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Jay-Z, Diddy and 50 Cent released "I Get Money (The Forbes 1-2-3 Billionaire Remix)" in '07, a celebration of their inclusion atop Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.

Five years later, the same three artists are in a more exclusive group - the Forbes Five, a list of hip-hop's wealthiest moguls - though no longer 1-2-3 in that order.

Which of the three earns the most? And who else made the Top 5?

DIDDY DIRTY MONEY

Diddy is the closest to becoming a billionaire, with a net worth of $550 million. The Bad Boy Records founder has been a mainstream mainstay for 15 years.

Thanks to his knack for self-promotion and outside business deals with Ciroc vodka, Sean John, Enyce, Blue Flame and other tech startups, he gets money.

A lot of it. And he's not even done. Diddy signed a deal with Comcast to launch cable channel Revolt in 2013. He'll own the channel outright. Cha-ching.

Jay-Z is #2 at $460 million. Unlike his fellow Forbes Five members, he still churns out music and goes on tour, most recently with pal Kanye West.

He sold his Rocawear clothing label for $204 million in 2007, signed a 10-year $150M deal with Live Nation in 2008, and co-owns the New Jersey Nets.

There's also his 40/40 Club chain, his ad firm Translation, cosmetics company Carol's Daughter and other businesses too numerous to list. Very rich.

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50 Cent reportedly won a $500,000 bet (!) on the Giants in the NFC Championship game. But that's only money. For the Super Bowl, he's making things really interesting.

After Tweeting throughout Sunday's nerve-wracking win ("just watched a $500,000 football game get on my level Chumps") 50 is uber-confident heading into February 5.

So much so that the rapper quickly accepted when a follower named MyBestAssets made him an offer regarding his hometown Giants and the New England Patriots:

50 Cent Bet

Fiddy is betting something a little different this time around.

It's unclear who MyBestAssets is, what those assets are, and what the extent of her relationship with Chelsea Handler's ex is. But she's apparently a Pats fan.

"Lets bet. If the Giants lose the Superbowl, u must post ur d*ck on the twitter. If they win, I'll post my boobs & face. Bet?" she wrote. 50 quickly went all in on that.

"Ok It's a bet. See your d*ck on twitter Feb 5. Lol" she wrote.

LOL indeed. This is definitely the most unusual wager we've heard of, which is saying something, as certain THG staff members have bet on the coin toss. The coin toss.

Anyway, let's go Giants. We really don't need to see that.

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Visiting Howard Stern's show Monday, Chelsea Handler was surprisingly (or maybe not that surprisingly) candid about her ill-fated relationship with 50 Cent.

She wasted no time confirming that this rumored couple was in fact a couple, and revealing what her friends thought and why they ultimately split up.

"He's actually a lot different than you would think," she said. "He's really sweet. I thought it was kind of amusing that I would even be with 50 Cent."

50 Cent and Chelsea Handler

"My friends all loved him, my friends fell in love with him," she said, including Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, who were as surprised as us.

"They loved that I was dating him. They were like, 'Chelsea, come on.' They were both laughing really hard at it - everyone was - but they loved him."

So what went wrong? "We dated for a couple months and then we had a falling out," she said. "One of his ex-girlfriends was coming onto my show."

She did not say who, but that was apparently the end of it. Why?

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50 Cent is nothing if not self-ware.

Always a more complex individual than you might think, the star has grown morose lately, at least according to dispatches sent out over his Twitter account.

“I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer,” Fiddy told his nearly 5.5 million followers. Well, that doesn't sound uplifting. His rationale for such a statement?

50 Cent, Book

”I’m good if I die tonight," he said, although he went on to assure fans in a later tweet that he's alright: “To be conscious that life is short is not suicidal.”

Shortly before that, 50 had lamented, “I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on,” alluding to the troubles he and his label Interscope have been having.

“I have nothing left to say. I will not be promoting my music.”

That and Chelsea Handler reportedly shot him down. Brutal!

Of course, Mr. Cent, who “took 25 cent water and sold it for $2” as VitaminWater, does have a new entrepreneurial pursuit: his new six-hour energy drink, Street King!

Suck it, Five Hour Energy. And cheer up, 50.

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Rapper 50 Cent, never one to be accused of family friendly entertainment, saw half of his performance bleeped out, but still rocked the house on The X Factor finale.

Astro may not be the inaugural X Factor winner, but the young rapper did make his way onto the finale, rapping alongside Fiddy. That's a feat in and of itself!

Also, L.A. Lakers guard Derek Fisher introduced Mr. Cent, his good friend, and other Lakers - Matt Barnes and Steve Blake - also made it up on stage somehow.

We can't explain it either. Just watch the performance below.

In case the censoring rendered it all unclear, 50 performed his latest single "Wait Until Tonight" followed by his 2003 smash hit, "In Da Club," featuring Astro.

The kid's got game ... unlike Barnes, Blake and Fisher, who just waved their arms a lot ... with Kobe Bryant hurt, maybe they're getting in shape to play extra minutes?

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Ever since Britney Spears got engaged to Jason Trawick last week, celebrities everywhere - and even K-Fed for that matter - have been wishing her all the best.

One of more vocal supporters over the years (really) has been 50 Cent, who told told reporters at the VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul concert in NYC how happy he is.

"I am so happy for her," the rapper said, before musing, "Britney Spears had a rough time. The press took the biggest opportunity ever to dog her."

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"When you reach that point, you work really hard to get where she is. It’s very interesting because the public likes to build you to destroy you for entertainment's sake."

"I’m just really happy for her to be happy."

Fiddy continued by saying he thinks Britney is ready to be married for a third time (before K-Fed, she wed high school pal Jason Alexander for 55 hours).

"I hope she is," he remarked. "Wouldn’t you like to hope that? Let’s just put that out there in the universe, that she is ready."

She seems it. She and Jason Trawick, her former agent, were close long before they were a couple, and he's been an enormously positive influence on her.

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G-G-G-G-G-G-Unit!

Pauly D is officially a member of 50 Cent's G-Unit team. The Jersey Shore star/DJ has just been signed to the rapper's G-Note record label, 50 confirmed on Twitter, adding a photo of the pair together.

Pauly D and 50 Cent

Pauly also chimed in about the deal: "Big Big Things In The Works @50cent And @DJPaulyD !!!!!" he Tweeted. "#yeahhhhbuddy" (A rep for G-Unit also confirmed the signing to MTV News.)

Talk of a Pauly D/ 50 Cent collaboration has been floating around since the summer when the MTV reality star teased a joint album to Billboard.

Said the man with the most talent of anyone in his MTV-sponsored house, not that this fact says very much:

"I'm focusing on music. That's my passion. I'm working with 50 Cent now. I'm gonna do an album with him. It's going to be a little bit of everything. It's almost like DJ Khaled and kind of David Guetta but my own DJ Pauly D style."

This deal with Fiddy is merely Pauly's next step in an ever-growing empire. His brand also includes a residency at Las Vegas nightclub Rain at the Palms Resort and Casino. Heck, the tall-haired reality star even opened for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale Tour this summer and may join her again at her December 10 concert, the final stop on her world tour.

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In the movie Real Steel, opening this Friday, Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who bonds with his estranged son when the two get a robot into fighting shape.

But the true showdown takes place below, as this versatile actor is matched up against 50 Cent in a Fashion Face-Off that, we can only hope, does not produce any bloodshed. Whose corner are you in?

The man behind Wolverine, or the man in the purple velvet suit who has been shot nine times? Vote now, as Jackman takes his own aim at the rapping icon:

Fashion Face-Off!

The rapping world takes on the acting world in this showdown. Decide between the red carpet looks of Hugh Jackman and 50 Cent now! View Poll »

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50 Cent employs violent criminals who wail on women ... according to a lawsuit.

A suit against the rapper alleges he hired Dwayne McKenzie (for reasons and purposes unknown) who invited some women over to Cent's mansion in Connecticut ... where, supposedl,y McKenzie made "graphic and vulgar sexual requests" of one gal.

The plaintiff, Vasti Ortiz, became uncomfortable and started to leave. 

Fiddy Loves New Moon

50 is involved in more weird legal drama than anyone but Lindsay.

She claims that's when McKenzie ordered another woman to start beating on her while he held her down ... badly hurting her. Pretty messed up stuff if so.

Ortiz claims 50 knew or should've known McKenzie was a known thug with a criminal past. But since 50 wasn't even there at the time, good luck with that.

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Unhappy with the way Interscope Records has been handling his new album, 50 Cent has canceled the upcoming release, claiming execs "dropped the ball."

"Man I'm not releasing a album," 50 wrote on his Twitter page Wednesday. "I can't believe interscope is this f--ked up right now. I apologize to all my fans."

He proceeded to elaborate on his future, with or without the label.

Mr. Cent

"I will work with other artist on there projects but I will not put out another album," he said. "They dropped the ball with me one time to many."

50 Tweeted that he instead would put out "Psycho," the latest single by longtime collaborator Dr. Dre off the latter's upcoming swan-song, Detox.

"Your gonna love it it's a big song ... I just don't think it deserves a great set up sense they can't seem to get it right when it comes to me."

Fiddy was reportedly irate that he recorded a total of 41 tracks for his album and the one tune he gave Interscope, "I'm On It," leaked online.

"I hate when I can't present my music the way….I feel it should be," he complained, but since it's out there, "f--k it, check out 'I'm ON IT.'"

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