The Mariners and Robinson Cano have agreed to terms after several days of communication. The contract, which will give Cano $240 million over 10 years, is one of the biggest in MLB history. There are reports Seattle was under the impression that a nine year, $225 million deal would get the job done, but Cano’s agency (Jay Z himself was present) pushed for 10 years and $252 million, which would have tied A-Rod for largest MLB contract ever. At about 3am this morning right here in Seattle, they finally came to agreement to bring Cano to the M’s. Cano has to pass a physical on Monday and then the deal will be official. Great look for the town!
So say you started an app that allows you to send quick videos or pics to your friends and then they disappear once viewed? Well one man named Evan Spiegel did such a thing when he invented SnapChat and everyone is using it, 350 million “snaps” to be exact. Now he got an offer from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to buy the company for $3 Billion and turned it down! I’m sorry but I don’t see how you turn down that kind of money when the app is obviously in its prime right now. Click HERE to read the full story.
Forbes comes around once again and releases their cash kings list for all the big DJs around the world. These guys make some serious bread. The most impressive aspect of this list is that Steve Aoki has done 250+ shows this year alone. That’s a lot of damn shows.
Well they didn’t actually make a zillion dollars, but they’re getting pretty damn close. “Fast & Furious 6″ made $275 million worldwide this weekend and the franchise is currently on pace to break a billion dollars altogether.
Looks like Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are trying to help the kids and are donating $70 million to USC in order to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation. The four year program is set to launch in Fall 2014 and will offer courses in technology, art, design, and marketing. Here’s what USC President C.L. Max Nikias had to say about the donation.
“The vision and generosity of Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young will profoundly influence the way all of us perceive and experience artistic media. Our goal is to ensure that the academy is the most collaborative educational program in the world.”
You already know Diddy’s about to come out with a song that says something about being on this list AGAIN. He beats out Jay-Z for the #1 spot at an estimated worth of $580 million. Most of that money comes from his very generous deal with Ciroc Vodka.
Sounds like 40 Glocc is pretty upset about what resulted from the fight that him and The Game had a while back and is coming after his money. Supposedly the YouTube video of the fight that went viral lost him some potential earnings and caused pain & suffering. Here’s the breakdown of what 40 Glocc is asking for. Wonder how far this case will go, if anywhere.
– $500,000 in pain and suffering
– $500,000 in emotional distress
– $750,000 in lost earnings
– $2 million for punitive damages
– $25,000 in medical expenses
– Various other stuff
It’s crazy to think what 50 Cent has done in the past 10 years. His album “Get Rich or Die Trying” was an instant success and can be put up there with all the classic hip-hop albums. The Vitamin Water deal also helped 50 Cent as he now has a net worth of $250 million. Click on the image and zoom in on the numbers listed above, you’ll be blown away. His social media presence is out of this world too!
Tyga stopped by Big Boy’s neighborhood recently to talk about some new music, crashing his $500,000 Lambo Aventador, and remembering lyrics on “Celebration”. At the end of the interview Big Boy bets him $500 that he doesn’t know his verse on the song. Watch to see what happens.
We always hear reports of how much money rappers owe in back taxes, but rarely do we hear about them paying up. That’s not the case with Lil’ Wayne. Hit recently dipped into his bank account and paid up $7.7 million in back taxes stemming all the way back from 2002. Good to see him taking responsibility and paying what he owes. Tunechi! Click HERE for more info.