According to Forbes, Diddy is the highest paid artiste for 2017 even though he hasn’t released any new music. After Diddy, Beyonce ranks second, followed by Drake. Sean “Diddy” Combs made $130 million in earnings over the past 12 months. Forbes reports that there are three reasons behind the rapper and mogul’s climb. He sold one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million, he has his lucrative Diageo Ciroc vodka partnership, and he put on his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. Diddy wasn’t on last year’s list, which was topped by Taylor Swift. Swift fell from the top spot to No. 49 with $44 million earned over the past year.