Video: Forbes Names Hip-Hop’s 5 Wealthiest Artists of 2013

In order to complete our Forbes Five list, we followed the same procedures we use to calculate our list of the world’s billionaires: looking at past earnings, valuing current holdings, leafing through financial documents and talking to analysts, attorneys, managers, other industry players and even some of the moguls themselves to find the nitty-gritty details.

1. Diddy $580 million
2. Jay-Z $475 million
3. Dr. Dre $350 million
4. Birdman $150 million
5. 50 Cent $125 million