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P Diddy tops highest-earning hip-hop artist list

1 of 1 P Diddy has taken over from Dr Dre as the highest earning hip-hop artist
P Diddy has taken over from Dr Dre as the highest earning hip-hop artist

P Diddy has been named the highest-earning hip-hop artist of 2013 by Forbes.

The rapper topped the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list by earning an estimated $50 million over the past 12 months.

His takings include the income from his Ciroc vodka brand, along with his Bad Boy record label and Sean John clothing line.

He was previously named the richest star in hip-hop by Forbes back in March, with an overall estimated fortune of $580 million.

Jay Z is second in the list, with earnings of $43 million, and he's followed by Dr Dre - who came first in 2012 - with $40 million.

As for the women, Nicki Minaj is the highest-placed female, in fourth place, with a total of $29 million. Behind here are Birdman, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris and Pitbull.

The Top 10:

1. P Diddy ($50 million)

2. Jay Z ($43 million)

3. Dr Dre ($40 million)

4. Nicki Minaj ($29 million)

5. Birdman ($21 million)

6. Kanye West ($20 million)

7. Lil Wayne ($16 million)

8. Wiz Khalifa ($14 million)

9. Ludacris ($12 million)

10. Pitbull ($11 million)

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