Billboard magazine recently released its list of the top 40 highest earning acts of 2011 and rappers Lil Wayne and Kanye West make appearances on the list.
Billboard ranked the top 40 highest earning acts of 2011, based mostly on tour sales.
The list also factors in digital and physical album sales for the past year as well.
Only two Hop-Hop artists made the list this year, with Lil Wayne raking in over $23 million, while Kanye West earned the number 39 spot with over $5 million in income.
Success for Lil Wayne came via his hit album the Tha Carter IV, which moved over 930,000 units in his first week in stores.