Discovery’s hit television show, “Undercover Billionaires,” is back for a second season. Fans of both hip-hop and Black women in tech may recognize a familiar face in Monique Idlett-Mosley.
Although sometimes derisively referred to as the former wife of super-producer Timbaland (real name: Tim Mosley), Idlett-Mosley is a force of nature onto herself. As the CEO and founder of Reign Ventures, Idlett-Mosley helps finance women, minorities, and other “non-traditional” companies that traditional bankers tend to overlook. What’s more, her ventures have helped generate hundreds of millions of dollars.
Prior to founding Reign Ventures, Idlett-Mosley co-founded the Mosley Music Group, where she managed the careers of One Republic, Nelly Furtado, and the late Chris Cornell.
On “Undercover Billionaires“ — where she appears alongside motivational speaker and Twitter philosopher Grant Cardone, and House of Rock founder Elaine Culotti — Idlett-Mosley will be taking on the challenge initially set forth by Glenn Stearns: “stripped of his name, wealth and contacts and dropped into a city he’s never been to see if he could build a million-dollar company in 90 days with only $100 in his pocket.”
The true challenge, of course, will lie in each participant’s ability to generate a million dollars for each of the businesses they were tasked to mentor. Yes, there is more than one way to make a million dollars — and there’s no doubt that Idlett-Mosley will bring her own sense of serial entrepreneurship, combined with her creativity learned from the entertainment industry, to her lucky mentee.
“Each episode will give all business owners key lessons on how to stay afloat and grow,” Discovery Networks said, in a press release. “Though, no money will be handed out. Viewers will get simple tips on how to earn fast money and thrive despite all the odds. From diners and boxing gyms to coffee shops and rustbelt manufacturing, [they] will share all that they’ve learned and might have a few surprises as well.”
The series airs on Discovery Networks, and on Discovery Plus. Check your local listings for details.