Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS has been named the world's highest-paid hip-hop artist of 2013.

The entrepreneur earned $50 million through his Bad Boy Records label, Sean John clothing line, Blue Flame agency and Diageo's Ciroc vodka company, according to Forbes.com.

Rapper Jay Z came in second with $43 million .

He was recently named part of the highest-earning celebrity couple of 2013 with his wife Beyonce, with the superstar duo earning a combined $95 million .

Rounding out the top five for the Cash Kings list are Dr Dre with $40 million , Nicki Minaj with $29 million and Lil Wayne's mentor Birdman with $21 million .