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:
Make that money Shawn!