Needless to say, the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z are doing pretty well for themsevles in the rap game, but quite how well? And how has their chart and tour success affected their bank balances? Well, you're about to find out...
Celebrity Net Worth has this week revealed a list of the 20 richest rappers in the world - find out who's earning what right here.
There are some obvious inclusions (hello, Kanye and Jay-Z!) and some surprises - plus some much smaller names who are quietly earning millions without challenging the mainstream or hitting the tabloid headlines.
So take a look through our gallery and find out who the richest rapper of 2012 shapes up to be...
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