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Jay-Z Tops FORBES List Of Hip-Hop Money Earners With $37M + "Watch The Throne" Lands At #1 In 23 Countries

 

Jay-Z is having one of the best weeks ever.  In addition to watching his latest LP with Kanye top the charts in 23 countries, FORBES just revealed that Mr. Carter earned the most money in the hip hop game last year.  Get the deets inside....

For the fourth time in five years, rapper and mogul Jay-Z is hip-hop’s top earner with $37 million in the past 12 months, according to the latest ranking by FORBES.  

Jay-Z's top-notch portfolio was driven by his Blueprint 3 Tour and multiple business interests, according to the mag, which helped him beat out second-ranked Diddy (who raked in $35 million).  

“Jay-Z and Kanye are hip-hop ambassadors,” says Steve Stoute, Jay's business partner, chief of branding firm Translation and author of The Tanning of America. “They bring the art form around the world, and they’ve taken production and everything to the next level. Now they’ve got a chance to grow with their global audience.”

And Hov's good news doesn't stop there as he also found out that his album with Kanye West, Watch The Throne, went to #1 at iTunes in 23 countries!

So far, the digital album is tops in:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
UK
USA

 

Make that money Shawn!

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YAY LET THEM HATERS HATE!! GO

YAY LET THEM HATERS HATE!! GO JAY N YE!!
ONLYGODCANJUDGEDUH's picture

I think it would have been

I think it would have been nice to also state that Nicki Minaj made history by being the first female to make the list. It was all over the web yesterday. I think as a woman of color whether or not you like her, it's kind of a big deal. #ThatIsAll
Alencia's picture

The list is fairly new.When

The list is fairly new.When Kim was out the list wasn’t even invented yet.Missy Elliot and Lauren Hill made more money than Nicki did but they was never on it cause the list wasn’t even invented yet.Nicki fans stay dumb.
Real Talk.com's picture

And you stay dumb. WTF does

And you stay dumb. WTF does that have to do with the fact that she is still the first female to make the list dumbass. Their were artists way before the Grammys were invented so does that mean all artists who have a Grammy are less relevant than the ones who came out before the Grammy awards was invented. People like you stay dumb. At the end of the day, she was the first female to break the list. Just like the first President, the first man on the moon and the first everything else.
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Everything since you thought

Everything since you thought it was enough to even mention the copy cat in this post!!!!!!!! so you sound dumb!!!!!!
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And at the end of the day

And at the end of the day despite what you basic hoes say: She will still be the first female historically to break the list, so be mad and keep talking on deaf ears. Not a extreme Nicki fan but I give credit where its DUE. Simple hoes can't. Bahahahahahaha! #POW
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Anonymous's picture

Furious Styles, did you buy

Furious Styles, did you buy WTT? If so, what do you think about it? The important lyrics are going over most people's heads....the artwork as well.
Tahj's picture

That's Right!!...My Homie

That's Right!!...My Homie from our Old Neighborhood is STILL Running Things!!!
Yeah Bitches  's picture

Wow, the economy has hit

Wow, the economy has hit hip-hop people in a major way too. Anyone who's made $37mil in a year has done extremely well for themselves. However, his earnings have been on the decline drastically. Last year, he made $55mil and the year before more than that.
Tagirl27's picture

Young Hood kids who are over

Young Hood kids who are over the moon impressed with rappers money is why JZ is being represented as a big deal, he was on the "meh" list until he started sleeping with beyonce and white wanna-be cools were like "hey, lets make him mainstream and reference him in all our white "cool" movies and shows" Had mainstream never adopted him, he would still be a c-list black celebrity, but now he has white people's money and support simple hoods want to act like his music is different/greater than any other rapper, even though he raps the same sh*t as everybody else (low-level black people always become impressed when white people join in, same thing happened when they adopted Snoop and his slang language, but now that they're finished with Snoop, hoods that worship money don't scream for Snoop anymore.......Stans stay admiring money and ignoring facts. Wayne and T.I have deeper rap lyrics, but guess they don't have enough white supporters to make stans STAN
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wayne has deep lyrics?? smh

wayne has deep lyrics?? smh
Anonymous1's picture

It's easy to make the top of

It's easy to make the top of the list when you're the only one working, get a time machine and drop them off in the 80's 90's and lets see how many lists they DON'T MAKE. JZ smiling that big camel smile, but dude look around, you're running the race alone, everybody else is just playing around and having groupie fun, including Diddy and Wayne, they're not focused on music, they're focused on baby-making. And T.I is wasting his talent and meaningful lyrics on criminal activity. JZ, Beyonce and crazy Kanye are just about the only ones who don't waste time partying like rock stars, they're the only ones in this lame generation of music that wake up and breath just to make money. Most other rappers are less focused on work and are MORE focused on fashion, drinks and groupies, they're just playing around while Jay-z, Kanye, beyonce are consumed with completing projects to make money. Not impressed that arrogant bastards with no social life and a hard on for money are at the top of the list, why wouldn't they be when no one else is competing because they're too busy playing or not getting signed to a label, Where the hell is Nas, Mos Def big mainstream promo albums, and Enimem don't give a Sh*t about fame, he comes and goes at his convenience, if he had the same thirst for success he had when he started he would be leading the rap pack, but he doesn't care AT ALL, it's not that serious for him like it is for Jay-z-beyonce who are on a mission to make up for their sad childhoods by being the most popular kids on the block. If they wasted time playing with groupies at liquor hotel parties they would be equal to the rest, they stand out WHY, because hard work and focus on completing a project pays off and creative talent is irrelevant when you're the only one who is reliable.
Anonymous's picture

Thank you for being on point.

Thank you for being on point. I don't know what Wayne music they are listening to that garbage is ridiculous. Beyonce And JayZ are hard workers and its paying off. There is nothing wrong with having a good time but you have to know where to draw the line. I love seeing African Americans doing big things and not being on blogs for making babies and going to prison and just being plain stupid like running around in pajamas and with their pants half hanging off their azzzzzzzzzzzzz.
MS NAY's picture

Someone need to tell Furious

Someone need to tell Furious Styles to have a damn seat. Let ppl post what they want. Geesh!! You are riding for Jay Z like he paying you!!
Fed Up's picture

I see ppl will take a bullet

I see ppl will take a bullet for someone who does nothing for them or their black community. When someone address it they are hatin. blablablabla....
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I don't understand why i

I don't understand why i should buy this album and put more $$ in these coons pockets when all they talk about is how much money they have and call common folk broke and beneath them. No thank u!!! Without us, no album sales so how broke are we really????
Anonymous's picture

If that is all you get from

If that is all you get from Jay-Z maybe you should not buy the CD because that is NOT what he speaks about. I also suggest you get a good financial planner and a nice therapist do you can work on your low self esteem levels.
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I see ppl will take a bullet

I see ppl will take a bullet for someone who does nothing for them or their black community. When someone address it they are hatin. blablablabla.... Trust me he is not the only coon in the game!!
Anonymous's picture

congrats to him

congrats to him
leesh's picture

I am not hating that this man

I am not hating that this man got money but the fact he is the top earner when he not at the top of the game right now (YMCMb vs. Roc Nation) makes me wonder about the hype. I mean YMCMB got the game right now Roc Nation artist are not moving like that. But oh well... I guess if you be evil enough it pays.
Anonymous's picture

Excuse me BIG DUMMY 20

Excuse me BIG DUMMY 20 singles on the radio for YMCMB does not equal 37million dollars worth of business deals, know if you check the Forbes list you will find Brian baby Williams name and his business deals for the year, READ AND THINK you'll go far! !!
Anonymous's picture

Sweetie, it's not just about

Sweetie, it's not just about the music. It's about the business. You have to conqure the business side. You have to be an owner not an employee or crew member. JZ and Diddy own Sh**t. Most of the deals that they are envolved in, they are owners...which mean that they make most of the money involved in the deals. Cash Money is talented but, you can't be an owner of much in jail or high on "what's in my cup". There are a lot of famous, talent artist that are broke because they don't know how to handle the business side of things. While the record executives are supper rich because they own the projects. Now, don't get me wrong Baby at "YMCM" has a lot of money but, just not as much as Jay.....he has used his success in music to span ourside of the rap game.....Clothing lines, production deals, real estate, Basketball team, and so many more things. All the up and coming artist should definitly study him and others like him. Just like people in the finacial worl stury Warren Buffet. Or people in the real estate world strudy Donald Trump. It's about business baby. Not just being about to spit 8 verses (or whatever they say). Wake up people!!!
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Ok Ms. Know it all, you just kicked a lot of knowledge but baby is on the Forbes list worth about. 100million, he definitely makes business deals.
Anonymous's picture

Right, tell em and if Beyonce

Right, tell em and if Beyonce $$ included in this its a no go!!
fed up's picture

I really want to understand

I really want to understand comments like this. So according to you...Jay-Z is "Evil" and that is why he made twice as much money and is more relevant than Cash Money? LMAO NUMBERS DON'T LIE! Jay-Z is the most relevant because his MUSIC is more valid that the Garbage that Cash money releases. Lil Wayne is great but that's ALL. Drake and Nicki are wonderful but they are not on Jay-Z's level not by a LONG shot. Hard work and QUALITY have nothing to do with the DEVIL. Maybe if more people worked HALF as hard and Jay-Z they would do better in life. Stop putting your destiny or your failure in the hands of OTHERS. You control how well you do or don't do in life. Not any "devil" or evil spirits.
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good job jay....cool

good job jay....cool beans! but like someone already commented....the cd isn't all that it SHOULD be. has a few songs and great lyrics but it just lacks something. i dunno, needs better beats or something. can't put my finger on it. but i burned the cd and rightfully so. There were barely any videos put out for this album, but i guess they just expected us to buy it cause it was Jay and kanye.
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Soooooooooooooo not surprised!!! My boo does his thing always!!! GONNA BUY THE ALBUM ON ITUNES AND A HARD COPY FOR MY COLLECTION!!! VERY PROUD OF THESE BLACK MEN!!! CONTINUE TO DO THE DAMN THANG!!!
LILYLOVELY's picture

Given the current state of

Given the current state of the music industry, it is amazing that they have the #1 album in 23 countries around the world! Still haven't heard the whole album but I heard "Niggas in Paris" and that's my joint! Can't wait to hear the WHOLE album! Congrats to Ye & Jay!
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I have my tickets and I can't

I have my tickets and I can't wait to witness greatness!!!
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Anonymous's picture

It amazes how hip hop fans

It amazes how hip hop fans have become so involved in the financial wealth of an artist and less concerned about the artist's musical content. It is even more impressive that the fans actually believe these Forbes lists...it the same names and damn near the same $ amount year after year. But I guess if Forbes' states that this is real then it is the TRUTH...LOL!
Anonymous's picture

They do involve some fact,

They do involve some fact, they are based on all the business ventures the artist is involved and what money is amassed from them. in all honesty no one has access to actual portofolio to truly how wealthy most artists are. It is the same people because there are only a select few that truly making those million dollar moves.
E.Meezy's picture

I BOOTLEGGED THE CD IM NOT

I BOOTLEGGED THE CD IM NOT GONNA LIE AND GLAD I DID BECUS I ONLY LIKE ABOUT 3 SONGS BUT ON ANOTHER NOTE GLAD HE IS MAKING GOOD MONEY ONE THING I CAN GIVE JAY PROPS FRO IS BEING A GOOD BUSINESS MAN
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In the words of Jigga

In the words of Jigga man......"Please repeat after me, There's only 1 rule: I WILL NOT LOSE!" Change The Game On These H#ES
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Ms.Anonymous's picture

I love Jay soooo much. Kanye

I love Jay soooo much. Kanye too.
QueenAleecia@twitter's picture

I'm actually impressed by any

I'm actually impressed by any one who comes from humble beginnings and go to royalty-in terms of wealth, most especially legitimately. Most people who make money to the tune of 37 million dollars in one year has wealth that dates back from generations. Wealth that they themselves didn't work for-was past down to them, (i,e, Hiltons and the like- I do acknowledge that they still had to work to sustain what they inherited). The fact that the vast majority of us don't have that is is why black america represents the poorest race. The average black america measure most of their wealth in the one home that they own. And just think Jay Z parents probably never owned a home until he purchased one for them (grew up in the projects). I am very proud of Black America, so many of us are doing our thing man, whether it be in the arts, business, or whatever. So many of us are actually living a life that wasn't possible for our parents and their parents. So many of us are actually first generation millionaires!!! That is insane, especially with our past. I'm just sayin!
3481hollywood's picture

It's funny because I'm "

It's funny because I'm " white" and appreciate your comment. People just can't make excuse anymore- if you are smart and versatile, you can cone up- period. Instead of walking around thinking everybody owes u something or nobody will take you seriously, just go do your thing and make it happen
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Anonymous's picture

Such the business man. Can't

Such the business man. Can't hate on him for that. Congrats Jay!
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WOW the hATE is REAAAAL.

WOW the hATE is REAAAAL.
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who cares the devil probably

who cares the devil probably has alot of money also...what about j z character calling himself j hova
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