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As far as big names in hip-hop, they don't get much bigger than this lot. But how did they earn so much money? And more, importantly, who's got the most in the bank?
How much is Lil' Wayne worth? Just shy of the $100 million mark, it's Lil' Wayne. The rapper continues to be one of America's finest hip-hop artists and he's one of the major rap stars that still enjoys consistently strong album sales. In 2008, his 'The Carter III' sold more than one million copies in its first week in the US alone.
How much is Ice Cube worth? After making his name as a rapper, Ice Cube's shift into acting and other business ventures has helped him put together a fortune of $100 million.
How much is Snoop Dogg worth? Following in the footsteps of fellow West coast rapper Ice T, Snoop Dogg realised in the 1990s that acting as well as music was a sure first route to wealth and has put together a $110 million fortune.
How much is Eminem worth? Eminem might have dabbled with film, but the vast majority of his wealth comes from the hip-hop legend's music catalogue - and that looks set to grow further with the release of 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' in 2013.
How much is 50 Cent worth? The 'In Da Club' star has secured a $125 million fortune thanks to the sales of his music and various video game sync deals. More recently, 50's launched SMS audio, a similar product proposition to Dr Dre's Beats.
How much is Birdman worth? The New Orleans star co-founded Cash Money Records 20 year ago and has managed to amass himself a fortune of $150 million thanks to the label's all conquering roster, which includes Drake and Lil' Wayne.
How much is Master P worth? It might have been a career of ups and downs for Master P, but that's not stopped him amassing a massive $350 million fortune. As well as his huge success in the 90s, the rapper has several side projects, including a sports management company.
How much is Dr Dre worth? He's one of the biggest producers in hip-hop, but believe it or not, Dr Dre has actually earned the cast majority of his fortune from headphones. Dre sold 51% of his Beats business to HTC in 2011, netting himself $350 million in the process.
How much is Jay Z worth? Just missing out on the top spot, it's Jay Z. As well as his extensive music library, Jay's got his hands in dozens of pies, including Roc Nation, which he owns, and the New York Nets.
How much is P Diddy worth? There might have been more active rappers on the list that P Diddy in recent years, but none of them have his wealth. Sean Combs has accumulated his fortune through his partnership with with Diageo’s Ciroc, which provides him with eight huge annual payments and a nine-figure windfall if the brand is ever sold.