Rick Ross is a multi-faceted boss.

Over the years, the rapper-turned-businessman has been making lucrative moves across real estate, cannabis, restaurants, health care and more, as previously shared by AFROTECH.

The biggest boss himself is pulling up to AFROTECH Conference 2023, held from Nov. 1-5, as the headliner of the music stage in Austin, TX. 

“Being the headliner at AFROTECH Conference Music is more than just a performance to me,” Rick Ross told AFROTECH. “It’s an opportunity to inspire the next generation of hustlers, creators, and innovators. It’s a chance to showcase the power of hard work, dedication, and staying true to your dreams.”

Fellow artists include DJ Hunny Bee, DJ Spin, and Soulection. 

To learn more about how to attend Rick Ross’ performance at AFROTECH Music and snag your ticket to AFROTECH Conference 2023, click here.

One of Rick Ross’ numerous endeavors has been purchasing Wingstop franchises, which he has been doing since 2011. Rick Ross’ first Wingstop franchise was opened in Memphis, TN.

“After tasting Wingstop’s signature Lemon Pepper-flavored wings in Miami, I knew this was a franchise I wanted to add to my investments,” Rick Ross explained in a press statement. 

“It’s time for us to make it happen in Memphis,” he said, per QSR Magazine. “With Wingstop, we are bringing in the food I like and adding jobs to the community. It’s a double win.” 

After over a decade of securing locations of the popular American international chain, Rick Ross has nearly 30 of them under his belt, according to Mobile Cuisine. The venture has proven lucrative for him as it’s reported that the stores’ generated sales make him $200,000 annually, as AFROTECH previously reported. 

Rick Ross has also made his ownership of Wingstop locations into the start of a family legacy. In 2021, he bought a Wingstop franchise and gifted it to his son, William L. Roberts III, for his 16th birthday.


Rick Ross’ entrepreneurship is now being taught. As AFROTECH has shared with you, a fall semester course is offered at Georgia State’s College of Law.

“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,” Professor Mo Ivory, director of the college’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative, said according to Fox 5 Atlanta, GA.