Forbes Top 5 Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists

#5- Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, $100 million
#5- Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, $100 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Actor/rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson arrives at the premiere of Relativity Media's "Take Me Home Tonight" at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on March 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
#4- Birdman, $100 million . . . in addition to being a rapper, he's the founder of Cash Money records, which represents Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake.
#4- Birdman, $100 million . . . in addition to being a rapper, he's the founder of Cash Money records, which represents Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Rapper and co-CEO of Cash Money Records Bryan "Birdman" Williams arrives at the Cash Money Records Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Party at The Lot on February 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
#3- Dr. Dre, $125 million
#3- Dr. Dre, $125 million
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Curtis Young, son of Dr. Dre, arrives at the after-party for NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's hand and footprint ceremony held at Boulevard 3 on February 19, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
#2- Jay-Z, $450 million
#2- Jay-Z, $450 million
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17: Rapper Jay-Z signs copies of his book "Decoded" at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on November 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
#1- Sean 'Diddy' Combs,$475 million
#1- Sean 'Diddy' Combs,$475 million
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs arrives to the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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