There are a number of ways that the billionaire conclusion could be reached and that's why I think sometimes "billionaire" is ascribed to certain people.
Clearly, someone could simply have a billion dollars in cash sitting in various banks. They're not billionaires in that way.
But, then you get into cash, investments, assets including property, interests in business, realistic expected future income from royalties, licenses, businesses. Yeah, it's all accounting, but they'd be closer under such a broader calculation.
And, not that I necessarily agree, but I've seen "billionaire" used loosely when a person has simply earned a billion dollars over their career - kind of a gross billionaire, instead of a net billionaire.
Janet's married to a billionaire, so technically she is.
Once again, Madonna leads a trend!
r2, he's not on any list either. Now his wealth is in question.
R4 That's because he's not a celeb you idiot.
r3 Madonna only steals. She's a shameless thief. LOL.
Julia is not a billionaire. But she probably will be when she receives her inheritance.
Janet is whoring herself to a billionaire, sucking and gargling with arab jizz for the price of a new pair of shoes, does that count?
R6 you seriously need to find some interest in life other than being a Madonna basher. Why the hate? Why the INTEREST? Do you have any friends, poor soul??
Madonna 's Net Worth is in the range of $650 million to $800 million
Forbes themselves has even confirmed Madonna as the richest female singer of all time
In 2009 Madonna made $110 million, that set a record for highest annual earnings from a female musical performer
Madonna is due to break her own record with the upcoming Forbes list
Janet hasn't appeared on any Forbes list since 2002
Since then it's been flop album after floo album for Janet and even a cancelled flop tour in 2008, followed by a small theatre tout in 2012
Madonna on the other hand has had record breaking tour after record breaking tour.
Lady Gaga is richer than Madonna. Lady Gaga is the number one female artist on the planet. She is Queen of Pop. Lady Gaga is the Meryl Streep of music. She reigns supreme at the top.
Tee heheheheheh! You make us all laugh so hard in the morning, 'lil R12 !!
Lady Gaga fears no competition, not even from wannabe pop tart Madonna.
OH YES! Bow down to Lady Groupon and her flop tour. She shows us the way!
r15 MADNA - biggest flop in chart history. ROFL! Madonna is a has-been. She peaked 25 years ago.
Madonna is a Marilyn Monroe tribute artist. So unoriginal. LOL. She's fucking pathetic!
Madonna's now a male Madonna impersonator. She's the ultimate postmodern symbol!
R12 wait until Forbes releases their Celebrity 100 list for 2013, Madonna will demolish that ugly bitch in 2012 earnings, pretty impressive for someone that supposedly peaked 25 years ago.
Just like Madonna's MDNA Tour became the top grosding tour of 2012, while Gaga had to cancel dates on her Flop This Way Tour
Who won the Billboard awards last week for Top Tour of the Year?
R15 how was the MDNA album the biggest flop in chart history? Madonna just won Billboard awards for the albums success for Top SELLING dance album and Top SELLING dance artist of 2012.
It wasn't a massive hit and it did have a huge second week sales drop, but it was hardly a flop either
It outsold recent albums by Britney, JLO, Christina, Nicki Minaj, Mariah, Streisand, Rihanna etc.
R12 I hate to break it to you but Gaga is already over.
Her popularity has decreased big time in the last couple of years, hardly anybody ever talks about her anymore
She peaked in 2009 than became a flash in the pan
When Artpop is finally released, after Gaga gets out of rehab, it will sell even less than Born This Way, which sold lesd than The Fame Monster which sold less than The Fame
Poor thing peaked with her first album (LOL).
Madonna on the other hand is timeless her legacy is secure and in 5 years Gaga will be playing pride events, while Madonna will still be breaking records and selling out stadiums
We have a Gsgabot now?
I knew that Janet Jackson thing was bullshit when I saw that "she has over $300 million from her movies". She hasn't been in that many hit films. The films she was in may have grossed over $300 million total, but she would get only a small share of that, and even her share would go in part to her agent, manager, taxes, etc. So there's no way she has even close to that figure from her movies. And the same thing applies to touring, albums, etc.
There ain't nothing "timeless" about Madonna, r21. If she was timeless she wouldn't have spent the last decade desperately trying to find a way to stay relevant.
[quote][R4] That's because he's not a celeb you idiot.
No, idiot! Forbes does the richest people IN THE WORLD. NOT JUST CELEBS. The article brings this up. Are you that goddamn stupid?
[quote][R12] I hate to break it to you but Gaga is already over.
madbot is back!!!
r24 Like sampling ABBA to get a number one. And showing her nipple like Janet Jackson did because she was jealous of all the attention that wardrobe malfunction got.
r21 [quote]Madonna on the other hand is timeless
Madonna is timeless in the same way that shameless thieving is timeless. LOL. What a talentless old whore. She was never original.
Madonna: "Hey guys, wait up for me! I want to _____ too."
Streisand is close to Madonna in terms of wealth, as are Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. All of these women have a lot more money than Janet Jackson.
Streisand was the top female box-office draw for the entire 70s and she made huge amounts of money. She also got a big percentage of profits from the Fockers franchise, which has raked in over $1 billion worldwide. None of these other women have made big bucks from movies.
r4 the Rothchilds and Rockefellers are not ever on these lists along with some other very old money families. Not everyone gets exposed on these lists for what ever reason.
That untalented chick whose name starts with A who says that Madge and Guy and the feds go into her "archive of hit songs" and steal them is so fucking delusional. Sweetie, your songs SUCK. I saw your Myspace years ago...they are horrible! You need to be a WRITER instead of novels...topics of Illuminati, Secret Societies, Demonic pop artists, etc. That is your talent. I would SO buy your semi-autobiographical novels.
R23, I can't even believe that article got published. Clearly Janet wouldn't make that much from her movies. It's like Republicans and their "facts".
CAREFUL, R11! PLEASE DON'T SUMMON "SHE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED"!
So we apparently are ALL in agreement: Janet Jackson does not come close to the cash that article stated for reasons well known to us.
And JANBOT still suffers from a peculiar psychosis of which she is not at all shamed to put on public display.
Clearly, she is a rabid anti-Madite.
The calculation of Janet Jackson's billion included a running total of the gross revenues of various albums, tours, acting, etc. -- over the entire span of her 30-year career.
[quote] According to Variety, Jackson, who is one of the best-selling artists of all time, has earned $458 million thanks to her successful concert tours, $304 million from acting roles in films like "For Colored Girls" and "The Nutty Professor," $260 million in album sales, and more than $81 million from tour sponsorships and licensing fees.
By similar accounting, most anyone of any age who held down even a very modest job for a comparable span of years could just as well be called a millionaire.
If wealth were only measured by incoming funds, never taking into consideration the factors of time or expenses or outgoing funds, everyone would be fucking rich.
R36, I'm a world famous half-a-millionaire. Come up to Yonkers and see me sometime.
I think we need to turn this thread over to Janbot, who has an infinite knowledge into the private lives of these people because she is Janbot.
Madonna is not worth 650 to 800 million dollars. Her fans love to inflate the truth.
About the Forbes article (It was Madonna's team that was apparently circulating the billionaire claims to begin with)
"Six years ago, Forbes put her wealth at $325 million and since then, she hasn’t earned anywhere close to enough to reach $1 billion. The magazine says that she’s reached $320 million, but with all the taxes and other expenses she has to pay, that leaves $112 million for extravagances.
Forbes also notes that MDNA hasn’t been a smash success, only selling around 1 million worldwide in total. Also, artists only get a third of ticket sales usually, so Madonna would have only earned $100 million herself."
Forbes' billionaire list probably operates like a protection racket. They probably threaten to list the billionaires unless they are paid off.
So the real rich you never see in their pages.
Certainly the richest gay guy I know has never appeared on any list even though he clearly has more money than any of the ones I've seen (including Mr. Chris Hughes).