Last year, it was widely reported that Sean Combs had acquired the Kerry James Marshall painting “Past Times” for $21 million, and that it was the highest sale price for a living black artist. Read More

1.  Sean “Diddy” Combs $700 m

2.  Andre “Dr. Dre” Young  $550 m

3. Shawn “Jay Z” Carter  $520 m

4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams  $160 m

5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson  $140 m


Los Angeles, CA (June 19, 2013) – Revolt TV, the upcoming cable network led by Sean Combs, has finalized a national carriage agreement with Time Warner Cable (TWC), it was announced today. Together with previously announced distribution, this will make Revolt one of the largest launches in cable TV history when it goes live this fall.

  1. Sean “Diddy” Combs $580 million
  2. Shawn “Jay – Z” Carter  $475 million
  3. Dr. Dre $350 million
  4. Birdman  $150 million
  5. 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.


source: Forbes

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