Forbes announces hip hop's wealthiest artists of 2014
The 5 most prosperous rappers of this year
The 'Forbes Five' gives the public a breakdown of the five wealthiest men in the rap industry. Last year's 2013 list saw P. Diddy taking the number one spot in the list of 'Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists' — just like he did in 2012 and 2011.
P.Diddy once again comes in at number one this year, with $700 million to his name. Dr. Dre comes in at second with $550 million. Jay-Z takes third place with $500 million and Birdman comes in next with $160 million, and trailing in fifth place is 50 Cent with $140 million.
Each of the massive fortunes are estimated by Forbes by looking into each artist's past earnings, value of current assets and their financial documents. They also speak with attorneys, managers, analysts and even some of the hip- hop moguls themselves.