Puff Daddy is back and he’s the highest paid rapper around. Sean Comb came in at number one on Forbes’s annual list of “The World’s Highest-Paid Rap Acts” earning $60 million last year, The Los Angeles Times reports.
It’s worth noting that while Sean Combs can technically still be classified as a rap artist, those stacks of cash overwhelmingly did not come from music. The Los Angeles Times reports that his business endeavors include the TV network Revolt, alkaline water brand Aquahydrate, his clothing line Sean John, and Ciroc vodka.
Sources speculated name brand alkaline water was invented to fight death-inducing Ciroc hangovers. Throw on a Sean John hoody, flip the channel to Revolt, sip your Aquahydrate and you can recover like Puff.
Coming in second is Jay Z with $56 million, a portion of which came from his On the Run Tour with Beyoncé. Jay’s also got Roc Nation, marriage to Beyoncé, Armand de Brignac champagne, and marriage with Beyoncé keeping loaded.
If first is the worst and second is the best, coming in third, although perhaps the only one without a hairy chest is Drake. Cheers to Drake, because according to The Los Angeles Times his $39.5 million is the only one in the top three substantially made up of music sales.
The most important Sean Combs takeaway from all this is that we can still call him Puff Daddy, a moniker he reclaimed for his upcoming album.
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