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Forbes issued their top 5 list of Hip-Hop’s wealthiest in 2012 tonight. While Diddy and Jay-Z continue the race to the prestigious first Hip-Hop billionaire the gap between the two and the rest of the field is staggering. The list however is filled with mogul like name rather than artists. Jay-Z is the only one to release an album within the last year. Does the music matter, seems like extra circular activity matters a bit more.

– Sean Lynch (@Kiddfuture)

Forbes Hip-Hop Top 5 Wealthiest of 2012

Diddy $550 million.

Jay-Z $460 million 

Dr. Dre $270 million

Birdman $125 million

50 Cent $110 million