Rick Ross is ready to give “Shark Tank” a run for its money and is calling on fellow entrepreneurs to join him.
According to the Atlanta Black Star, Ross is inviting anyone interested in receiving career advice from the popular television show’s investors to come see him instead.
Calling All Entrepreneurs
“For anybody thinking of going to ‘Shark Tank,’ stop. You come see the boss first,” the “Biggest Boss” emcee said in a video shared to his Instagram Story. “I’ll buy your ideas. I’ll buy your LLCs. You from the hood? I’ll buy your food stamp card. Big business, boss business.”
As the owner of close to 30 Wingstop locations, the rapper-turned-businessman may know a thing or two about chasing entrepreneurial dreams.
Since 2011, he’s had the restaurant game on lock, and it all started with a visit to one of the fast-casual food locations in his hometown.
Taking Over The Franchise Game
“After tasting Wingstop’s signature Lemon Pepper-flavored wings in Miami, I knew this was a franchise I wanted to add to my investments,” Ross said in a press statement.
Today, he manages to rake in $200,000 annually thanks to the Wingstop franchises. What’s more, he is also keeping it all in the family.
As previously reported by AFROTECH, in 2021 Ross purchased a Wingstop franchise as a gift to his son, William L. Roberts III, ahead of his 16th birthday.
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Ross has proven that he’s successfully managed to turn his career as a rapper into a very profitable brand with an estimated net worth of $150 million.
In fact, Ross’ success is now available for Georgia State College of Law students to study through a course at the institution. The class focuses on his business portfolio, which includes everything from property investments to cattle ownership and beyond.
“When I began my research on Ross, I realized early on that my students would learn about a businessman who turned his love of music into an empire that includes massive real estate holdings, food and beverage franchises, investments in the car and bike industry, literary works and corporate equity ownership,” said Professor Mo Ivory, director of Georgia State College of Law’s Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Initiative.
Rick Ross is set to headline the AFROTECH Conference 2023, which returns to Austin, TX, Nov. 1-5.