Mon, 16 Jul 2012 09:57:33 GMT | By Chloe Goody and Francis Whittaker
The Highest-Paid Celebrities Under 30

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne (© Reuters/Jeff Haynes)
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Age: 29

Pay: $27 million

Thanks partly to his new album Carter IV, 2012 has been a particularly lucrative year for pint-sized rapper Lil Wayne. The record sold 1 million copies in its first week of release, but the majority of his earnings have come from touring, having played 50 shows in the last year which grossed $600,000 a night. With the launch of his clothing line and his first big endorsement deal thrown into the mix, it's expected the star's fortune will only grow.