Economics class.

  • Julia Lyons

    Much respect to Diddy. He was approached once inquiring about his wealth. He was adamant that he is not very financially liquid. He said he does not like these lists because to be quite honest he cannot provide proof that he has what is being reported. I loved it.

    Now, Jay Z, on the other hand, wants everyone to believe that he is damn near a billionaire. The only person truly capable of reaching billionaire status is Beat Em Up Dre!

  • Birdman24

    If your net worth is 800 million do you think you can at least get a loan for a 120 million dollar home, Economic Specialist?

  • Julia Lyons

    From a 2013 article:


    Diddy Clarifies Net Worth After Forbes' Cash Kings Article
    October 8, 2013 | 3:15 PM
    by Danielle Harling
    Diddy Clarifies Net Worth After Forbes' Cash Kings Article

    Hip Hop entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs may have topped both Forbes’ Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2013 and Cash Kings 2013 lists, but according to the Bad Boy Records founder, it isn’t his wealth that solely defines his level of success.

    During a sit-down conversation with Forbes, Diddy went on to state that it’s the impact he has in the lives of others that defines how successful he is. Diddy’s interview with Forbes comes shortly after he donated $250,000 to the Young Entrepreneur Network, an organization he feels he can “see the actual results of.”

    “The way I define my success is how many people I’m able to affect their lives in a positive way…And from a kid coming from Harlem, if I can do it then hopefully that’ll inspire somebody else to do it,” said Diddy. “And another thing about being #1 on the list is that I openly accept the responsibility that comes with that. That economic power gives me the opportunity to give back. And so, because I was able to work hard and to earn that money, I’m able to take care of my family. I got six kids and that’s kind of expensive. And I was able to give away a quarter of a million dollars to an organization that I see the actual results of it building our future leaders, CEOs, and business owners.”

    Diddy, whose net worth is said to be around $580 million, also clarified his standing on Forbes’ list by explaining to viewers that the money he’s worth isn’t the same as how much money he has in the bank. The Forbes list mainstay offered that clarification after being asked if he sees himself becoming Hip Hop’s first billionaire.

    “I don’t know,” said Diddy, after being asked about securing the title of Hip Hop’s first billionaire. “I really can’t deny how humbling and how proud I am to be from Harlem, New York. Be from the inner-city and to be on the Forbes list. You know, I can’t deny that. But it doesn’t define me. If I become a billionaire or whatever the status is of what I’m worth. First of all, I do want to say to the Forbes cameras, I actually don’t—I want to tell you the truth. I don’t have that money in the bank. They’re saying that’s how much I’m worth. So, I don’t have that money in the bank. I want to make sure y’all are clear on that.”

  • Mbailey

    DIDDY all dapper and shyt like Count Chockula.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    So, I don’t have that money in the bank. I want to make sure y’all are clear on that.”
    This is what folks don't comprehend

  • Queen B

    Take that take that take that!!! I love Diddy!!

  • Queen B

    Lets be truthful here.....when was the last time we heard that foolishness?! ? Aint no artists ever sued Diddy for unpaid finances and if they did its been over 2 decades ago. Ever one knows that they man is seeing his millions from other endeavors

  • LA

    Dude keeps himself relevant and is a good investor... I respect and love that about him...

  • datATLboi

    They don't sue because they can't. If these people read their contracts then they would be more aware. The truth is, his artists tend to want fame over finance. It's been COUNTLESS artists and he's still doing it today.

  • LA

    He always looks like he's cuttin a fool,having fun, and living life.. I love it!

  • LA

    I think he got like 500 million in cash and the rest in stocks, something like that.

  • LA

    Wow. Interesting..

  • Bam Bam Li

    But puff daddy isn't a rapper, hasn't been one for a while so why is he in this list ?

  • imright

    im pissed that Birdman is getting that much ??? but owes so many ppl !!!

  • Julia Lyons

    Exactly! My nephew has a production deal right now...POOR FELLOW FIGURATIVELY AND LITERALLY. ???? Honey, he had me read over his contract...he literally would have ended up a penniless, talented puppet with 5 mouths to feed. At least now he is just eeking by making a living and family is helping him. So when he "hits" (as he says), he won't owe the piper.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I want to see some bank statements because I am just not buying all this !!!!

  • Allihave2say

    Both Diddy and Dre own homes. If the Carters are in their leagues why are they having such a hard time finding a permanent residence and schools for Blue Ivy?

  • Allihave2say

    Let them be great!

  • MzTee

    Andre Leon Talley must have styled Diddy for this event. (HA!!!)

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Diddy's a rapper?

    Oh. Ok ?????

  • Brandi Jean

    They are bigger stars... I'm sure property and personal security is a factor and not just manned, but access security.

  • Queen B

    Ok well if that's the case then he's not wrong....idk any record label that's not doing what Diddy has done or is doing. None of his artists are complaining about their money

  • Allihave2say

    The Carters can build their own fort and set it up as they chose with all the wealth they have. IJS.

  • Kirenee

    I love Diddy! Looking like a black spider caught in my web on those stairs...

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I'm sure a bulk of it came from Biggies catalog and the other artist he ripped off

  • Li

    This just in about Jay working until he's 57 yo as a "rapper" and putting the businesses aside. Sandra may have not been too off base when she said he was broke.
    You don't sign a $200Mil contract to tour for 10 years!!!! unless you need more money.
    That's Celine Dion money @ LV.

  • Li
  • Li

    Not far from the truth. He owns a part of Ciroc, Revolt TV, he's been producing movies and Tv....I can believe it.

  • Youshockedme

    Heck I would stay

  • Youshockedme

    What about ice I know he is worth over a 100 million

  • Allihave2say

    IDK! They've made enough money to build their own compound on a few acres of land and seal it with a 10 foot brick wall. All the expensive vacations they took (hard work, play hard) they could have put some of that in a home. IJS.

    ***Maybe they won't buy assets together so that should they divorce they don't have to divide too many assets. Over the years they've had so many divorce rumors.

  • samuel severino

    Because they are broke. Every 6 months they go shopping for a home that they can't afford only to say later that they were outbid. Been doing this ish for 5 years.

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  • Allihave2say

    True. Are they too broke to buy something more reasonable. These celebs buy these monster sized homes and turn around and sell them 5 years later. The Carters should build and be done.

  • Evillene

    Diddy is an American success story. From nothing to $820 mil! Very impressive. I hope he did not have to kill or maim anyone to get there. And I hope he gives back to the people who've contributed to his success and support his brand.

  • mela.reign77

    Kudos to all of them, but when did Diddy become a rapper? Just asking for a friend! Lmbo... Was kind of surprised to see Diddy ahead of Jay Z, but at the end of the day they're all getting to the money. Drake...... boy let me find out.


    who figured selling your sole, and giving up your booty hole is that valuable

  • Ladyvil

    Okay rapper (wink-wink), but definitely one perverted, obnoxious, narcissistic an over rated man!!

  • Ladyvil

    That's how they become wealthy, that an pedophilia.

  • Ladyvil

    They're the number 10 when together an the same ugly

  • KIm

    God Dr. Dre is such a despicable person. For once, I'm actually annoyed that someone has money and just doesn't deserve it. Not a nice guy and will beat the s*** out of a woman

  • Quitedeliteful

    I think Diddy started a school in Harlem....

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  • Hugga Bunch

    Yes. Aubrey cheats on hoes not artists.

  • Blue

    Pic got "Disrespectful meme" written all over it.

  • chappedlippz

    Sweet as sugar...