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<p>Sean "Diddy" Combs on left. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter on right.</p>

Sean "Diddy" Combs on left. Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter on right.

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Diddy tops Forbes richest in hip-hop list

(NNPA) Sean “Diddy” Combs ranks No. 1 on this year’s Forbes Five, the magazine’s list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists, with an estimated net worth of $580 million. The bulk of the Bad Boy Records founder’s wealth comes from non-musical ventures, namely his deal with Diageo’s Ciroc. The agreement entitles him to eight-figure annual payouts and a nine-figure windfall if the brand is ever sold ‒ and Ciroc’s value has never been higher.