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Diddy Tops Forbes List of Richest Hip-Hop Stars

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Many people feel that Jay-Z is the greatest living rapper, but when it comes to being the highest-earning rapper, he falls a bit short.

According to Forbes' newly-published list of the top five richest hip-hop stars, Jay comes in at #2, behind Diddy.   The man whose mom knows him as Sean Combs tops the list with a fortune of 475 million bucks, thanks to income from his clothing line, his record label and his joint deal with the vodka brand Ciroc.  Meanwhile, Forbes notes that Jay has a fortune of a mere 450 million dollars.

Number three on the list is Dr. Dre, whose 125-million-dollar fortune comes thanks to his own career, plus his involvement with Snoop Dogg and Eminem.  Number four and five on the list are tied: 50 Centand Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams, aka Birdman, both of whom have fortunes of 100 million bucks.  Fiddy's spot on the list is mostly thanks to the cash he raked in when Coca Cola purchased Vitamin Water, a company in which he'd invested.

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