These Are the Richest Rappers in the World

Forbes has come out with its annual list of the wealthiest hip hop performers on earth. It should come as no surprise that there are some truly staggering net worths.

The one unknown is who will be the first hip hop star to hit $1 billion. Jay Z and Diddy are in a tight race. Who do you think will make it there first?

Click through the gallery to see which rapper is currently leading the pack.

(All figures in U.S. dollars)

Richest hip hop stars 2017

No. 5: Drake
Net worth: $90 million
(AP)

Richest hip hop stars 2017

No. 4: Birdman
Net worth: $110 million
(Getty Images)

Richest hip hop stars 2017

No. 3: Dr. Dre
Net worth: $740 million
(CNBC)

Richest hip hop stars 2017

No. 2: Jay Z
Net worth: $810 million
(AP)

Richest hip hop stars 2017

No. 1: Diddy
Net worth: $820 million
(Digital Spy)

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