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Joe Budden Says He's Made About $4M From His Success In Podcasting And Offers Advice To The Industry — 'This Is Not Unimaginable If You Work Hard'

Joe Budden is getting candid about his career podcast earnings. According to Vibe, the rapper-turned-podcast-host recently shared that he has earned at least $7 million since he made the career transition, pocketing a reported $4 million from that after taxes. “Off podcasting, off of this?” Budden said during an episode of “The Joe Budden Podcast.” “All together in the whole 10 years? About $4 million… Gross is $7 million.” He also opened up about how he and his team managed to get to those numbers, noting that inking partnerships with various brands along the way has been beneficial. “Early on we were doing it for free,” Budden recalled. “Then we hit a little lick, Spotify. Then n—as left, the building crumbled a little bit, and my friends came and saved the day.” As previously reported by AFROTECH™, he shared the real reason that he walked away from Spotify’s initial offer. “In business, there are signs, for me, that show faith in a relationship,” Budden said at the time. “And me...

Shanique Yates

Apr 26, 2024

How To Negotiate A Salary Increase In 2024

As annual reviews arise, securing a salary increase may be on your list of professional goals. Whether negotiating within your current role or pursuing new opportunities, mastering the art of salary negotiation can be a pivotal move, ensuring your compensation reflects your skills and expertise. According to Career Builder , a significant 73% of employers in the United States expect candidates to negotiate salary when presented with an initial job offer. However, despite this expectation, a surprising 55% of job candidates choose not to negotiate their salary. This reluctance often stems from factors such as a lack of confidence in negotiation skills, fear of rejection, limited information about industry standards or company compensation, and a perceived lack of bargaining power. Adding to this, data from Pew Research Center reveals there is a gender disparity in salary increases. A higher percentage of men (42%) express satisfaction with the initially offered pay compared to women...

Corinne Dorsey

Jan 19, 2024

Billionaire Oprah Winfrey Says The $35K She Earned For Her Role In ‘The Color Purple' 'Changed Everything'

Billionaire Oprah Winfrey didn’t worry about her compensation for her role in “The Color Purple.”

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 23, 2023

This Single Mother Went From Making A $55K Salary To Over $100K After Completing A Google Certification

Time and time again, people are proving that you don’t necessarily need a college degree to succeed. When it comes to defeating the status quo and the odds, you can take a look at Kenefra Carter’s story.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by AFROTECH (

Ngozi Nwanji

May 4, 2023

Udonis Haslem Says LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, And Chris Bosh Took Pay Cuts To Keep Him On The Team

Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem will be saying farewell to the NBA after a 20-year run, and he’s had quite the career, winning three championship titles with the team.

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 30, 2023

Symoné B. Broke Into Tech At Age 16 And Worked Her Way Up To A $275K Salary Nearly 15 Years Later

While Symoné B. initially set out to pursue one vision for her future, life ultimately had other plans in mind.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 9, 2023

This Software Engineer Went From Making A $25 Hourly Wage To A $158K Salary

Life transitions ultimately lead you to where you’re meant to be. When speaking career-wise, the sentiment holds true for Byron Jenkins — a software engineer and content creator.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 16, 2023

Chad Johnson Reveals He Saved At Least 80 Percent Of His Salary As An NFL Player

Former NFL player Chad Johnson may not be one to fumble the bag.

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 31, 2023

This 24-Year-Old Content Creator Turned His Passion For Tech Into Making Over $100K In One Month

Turning your passion into an ever-flowing stream of income is a dream for many. For Shevon Salmon, he made it come true at an early age. Before Shevon Salmon — a tech and lifestyle content creator — began to sit in front of the camera for hundreds of thousands of viewers, he picked one up to take photos after the birth of his little sister. Simultaneously, his love for videography was born, too — sparking the inception of his YouTube channel.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jan 30, 2023

Buffalo Bills To Pay Damar Hamlin's Full Salary While On Injured Reserve, Report Says

According to reports, the Buffalo Bills have decided to honor the NFL contract of safety Damar Hamlin.

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 9, 2023

Are Companies Intentionally Posting Low Salary Ranges To Prevent New Hires From 'Asking For Too Much?'

Today’s job market is an interesting one. From significant tech layoffs to other companies experiencing hiring surges, jobseekers are caught in a crossfire of what to do and whom to trust. A part of that trust factor is often ambiguity around salary. Some organizations have done a great job of being more transparent about salary expectations, while others have remained discreet about job and salary expectations. In some cases, states have proposed laws to protect job seekers from wasting their time and energy on job processes that don’t meet their minimum requirements. However, some companies have thought of other ways to avoid those laws (In short, it’s giving fraud).

Josh Rodgers

Dec 19, 2022

Jayson Tatum Made A Deal With His Mom To Not Spend The Money He Makes From The Boston Celtics

With Jayson Tatum’s hefty Celtics contract, one could wonder what he does with his NBA salary. However, his mom, Brandy Cole, knows firsthand.

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 1, 2022

Shaquille O’Neal Says He Put His Parents On Salary When He First Found Success In Basketball — 'Now You Making Half A Million A Year'

When Shaquille O’Neal was drafted into the league, he made a conscious effort to set his parents up for life.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 11, 2022

Esther Leonard Talked Her Initial $75K-$80K Salary Offer Up To Six Figures — Now, She's Coaching Other Women To Do The Same

Esther Leonard is working to ensure others have the confidence to not only know their worth but also to demand it. Fortune reports Leonard, a career coach and sourcer, had a growing interest in digital literacy and the wealth gap, following her move to Boston, MA, nearly seven years ago. Leonard previously lived in Chicago, IL, and had years of experience working in education and with nonprofits.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 9, 2022

Multi-Millionaire Zendaya Admits She Has Financial Fears: 'Everything Can Be Gone Tomorrow'

In a previous interview, Zendaya (née Zendaya Coleman) confessed that she sought therapy because she was overly concerned about her finances. “The hope is to have a career where you can be in a position, financially, to just do things you want to do because you enjoy the work and not have to worry about the other things,” she said in a British Vogue (via Yahoo! ) cover story. “But I’m always like, ‘I will always need to work.’ Because if I don’t work, then everything can be gone tomorrow.” According to CNBC, Zendaya is not alone in these types of concerns. In fact, the outlet says a whole new subsection of therapy emerged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: financial therapy. “Clients get the best of both worlds when they see a financial therapist: They can begin to process their underlying feelings about money while working out plans for retirement, savings, investments, and other goals,” they said . Not many of us will make the money that Zendaya has made through the years. And...