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zero-platinum-records-2014 2014 will mark the first year since its inception in 1976 that only 1 artist will be certified as platinum from sales. The award is given by the RIAA to mark one million units sold. Taylor Swift sold over 1.2 million copies of “1989” in her 1st week. Read More

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  1. Dr. Dre   $620 million
  2. Jay Z   $60 million
  3. Diddy  $60 million
  4. Drake  $33 million
  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis $32 million
  6. Kanye West $30 million
  7. Birdman $24 million
  8. Lil Wayne $23 million
  9. Pharrell  $22 million
  10. Eminem $18 million
  11. Nicki Minaj $14 million
  12. Wiz Khalifa $13 million
  13. Pitbull  $12 million
  14. Snoop Dogg $10 million
  15. Kendrick Lamar  $9 million
  16. Ludacris, Swizz Beatz, 50 Cent, Tech N9ne  $8 million
  17. Rick Ross, J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Lil Jon, Mac Miller  $7 million

source: Forbes

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules Of Racism is the third installment of the critically acclaimed documentary series Hidden Colors 1 and 2. This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity,and the rules,laws,and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system. Hidden Colors 3 features commentary from a diverse group of scholars,authors,and entertainment icons,which includes actor/rapper David Banner (The Butler), comedian Paul Mooney (The Chapelle Show),New York Times Best selling author Tariq Nasheed, Civil Rights activist/comedian Dick Gregory,Hip-Hop legend Nas,and many more.

 

Hidden Colors 3 is directed by New York Times best selling author and film producer Tariq Nasheed

 

 

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Walk down the street in New York and you’re virtually guaranteed to see several millionaires.

That’s because more than 1 in every 25 New Yorkers is a millionaire, according to a study released Tuesday.

The Big Apple ranks fourth in a listing of the top 20 global cities based on the portion of their populations whose net worth, excluding primary residence, tops $1 million.

Altogether, 4.63% of New Yorkers, or 389,100 people, are millionaires, according to the analysis by Spear’s magazine and consulting firm WealthInsight.

“New York has long been the bastion of wealth not only in America, but the world,” said Oliver Williams, an analyst at WealthInsight. “It has the second largest millionaire and largest billionaire population of any global city.”

Monaco, Zurich and Geneva claimed the first three spots. Nearly 3 in 10 people in Monaco are millionaires.

Houston at No. 18 and San Francisco at No. 19 were the only other U.S. cities to make the list. In each city, a bit more than 2% of residents are millionaires.

Not surprisingly, most of the highest-ranked cities are banking and financial centers, including Frankfurt (No. 5) and London (No. 6).
source: LATimes

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Name  / Net Worth / Source of Wealth
  1. Bill Gates  $76 billion   Microsoft
  2. Carlos Slim  $72 billion  telecom
  3. Amancia Ortega  $64 billion  retail
  4. Warren Buffett  $58.2 billion  Berkshire Hathaway
  5. Larry Ellison  $48 billion  Oracle
  6. Charles Koch  $40 billion  diversified
  7. David Koch  $40 billion   diversified
  8. Sheldon Adelson  $38 billion  casinos
  9. Christy Walton  $36.7 billion  Wal Mart
  10. Jim Walton $34.7 billion  Wal Mart

source: Forbes

Nest-thermostat

Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest, the business behind the smart thermostat and smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash.

Nest was founded by Tony Fadell, a former Apple employee who is credited with being the brains behind the iPod, in 2010. Fadell will continue to run Nest and the company will operate as a standalone brand under Google.

source: Mashable

Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around Colorado reported first week retail sales when added together, were roughly $5 million.

Colorado, the first state to allow retail recreational marijuana sales to adults age 21 and older, has projected nearly $600 million in combined wholesale and retail marijuana sales annually. The state, which expects to collect nearly $70 million in tax revenue from pot sales this year.

source: HuffingtonPost

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