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B.B. King has Oprah Money -- Who Knew?!

7/11/2009 1:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

 B.B. King has Oprah Money -- Who Knew?!B.B. King is officially not allowed to sing the Blues anymore -- we just got our hands on a lawsuit that says he's already made over $100 million in the 21st century.

King is being sued by his former business manager, Floyd Leiberman, who claims he helped B.B. make the massive amount of money from 2000 - 2008 -- only to be left high and dry when it came to getting his cut of the profits.

In the lawsuit, filed in Supreme Court of New York, Floyd also lists a ton of other ways he's been cut out of King's vast fortune.

Floyd is suing King for at least $1.5 million.

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Antoinette    

Wow. He should just give that guy the money. More than that probably falls out when he sneezes.

1877 days ago
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Texasgirl    

The Dude doesn't sound like a very smart business manager if he couldn't even figure out how to get paid!

1877 days ago
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thinkaboutit    

BB King needs all that money so he can buy his diabetes supplies from Liberty Medical.

1877 days ago
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thinkaboutit    

Of course, making $100 million and having $100 are two different things.

1877 days ago
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thinkaboutit    

100 million that is

1877 days ago
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thinkaboutit    

BB KING IS STILL ALIVE?

1877 days ago
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PolarBear    

It doesn't take 8 years to notice massive amounts of money are not being paid. This is as fishy as the Demerol stir fry at MJs Mexican Deli.

DING DING DING, we have a loser. NO DEAL. Lucille says "No DEAL" to the Floyd man.

NEXT!

1877 days ago
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thinkaboutit    

That guy has as much of a chance of seeing that money as BB King has of seeing his coin purse, if you know what I mean.

1877 days ago
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xcalibur    

HOW IS THIS OPRAH MONEY??? GROSS INCOME IS NOT THE SAME AS NET INCOME. LAST I HEARD FAT OPRAH HAS OVER A BILLION AND CHANGE. BB KING DOES IT FROM TOURING. THAT'S THE LAST BASTIAN OF REAL MONEY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. CD'S MAKE U NOTHING THESE DAYS...

1877 days ago
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crystal    

Whos this UGLY man? Whoa Just when you think you are done seeing ugly people, another pops up

1877 days ago
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Billy Bogart    

Not opie money I agree but $100 mill for the same song 3000 times? That's Incredible! Can be have Cathy Lee all gown up?
I remember in some remake/spoof movie Amazon Women on the Moon he introduced a comedian(In living color?) who was singing "Tie a Yellow Ribbon round the Old Oak Tree". That's pretty ironic because BB is very "pedestrian" if you will and could easily be doing a duet with Tony Orlando. lol

1877 days ago
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Mega    

First this isn't anyway close to Oprah money. This is less than 5% of what Oprah has; she is worth 2.5 Billion dollars.
Second BB King didn't just make his money from singing. He also owns a string of nightclubs all over the country.
Third lawyers always inflate numbers to get a bigger settlement.

Realistically BB King probably has around 20 million cash. Which is still very impressive.

1877 days ago
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58sniper    

Nice try, but the 21st century didn't start until 2001. Just like the millenium.

1877 days ago
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Law 34    

The best blues musician of all time.. I can believe it...

1877 days ago
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Helldorado    

Awesome guitarist!

The blues are the roots, all else are the fruits.

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