Hip Hop is the biggest music genre in the world but there can only one king that sits on top of the mountain. Diddy has held the title now for the past 5 years but this year a new king has risen and his name is Shawn Carter aka Jay-z.
Jay-Z upped his net worth from $810 million to $900 million over the past year, seizing hip-hop's cash crown for the first time since Forbes started counting back in 2011. The Brooklyn-born mogul's jump is due mostly to the rising value of his interests in Armand de Brignac champagne and D'Ussé cognac, on top of nine-figure ownership stakes in his Roc Nation empire and Tidal streaming service. Check out who else made the top 5 this year here.