Justin Bieber & Scooter Braun Rock Suits & Ties For Forbes Magazine [PHOTOS]

May 17, 2012 5:12 pm

The 18-year-old Justin Bieber has made it to the top—the top 3 of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, that is! The “Boyfriend” singer earned $55 million over the past year and a giant $108 million since 2010. Forbes Magazine did a recent cover story on Justin and his successes and you can find it all in next month’s issue.

There’s no doubt that Justin has been practically unstoppable since his debut in 2009. According to Forbes, he has sold 15 million albums to date and has brought in a whopping $150 million from 157 tour dates across 24 countries. His biography film, “Never Say Never” raked in $30 million during its opening weekend and $100 million in total. Remember Justin’s floral “Someday” perfume? Well, the sassy scent made $60 million in retail sales during its first 6 months on the shelves.

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Justin explains how he got this far and how he got started. He grew up in Stratford, Ontario raised nearly solely by his 18-year-old mother after birth. “Yellow shag carpets,” he recalled, “and we had mice.” By age 12, Justin had earned second place in a talent show singing “So Sick” by Ne-Yo. His mother uploaded videos of his performance and numerous covers. After accidentally clicking one of Justin’s videos, current manager Scooter Braun was amazed and tracked down Justin’s mother in hopes the two would agree to fly out to Atlanta to sing for him and R&B king Usher. “It was just crazy to me because I didn’t really think that it was possible,” Bieber says, “I lived in such a small town and things like that didn’t really happen.”

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Justin’s talents drive other celebrities up the walls. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley calls Justin “half-human and half-alien” and that alien boy’s smash hit “Baby” is named the most-watched video in YouTube history with about 740 million views.

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The Biebs is not only a singer, songwriter, and dancer, he is also a businessman. “I do calls every week with my business manager and my lawyer,” he told Forbes, “Each week I’m learning something about my business and what I need to know for my career.” Justin is said to have stakes in an approximate dozen companies including Tinychat, the Stamped app, Sojo Studios and Spotify. “I’m not going to invest in something I don’t like,” he says, “I have to believe in the product.”

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Read the rest of the story here and catch Justin on the June cover of Forbes Magazine.


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