Famous Businessmen from New York City

New York is the largest city of the United States in terms of population, and the centre of the United States financial system. It houses the financial district and Wall Street, from where the economy of the States and the world is run. It is also home to the New York Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in the world.

Apart from that, the city is also the political capital of the World, and houses the United Nations General Assembly. It is made up of five popular boroughs, and is home to some of the most well known places in the world, including Times Square, downtown Manhattan and Central Park.  Let’s take a look at some of the finest entrepreneurs who dwell in this city;

Jay – ZJay Z

Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is a rapper, songwriter, producer and businessman from New York City, who has grown to become one of the most influential persons in the history of Rap Music and an icon for the African American community.

Carter started his career in music and has sold 50 million records worldwide over the course of his career, releasing 14 records in the process. He formed Roca-A-Fella records with two friends, and later became the President of Def Jam Recordings. He is also the owner of 40/40, a chain of high end clubs, and the clothing line Roca Wear. His business interests now range from his record group and artist management labels to his minority share in the basketball franchise, the Brooklyn Nets.

Maurice TempelsmanMaurice Tempelsman

Tempelsman is an American of Belgian descent, who moved to the United States from his home country at a very young age and attended school in New York City. He started working with his father, who has a diamond broker, at the age of 16. He grew to become one of the wealthiest men in the country and founded his own company, Lazare Kaplan International Inc, the largest diamond company in the United States.

He currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the company, and is also a partner in Leon Tempelsman & son, an investment company that specializes in Real Estate and venture capital.

Donald TrumpDonald Trump

Donald Trump is an American real estate tycoon, businessman, president of the Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Born into a wealthy family, his father was in the real estate business, and after attending Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, Trump joined his father in his business.

Over the years, Trump became a well known name in the real estate business, and constructed some magnificent hotels in Las Vegas, which became his identity in the world of Real Estate Development. Trump is a billionaire and was ranked number 17 by Forbes magazine in their 2011 Celebrity top 100 list. He is also the executive producer and host of the reality show, “the apprentice”, and also owns the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants.

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