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Yesterday Forbes released it’s list of the Top 5 Richest Hip Hop kings and surprisingly, Diddy beat Dr Dre to the top spot. Dr Dre last year sold his Beats By Dre Company to Apple in 3 billion dollar deal so you would expect that he’s the richest but no, Diddy is!

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Amazingly enough, Dre is not the richest man in hip-hop; that honor goes to Diddy, who clocks in at $735 million. The news may come as a surprise to many, but while Dre’s wealth ($700m) derived from a single jackpot idea, Diddy’s is the product of his interests in a slew of companies, a handful of which could one day give him a Beats-esque exit.” Forbes write.

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See the Top 5 below:-

1. Diddy – $735million
2. Dr. Dre – $700million
3. Jay Z – $550million
4. 50 Cent – $155million
5. Birdman – $150million