Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Diddy Land on Forbes Celebrity 100

50-cent.jpgThis year’s Forbes Magazine’s Top 100 list of the most powerful celebrities in entertainment was released this week, and Jay-Z, Diddy and 50 Cent all made the cut. To create the list, Forbes analyzed celebrity earnings, media mentions, Google search engine results and the number of times a candidate appeared on the covers of any of 32 major magazines. For the first time, the financial bible has created a separate category for hip-hop moguls, called Hip-Hop Impresarios, in order to reflect the diverse business ventures that the top three earners have their hands in. Jay-Z leads the pack, landing in the top 10 amongst powerhouses like Oprah Winfrey and golfer Tiger Woods. Jay’s total earnings for 2006 are estimated to be $83 million.

50 Cent grabs the No. 32 spot on the list with estimated earnings of $33 million last year. The profits he will receive from the sale of Vitamin Water manufacturer Glaceau to Coca-Cola, of which 50 is a stockholder, will be counted towards next years list. Because the list was completed prior to the announcement of the sale, actual figures were not available, but 50’s profits are estimated to be around $100 million.  Next up is Sean “Diddy” Combs at No. 43 with total earnings of $23 million. Because of many different factors considered in determining rank, many entertainers who earned less than others ranked higher because of media visibility and search engine results. If you remove these outside factors and arrange the list in order of only dollars earned, Jay-Z moves up two spots to No. 7, 50 lands at No. 29 and Diddy takes the No. 43 spot.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Let the Hate begin.

    LOL.

  • Rich

    Yeah, but Method Man could rap rings around all three of them, is this really what hip-hop’s all about? No wonder I don’t listen to it much anymore. Cue the e-gangstaz.

  • DMAC

    THEY ALL GOOD BUSINESS MEN U CANT HATE ON ANY OF DEM THEY DOIN THERE THING
    HA AHAH AHAHAAHAH

  • Detroit P

    The verdict is in Jay-Z is the ultimate Hustler..but Big Ups to 50 for the vitamin water deal…I like to see black investors it inspires me

  • YyyIt’sAC

    Just up there makin that crazy bread…Dam they got their fams set for decades to come.

  • YyyIt’sAC

    Family is set for decades to come

  • YyyIt’sAC

    They got thier fam set for decades now…thats love

  • http://cameuprecords.com Firre

    Jay still spending money from ’88(what!)…

  • News Flash

    jolljll

  • http://hhsince1978.blogspot.com Iceberg Slimm

    I used to think rapin at 38 was ewww/ When last year alone I grossed 38 mill

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    CONGRATS 2 THESE BROTHAS!

  • YyyIt’sAC

    Too much dam money..

  • jigga what, jigga who

    who says u can’t take a year off and still be on top… JAY is doin it!! and props to oprah and tiger for making the top 10 ! see 3 out of 10 ain’t bad!

  • http://www.soulink.net Brothercool72

    jayz a bitch

  • bron

    REWIND 01:
    “I mil, 2 mil, 3 mil, 4. Im raping Def Jam till im the 100 million man.” Dude had a plan and he stuck to it. “I came to take this shit and I did, handle my bis, I scramble like randle with his, Cunningham but the only thing running is numbers fam” BALLIN Thats the real shit im talking. 50 doing his thing and Puff always relevant. He finds ways to keep his change coming. But I respecy Hov. Im still listning to vol 1 and 3 and blueprints, and reasonable and these niggas still aint catch up or on to what he was saying/doing. lol. “Im so far ahead of yall niggas bout to start another life, look behing you im bout to pass yall twice…. Dudes can’t get pass my past”
    Whether yall like it or not you got to respect dude honesty and integrity in his lyrics. REAL SHIT. PHILLY aka REALADELPHIA
    BALLINNNNNNN

  • fireforreal

    That’s good to see at least a few black faces involved in hip hop can get paid for there hard work not just these pale faced executives in there 40′s thinking they know what’s truley hot.I just hope more and more emcee’s wwill stop being pimped and start owning more than a car a chain and make real moves and stay the fuck out the news.

  • tony starks

    “get dat dough yo” thats what i tell nigga’s at the same time dont really give a fuck bout how much someone’s got or making. If you class dat as hating than i’m a fucking hater

  • calimovement

    Jay still thanks he’s in 88

  • KLETEWOOD

    TYCOONIN WITH MAD MARBLES.

  • tony starks

    “get dat dough yo” thats what i tell nigga’s at the same time dont really give a fuck bout how much someone’s got or making. If you class dat as hating than i’m a fucking hater. so fuck you 4 acting a biaatch an watching what nigga’s are making

  • YyyIt’sAC

    Makin stupid money, family set for decades

  • YyyIt’sAC

    Dammit..

  • YOUNG O

    i’m sure bol will post a blog any minute sayin the forbes is lyin and hov is secretly broke

  • http://xxlmag.com illp

    DANM THAT’S WASSUP TO ALL OF YA NIGGAS THAT COME OUT TO HATE ON 50 JUSTE 1 QUESTION WHERE IS GAME OUT HERE CAUSE THOSE PPL ON THAT SHIT IT’S THAME PPL LIKE BILL GATES AND OPRAH AND TOM CRUISE PARIS HILTON THOSE KIND OF REAL PPL THAT MAKE SOME REAL BIG MONEY NOT FOR MALE STRIPPER WHO IS CRYING SINCE ABOUT 2YEARS AND MORE ABOUT HE GOT KICK OUT FROM G-UNIT AND HE DONT LIKE 50 MAN NIGGA MAN WAKE UP 2007 IT’S ABOUT MAKING THAT MONEY MAN FUCK HATER THAT’S WHAT I GOTTA SAY CAUSE EVEN IF HATERS ARE HERE THEY STILL GET PAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GGGGGG-UNIT PROPS TO JAY AND DIDDY TO

  • fred

    for anything that they do fuk them and they crew unless you was getting paid too!

  • http://none $$_YOUNG FEDI_$$

    MAN FUCK ALL THAT CASH IF U DONT HAVE THE TIME 2 SPEND IT.. THESE RAPPERS WOULD PROBLEY NEVER BE EXCEPTED BACK IN THE HOOD…

  • http://... BoaC

    What happend to Puffy and saying to 50 “I’m richer bitch”……..guess not

  • G-Swe

    50 is rich, and he will just get richer and richer…
    50 will have twice as much as Jay-z next year heheh

    ” Straight To The Bank “

  • Danny

    BoaC Says:

    June 15th, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    What happend to Puffy and saying to 50 “I’m richer bitch”……..guess not

    ^^^
    Um…

    Diddy has been in the game making money since…

    50 has been in the game making money since…

    Exactly…

  • Danny

    G-Swe Says:

    June 15th, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    50 is rich, and he will just get richer and richer…
    50 will have twice as much as Jay-z next year heheh

    ” Straight To The Bank “

    ^^^
    Personally i’m not a fan of either of those cats but come on man! You seriously think it is possible for 50 to have more money than Jay?

    Jay did not only make more money than 50 this year, he has been doing it like 10 years b4 50!

    When you talk with out knowledge your not saying much…

  • http://wffrdf S on my Chest

    Personally i’m not a fan of either of those cats but come on man! You seriously think it is possible for 50 to have more money than Jay?

    Jay did not only make more money than 50 this year, he has been doing it like 10 years b4 50!

    When you talk with out knowledge your not saying much…

    Danny….. I hate it when niggahs talk shit without the knowledge to back it up. Night night dan.

    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

    Bullshit. He’s got an album out this year, that will count next year, he has a roster with names longer than you arm of niggas about to drop, that will count next year. And finally the fucking water alone hammered jays earnings for the entire fucking year so guess what, THAT WILL COUNT NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

    Respect to Jay but watch 50 go top 5 next year.

  • Ziggy

    S your super fuckin retarted….HOVA bin makin money since like 96….and major fuckin money…not to mention that nigga ownd the fuckin hustle game before he became an MC.. Jay bin makin movies wit Dash, he own like 3 different lable, he got money comin from def jam, money from a liquor which would prolly sell more than a fuckin vitamin water, clothes for both men and women..not to much weman gunit shit,jay own half a fuckin basketball team…that nigga got his hands on more than fifty does…the jigga man is filthy fucking rich…way more than fifty.. go learn some mo an take 50 cock out yo mouth nigga.

  • Danny

    S on my Chest Says:

    June 15th, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    Personally i’m not a fan of either of those cats but come on man! You seriously think it is possible for 50 to have more money than Jay?

    Jay did not only make more money than 50 this year, he has been doing it like 10 years b4 50!

    When you talk with out knowledge your not saying much…

    Danny….. I hate it when niggahs talk shit without the knowledge to back it up. Night night dan.

    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

    Bullshit. He’s got an album out this year, that will count next year, he has a roster with names longer than you arm of niggas about to drop, that will count next year. And finally the fucking water alone hammered jays earnings for the entire fucking year so guess what, THAT WILL COUNT NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

    Respect to Jay but watch 50 go top 5 next year.

    ^^^^
    I’m going to be honest, I didn’t even read half of your response…

    The point is simple…. Jay-Z has more money than 50 does…. end of story…

  • new york baby!

    hahaaha!!! yaahhh if yall aint notice jayz diddy nd 50 are allll from NY BABY… fuk tha south .. south tryna say thats where hip hop at??? haha… they got all the ringtone shit we gott all the rl bangers up here in NY… PROPS 2 FITTY DIDDY ND HOVAA

  • bron

    The 50 jay argument is irrelevant. Jay has been getting money. Puff been in the 8 figures. So what if he slip down alil. you add the years up then thats alot of money. All 3 got change thats what the argument is about. The thing is that Jay got some songs for your ass the past 12 years. He told you about the skills, then he said plus I get paper dog don’t let me forget. He killed the streets, hustle game, clubs, lyrics, swag, and now corporate america. You can hate, but DID I LIE IN ANYTHING I MENTIONED????????

  • Truth

    I happy for all three of the black men. We need more blackmen having opportunities to employee people and have their own businesses. It is irrelevant on who has more they are all fucking rich.

  • REESE

    IM JUST GLAD TO SEE BLACK PEOPLE WHO’VE HAD NOTHING COME UP AND GET SOMETHING WITH HARD WORK AND DEDICATION.

    BUT AS FAR AS MONEY GOES…….

    I THINK JAY DEFFINATELY GOT 5O HANDS DOWN!

    ITS RUMORED THAT 5O MADE ARROUND 4OO MILLION OFF OF VITAMIN WATER LAST YEAR.

    BUT YOU GUYS FORGET……

    JAY’S GOT MAD INVESTMENTS.

    JAY’S GOT MAD MONEY IN STOCK ALONE.

    HOV SOLD ROC-A-WEAR FOR 2O4 MILLION CASH AND ALSO GOT 34 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ROC-A-WEAR STOCK TO GO WITH THE DEAL.

    ROC-A-WEAR IS THE TOPSELLING BRAND IN URBAN WEAR BY FAR DOING OVER 7OO MILLION A YEAR. THAT STOCK IS GOING TO BE WORTH WAY WAY MORE WHEN HE DECIDES TO SELL IT!

    HES INVESTED IN THE NEW JERSEY NETS SHARE HOLDERS GROUP.

    HES INVESTED IN GULFSTREAM AIRLINES
    (THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE “G-4″PRIVATE JET THAT HE PROMATES ALL THE TIME IN HIS RHYMES)

    AND HES MAKING ALMOST 1OO% PROFIT OFF OF THE SALES OF KINGDOM COME BECAUSE HE DIDN’T PAY FOR HIS ALBUM.

    COCA-COLA PAID FOR KINGDOM COME IN EXCHAGE FOR HIM TO HEAD UP A MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR THE NEW FORMULA OF CHERRY COKE WHICH THEY WILL BE PAYING HIM FOR ON TOP OF THAT.

    ALL OF THOSE INVESTMENTS ARE JUST GROWING IN VALUE EVERY DAY!

    HE TOLD YOU BEFORE………

    IT’S THE “CORPERATE TAKEOVER”!

  • Q-BURO

    I WANT TO TONGUE KISS ALL THREE BROTHAS!

  • YoungLL

    YOU KNOW IT!!!… 50 cent being metioned along w/ JAY-Z & DIDDY? damn.. hattaz didn’t see this comin’, shit. da’ nigga is a motha’ fokin’ genious when it comes to this shit.

  • damn

    For every NE-YO, Jeezy, and Fabolous that go gold or platinum on Def-Jam Jay-z is goin cha-ching!!! Not to mention all the other shit he done stuck his dick in. Jay-Z didnt just rape Def-Jam hes killin several industries He got 50 covered hands down.

  • Ziggy

    He owns half of the Nets… he own Roc-a-fella, criminal backround,sold rocawear but now makes s.carter or somethin like that….he owns a company that make his own vodka. what would you rather buy some vodka an get a lil tipsy o some vitamin water so you can look like 50..yea fuck outta ere…know how much it is to get on a track wit Hov.? 50 wont even make a song without any other nigga from gunit so that outta the queston.know how many roc albums are out an know how many gunit albums are out…Hov is king nigga..50 gettin his an always will big up to fifth an diddy too. But hov you one rich ma fucka

  • Everybodyisdumb except me of course

    I have to laugh at you clowns I thought he made 400 mill so why will he only count for 100 lol

  • R.O.C takin’ ova in 2007

    Jay is an example of a true hustla…am i rite or am i rite?

  • Ali

    they all hustlas can’t deny that….but at least Jay still can make good music afte he got rich….Diddy never was good but tha money got 2 his head cuz he doesnt even write his own shit now & he’s all about sales….50′s 1st album was a masterpiece but judgin by tha Massacre & Amusement Park, I think it got 2 his head too

  • PNP

    tell that lil shorty with the big mouth the bank is closed,while game swing the Boston sword 50 swings excalibur. JZ been doing this for 12 year now; 50 only four years, that means if 50 keep this up he’ll have more than twice as JZ by his 12th year.

  • http://xxlmag.com ToneFelone

    QUIT TALKIN BOUT THESE NIGGAZ DOLLAS. WHAT DA FUCK Y’ALL CARE FOR? Y’ALL SOUND LIKE HOES AT DA CLUB. 50, JAY, AND PUFF MAKE HOT MUSIC BUT THEY AIN’T FINNA GIVE Y’ALL $1 OF THEM MILLYS. FORBES SMORBES. HA-HA!!

  • http://xxlmag.com ToneFelone

    QUIT TALKIN BOUT THESE NIGGAZ DOLLAS. WHAT DA FUCK Y’ALL CARE FOR? Y’ALL SOUND LIKE HOES AT DA CLUB. 50, JAY, AND PUFF MAKE HOT MUSIC BUT THEY AIN’T FINNA GIVE Y’ALL $1 OF THEM MILLYS. FORBES SMORBES. HA-HA!!

  • capostatus

    ToneFelone Says:

    June 17th, 2007 at 1:06 am

    QUIT TALKIN BOUT THESE NIGGAZ DOLLAS. WHAT DA FUCK Y’ALL CARE FOR? Y’ALL SOUND LIKE HOES AT DA CLUB. 50, JAY, AND PUFF MAKE HOT MUSIC BUT THEY AIN’T FINNA GIVE Y’ALL $1 OF THEM MILLYS. FORBES SMORBES. HA-HA!!
    ——————————————
    You tell these bitch ass niggas man. You tell em. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • nilz

    whats up with dipset? they not on the forbes list ? i thought they balllin ?? lolololol

  • Danny

    ToneFelone Says:

    June 17th, 2007 at 1:05 am
    QUIT TALKIN BOUT THESE NIGGAZ DOLLAS. WHAT DA FUCK Y’ALL CARE FOR? Y’ALL SOUND LIKE HOES AT DA CLUB. 50, JAY, AND PUFF MAKE HOT MUSIC BUT THEY AIN’T FINNA GIVE Y’ALL $1 OF THEM MILLYS. FORBES SMORBES. HA-HA!!

    ^^^
    This nigga just came in here and said some stupid shit to go against everybody…

    Now why would he go and do that…

    hmmm….

    Could it be this faggot just wants attention??!!!

    Guess I just helped you complete your purpose, but fuck it….

    I had to call you out…

    Bitch nigga!!

    Ya dig??

  • http://altitudeevents.co.za leegang

    i hear yall r nagging like hoes,,fck guys i mean we all knw dat jigga is da shit,,,fucken wealthy,,after all who is 50c jay Zillion..ha!!!LOL!

  • http://www.yahoo/com Streets Is Watchin

    they say hov you sound too rich i’m like oh aint that about a bitch

  • Stax On Deck

    Damn Diddy….Loan a nigga about 6mill. I promise ill pay it back…lol. (B4 I’m Dead)

  • Dirrty South Soldier

    i agree with all of u dudes, but what u seem to be missing is the fact that fifty is in the game for what, 4-5 years, and jay z and diddy, for over then 10 years, and fif is allready shoulder to shoulder with em… see fiddy is just starting man, if he makes this much money for the 4-5 years since he made it, man hes gonna be a hell more richer in the next 4-5 years…

  • Blackgirlfound

    Ziggy Says:

    June 16th, 2007 at 8:14 am
    He owns half of the Nets… he own Roc-a-fella, criminal backround,sold rocawear but now makes s.carter or somethin like that….he owns a company that make his own vodka. what would you rather buy some vodka an get a lil tipsy o some vitamin water so you can look like 50..yea fuck outta ere…know how much it is to get on a track wit Hov.? 50 wont even make a song without any other nigga from gunit so that outta the queston.know how many roc albums are out an know how many gunit albums are out…Hov is king nigga..50 gettin his an always will big up to fifth an diddy too. But hov you one rich ma fucka

    Jay owns half of the Nets now????? Do you realize that ESPN said J owns a little less than 2%, about a 4.5 mill investment. Did you know the Nets lost 24 million last year and counting???

    50 make 100million off of 1 investment, Jay Z sold his biggest asset and netted 83 million.

  • http://xxl Derek

    You know what is good about jigga. He’s gives brothers inspiration. i see nwhat you type shit. and what’s fucking with i can do the same thing you. take heed. ine thing i know he used his brain. when he was back up against the wall he came out swinging. this might not be what the article is about i just fel;t that he had to be given his right do. and don’t want to say this and not knock on wood. she hasn’t got in to trouble. he did a little PR and got out the probation shit that he was in. and one thing. uncle murder aint killing nobody right. holla at me. i will write once a week about some 0one in hip hop that i admire and post it up here. you can only be heard if you say something

  • http://www.yahoo.com Streets Is Watchin

    i hear what you sayin dirrty soldier but its a different time in the industry now if jay woulda got a million dollar deal out the box he would be on some stupid retarded money by now (like he aint) but you feel me

  • http://altitudeevents.co.za leegang

    HOVA HOVA HOVA HOVA HOOOOOOOOOOOOVVAAAAAAA!!!!

  • http://ukrproekt.com.ua/ Александр

    Случайно увидел. Не ожидал.

  • CYBER THUG

    welli i guess some ppl just love j and some love 50 but for real 50 is the better rapper its plan and simple.well when it comes to the money i dont give 2 fock what none of them have becouse i still broke a fock.

  • Anonymous

    ManQ

    50 is a better rapper, no offence to JayZ. JayZ is richer for now cause he’s older in the game then 50. This nigga has been around for couple years and already hes on the top.