Who Was Chris Lighty?

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Making History

The 44-year-old brokered the biggest business deal in hip hop history, advising 50 Cent to become a partner in Vitamin Water before it was bought by Coca-Cola. When the company was sold, 50 cashed out his ownership for $100 million and Lighty received an undisclosed sum. 

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