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Exclusive: Ryan Leslie Says He Has An 'Elite' Plan To Help You Become A Millionaire Within One Year

For Ryan Leslie, being a millionaire seems to come easy. After all, this is the man whose career was launched into the stratosphere when he worked on various Bad Boy Records projects while attending Harvard University. Remember Cassie’s “Me + You”? That was a Ryan Leslie creation. But, as he previously told Complex Magazine, he really started making his bones when he got a mentor to teach him the ropes about investing. “I remember a conversation I had with my mentor,” he said. “I said, ‘Hey look, man. I took your advice and man, $100,000 to $350,000. I’mma cash out and get something nice for my mom.’ And he gave me the ultimatum at that time– he said, ‘Ryan, listen. You can go ahead and cash out, give something nice to your mom. We’ll shake hands and I’ll never teach you anything again. Or, you figure out a different way to give something nice to your mom and hold onto that investment, and we’ll check in every single year around tax time and we’ll see what it grow[s] to.’ And when...

Former NFL Athlete Wale Ogunleye Pays It Forward By Teaching Today's Athletes Wealth Management

When you’re a professional athlete immersed into the sports world, it’s easy to lose sight of planning your next steps after retirement. For former National Football League (NFL) defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, he recognized early on that he would ultimately have to decide on his next path when it was time to put down his helmet. “I always knew in the back of my mind that I’ve got to basically find a second career,” Ogunleye told AfroTech in an exclusive interview.

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 29, 2021

Sandra Richards Helps Black Athletes Manage Their Wealth as Head of Global Sports & Entertainment at Morgan Stanley

As part of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting some of the most powerful Black women who you may not have heard of. To that end, we sat down with Sandra Richards, Head of Global Sports, Entertainment, and Segment Sales at Morgan Stanley. Background Born and raised in Long Island, NY to Jamaican parents, Richards went on to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Seton Hall University. She had initially planned to attend law school but ended up pursuing several opportunities outside the legal industry. “I had an opportunity to work at the Jackie Robinson Foundation. And I worked there for five years before coming to Morgan Stanley. When I joined Morgan Stanley, I joined their wealth management space with our Wealth Management Studies in the diversity and inclusion area for our global wealth managers space,” Richards said. “Now, I run our global Sports and Entertainment Group as of 2018,” she added. Why She Loves Her Role “I think the most rewarding part is certainly...

Colleen Williams

Mar 31, 2021