Combs retained his No. 1 spot with an estimated net worth of
$820 million, helped by his lucrative deals with Ciroc vodka,
and his Sean John clothing line, Forbes said.
But rapper and producer Jay Z moved into second place with $810
million thanks largely to a $200 million investment in his Tidal
music streaming service from wireless carrier Sprint in January.
Forbes produced the list by looking at past earnings and
financial documents, valuing current holdings, and talking to
analysts, attorneys, managers, and other industry players.
The top 5 was rounded out by Dr. Dre ($740 million), rapper and
Cash Money Records co-owner Bryan "Birdman" Williams ($110
million), and Canadian rapper Drake with an estimated $90
The full list can be seen at Forbes.com.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by David Gregorio)
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