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Forbes Names Diddy As The Top-Earning Musician Of 2017

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Diddy is the top-earning musician on the planet, pulling in a career-best $130 million pretax this year. His total got a boost from his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his Ciroc vodka deal and the sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million.

List of top 20 earners below:

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs ($130 million)

2. Beyonce ($105 million)

3. Drake ($94 million)

4. Jay Z ($42 million)

5. Dr. Dre ($34.5 million)

6. Chance the Rapper ($33 million)

7. Kendrick Lamar ($30 million)

8. Wiz Khalifa ($28 million)

9. Pitbull ($27 million)

10. DJ Khaled ($24 million)

11. Future ($23 million)

12. Kanye West ($22 million)

13. Birdman ($20 million)

14. J. Cole ($19 million)

15. Swizz Beatz ($14 million)

16. Snoop Dogg ($16.5 million)

17. Nicki Minaj ($16 million)

18. Lil Wayne ($15.5 million)

19. Rick Ross ($11.5 million, tie)

19. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($11.5 million, tie)

20. Lil Yachty ($11 million)

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