How Did Jay-z Create A $450 Million Empire?

It is no surprise that Sean “Jay-Z” Carter is the second richest hip-hop artists [read here]. With a net worth of $450 million, his ability to strategically create a successful brand and various business ventures proves that this former street hustler is smarter than your ivy-league spun CEOs.

Forbes writer, Zack O’Malley Greensburg, recently penned a book about the mogul titled Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office. The book highlights the highs and lows of Jay-Z’s rise to the top.  With many successes under his belt, the book also shines a light on several failed business ventures of Mr. Carter.

Check out this video of Mr. Greensburg with Dan Gross/Yahoo!:


To read the full article, check out Yahoo! Finance.

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Ms. Bels

Ms. Bels is a true Atlantan with a successful 13+ year career span in business analysis and accounting. In 2006, she started her own company, Stacks Entertainment LLC, a talent and events management company, which was the catalyst for Stacks Publishing Group LLC, which produces STACKS Magazine. Although her many endeavors keep her on-the-go, she does find time to do her favorite things, which include traveling, shopping, writing, and giving back to the community.

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