50 Cent Predicts Taking Top Spot on Next Year’s Forbes List

After placing fourth on Forbes magazine’s Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, G-Unit leader 50 Cent predicts a return to number one spot next year.

In an interview with XXLMag.com, the Queens rapper says he’s not sweating the drop from the top slot this go-round.

“I’m on deck,” Fif told XXL. “I’m loaded. Call me ‘four’ this year, and then you call me ‘one’ next year, because I’m really preparing for my cycle.”

While 50 attributes his place on the list to his fourth solo album, Before I Self Destruct, getting pushed back, the rapper shrugs off his ranking.

“They’re fine,” he says of Jay-Z, Diddy, and Kanye West, who held the top three spots, respectively. “What kind of person would be upset at what position they fall when they’re on the Forbes list. That person would be a complete idiot.

“Ask me to show you a person who’s happy, and I’ll show you someone who’s content,” 50 continues. “And if you ask me to show you a guy who’s piss-poor with really nice things around him, I’ll show you the guy that’s on that list that’s worried about being number one. And [the person] won’t stay there, trust me.”

50 Cent raked in an estimated $150 million between June 2007 and June 2008, to top the 2008 Forbes charts, besting Jay-Z’s $82 million earnings. This year, Jay stacked $35 million, $15 million more than Fif’.

Before I Self Destruct is slated for a late 2009 release. –John Kennedy

  • $ykotic

    All materialistic things aside, 20 mil is 20 mil. I’d be cool.

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    question, with all this money why we don’t own our own polygram type company?

    • http://1290wmcs.com The Party Killa

      ^^Co-SIGN!!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    These estimates are wild exaggerations. Believe that, they did not take in a quarter of what the estimate is. But then again a quarter is still not bad at all

    • $ykotic

      Mutada you know they mean the brand name, not take home.

      Vhing we’re still stuck on gold chains and whips. Why would we own a distribution company?

  • boozec

    Because black people are stupid(no uncle tom)

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    BLACK PPL R NOT STUPID. U HATING ASS FOOL R STUPID. NO MAN SHOULD NEVER QUESTION ANOTHA MAN BREAD!!! SHOULD WE ALL PUT OUR MONEY TOGETHER ND OWN OUR OWN PRO TEAMS, DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES, ETC YES! ITS MORE 2 IT THAN U FELLAS THINK!!! IT WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEAR FUTURE! RESPECT A BROTHA GRIND AND NEVER QUESTION WHAT HE DOES WITH (HIS) MONEY!!!

    • mo

      FUCK THAT I’LL QUESTION WHY MORE OF THIS MONEY THESE FORBES NIGGAS ARE MAKING IS NOT GOING INTO THE HOOD TO HELP REVITALIZE SHIT.

      • RDS

        Simple: because niggaz in the hood ain’t trying to revitalize that shit…

        Everybody wants a hand-out but nobody wants to pitch in to help. Some people are lazy; others think it’s “uncool” to do something positive. You can’t complain about something until you’ve worked your ass off to make it better.

  • the real gangster

    boozec is gay bitch dumb ass mother fucker go kill your worthless life.

  • iliveonce

    Master P, Denzel Washington and Will Smith recently created and entity called BBTV, a television network..

    that’s an example of vbrother ‘s puting their monies together

  • E-Hustle

    BISD 4th quarter? Didnt this nigga just say it was due in Sept?

    • m tizzy

      that is 4th quarter my dude

  • El Tico Loco

    Cheddar gets cheddar might get number 1

  • brand-new

    @E-hustle, sept is 4th quarter homie.

  • http://myspace.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    Nigga, I was born September… last I checked thats the 9th month…. 9/12=3/4…. Thats 3rd quarter. He is coming out 4th quarter…. now if we was talking trimesters……….

    50? #1 next year? I aint doubting it…

    COMMISSION!!!

    • *BLOCK*

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    • RDS

      @ Federal Ranga,

      Fiscal years don’t work that way, my dude. Not all businesses follow the same fiscal period, but in this case, September falls in the 4th quarter of the music industry’s fiscal year. For FY08-09, the quarters are broken down as such:

      1st Quarter: Oct. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008
      2nd Quarter: Jan. 1, 2009 – March 31, 2009
      3rd Quarter: Apr. 1, 2009 – June 30, 2009
      4th Quarter: July 1, 2009 – Sept. 30, 2009

      It’s done this way so companies, in this case, the record labels, have time to calculate their financial statements and create a budget for the tax year.

  • Quam

    we collectively need to stop supporting ignorant egotistical artists like fisty scent, officer raws, jimmy jones n

    i mean seriously when was the last time 50 made a banger
    5 years ago? maybe more

    and xxl decides to report this (back on my) b.s.

    if this is xxls definition of news i wouldnt mind them going vibe

    • mo

      church 50 aint been hot since 03.

  • E-Hustle

    LOL@Federal Ranga,

    I was born in Sept too yo! 09/01/78. I thought this nigga 50 was gonna come out 09/08/09 and go against Jay the same week when Jay comes out on 9/11. Fuck happen to that?
    Stop being scared to lose 50 and drop that BISD. If it’s hot everyone will cop. If not it will suck like Curtis.
    I’m in store for you, but you looking like a weak by continuing to push it back waiting for the right buzz. How many more mixtapes you going to drop?
    If you drop more than the G-Unit mixtape then you are officially afraid to fail.

  • Teddy

    50 said “content” again

  • me

    wtf u think he got sumthin in planed.

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  • http://myspace.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    @E-Hustle

    Funny… I was actually born 9/11 so its a shame its a fourth quarter thing now…

  • brand-new

    @fed & E-hustle……my bad, my mind was a lil twisted at the time, lol, you’re right.

  • Trium918
  • BanksLDN

    50 Cent to hit London’s indigO2 in support of Lloyd Banks this Friday

    Rumours circulating the internet say that rap superstar 50 Cent will be making a ‘surprise’ guest appearance at G-Unit brethren Lloyd Banks’ show this Friday, 17th July at London’s indigO2 at The O2.

    During off-time from his own European dates, 50 is set to appear alongside Banks at the exclusive, one-off show, to mark the first time either has played in the UK since 2007. It could also be a chance for fans to hear new material from ‘Before I Self Destruct’, the oft-delayed fourth album from the G-Unit General.

    With two solo street albums just released online, and a G-Unit mixtape imminent, this will be an exclusive opportunity for fans in the UK to see the rappers together.

    Tickets for the show are nearly sold out, but any tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.co.uk and Seetickets.com

  • DUDE

    ITS GOOD 2 SEE BLACK MEN MAKE MONEY….JUST HELP OTHERS MAKE SOME 2…

  • Cool Steph

    Yo have you guys heard Def Jam’s new artist Mr. Finley yet… dude sounds like he’s the truth and he’s from Vegas.

    Check out his video intro:

    http://www.imeem.com/mrfinley/video/lN6aJNcD/mr-finley-video-intro-music-video/

    I heard his new album “The Talented Mr. Finley” going to be hot!

    Listen to his new track “Any Night Of The Week.”

    http://www.imeem.com/mrfinley/music/SCLV2dCb/mr-finley-any-night-of-the-week/

    http://www.myspace.com/mrfinleymusic

  • General

    I doubt 50 will be at number one again next year, but all the same he gettin money and should be happy with what he’s got

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    i dont doubt it. but DAMN! that was a hell of a drop off. from 150Millie to 20Millie, u gotta be consistent Fif.

  • JBuck

    Its insane that 50 is making over $100 mil less and Jay z is out $50 million from the year before…this economy is nabbing everybody or they changed how they are computing things

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    & speaking of all this ‘rich nigga shit’. did anybody else catch: America’s New BO’s (black overclass) it was on last night @ bout10pm on one of those news channels. they had bob johnson (dude who used to own BET, i think), Baby (from cash money), Tori Hunter (plays for the Anaheim Angels, & a few others i cant remember. it was a good watch though. talking (obviously) about blacks & gaining the american dream through wealth, or some shit…

  • KILLAH_CHAP1N

    50 THA B3ZT NIGGAH DAT MAK3Z K3WL MUZIK DAWG HAT3 OR LUV IT MAN, H3 IZ THA FOUND3R OF GGGGG-UNIT.