The Rapper: Nicki Minaj
The Power Move: Signing a reported $12 million deal in September to be a judge on the next season of American Idol
What's Next? Beginning early next year, Nicki will sit next to Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson as one of the judges of AI. That should propel her to new heights and help her land even more endorsement deals that the ones she already has with companies like Pepsi.