I've always loved Jay-Z, the rapper. But Jay-Z, the business (not businessman)? Whew! I'm not sure about you, but he inspires the heck out of me. He grew up in the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, but today at age 43 he's reportedly worth nearly $500 million.
With stakes in the Barclays Center, Roc Nation Sports, Budweiser Select (Co-brand director), Carol's Daughter (He knows what women like) and Rocawear (He sold it, but still has stake in the company), Jay-Z has literally gone from a street corner to a big, beautiful corner office.
" I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man." -Jay-Z