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Diddy Was The Highest Paid Rapper In 2016

By HHL Editors

Diddy was the highest paid rapper in 2016, according to Forbes's latest accounting of who made what in music.

Puff made a good chunk of that cash on his Ciroc vodka deal, and his $62 million haul was good for tenth on the overall industry top 30 list, which was topped by Taylor Swift's ridicilous $170 million pay-year.

The other rappers in the top 30 are Jay Z ($53.5 million), Dr. Dre ($41 million) and Drake ($38.5 million.)

Hov was able to make just about the same amount as his wife Beyonce did in '16 --  although he didn't have to release a highly confessional album. So he got that going for him.

Check the entire list below.

1. Taylor Swift 170 million 2. One Direction 110 million 3. Adele 80.5 million 4. Madonna 76.5 million 5. Rihanna 75 million 6. Garth Brooks 70 million 7. AC/DC 67.5 million 8. Rolling Stones 66.5 million 9. Calvin Harris 63 million 10. Diddy 62 million 11. Bruce Springsteen 60.5 million 12. Paul McCartney 56.5 million 13. Justin Bieber 56 million 14. Kenny Chesney 56 million 15. U2 55 million 16. The Weeknd 55 million 17. Beyonce 54 million 18. Jay Z 53.5 million 19. Luke Bryan 53 million 20. Muse 49 million 21. Foo Fighters 48.5 million 22. Toby Keith 47.5 million 23. Bigbang 44 million 24. Elton John 42 million 25. Dr. Dre 41 million 26. Katy Perry 41 million 27. Jimmy Buffet 40.5 million 28. Muford & Sons 40 million 29. Jennifer Lopez 39.5 million 30. Drake 38.5 million

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