March 12, 2011 7:25 AM EST
Five wealthiest rappers [PHOTOS]
Forbes is known for its list of the world's wealthiest people. Here is a breakdown of the top five wealthiest rappers in the industry.
While all of these rappers are also entrepreneurs since they have multiple projects outside the music industry, like clothing lines, record labels and partial ownership of an NBA basketball team, they all started as rappers.
The five men on this list have dominated the rap world for years now. They shaped and changed the way rap music was regarded and also helped shape the future generation of rappers. While the five rappers on this list are probably no surprise, here is the list of today's wealthiest rappers as reported by Forbes.