LP Part of Forbes’ First-Ever Under 30 Summit With Under 30 Music Festival

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Forbes has announced  that LP, Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, and OCD: Moosh And Twist will headline the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, a presentation of Global Citizen Nights, on the evening of October 19, 2014 at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood. The festival will kick off the first-ever Under 30 Summit, a three-day gathering of 1,000 of America's most outstanding young entrepreneurs and leaders in Philadelphia.

Forbes is producing the concert in partnership with Global Citizen, the organization behind the annual Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. A part of the Global Citizen campaign, Global Citizen Nights is a series of free-ticketed concerts that will bring major artists to intimate venues as part of the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Warner Bros. Records recording artist and acclaimed songwriter / performer, LP is thrilled to be part of this event and enthused:  "I'm so stoked to play the Forbes Under 30 Music Fest!! Gonna be a great show for a great cause and somebody is definitely gonna get high!! Let's do this!!"

Starting today, music fans and activists can take "actions" to end extreme poverty atwww.globalcitizen.org/nights and use points to enter for the chance to win tickets.From sending a Tweet, to signing a petition or watching a related video, fans will learn about four of the key issues in the fight to end extreme poverty: water and sanitation, vaccines, Ebola and youth rights.

For more info and line-up information, click here!


..And The Highest Paid Musicians Of 2013 Are….

Lady Gaga & Madonna  Photo:  GettyImages.com

Madonna and Lady Gaga have grossed the most money in 2013 of musicians. Madonna pulled in $45 million more than Gaga to be crowned top money making musician of 2013.

Madonna made $125 million in 2013 based mostly on her MDNA tour which grossed $305 million last year, tour merchandise, her Material Girl clothing line and her Truth Or Dare perfume.

Lady Gaga pulled in $80 million, $160 million pulled in by her last tour. If she was able to finish her tour before suffering a hip injury, she would have grossed $200 million but still falling short of number one held by Madonna.

1. Madonna $125 Million
2. Lady Gaga $80 Million
3. Bon Jovi $79 Million
4. Toby Keith $65 Million
5. Coldplay $64 Million

All of the top 5 money makers have been touring which is where a tremendous majority of their money has come from.

For more artists who charted including Jay Z and Puff Daddy, check out Forbes full list.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Notice how none were from record sales....


…And The Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist Is……

Diddy, Beyonce, & Jay Z Photo: xclusiveszone.net

When it comes to the wealthiest hip-hop artist, according to Forbes, and you guessed Jay Z, 50 Cent, or Dr. Dre, you would be close, but wrong.

According to Forbes, Diddy is the wealthiest hip-hop artist and is worth $580 million dollars and pulled in $50 million in the past year. That is a whole lot of green.

Dr. Dre was number 2 worth $350 million and made $40 million last year.

Birdman is worth $150 million to put him at number 3.

50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson is worth $125 million.

Looks at bank account. A negative sign before the money isn't good is it?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Yea, the money is in music writing about the artists who make the money. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!


Jay Z Tops Hip Hop Money Makers List


jayJay Z is nothing but D.O.A. when it comes to leading the list of top money makers in Hip Hop & Rap.

Forbes released their annual list and Jay topped it by bringing in $35 million in the past year. 50 Cent pulled in $20 million while Kanye pulling in $25 million and Lil Wayne pulling in $18 million. That's a  lot of lollipops to say the least.

Here is the list:

1 - Jay-Z - $35 million
2 - Diddy - $30 million
3 - Kanye West - $25 million
4 - 50 Cent - $20 million
5 - Akon - $20 million
6 - Lil Wayne - $18 million
7 - Timbaland - $17 million
8 - Pharrell Williams - $15 million
9 - T-Pain - $15 million
10 - Eminem - $14 million
11 - Dr. Dre - $13 million
12 - Snoop Dogg - $11 million
13 - Ludacris - $10 million
14 - Swizz Beatz - $8 million
15 - T.I. - $8 million
18 - Will.i.am - $8 million
18 - Common - $8 million
18 - Big Boi - $7 million
18 - Andre 3000 - $7 million
20 - Flo Rida - $6 million
20 - Rick Ross - $6 million
20 - The Game - $6 million
20 - Young Jeezy - $6 million

Interesting to me how many on the list have thier own clothing line or other ventures.-Dr.FB


Angelina Jolie: Most Powerful Celebrity

Angelina Jolie File Photo
Angelina Jolie File Photo

Angelina Jolie File Photo

Move over Oprah! Angelina Jolie has just been named Hollywood's Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes magazine.

Angelina knocked Oprah from the top of the list where she came in number 2, just ahead of Madonna & Beyonce.  Tiger Woods was the only male in the top 5.  Where did Papa Brad Pitt come in?  9th.  But Jennifer Aniston came in at number 8 ahead of Brad.  Kobe Bryant, Steven Spielberg & Bruce Springsteen round out the top 10.

Interestingly enough, President Barack Obama came in on the powerful celeb list at number 49.-Dr.FB


Madonna Top Mom On Forbes List

Madonna At The Roseland Ballroom Last April.  Photo: Wireimage.com
Madonna At The Roseland Ballroom Last April.  Photo: Wireimage.com

Madonna At The Roseland Ballroom Last April. Photo: Wireimage.com

Madonna is the top MILF mom according to Forbes list of Hollywood's Hardest Working Mothers.  She made $110 million last year.  That is a lot of cheese.

She made a $105 million from touring and endorsement deals.  That is a lot of money to raise a kid from another country.  I wonder how much Guy Ritchie got his hands on of that $110 million. 

I think I am in the wrong business. I need to  become Madonna's ex-husband.  I would have to give up drinking Arrowhead water and no more plans smoking Hookah on Friday nights.  I need to hit the gym after work to put my plan together.-Dr.FB