AT 40 Focus: Jay-Z Tops Forbes 2011 Cash Kings List

August 19, 2011 3:47 pm

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Fresh off the release of “Watch the Throne,” which is expected to debut at the top of the charts, Jay-Z is also reigning at the top of the Forbes 2011 Cash Kings List. The financial magazine recently released their annual top 20 list of the hip-hop artists that had the highest earnings in the last 12 months.

Jay-Z earned a total of $37 million. He tops the list for the fourth time in five years. A majority of that is proceeds from his tour sales, but he also made some money from his 40/40 luxury-sportsbar chain, his stake in the New Jersey Nets and other investments. He also has a $150 million deal with concert promoter Live Nation.

Coming in at a close second was Sean “Diddy” Combs with $35 million. His earning coming mostly from his record label, clothing line and his deal with Ciroc vodka. Kanye West came in at number three with $16 million.

Cash King Jay-Z was also recently added to the performance line up for the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas next month.



AT 40 FOCUS: Patrick Stump’s Single ‘This City’ [AUDIO]

Patrick Stump, best known as the frontman for pop-punk band Fall Out Boy will be releasing his highly anticipated solo album titled Soul Punk.

Patrick collaborated with long time friend Lupe Fiasco for the first single “This City.” Both Patrick and Lupe are from Chicago and on the song they pay homage to their hometown. You will hear influences of pop, soul, and R&B, which is representative of the album as well.

Patrick’s debut solo album Soul Punk is not out until October 18, but you can listen to the first single below!