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Last week Forbes magazine reported that Jay-Z was hip-hop’s first billionaire. Wednesday the money magazine rounded of their top five and who would be next in line to reach that feat.

Coming in at No. 2 was Dr. Dre, who is worth nearly $800 million dollars.

Next on the list is Diddy sitting at $740 million, who Forbes actually predicts could become a billionaire faster than Dr. Dre, thanks to owning Ciroc.

The always competitive Kanye West and Drake rounded out the top 5 coming in at No. 4 and 5 respectively although Kanye edged Drake out by nearly $100M. West worth is slated $240 million while Drake reported worth in $150 million

When it comes to finances, Kanye West has Drake cornered, surpassing him on the Forbes list by nearly $100 million in this year’s Richest Rappers series.

Forbes determines this list based on financial documents, valuing major assets, and consulting with analysts, managers, attorneys and other industry insiders.

Source: Forbes.com

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