Five of the Most Successful Hip Hop Moguls

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Master P – $350 Million

Master P

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Master P owns a solid gold toilet. What more can we say?

Puff Daddy – $650 Million

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Taylor Hill/Getty Images

As he once put it, “don’t worry if I write rhymes, I write checks.” Puff Daddy was never regarded as one of the greatest rappers or DJ’s, but he has an ability that other rappers would kill for: he knows what people want to hear. This has helped him in scouting new talent and choosing hot samples for his records.

Dr. Dre – $450 Million

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Elsa/Getty Images

Beats by Dre alone is estimated to have earned more than a billion dollars worldwide. Dre only receives a percentage of that income, but the deal showcases Dre’s ability to not only create hot beats, but market himself and his name, as well.