The hip-hop music industry is one of the most lucrative in the United States. It is no surprise then that the richest hip-hop artists in the country are some of the wealthiest people in the world. According to a list compiled by former longtime Forbes editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg, the two wealthiest current hip-hop acts are Jay-Z and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has won 21 Grammy Awards. His music career has earned him a net worth of $1 billion. His wealth is further bolstered by his ownership of the entertainment company Roc Nation, his stake in the streaming service Tidal, and his investment in the champagne brand Armand de Brignac.

Sean “Diddy” Combs is the second wealthiest hip-hop artist in the United States. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and has won three Grammy Awards. His wealth is largely derived from his music career, but he has also made a number of savvy business investments. He owns the clothing line Sean John, the music channel Revolt TV, and the vodka brand Ciroc. His net worth is estimated to be around $885 million.

In addition to Jay-Z and Diddy, there are a number of other wealthy hip-hop artists in the United States. Dr. Dre, born Andre Young, has a net worth of $820 million. His wealth is largely derived from his music career, but he has also made a number of savvy business investments, including the Beats by Dre headphone line. Kanye West is worth an estimated $1.3 billion, thanks to his music career and his Yeezy clothing line. Drake is worth an estimated $180 million, thanks to his music career and his endorsement deals with companies like Nike and Apple Music.

The hip-hop industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, and the wealthiest hip-hop artists in the United States are some of the wealthiest people in the world. Jay-Z and Sean “Diddy” Combs are the two wealthiest current hip-hop acts, but there are a number of other wealthy hip-hop artists in the United States. From Dr. Dre to Kanye West to Drake, these artists have made their fortunes through their music and savvy business investments.

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