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Jay-Z is now the richest person in hip-hop.

Diddy has reigned supreme for quite a while now as the richest person in hip-hop, but he has finally taken a back seat to Hova himself.

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138.4k Likes, 1,615 Comments - Diddy (@diddy) on Instagram: "Cheers to #blackexcellence LETS GO!!!!! For motivational use only! ✊????"

According to Forbes, Jay is worth a staggering $900 million. At this rate, he will eclipse a billion in no time.

Rounding out the list is Diddy at number two at $825 million, Dr. Dre at number three at $770 million, and then quite a large drop-off at four and five with a tie between Drake and Eminem at $100 million.

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25.7k Likes, 239 Comments - Forbes (@forbes) on Instagram: "#TBT to the our 2010 Forbes 400 issue of Forbes Magazine featuring Warren Buffett and Jay-Z."

The race to a billion looks like it’s between Jay-Z, Diddy, and Dre.

Who do you think will get there first?

 

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