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Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists

The five men who made the Forbes Five Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists list have all clearly worked hard to achieve their riches.

Taking the money they have earned from hip hop and flipping it into other ventures like Ciroc for Diddy, or Jay-Z’s 40/40 clubs or 50 Cent’s Cheetah Vision Films has allowed these gentlemen to go from the hood to the boardroom.


The Forbes Top 5 Multi Millionaires In Hip Hop

Check out the full list below.

1. Diddy ($475 million)
2. Jay-Z ($450 million)
3. Dr. Dre ($125 million)
4. 50 Cent ($100 million)
5. Birdman ($100 million)


I think 50 is worth probably 4 times what this list indicates, but check out the criteria they listed to come to these figures.


In order to form the list, we followed the same procedures we use to calculate the list of the world’s billionaires (released today) — valuing current holdings, looking at past earnings, leafing through financial documents and talking to a bevy of analysts, attorneys, managers and other industry players to find the nitty-gritty details. We considered only performers, which is why hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons isn’t on this list.

Though other hip-hop artists including Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams and others — not to mention pop sensation Bruno Mars, who penned Travie McCoy’s hit song “Billionaire” — frequently speak of ten-figure desires, we kept our list to five because of the lack of information available on the fortunes under $100 million.


Checckout 2008s Forbes List, shows how far they have come within the last 3 years:

  1. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $150 million
  2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $82 million
  3. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $35 million
  4. Kanye West: $30 million
  5. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley: $22 million
  6. Pharrell Williams: $20 million
  7. Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean: $17 million
  8. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus: $16 million
  9. André “Dr. Dre” Young: $15 million
  10. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges: $14 million
  11. Clifford “T.I.” Harris: $13 million (tie)
  12. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter: $13 million (tie)
  13. Marshall “Eminem” Mathers: $12 million (tie)
  14. Lonnie “Common” Lynn Jr.: $12 million (tie)
  15. Aliaune “Akon” Thiam: $12 million (tie)
  16. Jermaine Dupri: $11 million (tie)
  17. Jonathan “Lil Jon” Smith: $11 million (tie)
  18. OutKast: $10 million (tie)
  19. Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki: $10 million (tie)
  20. Jayceon “The Game” Taylor: $10 million (tie)

What’s your take on the list, do you think it’s accurate?

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5 Ways To Achieve Your Goals (With Examples)



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Setting goals is a crucial first step, whether you’re striving to reach personal or professional milestones. However, achieving those goals requires planning, determination, and focus. In this post, we’ll discuss five actionable strategies that can help you achieve your goals in 2023, and we’ll provide real-life examples to inspire and motivate you. By implementing these tips, you can train your brain to achieve your goals and make meaningful progress toward your aspirations.

1. Write Down Your Goals

The first thing needed to achieve a goal is to have one. A goal becomes very clear and precise once you have written it down most simply and easily to remember.

Here are some examples:

  • I am the world’s best dancer!
  • I am the greatest athlete!
  • I have created the world’s most innovative tech company!

They are all written with the belief that these things have already happened. Once you start believing it has already happened, other people too can sense your confidence and things start happening.

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” — Andrew Carnegie

2. The One Page Plan

A simple one-page plan to accompany your goal is much more powerful than a detailed 30-page plan. After you have written your clear goal – write down all the things you will have to do to achieve it. Make it as simple and direct as possible so that you can refer to it every day and take action. A simple plan is easier to follow and keep up with.

3. Get The Right Skills

Once you have a clear goal that has been inked into your mind, and a clear plan in place, it is very important to invest in the skills you need to achieve your goal.

So for example, if you want to become a movie star, you should immediately start developing your acting skills. Observe how other actors perform, join an acting class, read about acting, and most importantly, start honing your craft by joining a local theatre group and going for as many auditions as you can. Practice is very important for mastering any skill.

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4. Surround Yourself With The Best People

The best way to achieve our goals is to make sure we have the best people supporting us. People who succeed are always those who understand the power of people.

So let’s say your goal is to be an entrepreneur and you have developed your entrepreneurial skills, the next step would be to get the best people to join your team to help you achieve your goal. These would be people who you consider to be the best marketers capable of getting you the best customers and investors.

Once you have the best people supporting you, it becomes much easier and faster to achieve your goals.

“It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.” – Clint Eastwood

5. Power of Faith

Nothing beats the power of faith and belief. Sometimes you might face challenges, sometimes things might not be going your way, and you might feel like giving up – these are the times when faith and belief will keep you going.

So many people give up, just a few inches away from victory. I am sure you are not one of them since you are investing time into self-development which gives the highest returns! Now go out there and start achieving your goals!

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7 of The Best Motivational Speeches of All Time



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Motivational Advice You Never Hear From Elon Musk



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Elon Musk is the hottest entrepreneur on the planet right now. From launching an electric car into space, buying Twitter, and tunneling holes throughout the country, his unconventional ventures are inspiring millions. (more…)

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