16. 50 Cent
From: Queens, NY
Active Since: 1996
Career Highlights: His debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' is eight times ceritified platinum, he has received 13 Grammy nominations and won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Crack A Bottle" with Eminem and Dr. Dre, he has won thirteen Billboard Music Awards, was first solo artist to have three singles on the Billboard top five in the same week, and founded G-Unit Records in 2003.
Bold and unfathomably confident, 50 Cent tookover the rap game at will. The story of him surviving nine shots in 2000 is one of hip-hop's most recognized stories, and his debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' is a classic. Mr. Jackson didn't stop there and built himself into an entrepreneur, founding G-Unit Records and clothing. 50 Cent is incredibly rich because of his hunger, and with another album waiting to drop his career is far from dead.