Top 10 Hip Hop Music Moguls

Don't miss Ludacris on 106 & Park!

Ludacris (@Ludacris) - TWEET: “Im taking my restaurateur footprint into the busiest airport in the WORLD! Hartsfield-Jackson ATL International! Chicken & Beer coming soon!”  Ludacris closes his popular Straits restaurant to focus on Chicken and Beer, a wing spot set to open in Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson international airport.(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

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Ludacris Stops By 106 & Park Tonight! - Over the last decade Ludacris has become one of the most respected rappers out of the south, but he didn't limit his time or talent to the booth.  Luda has used his name and talents to become a successful restauranteur and actor. We can't wait to see what Luda has in store for 2012!Don't miss Luda tonight on 106 & Park!(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

Birdman (@BIRDMAN5STAR) - TWEET: “Livin Legend. YMCMB. Congrats 2.BMJRMakin HISTORY.C4.#Dont LIE. New ERA,in Music. We Tha Busine$” A week after predicting that Wayne would sell a million copies of the Carter IV in it’s first week, Birdman congratulates him on nearly reaching that mark. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Birdman - Cash Money Records is the house that Birdman helped build and has kept afloat for a decade.  The entrepreneur has been a successful producer, rapper, and philanthropist and shows no signs of slowing down.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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50 Cent - 50 Cent came on the scene with his club banger "In da Club" and took his musical success to the top of the charts. He also proved that he's more than a rapper with his investment in Vitamin Water that made him $100 million and his prowess on the big screen.  There's nothing that 50 can't do!(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Russell Simmons - @UncleRUSH: my prayers are with the family of Troy and the family of Officer MacPhail. #TooMuchDoubt (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

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Russell Simmons - Russell Simmons opened the door for hip hop to go mainstream when he co-founded Def Jam records in the mid-'80s. He's the man behind Phat Farm, Def Comedy Jam, and a long list of other ventures that have changed hip hop culture forever.(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Pharrell vs. Diageo North America - Pharrell Williams filed a $5 million suit against Diageo North America over their failed Qream liquor partnership. Skateboard P alleged that Diageo shut down Qream without warning in July 2012 after two years of misguided promotions. Additionally, the suit says the company produced faulty bottle tops that impacted bartenders' and "consumers' willingness to use the product."   (Photo: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)

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Pharrell Williams - Pharrell has produced hits for Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, and Ludacris just to name a few.  He's also become a fashion icon that co-founded the Billionaire Boys Club clothing line and Ice Cream footwear.  (Photo: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)


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Swizz Beatz - Swizzy has been an established producer in hip hop since the days of the Ruff Ryders' dominance in the game. Since then he's continued producing, developed a sneaker line for Reebok, and designed for Christian Louboutin. Swizz knows that music and style are a winning combo!(Photo: Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)


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Jermaine Dupri - Jermaine Dupri is a vet in the game and has produced for Mariah Carey, Usher, and helped bring Mr. 106 to fame. (Photo: Kristian Dowling/PictureGroup)