Madonna Is a Billionaire for the Very First Time

  • MadeinMich

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    Mar 27, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/03/madonna-is-a-billionaire.html

    According to this article and many others I've seen, Madonna seemed to hit the billionaires club. I think at this point she is the only musical artist in the billionaire club. As someone who grew up 17 miles from where she grew up in Michigan, I must say I'm very proud of her, also as a fan. She was met with a lot of hate in 2012 but as always she proved her haters wrong.

    With smart investments in her Hard Candy gyms, and her MDNA tour she's proven herself a very smart business woman.
  • MadeinMich

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    Mar 27, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/76444329.html


    2013 is the year that the ultimate material girl Madonna will officially join the billion-dollar club. As of 2011, Madonna was worth about $700 million, but after her recent tour and a string of successful business ventures, she is now a BILLIONAIRE!

    The final numbers are in, and her 2012 MDNA tour grossed $305,158,363 with 2,212,345 in attendance over 88 shows. The “MDNA” final box office is enough to rank “MDNA” No. 10 all-time in tours.

    And as if that was not enough, the tour is just one of many parts of the Madonna empire.



    •Madonna made $75 million in tour merchandise sales while on the road. This has always been a huge moneymaker for Madonna, selling t-shirt and an array of Madonna themed goodies.


    •According to the fashion and beauty trade Women’s Wear Daily; Madonna made $60 million in sales from her new perfume, Truth or Dare.


    •Investments in COCO WATER are said to have earned her millions, as well as launching a new gym chain called HARD CANDY


    •Madonna made $10 million from her recent deal with Smirnoff. The company has been hyping her tour with TV spots and has just released a special “Madonna” edition bottle of their vodka.


    •The Queen of Pop will also pull in around $10 million in TV rights and DVD sales from her tour.


    •Plus, retail experts estimate Madonna will earn $10 million in 2013 from her “Material Girl” clothing line, shoe line and upcoming Macy’s lingerie line.




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    Mar 27, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    I'm not surprised considering what she charges for her concert tickets. I don't mind paying it but the fact that she's always late turned into a deal breaker for me.
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    Love that Bitch! Oh my, the royalties of being a singer/songwriter must be high; especially after 20 years of continuous accumulation!
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    Meanwhile I'm saving up for a trampoline. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidMeanwhile I'm saving up for a trampoline. icon_lol.gif

    ... and I'm saving money just being a tramp! icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    hooray
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:16 PM GMT
    upstart_brophet said
    JumpMan_Josh saidMeanwhile I'm saving up for a trampoline. icon_lol.gif

    ... and I'm saving money just being a tramp! icon_razz.gif


    Oh lawd! icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 27, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh said
    upstart_brophet said
    JumpMan_Josh saidMeanwhile I'm saving up for a trampoline. icon_lol.gif

    ... and I'm saving money just being a tramp! icon_razz.gif


    Oh lawd! icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif

    You know one of the songs that inspired Madonna's attitude towards men and life was, "These Boots Are Made For Walking", by Nancy Sinatra! =o ohhh!
    #tie-in!
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    Mar 27, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
    ^^^
    You're just jealous cause you're not a billionaire...icon_evil.gif
  • Apparition

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    Mar 27, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidShe should donate 75% of her fortune to help the poor and needy.

    (Isn't that what liberals want "the rich" to do?)


    no, not the RICH per se, just the rich people who claim to be all about religion and how their particular deity commands them to help the poor. Atheists can do whatever they want.
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidShe should donate 75% of her fortune to help the poor and needy.

    (Isn't that what liberals want "the rich" to do?)


    Obviously, charitable contributions are already something she's familiar with (http://www.raisingmalawi.org, plus he HIV/AIDS donations). 75%? No, not that much.
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    Mar 27, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    the other day I saw the Confessions Tour DVD, since then I became a fan of her....
  • TroyAthlete

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    Mar 27, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidShe should donate 75% of her fortune to help the poor and needy.

    (Isn't that what liberals want "the rich" to do?)


    You really need to get a life, so that you have something other to do than whine and cry about liberals on every thread.

    Madge is the Queen of Pop, a bad bitch, and these other skanks just don't measure up, sorry /end discussion



  • HottJoe

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    Mar 27, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidShe should donate 75% of her fortune to help the poor and needy.

    (Isn't that what liberals want "the rich" to do?)


    Her next album will be titled, "Let Them Eat Cake"! icon_lol.gif
  • hanzo83

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    Mar 29, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    Good for her. I knew she would hit a billion at some point. I can't wait to join her one day.
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    Mar 29, 2013 2:03 AM GMT
    Check out her hands though

  • wowIggy

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    Mar 29, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    I hate her so much OMG
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    Mar 29, 2013 2:36 AM GMT
    Bitch needs to share.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Mar 29, 2013 3:29 AM GMT
    The ultimate Material Girl icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 29, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    Mediocrity comes with great rewards, it seems. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • MadeinMich

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    Mar 29, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    unfounded7 saidMediocrity comes with great rewards, it seems. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Along with great marketing it does.
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    Mar 29, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    Well how else can she afford all that cosmetic surgery?

    Good for her. But this last tour I refused to spend the money on the expensive tickets, as the album was really weak.
  • Kriss

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    Mar 29, 2013 7:17 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    southbeach1500 saidShe should donate 75% of her fortune to help the poor and needy.

    (Isn't that what liberals want "the rich" to do?)


    Her next album will be titled, "Let Them Eat Cake"! icon_lol.gif


    cant stop laughin!
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    Mar 29, 2013 7:21 AM GMT
    Yay, I like her a lot, I had like 8 of her albums. I love Confessions, Ray of Light and American Life the best. icon_cool.gif