Money, Power, Respect: Inside The Business Mind of Jay-Z
Date: Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 11:25:38 UTC

For the late 1980s and 1990s generation, hip-hop has provided a means for many to convey raw and vivid rags-to-riches stories. But very few have used their lucrative careers in music as a stepping-stone to propel themselves to the heights of the business world quite like Jay-Z has. Though much has been written about Jay-Z’s ascent and domination of the music industry, there still remains a rather mysterious aura surrounding his transition from the top of the Billboard charts to the head of the table in the boardroom. With this in mind, Forbes staff writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg set out to find the answer to one simple question: how did Jay-Z rise from Brooklyn’s impoverished housing projects to a position as one of America's most successful businessmen? Website

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