Wiz Khalifa Estimates He Will Earn $100 Million In 2012

Wiz Khalifa says he will top last year's $11 million by adding another digit to his net income.

Wiz Khalifa landed on Forbes’ annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list in 2011, netting $11 million from touring, merchandising and album sales. During an interview with Forbes.com at his Taylor Allderdice listening party, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rapper said that he plans on adding another digit to his income by the end of 2012.

“Oh yeah, man, I’m going to make $100 million this year,” he said. “No doubt, $100 million. The new mixtape [will] get everybody ready and get their wallets open.”

Forbes estimates that he pulls in an average of $70,000 from concerts on a nightly basis, which will most likely increase to $100,000 per night by the end of the year. He is currently gearing up for his mixtape release, as well as his sophomore album O.N.I.F.C.

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74 Comments

  • AFrenchy

    American people are so dumb.... Even a french better understand what he meant! He didn't say (if so) he's making 100m this year. He meant he's gonna reach 100 000 000 million fortune. Forbes don't make any record on how much a guy earns per year. Haters = jealousy = c*nts.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta respect the numbers. He gets shit done without needing anybody else.

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  • Anonymous

    wiz khalifa is a boss...your favorite rapper isnt...step it up

  • Anonymous

    People really think that rappers make all of their money from album sales and concerts.......lol. These artists way more business deals that make them more money than the music, duh.

  • Nico 3

    Wow. Big correction. I estimate he won't get, earn, or smoke $100 million dollars. Remember too, and this is obvious, the more you make, the more taxes you pay. Then factor in what he has to pay back to the label. Then factor in the expense to keep the clothing line going. Unless he gets into movies and/or TV, I could see bankruptcy in his near future. Maybe that's why he smokes so much. He's delaying the inevitable.

  • Anonymous

    okay anonymous you say fact is fact, pull out a calculator and do the math, even if he tours for 350 days of the year at 100k, thats only 35 million dollars and i doubt he only takes 15 days off a year, prabably does 150- 200 shows per year, so no its not easy for him to make that you reatard, jayz does not has never made that in a year and he has tons more on the go than this black and yellow one hit wonder, he will NEVER make a record better than black and yellow.

  • Anonymous

    this guy really doesn't deserve to be rich *shakes head in disbelief* http://www.youtube.com/user/afterninemuzik?feature=mhee

  • yazz

    fuck it wiz that nigga either way. OG - wiz snoop currensy. his verse gets me everytime

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  • Anonymous

    HE MUST HAVE BEEN HIGH HE WILL NEVER MAKE THAT IN A YEAR DUDE IS LAME HE SOLD OUT AND WENT POP

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  • Derp

    Too bad his expenses will come in at around $101,000,000...

  • Anonymous

    Not sure why so many people are hating on this young guy. His music has sold A LOT, and I'm sure that wasn't calculated into his totals from last year. Plus he does have a clothing line that I'm sure is selling like crazy. (I'm from Detroit and I see lots of young people wearing that shit) He also has that line of rolling papers he sells. You never know how much that is selling. 100 million? I doubt that, but I could see him making 50 million easy.

  • PutUp Or ShutUp

    Even EMINEM himself can't make 100 mill. in a year. Yes, even if he released 2 albums this year and both of them would go double platinium. Yes, even if he was touring 24/7. Yes, even if he sucked Jimmy's dick. There's not a single chance for Wiz to make 100 millzzzzz in a year. FUck outta here!

    • Swordz

      LOL at "even EMINEM himself" Who the fuck told you EM makes money??? Dude don't tour and owns no masters. But yeah wiz is obv high....

  • ramses

    dude look like jimmy hendrix an remind people of snoop dogg ,,an his music isnt as good as the beats he rap over ,he's got talent ,,havent seen the true art yet,,,,thats kool tho ,, dirk ball ,,wade ball ,,thats talent ,,but kobe is art ,,not that im a fan ,,just separating talent from art 2 you morons

  • dj nemesis

    100 thousand a night to have fun an rap the songs you made...this nigga is livin the life...all these lil nerds on here spazzin out hatin an shit while wiz makes 100,000 a night, yall need to get a life who cares what he said the nigga got goals

  • jr88

    wiz you rap like a 10 year old but there i nothing wrong with shooting for the stars...stop hating everyone

  • YESSIR

    WAYNE IS GOING TO MAKE AROUND 80 MIL WHEN FROBES DROP THE NEW LIST WATCH DRAKE GOING TO BE AT 25 MIL NICKI 20 MIL

  • Anonymous

    Forbes estimates that he pulls in an average of $70,000 from concerts on a NIGHTLY BASIS, which will most likely increase to ($100,000) per night by the end of the year. Do some of you read if he can pull 100k a night then it is very possible for him to gross 100 mil. If you also read it stated that it was also merchandising and album sales. Im not fan of wiz just staing the fact that with the way these kids buy anything nowadays wiz can easily make 100 mil in a year. Like I said Im not fan but fact are facts.

    • dentaldamboy

      It saddens me to announce to the world that you did not attend college. $100k per night for 365 night its $36.5mm. Where is the other $63.5mm going to come from?

  • zachariah

    Well for the people who know nothing about accounting. He didnt pocket 11 Million last year, that is the revenue in total. He wont earn 100 Million in his pocket, as there are a heap of expenses and taxes if it happens, he will be very lucky to get half of that. Have a look at Lady Gaga and Katy Perry and what they earned last year.

    • gav0704

      Dude...Shut up. Lets say this dude make 30 off shows, where MOST ARTIST MAKE THEIR MONEY, where is the other 70 mil gonna come from? CDs --> NO ...Merchanise ---> Be serious...His new DEAL? SHUT UP. Wiz have ran his HIGH for long enuff!! Beyonce, Jay, 50, Diddy...MEGASTARS aren't pocketing 100 mil. DO RESEARCH

    • Anonymous

      35-38% ehh' I think he'll live. But he will get a good chunk of whatever is left. He waited until he was really hot to sign a new deal so he probably has the best record deal out there next to Wayne, Nicki, Jay, Drake, and Kanye. But 70K a show, at 133 shows last year. Assuming he does 50 shows this year at 100,000. He's going to be up from 11 mil easily.. Not to mention the points from his album, merchandise, features, and endorsements. You have to remember he didn't have to succumb to the all ruling 360 deal that a J.Cole, or Big Sean might've had to. With an independent #1 itunes album, he could've signed any deal he wanted. So either way you look at it, he'll be caking higher than 90% of rappers in the game. Oh, and with 5 #1 singles from 1 album, Katy Perry will be top 5 in the celebrity 100.. She had a monster year in singles sale, album sales, and touring.

  • Anonymous

    Wiz Khalifa's one weakness... ESTIMATING

  • DaGnrl

    100MILLION??? YEAH RIGHT NOT FROM NO REAL HIPHOP FANS LESS HE GET BACK TO HIS MAFUKIN ROOTS PRINCE OF THE CITY, BURN AFTER ROLLING, FLIGHT SCHOOL HOW FLY, KUSH N OJ,,,, I MEAN DAMN WHAT HAPPEN MR. ROSE

  • HA!

    Smoke Weed Everyday!!! (Nate Dogg's voice)

  • Anonymous

    think about all the rappers who been doing this bigger and longer than wiz... these guys still dont have 100 mil, let alone make that in a year hes gonna have to sell his soul and go justin bieber lady gaga to get that kind of money and i dont know if its possible for a stoner

  • Anonymous

    Wiz khalifa sell paper planes Poo Khalifa sell toilet paper. 100 million butts... 100 million dollars... Vote for Poo Khalifa.

  • Anonymous

    wiz call's dealer... "yeah how much weed can I get with 100 million dollars?"

  • Anonymous

    If he makes 100 million just think how much the dudes at the corporate level at Warner Bros are making off him.

  • bisquic

    This dude isn't seeing the big picture. He might get some money next year running on steam from last years train, but pretty soon his fans will forget him and he will be the next rapper we hear about that owes millions to the government. Peace

  • Anonymous

    yet another waste of time article by steven j. harajuku so you people just take everything literally now? we have no grasp on plausibility and figurative language anymore? or are you just looking for something to complain about?

  • Tank

    I don't support artist that are focused on making money off fans. You have never heard Jay-Z, Tupac, or ever Drake brag about how much money they expect to make off fans or shows.

  • Anonymous

    I know you wouldn't say nuthin like dat.

  • Anonymous

    So? Money is money, who cares? Come on get better news guys

  • Rasheed

    Hate on haters lololi think it's good to aim high (hi) lol had to throw that in...best of luck to the brother though, even if he pulls in 10 mill :)

  • Ganjarelli

    Too bad net earnings don't have shit to do with actual net money in hand. How much of that is Atlantic keeping. 60%? 70%? Probably closer to 80-85% actually. But what do I know or care really; I keep 100% of my money (aside from taxes) so I'm just laughing at this dudes ludicrous statement. Go on and make them white, corporate suits their money boy. Good lookin homie.

  • HA! YEA RIGHT

    This nigga will spend 100 million on marketing his wack ass...

  • nixnox

    he has gone and smoked himself silly.....

  • unclesam

    HAhahahahahahaa, hes gonna make 100 million DOLLARS off of a mixtape? I knew he was a weed fiend, but I had no idea he started smoking crack and doing heroin.

    • Anonymous

      damn learn to read so you dont make a fool out of urself next time smh

    • Anonymous

      IDIOT. read it properly. hes using the mixtape as a marketing tool so that when his album drops people will wanna buy because they rate the mixtape. So many stupid posters on this site. you sure you aint the one smoking crack and heroin bro?

  • Anonymous

    the only shot he has...he invested in something thats gonna go MAJOR...no way you make 100mill off music..nobody makes that much off music alone

  • ETK

    damn watch out Jay. lol either he wasn't serious sayin that, or he was high as fuck

  • TEXAS

    I DONT SEE HOW THIS BUG WILL MAKE THAT MUCH MONEY BUT STILL THATS FUCKED UP HE SAID THE NEW MIX TAPE WILL GET PEOPLES WALLET TO OPEN UP WTF I DONT SEE HOW THIS LAME KEEPS ANY FANS OR HOW HE HAS ANY IN THE FIRST PLACE?

  • Anonymous

    i download his shit anyway

    • da1

      What was it that I said? I was going to put the acronym of laugh my fucking ass off for Wiz's deluded claim and they take away my post. Fuck HHDX

  • BAIT

    I'm gonna laugh if IRS come after him...

  • Alf Capone

    wiz walked in on Alf Gang runnin a train on amber one time. real talk. i made tha bitch wear a wig tho cuz i dont like that bald head shit. nigga walked in and covered his eyes n tried to act like he aint see the shit. amber laughed at him when he turned around and shut the door

  • THE TRUTH

    TAYLOR GANG POCKETS IS CASH MONEY SUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WIZ BE MAKIN THAT YOUNG MONEY, THAT JUST GOT MADE YESTERDAY!!!! ON TOP OF THAT HE MADE WHAT DRAKE MADE IN HIS ROOKIE YEAR WHILE DRAKE WAS IN HIS SECOND YEAR!!!TGOD

  • Anonymous

    I ain't buying shit from you.

  • Nico 3

    I estimate he won't earn $100 million.

  • Up North

    DX, TAKE THIS BULLSHIT ASS CHIDDY BANG EMBED OFF OF THIS SITE!!! I DON'T KNOW WHO THE FUCK THEY ARE BUT IF I HEAR "RAY CHARLES" ONE MORE TIME I'M SUING FOR UNSPECIFIED DAMAGES

  • Anonymous

    and hes going to smoke 5 million of it, amber gonna take half when she leaves his ass for the next one hit wonder

  • Curt McGirt

    $100,000,000.00??? This nigga smokes waaaaay too much weed. C'mon son!

  • john doe

    but watch this!!!! http://youtu.be/OxVBn0zi6pw?hd=1

  • YESSIR

    WAYNE IS GOING TO MAKE AROUND 80 MIL WHEN FROBES DROP THE NEW LIST WATCH DRAKE GOING TO BE AT 25 MIL NICKI 20 MIL

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