14. Young Jeezy (Tie)

Atlanta emcee and CTE head Young Jeezy is taking his place on the list despite his ongoing drama with fellow Def Jam resident Rick Ross. The trap rapper is worth $8 million after various albums and mixtapes and reportedly earned $5 million off touring with Jay-Z and Rihanna alone.

14. 50 Cent (Tie)

50 Cent’s G-Unit empire runs deep with a reported worth of $8 million. The Queens rapper earned $100 million off the sales of his Vitamin Water in 2008 and moved 500,000 copies of his Before I Self Destruct album this year. He continues to serve over his G-Unit brand which boasts clothing and a foundation.

14. Eminem (Tie)

With the chart topping success of his Recovery album, Eminem ties with his Jeezy and his comrade 50 for the number 14 spot with $8 million earned. In total he’s sold over 32 million records and moved 741,000 units of his latest project in the first week.

12. Swizz Beatz (Tie)

Alicia Keys’ hubby is a top earner despite his reported $650,000 owed to the IRS. His extensive list of production credentials have moved him to the number 12 spot with reported earnings of $9 million.

12. T.I. (Tie)

A stint in jail for felony weapon possession isn’t enough to hold the King down. His role as head of Grand Hustle records and recent deal with Remy Martin have both added to his $9 million success. Add in various acting roles including his most recent gig in the film Takers and you’ve got T.I. in the number 12 spot.

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