Forbes has named the top 5 wealthiest artists and rappers Jay-Z, Diddy and 50 Cent have all been listed. According to sources, Jay-Z is number two when it comes to net worth, while the top spot goes to Sean "Diddy" Combs, who tops our accounting of rap's richest with a fortune of $475 million, considering his interests in Sean John clothing, Bad Boy Worldwide record label and, most significantly, his Diageo joint-venture vodka brand Ciroc. Jay-Z is a close second, with $450 million, and producer/rapper Dr. Dre ranks third with $125 million, mostly from past earnings generated from his own career and by helping to launch those of Snoop Dogg and Eminem. 50 Cent snagged a nine figures from the sale of Vitamin Water to Coca-Cola and rounds out the top five in a tie with Cash Money Records cofounder Bryan "Birdman" Williams at $100 million.

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