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 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 (SPG). STACKS Magazine is the first project under the SPG umbrella. 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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