Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Rappers Closing In On 10-Figure Fortunes

Published: May 3, 2014 06:19:15 AM IST
Updated: May 3, 2014 09:23:38 AM IST

Back in 2007 sean “diddy” combs teamed with jay z and 50 cent to create a song titled ‘i get money: forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix’. Less than a decade later rappers are closing in on 10-figure fortunes. Here’s how they made it, and, at bottom, where it would go if they put their money where their mouths are, per the lyrics of their latest albums.

Rappers Closing In On 10-Figure Fortunes

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(This story appears in the 16 May, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)