In the ever-changing Hip-Hop and R&B game, it now seems normal for our favourite rappers, actors, singers and TV personalities to start their own business ventures.
It doesn’t take long to find an MC with a record label or a singer with a clothing collection or an actor who has both! Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Tyra Banks and P. Diddy are just some of the celebs that have managed to transform their already successful music and TV careers into a huge empire.
In the gallery below, you will discover their achievements so far and will be inspired by their wide range of ventures including investments in rare paintings, putting out a range of branded condoms, fantasy novels, branded liquor, audio equipment and make-up – yes, there is a lot we can do to get our name out there!
We wanted to pat our favourite businessmen and women on the back for a job well done and so have listed our very favourites in Hip-Hop and R&B's Most Successful Entrepreneurs.
Hip-Hop & R&B's Most Successful Entrepreneurs...
P.Diddy (real name Sean John Combs) has an estimated net worth of $475 million making him the richest figure in hip-hop. Under the umbrella of Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide his business interests include Bad Boy Records, the clothing lines Sean John & Sean by Sean Combs, the mogul has a movie production company and two restaurants. Diddy was born in a public housing project in Harlem, New York but nowadays the 41-year old has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and a key to the city of Chicago in honour of his charity work. (Credit: Splash News)