9. Nicki Minaj – $21 Million

The only Cash Queen and colorful diva rapper, Nicki Minaj, grossed $21 million in the past year and is ranked at the 9th spot on our list. Nicki Minaj is officially world’s highest earning woman hip hop artist. Her touring schedules saw her last year’s earning improve by 50%. She also earns her bucks through endorsements for major brands like Pepsi and OPI. Nicki is without a doubt a hardworking artist and it reflects in her earnings. It will not be a surprise, if she is ranked higher in the coming year’s top 20 list.