Jay-Z calls himself the best rapper alive, and he’s made a cool half billion dollars off his talent — but when it comes to giving money to the charity he founded, he’s recently been more of a nickel-and-dime kind of guy.
The Daily reports, the hip-hop artist gave just $6,431 to his own charity in 2010, a year in which he earned an estimated $63 million, according to tax records for the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund.
His superstar wife, Beyoncé, made in the neighborhood of $87 million, according to a Forbes estimate — yet she didn’t give her husband’s foundation a dime.
According to Billboard, Jay-Z’s recent song “Glory,” which featured a recordIng of his daughter Blue Ivy’s first moments after birth, entered the Billboard Hip Hop/R&B charts at No. 74 this weekend. As a result, the daughter of the Roc Nation impresario, who is credited as B.I.C. on the song, became the youngest person to ever be featured on the Billboard charts only 48 hours after her birth.
Beyonce talks with Katie Couric about her new DVD, production company and baby on the way.
Beyonce says the “Love On Top” clip pays homage to her favorite all-male bands growing up.
“I had an idea for the video based on some of my favorite male groups. I remember seeing videos from New Edition, the Jackson 5 and The Temptations, bands I love for their beautiful harmonies, and precise choreography and I always wanted to make a video and be part of a boy group myself. It was so much fun.
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 10 Hip Hop/R&B)
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Behind Gisele Bunchen and Tom Brady, Jay Z and Beyonce come in as the second highest-paid celebrity couple for this year’s Forbes top earning list, but number 1 musically with a combined total of $72 million.
From May 2010 to May 2011, Beyonce racked in $32 million mostly from endorsement deals from Dereon to L’Oreal, while Jigga Man’s earnings stem from his 2008 $150 million Live Nation deal, 40/40 chains and his partial ownership of the New Jersey Nets.
Columbia Records will release “4,” the fourth solo studio album from Beyoncé on Tuesday, June, 28, 2011. The album was recorded over a year between the spring of 2009 and the spring of 2010, the title signifies the artist’s date of birth, date of marriage and her 4th solo album.
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1. Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, owner of OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
estimated earnings: $315 million
2. Tyler Perry, director/producer
estimated earnings: $125 million
3. Tiger Woods, pro golfer
estimated earnings: $105 million
4. Beyonce’, singer, actress, entertainer
estimated earnings: $87 million
Which power couple dominates the entertainment world?
Jay-Z and Beyonce have been Named the year’s biggest “Power Couple”, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyonce Knowles earned an astounding $122 million through June 2009.
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Checkout pics of Jay Z & Beyonce’s 180 ft $370k yacht ALTITUDE they’ve charted for $370k a week as part of their South of France vacation. Well here’s an inside look at what European paps won’t catch. The “superyacht” accommodates up to 12 guests and 14 crew members is luxuriously equipped with a gym, jacuzzi, several sundecks, kayak, jet ski & more. GWOP!