Drake Joins Forbes Top 5 Richest Rappers Over 50 Cent
Drake and 50 Cent - a tale of two very different worlds. One is heading waaay up and the other is spiraling downward. Drake just released his new album Views, which could end up being his most commercially successful to date, while 50 Cent can't keep the bad press away and out of bankruptcy court. Now Drake has taken 50's spot in the Forbes list of five wealthiest rappers in the game.
Drake jumps into the top five on the back of his multi-platinum records and some healthy endorsement deals. He has signed lucrative deals with Sprite, Nike and the Toronto Raptors, among others. This has also earned him $150 million before taxes and spending according to Forbes' estimate, which is still shy of the $250 million he wanted before his 29th birthday, but still more than almost everyone will make in their lifetime.
50 Cent who may or may not be broke has been burning through the cash from the sale of his Vitamin Water shares quickly and this has dropped him out of the top 5.
The rest of the top 5 looks as it has for a while. Birdman, despite the struggles with Cash Money Records and its ongoing lawsuit with Lil Wayne and Young Money still is valued at $110 million.
Jay Z clocks in at a cool $610 million, while Diddy and Dr. Dre still lead the pack with a cool $750 and $710 million with their various endorsements and business deals.
The full list will be released soon, but until then find the top five below.
1. Diddy ($750 million)
2. Dr. Dre ($710 million)
3. Jay Z ($610 million)
4. Birdman ($110 million)
5. Drake ($60 million)