6. Ludacris

Mr. Conjure Cognac himself is continuing to do well for himself with a reported worth of $16 million. With the success of his debut liquor, Atlanta tapas restaurant Straits, deals with Trojan Magnum condoms and Tag Body Spray, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges is a top earner indeed.

5. Dr. Dre

After years in the music industry, Dr. Dre is continuing to prove his longevity with an estimated $17 million earned. He continues to collect royalties from his 1992 album The Chronic and most recently raked in millions from his deals with Hewlett Packard and his Interscope infused Beats By Dre headphones.

4. Lil Wayne

Despite incarceration, Lil Wayne comes in at the number four spot. His pre-jail touring earned him an estimated $500,000 per show and his Rebirth album garnered him millions. Add in his executive position at Young Money and you’ve got $20 million to be divvied up between Wayne and his baby mamas growing family.

3. Akon

Akon hit a gold mine when he discovered pop singing sensation Lady Gaga. Signed to the African exec’s imprint at Interscope, Gaga has helped him earn $21 million. Add in his clothing line and deal with Pepsi and it’s safe to say this Konvict isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

2. Diddy

The Bad Boy music head is continuing to rake in millions despite a string of failed groups. (Da Band, Danity Kane and Day 26 to name a few) His Ciroc vodka is widely popular and continuing to expand, along with his Sean John clothing line and acting career. With an estimated worth of $30 million, why else do you think Diddy’s not worried about releasing his Last Train To Paris album with Dawn and Kaleena of Dirty Money. Hello, good morning!

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