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Who Is Mukesh Ambani? The Richest Man In India Who Just Reportedly Paid Rihanna Millions To Perform At His Son's Pre-Wedding Party

Today, it remains a mystery when, or rather if, Rihanna will release her ninth studio album. Although it’s been nearly a decade since she released a new music project, the Bajan superstar came back from being MIA in music to attend a star-studded event. On March 1, Rihanna performed at a pre-wedding party for Anant Ambani, the son of multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani, and Radhika Merchant in Jamnagar, India — marking her first full show in a while, per Billboard. View this post on Instagram A post shared by COMPLEX (@complex) “The show was the best,” Rihanna shared following her performance, according to the outlet. “I haven’t done a real show in eight years.” What’s more, Rihanna’s gig reportedly earned her a check of about $6.3 million , according to Forbes. A private show that brings Rihanna to a stage outside of her Super Bowl 2023 halftime performance is a bill that may only be footed by a public figure with wealth — in this case, Mukesh Ambani, who also paid for Beyoncé to...

Mar 4, 2024

How Will Toms Is On A Mission To Generate 'Resources For Every Creator' Through His Creative Incubator And Agency In Philadelphia

“Independent doesn’t mean alone” is the motto behind the movement this Philadelphia, PA-based creative incubator and agency has been building.

Feb 27, 2024

Shaquille O'Neal Invested In This Online School After Reading That 29-Year-Old Tade Oyerinde Had Raised $29M For It Via A Forbes Article

Imagine you are featured in Forbes magazine about your rising company, and Shaquille O’Neal comes across the article and wants to support it — that’s the reality for Campus Founder Tade Oyerinde.

Feb 22, 2024

Christopher Gray Opens Up About Sallie Mae's Acquisition Of Scholly And How It Led To Increased Financial Support For HBCUs

In July 2023, Scholly reached a pivotal milestone to further provide access to higher education for students who don’t have the financial means.

Feb 20, 2024

CurlMix Has Already Reportedly Raised Over $870K In Its Newly Launched Crowdfunding Campaign

Kim and Tim Lewis, the founders of CurlMix, have always been certified self-starters when it comes to the rise of their business. From starting the haircare company as a do-it-yourself (DIY) subscription box to transforming it into a full-fledged clean, natural haircare line, the couple has made moves on their own terms.

Feb 16, 2024

How SoundThinking's CEO Ralph Clark Took His Company Public To Address Safety Crises In At-Risk Communities

Almost everyone has something that is the driving force behind their work. Ralph Clark’s deep passion for helping people solve their problems has always been his motivation.

Feb 9, 2024

Speedy Morman Is Comfortable In His Skin, And He's Helping Others Do The Same Through His Brand, Comf — 'It Becoming A Business Was Kind Of Just Seamless'

As a journalist for the culture, Speedy Morman is no stranger to sparking conversations, posing the right questions, and creating viral moments — take his iconic moment with Ray J’s unbreakable glasses, for example.

Feb 9, 2024

Google Leverages A Black-Women-Owned Startup's AI Platform To Help Make Computer Science Knowledge More Accessible To Users

When Erika Hairston and Arnelle Ansong came up with the idea for Edlyft, the duo set out to be a conduit for more Black students who aspire to become engineers — just as they once were.

Jan 29, 2024

After Becoming A Millionaire At Age 23, Steven Bartlett Is Helping Fellow Entrepreneurs To Scale Multi-Million-Dollar Businesses

At age 18, Steven Bartlett made a sudden decision to skip the traditional step of higher education and instead go straight on the entrepreneurial path. Now, over a decade later, he hasn’t looked back. When attending a lecture as a former student at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England, Bartlett came to the quick conclusion that it would be his final day, according to The Guardian. After dropping out, he had the freedom to fully pursue entrepreneurship. Within that initial year, Bartlett founded his first business, a leading social media marketing agency named Social Chain. Fast forward to five years later, and the success of the agency led to him becoming a millionaire. What’s more, Bartlett claimed on BBC One’s “Dragons’ Den” that by age 28, he had built Social Chain into a £300 million (or about $382 million USD) business. Bartlett recalled in an interview with AFROTECH that going from a university dropout to a millionaire in a short time span stemmed from him...

Jan 26, 2024

Comedian Desus Nice Says Having Brand Deals That Align With His Values Trumps Big Checks — 'That Should Never Be The Reason You Take A Deal'

Authenticity has always been at the heart of Desus Nice’s grind in the entertainment industry.

Jan 17, 2024

In 2014, Kobe Bryant Invested $6M In BodyArmor — Now, The Sports Drink Company Is Being Acquired For $5.6B

BodyArmor, a sports drink company that received an initial investment from the late Kobe Bryant, will be acquired for $5.6 billion by the Coca-Cola company. According to CNBC, the acquisition will be the largest of its kind by the soft drink company, which will have full control of the brand. The Coca-Cola Company is looking to position BodyArmor as the direct competition to Gatorade, which is owned by Pepsico. Gatorade currently has about 70 percent of the market share in sports drinks, which gives its parent company nearly full dominance over the market. What makes this full acquisition so notable is that Coca-Cola was once the sports drink’s second-largest shareholder. They bought into the company back in 2018 in a deal that gave them 15 percent ownership in the company. At the time, too, the late Kobe Bryant was the third-largest shareholder in the company, as well — and his investment was made just two years after the company was launched. According to the outlet, Kobe Bryant’s...