Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Wale Just Missed Forbes List...
The annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list was announced by Forbes and DMV area native Wale just missed the list. Topped by the likes of Jay-Z (#1), Diddy (#2), and Kanye (#3), the list features 20 of the top hip-hop /rap earners (before taxes and fees are deducted). The majority of those top earners reside on the east coast with a few on the west coast over the past 5 years. The major regions being New York, Atlanta, and California where majority of the top earners are from.
As reported by Steven J. Horowitz at hiphopdx.com:
Wale narrowly missed this year's Hip Hop Cash Kings list, netting nearly $5 million from concert tickets and album sales. As such, Forbes has named the Maybach Music Group rapper a "cash prince," speaking with him about his lofty ambitions.
"I don’t want to be one of those guys that you see who made $4 million, invested $3.5 million, and now you work at Wendy’s,” he said. “I want to get the highest score on Pacman or Frogger … [and] I want to make sure I’m on the Forbes list in a year or two.”
The D.C. native is estimated to make $20,000 per concert, having performed more than 75 shows in the past year. He revealed plans to hold off on spending and plans to put together a line of hats, branded drinking water and a couple of deals with professional athletes.
Watch the interview below: