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Thread started 01/14/08 3:14pm

Flowerz

Prince's Net Worth

.... I say he has $400 Million ..


what do you think?
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Reply #1 posted 01/14/08 3:19pm

Jeffiner

I've no idea, but he's got a lot of money, and he doesn't want to spend it on him lol
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Reply #2 posted 01/14/08 3:20pm

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After he pays his ex for the house he knocked down, and pays the knob sherrifs bill, £4.50
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Reply #3 posted 01/14/08 3:59pm

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Markland said:

After he pays his ex for the house he knocked down, and pays the knob sherrifs bill, £4.50



biggrin O ya, can't forget the ex's
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Reply #4 posted 01/14/08 4:18pm

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Prince is priceless. He's just as cute in a cave, as He is in Mansion.
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #5 posted 01/14/08 4:49pm

Illustrator

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Prince is priceless. He's just as cute in a cave, as He is in Mansion.

So am I, Tame.
So am I.
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Reply #6 posted 01/14/08 5:33pm

wlcm2thdwn

Priceless!
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Reply #7 posted 01/14/08 8:03pm

sexxydancer

Priceless...worth his weight in gold.mushy
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Reply #8 posted 01/14/08 8:16pm

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How much money do other people like him have?
Did Forbes ever make a list like that?
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Reply #9 posted 01/15/08 7:19am

Flowerz

ToraToraDreams said:

How much money do other people like him have?
Did Forbes ever make a list like that?



the only thing i found in Forbes was that he made over $50 Million in 2004 ... im sure they know, but probably Prince doesnt want it advertized
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Reply #10 posted 01/15/08 7:22am

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Flowerz said:

ToraToraDreams said:

How much money do other people like him have?
Did Forbes ever make a list like that?



the only thing i found in Forbes was that he made over $50 Million in 2004 ... im sure they know, but probably Prince doesnt want it advertized


nah he just likes showing off fucking huge places like Paisley Park wink
I got more hits than Madonna's got kids!
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Reply #11 posted 01/15/08 9:33am

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Flowerz said: I say he has $400 Million


I would say now...$150 Million ... He has spent so much money that he is no where near where he could be. Paisley Park was always losing so much money unitl Diamonds and Pearls; $1000's per week, folks were let go, etc. In '95 the rumors started again because there was a long period of time he didn't have a lot coming in and he was spending crazy money. He spent / blew a lot on C. Electra and other artist that never panned out. He got about $10 Million for Emancipation and $11 million for Rave but up until Musicology he wasn't banking a whole lot. He was never on the Forbes list except fpr a few time. Think about this...$50 Million isn't a lot after Uncle Sam, band, cooks, servants, lawyers, JW people get their cut.
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I need u to shake Ur lil' ass n hips
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Reply #12 posted 01/15/08 9:35am

Flowerz

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Flowerz said: I say he has $400 Million


I would say now...$150 Million ... He has spent so much money that he is no where near where he could be. Paisley Park was always losing so much money unitl Diamonds and Pearls; $1000's per week, folks were let go, etc. In '95 the rumors started again because there was a long period of time he didn't have a lot coming in and he was spending crazy money. He spent / blew a lot on C. Electra and other artist that never panned out. He got about $10 Million for Emancipation and $11 million for Rave but up until Musicology he wasn't banking a whole lot. He was never on the Forbes list except fpr a few time. Think about this...$50 Million isn't a lot after Uncle Sam, band, cooks, servants, lawyers, JW people get their cut.



true.. but isnt he still gettin' royalties for everything?
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Reply #13 posted 01/15/08 10:08am

Dance

Flowerz said:

prime said:



I would say now...$150 Million ... He has spent so much money that he is no where near where he could be. Paisley Park was always losing so much money unitl Diamonds and Pearls; $1000's per week, folks were let go, etc. In '95 the rumors started again because there was a long period of time he didn't have a lot coming in and he was spending crazy money. He spent / blew a lot on C. Electra and other artist that never panned out. He got about $10 Million for Emancipation and $11 million for Rave but up until Musicology he wasn't banking a whole lot. He was never on the Forbes list except fpr a few time. Think about this...$50 Million isn't a lot after Uncle Sam, band, cooks, servants, lawyers, JW people get their cut.



true.. but isnt he still gettin' royalties for everything?


If his royalties were major, I doubt he would have done the "Hits tour" or did a birthday party or the starf*cker promo gigs.
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Reply #14 posted 01/15/08 11:10am

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Markland said:

After he pays his ex for the house he knocked down, and pays the knob sherrifs bill, £4.50


i would say he has a bit more then that markland....but i agree with U about knob sherriff...

if prince stops messing around im sure he will continue 2 make £££ well n2 the future.

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Reply #15 posted 01/15/08 11:12am

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the early 90s are a long time ago. things were bad then.. but that was 13 years ago. since then he earned around 50 million in 2004, around 50 in 2006 and last year he earned around 10million for the 02 shows, plus las vegas i'd say another 5 million plus sales of planet earth plus back catalogue. easy 25million.
2002 was also a mega year, think he earned around 45 million.
He earned 11 million up front for emancipation in 1996, that doesnt include the money he made for chaos and disorder, girl 6 and the tour plus back catalogue.
his property investments have prob made him a lot. id say he's got to be worth between 250-350 million
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Reply #16 posted 01/15/08 11:42am

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he earned around 50 million in 2004, around 50 in 2006 and last year he earned around 10million for the 02 shows, plus las vegas i'd say another 5 million plus sales of planet earth plus back catalogue. easy 25million.
2002 was also a mega year, think he earned around 45 million.
He earned 11 million up front for emancipation in 1996, that doesnt include the money he made for chaos and disorder, girl 6 and the tour plus back catalogue.
his property investments have prob made him a lot. id say he's got to be worth between 250-350 million


You'd think all of that matters, but those figures are thrown out as the take, not HIS cut, and they are a bit deceiving like reported record sales.

When you also consider that he's not eating, living, or shopping like the rest of us, whatever his cut is can disappear quickly like MJ's cash.

He'll never be Gary Coleman, but someone like him could end up in the dreaded upper middle class(celeb nightmare), if he doesn't watch everything closely and follow the James Brown guide.
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Reply #17 posted 01/16/08 8:09am

Flowerz

Dance said:

he earned around 50 million in 2004, around 50 in 2006 and last year he earned around 10million for the 02 shows, plus las vegas i'd say another 5 million plus sales of planet earth plus back catalogue. easy 25million.
2002 was also a mega year, think he earned around 45 million.
He earned 11 million up front for emancipation in 1996, that doesnt include the money he made for chaos and disorder, girl 6 and the tour plus back catalogue.
his property investments have prob made him a lot. id say he's got to be worth between 250-350 million


You'd think all of that matters, but those figures are thrown out as the take, not HIS cut, and they are a bit deceiving like reported record sales.

When you also consider that he's not eating, living, or shopping like the rest of us, whatever his cut is can disappear quickly like MJ's cash.

He'll never be Gary Coleman, but someone like him could end up in the dreaded upper middle class(celeb nightmare), if he doesn't watch everything closely and follow the James Brown guide.
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ok.. please explain to me this.. he doesnt owe a record company (like other artists do) .. so.. even if he did have to pay lawyers, PP employees, band members, .. i dont think he'd run through money just like that .. yes i know about the past.. but brother just bought a $30 Million dollar house.. (according to another thread) .. sounds like he got some stash put up somewhere..
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Reply #18 posted 01/16/08 8:12am

Flowerz

FunkyBrotha said:

the early 90s are a long time ago. things were bad then.. but that was 13 years ago. since then he earned around 50 million in 2004, around 50 in 2006 and last year he earned around 10million for the 02 shows, plus las vegas i'd say another 5 million plus sales of planet earth plus back catalogue. easy 25million.
2002 was also a mega year, think he earned around 45 million.
He earned 11 million up front for emancipation in 1996, that doesnt include the money he made for chaos and disorder, girl 6 and the tour plus back catalogue.
his property investments have prob made him a lot. id say he's got to be worth between 250-350 million


can you tell me how he earned $50 Million in 2006? .. he got $50 Mill for doing a tour in 2004.. he didnt do too much in 2006... yeah he did more television appearances, but... where is $50 M coming from?
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Reply #19 posted 01/16/08 1:04pm

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FunkyBrotha said:

around 50 in 2006 and last year he earned around 10million for the 02 shows, plus las vegas i'd say another 5 million plus sales of planet earth plus back catalogue. easy 25million. 2002 was also a mega year, think he earned around 45 million.


2002 was a mega year???

Flowerz said:

can you tell me how he earned $50 Million in 2006? .. he got $50 Mill for doing a tour in 2004.. he didnt do too much in 2006... yeah he did more television appearances, but... where is $50 M coming from?


Asking the same... confused

Flowerz said:

[true.. but isnt he still gettin' royalties for everything?


A few years back they said he gets about $5 Mil per year from his royalties.

We have to remember that if you make $40,000 per year doesn't mean you take home $40,000. He has assistants, lawyers, chefs, bodyguards, band members, ex-wives wink , property, plane tickets (or private planes), limos, clothes, Paisley Park .... it all adds up.
Prime aka The Kid

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I need u to shake Ur lil' ass n hips
I need u to grind like Ur working for tips
And give me what I need while we listen to PRINCE"
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Reply #20 posted 01/16/08 1:05pm

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Please don't get me wrong...he has money but he is no where near where he could have been because he has spent so much on his PP and it's artists.
Prime aka The Kid

"I need u to dance, I need u to strip
I need u to shake Ur lil' ass n hips
I need u to grind like Ur working for tips
And give me what I need while we listen to PRINCE"
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Reply #21 posted 01/16/08 1:58pm

Dance

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ok.. please explain to me this.. he doesnt owe a record company (like other artists do) .. so.. even if he did have to pay lawyers, PP employees, band members, .. i dont think he'd run through money just like that .. yes i know about the past.. but brother just bought a $30 Million dollar house.. (according to another thread) .. sounds like he got some stash put up somewhere..


Regardless of what contracts are involved it takes a hella lot of money to do an arena tour or even an O2 stint. Think about the promotion alone. It's not as if he had Chelsea handing out flyers and working for beer and pizza.

I don't know exactly how much he's learned from the past or just being in the industry. He has his stash and his investments(I hope), but he's not counting the dollars when his private chef makes dinner. I'm sure if someone even suggested something like that he'd have them dragged away and beheaded.
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Reply #22 posted 01/16/08 2:00pm

roodboi

I dont see food stamps in his future...shrug
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Reply #23 posted 01/16/08 2:16pm

Dance

lol

Uh, yeah, he won't ever bust out an EBT card.

None of his machine is free though, and as independent as he may be...
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Reply #24 posted 01/16/08 5:23pm

jdcxc

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Flowerz said:

ok.. please explain to me this.. he doesnt owe a record company (like other artists do) .. so.. even if he did have to pay lawyers, PP employees, band members, .. i dont think he'd run through money just like that .. yes i know about the past.. but brother just bought a $30 Million dollar house.. (according to another thread) .. sounds like he got some stash put up somewhere..


Regardless of what contracts are involved it takes a hella lot of money to do an arena tour or even an O2 stint. Think about the promotion alone. It's not as if he had Chelsea handing out flyers and working for beer and pizza.

I don't know exactly how much he's learned from the past or just being in the industry. He has his stash and his investments(I hope), but he's not counting the dollars when his private chef makes dinner. I'm sure if someone even suggested something like that he'd have them dragged away and beheaded.


His tours are not self-produced/promoted (except Jam of the Year/Hit and Run). I'm sure AEG puts a nice chunk (.5 Mil per concert) in his wallet.

I would put his net worth at 100 million. It could've been alot more if he was driven by money. His catalog alone could be exploited (commercials, jingles, movie soundtracks, etc.) to sell to an investment group for a couple hundred million (Bowie, James Brown). If Britney still pulls in $700,000 a month anything in pop entertainment is possible. We would be suprised by all the revenue streams.

Prince turned down a few million to air a concert from the Musicology tour on HBO. If your desperate for cash do you turn down that kind of money?

Does anyone know what he was paid for the Super Bowl?
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Reply #25 posted 01/16/08 5:44pm

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He has enough to put all of us that have posted on this thread so far; in business for ourselves if you are not your own boss already! lol lol lol

Amen!!!!
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Reply #26 posted 01/16/08 7:06pm

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Astasheiks said:

He has enough to put all of us that have posted so far in business for ourselves if you are not doing so! lol lol lol

Amen!!!!


I have no idea what that means.....

The band who played the London shows were not on great wages so that didn't cost him much and AEG picked up the tab on most of the expenses etc

Some of his staff such as his PA and security are on retainer but that doesnt amount to much

He is still quite comfortable I suspect
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Reply #27 posted 01/16/08 7:25pm

Dance

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I would put his net worth at 100 million. It could've been alot more if he was driven by money. His catalog alone could be exploited (commercials, jingles, movie soundtracks, etc.) to sell to an investment group for a couple hundred million (Bowie, James Brown). If Britney still pulls in $700,000 a month anything in pop entertainment is possible. We would be suprised by all the revenue streams.

Prince turned down a few million to air a concert from the Musicology tour on HBO. If your desperate for cash do you turn down that kind of money?

Does anyone know what he was paid for the Super Bowl?


I never said he should be driven by money or that he's desperate for cash, but I think he eats it occasionally to prevent a Hammer. He may not sell songs to Burger King, but doing the Hits tour and using AI as well as Beyaki for promo was his way of going that route.
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Reply #28 posted 01/16/08 7:51pm

Illustrator

While my net is nowhere near worth as much as Prince's,
it is still quite a collector's item.
And even if it wasn't, I don't care.
I keep it more for sentimental reasons.


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Reply #29 posted 01/17/08 11:21am

FunkyBrotha

im just quoting the figures that were put out there by the relevant organisations who list this kinda shit.

why are people on the org so argumentative and negative.. prince is homeless, mj is a pedophile, britney will die etc etc. can we not be a bit more positive.

Face facts, p is stinking rich, mj was found innocent and britney is just an attention seeker!!!!
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