- Sean “Diddy” Combs $580 million
- Shawn “Jay – Z” Carter $475 million
- Dr. Dre $350 million
- Birdman $150 million
- Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson $125 million
Methodology: In order to complete the Five list, Forbes followed the same procedures used to calculate the list of the world’s billionaires: looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through financial documents and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find out details.