Topic: forbes

Taylor Swift Is Ridiculously Rich But Seems To Be Financially Responsible

Taylor Swift Is Ridiculously Rich But Seems To Be Financially Responsible

It seemed like just the other day we were writing about how Taylor Swift was named the Highest Celebrity Earner Under 30 by Forbes and yet today Forbes has named her the third highest paid woman in Hollywood after Oprah and Britney Spears (apparently these are actually different lists.) I don’t know how many different ways Forbes can come up with counting the same rich people’s earnings, but I give them credit for trying. But I also want to commend Taylor Swift, who brought in an impressive $57 million in the last 12 months, for being financially responsible. The 22 year old told Nightline says she’s already earmarked some of her earnings for her future children. More »

Thank God: Sofia Vergara Beat Out Kim Kardashian For Top Earning Woman In TV

Thank God: Sofia Vergara Beat Out Kim Kardashian For Top Earning Woman In TV

Forbes just named Sofia Vergara as the top earning television actress, mostly due to her multiple endorsement deals. According to Forbes, Sofia earned $19 million this year and her Modern Family salary is only a small part of that. You may be surprised to hear that Sofia is actually an ace businesswoman and she has been for years.This is great news but what is even greater is she beat out second place taker Kim Kardashian who also has multiple endorsement deals but possesses zero talent, no pizazz (unlike Sofia who has tons) and makes me cry for America everytime I watch her. More »

Sorry Forbes, Justin Bieber Is Not A Venture Capitalist

Sorry Forbes, Justin Bieber Is Not A Venture Capitalist

You may have caught a glance of Justin Bieber on the cover of Forbes‘ Celebrity 100 issue this month, looking like a bewildered kid in his first suit. And then you may have noticed the caption beside him: Justin Bieber, Venture Capitalist. But this is not the most surprising business story of the year, like Forbes claims. Because Justin Bieber is not a venture capitalist.

Technically speaking, Justin Bieber is providing several startups, including hot music startup Spotify, with venture capital, ie. money aimed at facilitating long-term growth. The idea to get Bieber involved in tech investing came from his manager, Scott Braun aka “Scooter,” who decided to wield Bieber’s social media power (Bieber has 21 million Twitter followers and 43 million Facebook fans) to invest in something that spoke to Bieber’s fans: social media. Braun (and Bieber’s money) went on to invest in a number of early-stage tech startups, including Tinychat, Spotify, and Stamped. The Forbes article points out that these investments are not equity-for-endorsement deals: Bieber, like more traditional tech investors, is investing cash. More »

Jennifer Lopez And 6 Other Women Rule The Forbes ‘Celebrity 100′ List

Jennifer Lopez And 6 Other Women Rule The Forbes âCelebrity 100â² List

Forbes put out what feels like its 87th list this month with the release of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Jennifer Lopez, with her $52 million in earnings in the last year and omnipresent-like quality, topped the list. Six other women including Oprah, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga managed to nab spots in the top 10. According to the Washington Post, this female heavy top tier shows the importance of “us ladies in the whole being-famous-and-generating-money business, the sort of significant thing that studio moguls should probably pay attention to.” More »

The People At Forbes Have F*cking Lost Their Minds- So Forbes just released its Top 15 Richest Fictional characters which measures how many man-hours Forbes writers can waste writing formulas for imaginary people. Also, “We reserve the right to bend or break any of our own rules.” Oh great, glad we read that whole article then as a real thing (RIP Jabba The Hut?). (Forbes)