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Profits From Prison

How’s this for working overtime? Forbes estimates that hip-hop artist Lil’ Wayne will make more money behind bars this year than he did last year. Dwayne “Lil’ Wayne” Carter has another seven months to serve for a weapons possession charge, but his estimated paycheck for 2010 is $20 million — ahead of his $18 million of earnings last year. His success has been attributed to making good use of his time before incarceration and recording verses over the jail phone. His team has also resorted to some old-school tactics, such as selling t-shirts, to keep his fans interested. [%comments]