Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is the World’s high­est paid Rap­per

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT - – BANG Showbiz

The ‘I’ll Be Miss­ing You’ hit­maker, 45, has topped Forbes’ an­nual list of The World’s High­est-Paid Rap Acts af­ter reel­ing in an es­ti­mated $60 mil­lion over the past 12 months.

The rap mogul climbed into the top spot af­ter his busi­ness ven­tures - in­clud­ing his TV net­work Re­volt, al­ka­line wa­ter brand Aquahy­drate, cloth­ing line Sean John and Ciroc vodka - and work in the stu­dio se­cured him the big bucks.

Diddy, who is re­vert­ing back to his orig­i­nal stage name Puff Daddy for his fourth al­bum, just man­aged to pull ahead of Jay Z who came in at sec­ond place with $56 mil­lion.

While his sold-out ‘On The Run’ tour with his wife Bey­once con­trib­uted a large amount to his earn­ings over the past year, Jay’s record la­bel Roc Na­tion and al­co­holic bev­er­age ven­ture Ar­mand de Brignac cham­pagne also helped.

Com­ing in at third place was Drake, who has earned an es­ti­mated $39.5 mil­lion this year due to his jam-packed im­pres­sive mu­sic sched­ule, while his en­dorse­ments from Sprite and Nike also spiked his earn­ings.

Dr. Dre, who came out on top last year, has dropped down to fourth po­si­tion with $33 mil­lion, while Phar­rell Wil­liams rounded off the top five with his earn­ings of $32 mil­lion.

Mean­while, Nicki Mi­naj was the only fe­male rap­per to claw her way onto the top 10 list as she em­bed­ded her­self at num­ber nine with a re­ported an­nual earn­ing of $21 mil­lion.

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