Rick Ross has joined the expanding list of hip-hop musicians and celebrities who are influencing college classes around the country. Rick’s music career and business empire will be highlighted in Georgia State University Professor Mo Ivory’s “Legal Life Of” series.
According to the university’s website, Ivory is an attorney and the director of GSU’s Entertainment, Sports, and Media Law Initiative. Rick will participate in the professor’s course study at GSU’s College of Law this fall semester.
Professor Ivory, a hip-hop fan, told Fox 5 that the course study coincides with the genre’s 50th anniversary, which occurred on August 11. She stated that it is an excellent time to “study the career of a visionary like Rick Ross.”
“When I began my research on Ross, I realized early on that my students would learn about a businessman who turned his love of music into an empire that includes massive real estate holdings, food and beverage franchises, investments in the car and bike industry, literary works and corporate equity ownership,” Professor Ivory stated.
The most well-known music speaks for itself. Nine Grammy nominations, six Billboard number-one records, and classics in any East Coast dance scene. Then there’s the fact that he’s the CEO of Maybach Music Group.
However, as Professor Ivory will demonstrate, Rick Ross’s commercial profile is outstanding and extensive. In real life, he is a huge deal.
Ross apparently owns roughly 30 Wingstop locations in the United States, earning an estimated $7 million per year. Similarly, the music mogul owns a number of Checkers and Rally’s eateries.
Rick’s portfolio also includes CBD-based products manufactured by Hemppaco, collaborations with Belair, and 1800 Tequila,
He also has his own hair care product, “Rich by Rick Ross.” According to several web publications, the artist and entrepreneur’s net worth ranges between $45 million to $120 million.
It’s unclear whether Professor Ivory has gotten or hopes to get a guest lecture from the big boss himself for her course study.