Published by Dior Noir on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm.
We can all dispute which rapper runs the game, but when it comes to the money the numbers don’t lie: according to Forbes latest earnings list Diddy is stacking more paper than anyone. (Take that, Take that, Take that!)
Diddy is number one on “The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists” list and racked in $475 million last year, “fueled by his interests in Sean John clothing, Bad Boy Worldwide record label and, most significantly, his Diageo joint-venture vodka brand Ciroc.” Jay-Z didn’t do so bad for himself at $450 million and was also upgraded to the top of Forbes’ list for Top Earning Celebrity Couples thanks to Beyonce’s earning power.
Rounding out the top five is Dr. Dre who came in several millions behind Diddy and Jay at $125 million, 50 Cent and Cash Money’s Birdman both brought in $100 million.
Why is the list so small compared to some of Forbes’ others? They explained, ”though other hip-hop artists including Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross and others — not to mention pop sensation Bruno Mars, who penned Travie McCoy’s hit song “Billionaire” — frequently speak of ten-figure desires, we kept our list to five because of the lack of information available on the fortunes under $100 million.”
Next time we hear all the rappers bragging about the Benjamins we know who’s really running it!
Published by Dior Noir on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
More Justice for Rihanna?
A picture is worth a thousand words, or perhaps thousands of dollars if you happened to be one of the LAPD police officers that allegedly leaked the infamous photo of a battered Rihanna to TMZ. According to The LA Times the LAPD is still trying to sort out the details of the leak but “sources confirmed that the investigation is focused on at least two officers.” Those officers would be Rebecca M. Reyes and Blanca Lopez who were recently placed on “at home” leave as a part of the investigation.
The LAPD wont discuss any of the details of the leak, but rumor has it that TMZ paid a cool $68, 000 to secure the photo. It’s disgusting to think that an officer would seek profit from someone else’s pain. Luckily for Hollywood, California passed a state law that went into effect this year that makes it a misdemeanor for law enforcement employees to profit by leaking confidential reports or images.
Pharrell may not be making as much noise from the studio these days, but people who love his style may be glad to hear he’s still making a sir in the fashion world. WWD reports that Skateboard P is teaming up with outerwear specialist Moncler to produce a “special project” (a Monclear company spokesperson declined to elaborate further). Pharrell is co-founder of the clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear. Wonder what this new hush-hush project is all about? We’ll be sure to keep you posted if anything develops.
Enjoy your weekend!
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