Diamond Platinumz bashes Forbes for Underestimating his wealth

Posted on May 19, 2021
By Admin

Last week, Forbes Africa released its list of richest African musicians. They ranked them with their net worth in 2021. The list that is mostly dominated by Nigerians saw Uganda’s Bobi Wine named as the 16th richest musician in Africa but the richest in East Africa followed by Diamond Platnumz and Jose Chameleone in 18th place.

In East Africa, Bobi Wine was named the richest artiste with a net worth of $7.2 Million (Shs25 Billion) and in second place came Tanzanian Bongo Flava artiste Diamond Plutnumz with $6.7 million (Shs 23 Billion) and in third place was Uganda’s music doctor Jose Chameleon with a net worth of $6.2 million (Shs 21 Billion)

This hasn’t gone down well with Bongo star  Diamond Platnumz who questioned Forbes’ authenticity. The WCB boss has hit out at Forbes for ranking him in that position.

Reacting to the list, Diamond stated that Forbes should do their homework before releasing such a list. “FORBES: Next time Google me to know I am really worth of before putting me on your Stupid Richest African Musicians list!!!!!,” he posted on his Instagram page.

According to Forbes Africa, the list is based on various factors that include among others, endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, and YouTube views. The list was put together using factors such as endorsement value, popularity, show rates, sales, awards, YouTube views, appearance in newspapers, investment, social media presence, influence, and others.


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