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P Diddy is hip hop's richest

Forbes Magazine has revealed its list of the top five richest hip-hop artists and P Diddy is sitting pretty at the top of it. 

The publication issued the rundown yesterday, March 9, and along with ranking the stars it also gave details of their fortunes. The top five read as follows:

  1. P Diddy ($475 million)
  2. Jay-Z ($450 million)
  3. Dr. Dre ($125 million)
  4. Birdman ($100 million)
  5. 50 Cent ($100 million)

Diddy's empire has been built from his Bad Boy Worldwide record label, his Sean John clothing and fragrance lines, his extensive music career and his recent vodka venture with Ciroc. Watch some behind the scenes footage of Diddy-Dirty Money's 'Coming Home' tour here: