Posts Tagged ‘ Forbes ’

G-Eazy – Almost Famous


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Check out the amazing video of G-Easy following him as he reflects on his career and ponders where he has to go from here, The clip goes from classic magazine covers, with references to Rolling Stone, GQ, High Times, Hypebeast and more to show what could be as long as his famous lasts. G-Eazy’s “Almost Famous”, produced by Christoph Andersson, while the track’s accompanying one-shot music video, directed by Bobby Bruderle.

Madonna Tops Forbes Highest Paid Musician List


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Business magazine Forbes named Madonna the highest-paid musician in the world, estimating her earnings at $125 million in the year to June. Revenues from her MDNA concert tour plus sales of Madonna-related products and merchandise put the Material Girl, 55, well ahead of Lady Gaga at $80 million. The Mother Monster’s income would have been higher had a hip injury not forced her to abandon a global concert tour, Forbes said. Veteran rocker Bon Jovi placed third at $79 million, followed by country star Toby Keith ($25 million) and British band Coldplay ($64 million). Forbes based its list on pretax income from ticket sales, royalties, merchandising, endorsements and other ventures. It doesn’t take into account fees for agents, managers and lawyers.

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Forbes Highest Paid Electronic DJs of 2013


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Esteemed business magazine and infamous list makers Forbes have put together the 13 highest paid electronic music DJs of 2013, estimating their earning from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, and external business ventures. While last year saw Tiesto top the list, bagging $22 million USD, this year sees Scottish producer Calvin Harris more than doubling that figure and netting a total of $46 million thanks to over 100 live shows at places like the Las Vegas megaclub Hakkasan (for which he received up to $200,000 per night). He also receives revenue from his songwriting work for megastars like Rihanna, meaning he ends up taking home even more money than the likes of Jay-Z and Katy Perry. How did he do it? “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” he tells Forbes. “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

1. Calvin Harris – $46 million

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2. Tiësto – $32 million

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3. David Guetta – $30 million

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4. Swedish House Mafia – $25 million

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5. deadmau5 – $21 million

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6. Avicii – $20 million

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7. Afrojack – $18 million

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8. Armin van Buuren – $17 million

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9. Skrillex – $16 million (tie)

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10. Kaskade – $16 million (tie)

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11. Steve Aoki – $14 million

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12. DJ Pauly D – $13 million (tie)

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13. Diplo – $13 million (tie)

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The Highest Paid Actors In Hollywood.


Forbes‘ new list has declared Hollywood star Tom Cruise world’s highest earning actor after he took home $75 million between May 2011 to May 2012.  While Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol collected close to $700 million worldwide, the 1980s musical Rock of Agesstarring Cruise wasn’t a big draw.  Last year’s highest-paid actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, placed equal second on the list with Comic actor Adam Sandler after each collected $37 million.  The recent winner of ten Razzie Awards may make critically panned films, such as Jack and Jill, but the movie grossed $150 million worldwide.

The list of top ten earners also includes Johnny Depp, Will Smith and British comedy star Sacha Baron Cohen, who placed joint sixth with earnings of $30 million.

In June, Forbes released its list of the highest paid actresses and Twilight star Kristen Stewart topped the list with $34.5 million, while her male costars tied on the actor’s list at $26.6 million, which is more than third-place Sandra Bullock earned with $25 million. There’s inequality in salaries even at the top.

1. Tom Cruise — $75 million
2. Leonardo DiCaprio — $37 million
3. Adam Sandler — $37 million
4. Dwayne Johnson — $36 million
5. Ben Stiller — $33 million
6. Johnny Depp and Sacha Baron Cohen — $30 million
8. Will Smith — $30 million
9. Mark Wahlberg — $27 million
10. Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner — $26.5 million

Mac Miller’s Interview With Forbes.


As a featured person on the 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, the 19-year-old rapper reveals the secrets behind his rapid rise, the inspiration for his music videos, and why he doesn’t want to sign with a major record label any time soon.

Michael Jackson Is The World’s Top Dead Earner.


Not just once, but for the second year in a row, Michael Jackson has topped Forbes magazine‘s list of top-earning dead celebrities.  The King of Pop, who died two years ago at the age of 50, brought in $170 million for his estate over the past 12 months, enough to place him ahead of every other pop music act of the past year — both living and dead — except for Irish rock band U2.  Elvis came in second place, earning $55 million, thanks to his songbook and a hit Las Vegas stage production featuring his tunes mounted by Cirque de Soleil.  In third place was movie siren Marilyn Monroe, who had $27 million in earnings over the past year.

“Peanuts” cartoon creator Charles Schulz was fourth while John Lennon tied for fifth place with screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor, both earning $12 million.  While much of Lennon’s revenues came as payment from other musicians performing his music, Taylor’s largely came from her perfume White Diamonds.  The fragrance had gross sales of $54 million in the United States in 2010, according to industry experts cited by Forbes.  Taylor’s estate also appears likely to net handsomely from a December sale later this year by the Christie’s auction house featuring the late actress’s jewels, art work and gowns. Experts said it could fetch $30 million.

Forbes, which compiled its list by consulting agents, lawyers and other experts, said the year’s 15 deceased top earners were:

1. Michael Jackson

2. Elvis Presley

3. Marilyn Monroe

4. “Peanuts” cartoon creator Charles Schulz

5. John Lennon, tied with Elizabeth Taylor

7. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein

8. Children’s author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel

9. Jimi Hendrix; Stieg Larsson; Steve McQueen; Richard Rodgers

Jay-Z Tops Another Forbes List.


Jay-Z tops this year’s Forbes Hip-Hop cash Kings list with $37 million this past year, a little but more than Diddy ($35 million).  ‘Hip-hop’s reigning Cash King continues to reap the benefits of a 10-year $150 million Live Nation deal, as well as stakes in the New Jersey Nets, the 40/40 Club chain, ad firm Translation and others. This year marked the first time he out-earned wife Beyonce since their marriage in 2008. But for more on the business of hip-hop, check out Empire State of Mind: ‘How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office.’ a sick documentary.

Read the rest of the whole list including Kanye West, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and more

The 15 Richest Fictional Characters.


Forbes magazine has released its annual Fictional 15, which ranks the richest characters from television, film, comics and books.  On top of the list is Scrooge McDuck, a billionaire bird known for storing a fortune in gold coins inside a massive Duckburg “money bin.”  With the price of gold up more than 30% year over year, the quacking Croesus’ net worth soared to $44.1 billion.  Joining the Scottish McDuck at the top of the cash heap are; immortal vampire Carlisle Cullen ($36.2 billion), Ireland’s master criminal and child genius, Artemis Fowl II ($13.5 billion) and business magnate Richie Rich ($9.7 billion).  The members of the 2011 list of wealthiest fictional characters have an average net worth of $9.86 billion, up 20% from last year.  In aggregate, the Fictional 15 are worth $131.55 billion –more than the gross domestic product of New Zealand.


2011 Forbes Fictional 15

1. Scrooge McDuck $44.1 B — Mining and treasure hunting
2. Carlisle Cullen $36.2 B — Compound interest and investments
3. Artemis Fowl II $13.5 B — Theft, forgery and Facebook
4. Richie Rich $9.7 B — Inheritance and conglomerates
5. Jed Clampett $9.5 — Oil and gas
6. Tony Stark $9.4 B — Defense
7. Smaug $8.6 B — Marauding
8. Bruce Wayne $7.0 B — Inheritance and defense
9. Mr. Monopoly $2.6 B — Real estate
10. Arthur Bach $1.8 B — Inheritance
11. Jo Bennett $1.2 B — Electronics and inheritance
12. C. Montgomery Burns $1.1 B — Energy
13. Chuck Bass $1.1 B — Real estate
14. Gordon Gekko $1.1 B — Investments
15. Jeffrey Lebowski $1.0 B — Inheritance