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#Forbes Magazine

# forbes-magazine - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Five Irishmen make the Forbes 30 under 30 list

A golfer, a businessman a boyband member and two entrepreneurs from Limerick featured on the ones to watch list.

# forbes-magazine - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Denis O'Brien and Dermot Desmond among five Irishmen on Forbes rich list

The list is once again topped by the Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim who has a net worth of $73 billion.

# forbes-magazine - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Obama is the world's most powerful person again

That is according to the list-loving Forbes magazine which has released its new 70 leaders who matter index.

# forbes-magazine - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Is Michelle Obama really the world's most powerful woman?

List-loving magazine Forbes explains that they are “redefining the idea of power as influence” after they put US First Lady top of their 100 New Forbes Power Women.

# forbes-magazine - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

RAPPER JAY-Z has topped a list of the world’s richest rappers, beating P Diddy, Eminem and 50 Cent.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made a whopping $63m last year but he still made less than his wife Beyonce. The Empire States of Mind rapper grosses over $1m a gig and has investments in a clothing line, nightclub chain and owns a share of the New Jersey Nets basketball team.

Rapper Lil Wayne has managed to continue his earning despite being behind bars but there are a few who suffered. Kayne West’s earnings fell from $25m last year to $12m this year on foot of an outburst during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at MTV’s VMAs.

Forbes magazine which compiled the list said rappers weren’t hit by the recession. The top 20 rappers racked up over $300m in earnings last year, the same as the previous year.

  1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million
  2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 million
  3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 million
  4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20 million
  5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 million
  6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 million
  7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 million
  8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 million
  9. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
  10. Kanye West – $12 million