Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Forbes

Zack O'Malley Greenburg


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Past articles by Zack:

From REO Speedwagon To Delta Rae, Rockers Are Clinging To PPP Loans

“Artists applied for the PPP loans because, at the end of the day, most of us are entrepreneurs trying to run small businesses and this pandemic is devastating to our main source of income," says Delta Rae cofounder Eric Holljes. → Read More

Kanye West Is Now Officially A Billionaire

After months of requests, the hip-hop superstar shared financial records, revealing details about his wildly popular Yeezy sneaker empire — and his fixation on outside validation. → Read More

Ask The Expert: Wilmer Valderrama On Storytelling, Staying Creative At Home And Portraying First Responders

“The only thing that we can do is obviously pay tribute to that by portraying them accurately and giving them a life that they can relate to on screen,” Valderrama explained while talking storytelling on the Forbes Instagram Live segment Ask The Expert. "What are you saying with your projects?” → Read More

Help Our Neighborhood Restaurants: Bubby’s Serves Up Rare Comfort Food In Trendy Tribeca

“We’ve been through it all,” says owner-chef Ron Silver, whose eatery is a dozen blocks from the World Trade Center and steps from the Hurricane Sandy waterline. “But this current pandemic is one we never anticipated would hit us in this way.” → Read More

Jay-Z Teams With NFL Stars And Kevin Hart To Invest In Hungry’s $20M Series B

Given his latest investment, one might say hip-hop’s first billionaire is putting his money where his mouth is—Jay-Z is teaming up with NFL stars including Bobby Wagner and Todd Gurley to invest in Hungry’s $20 million Series B round, Forbes can exclusively report. → Read More

YouTube Poop And The ‘Sanic’ Boom: Digesting The Strangest Slice Of Google’s $15B Video Business

With over $265 million at the worldwide box office, "Sonic The Hedgehog" is the second-highest-grossing film of 2020 thus far. It's also elevating a little-known--but surprisingly large--subgenre of YouTube video. → Read More

Joe Montana Is The Undisputed No. 1 Quarterback Of All Time—When It Comes To Startup Investing

In an exclusive excerpt of the new book "A-List Angels: How a Band of Actors, Artists and Athletes Hacked Silicon Valley," the NFL legend opens up on staying cool under pressure in his second career. Is it more lucrative than his first? "Absolutely." → Read More

Why Bon Iver Could Be The Biggest Surprise At This Year’s Grammys

Despite outside storylines dominating this year's Grammys, the show goes on—and there’s a good chance Bon Iver will be among the biggest surprises. → Read More

Amid Clouds Of Scandal, The Record Business Is Flying High At Grammys

As the music industry descends upon the Stapes Center to celebrate the Grammys, a scandal involving an ousted CEO, accusations of vote fixing and allegations of rape hangs over the Recording Academy. From a business perspective, the stakes haven't been higher since music's pre-Napster heyday. → Read More

From Taylor Swift To Dr. Dre: The 10 Top-Earning Musicians Of The Decade

The list also features superstar acts ranging Jay-Z and Beyoncé to U2 and Paul McCartney, all of whom earned at least $500 million over the past ten years. → Read More

21 Savage And The 30 Under 30 Dreamer Team: ‘They Tried To Bury Us—They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds’

One of an estimated 3.6 million "Dreamers" living in the U.S. after having arrived undocumented as a youth, 21 Savage is among the many who've landed on our 30 Under 30 list over the years. Here's a look at his rise--as well as several others finding innovative ways to elevate Dreamers nationwide. → Read More

Chainsmokers On Fire: The World’s Highest-Paid DJs Are Spinning Celebrity Into A Rock-Star Portfolio

How the Chainsmokers spun DJ millions into a lucrative array of startup investments. → Read More

The World’s Top Earning Musicians Of 2019

Ever since Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s infamous run-in at the MTV Video Music Awards a decade ago, they’ve had a relationship that could be best described as star-crossed. Now they’re duking it out for the title of music’s highest-paid act. → Read More

Lil Nas X, Normani, Maluma And The 30 Under 30 Music Class Of 2020

This year’s list was selected by a panel of alumni judges including rapper 21 Savage, electronic duo the Chainsmokers, manager Adriana Arce and songwriter Michaela “Mickey” Shiloh. → Read More

Some Call Normani The Next Beyoncé—With 3 Billion Streams, This 30 Under 30 Breakout Is On Her Way

“It’s really beautiful to know that people see that potential in me,” she says. “But I think I’m mainly excited for the opportunity to be Normani.” → Read More

Some Call Normani The Next Beyoncé—With 3 Billion Streams, This 30 Under 30 Breakout Is On Her Way

“It’s really beautiful to know that people see that potential in me,” she says. “But I think I’m mainly excited for the opportunity to be Normani.” → Read More

Highest-Paid Country Acts 2019: Lil Nas X Debuts; Luke Bryan Tops List

Within months, “Old Town Road” was clocking nearly 10 million spins per day on Spotify—and when Billboard pulled the song from its country chart, the ensuing controversy only helped send “Old Town Road” to a record 19 straight weeks at No. 1 overall. → Read More

Why Kanye West Isn’t On The Forbes Billionaires List—Yet

West sang Forbes’ praises as recently as two weeks ago, recalling the days when this publication’s “cover was just a mirage.” Indeed, he’s come quite far, earning a career-high $150 million pretax this year, thanks mostly to his Yeezy sneakers. But West changed his tune yesterday. → Read More

The Real Reason Behind Michael Jackson’s Earnings Drop

Michael Jackson earned nine figures in eight separate years since his death. So seeing his number tumble to $60M this year may come as something of a shock. It would be easy to attribute the dip to the abuse allegations leveled in 'Leaving Neverland,' but that's not the real reason behind the drop. → Read More

Nipsey’s Never-Ending Hustle: Inside The Rapper’s $11 Million Payday

Rapper Nipsey Hussle could look around at the strip mall he’d purchased in South Los Angeles—home to Baba Leo’s Fish Shack, Steve’s Barbershop and a Boost Mobile—and fall into a rhapsody about the area’s potential. → Read More