Forbes Hip Hop wealthiest artists for 2017

The only thing more predictable than a Diddy name change? His place atop our annual list of the wealthiest hip-hop artists. But the man formally known as Sean Combs now has some real competition. Jay Z’s fortune has jumped 30% in the past year after a $200 million investment from Sprint reportedly put the valuation of his music-streaming service, Tidal, at $600 million, more than 10 times what he paid for the company two years ago. Which rapper will hit billionaire status first? Hard to say. Diddy has a lucrative…

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the World’s Highest Paid athlete

(CNN) — He’s just won the Champions League with Real Madrid — and now Cristiano Ronaldo can celebrate being the world’s highest-paid athlete, too. Forbes estimates that Portugal captain Ronaldo, who will be one of the biggest stars at Euro 2016 in France, earned a staggering $88 million (£60.4m) last year. That puts him clear at the top of the American business magazine’s annual compilation of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes — and it means he is again ahead of Barcelona rival Lionel Messi, with the pair having finished third…

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