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JAY-Z tops Forbes' 'Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists' list for first time

He knocks friend Diddy off the top.


Last May, Diddy was crowned the wealthiest in hip-hop by Forbes. But JAY-Z has since swiped the seat out from under him.

On Forbes newest list, 'Hip-Hop's Wealthiest of 2018,' JAY takes the top spot upon increasing his net worth from $810 million to $900 million over the past year.

The magazine credits the uptick to JAY's "rising value of his interests in Armand de Brignac champagne and D'Ussé cognac, on top of nine-figure ownership stakes in his Roc Nation empire and Tidal streaming service."

It's JAY's first time sitting at the list's peak. Dr. Dre, Drake, and Eminem round out the Top 5 (with the latter two tied at $100 million a piece.)

Drake, Diddy, Jay Z, Birdman and Dr. Dre all make the list.

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