Black Enterprise 2007 Hot List


Black Enterprise Magazine Unveils Its 2007 Hot List of America’s Most Powerful Players Under the age of 40 in media, music, entertainment, and sports. “These celebrities have shrewdly leveraged their fame to build multimillion-dollar empires that will sustain them beyond their careers in sports and entertainment,” says be Editor-at- Large Carolyn Brown. “Plus, this year’s list goes outside the box to include business executives, top-ranked money managers, and medical researchers whose impact on our world is undeniable.” The December issue hits news stands with five exclusive, consecutive covers featuring LeBron James, Chris Brown and Kirk Franklin, Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean and John Legend, and Venus Williams. Check out the list below.


The 2007 HOT LIST: America’s Most Powerful Players Under 40:

DeAnna Allen, 39, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro L.L.P.
Tyra Banks, 34, TV Producer, Bankable Productions
Mary J. Blige, 36, Singer
Chris Brown, 18, Singer, Actor
Nana Boateng, 30, Designer
Kawanna Brown, 34, Chief Operating Officer, Magic Johnson Cos.
Nick Cannon, 27, Actor, TV Producer
Edwidge Danticat, 38, Author, Brother I’m Dying
Adrian M. Fenty, 37, Mayor, District of Columbia
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, 37, Rapper, President & CEO, Def Jam
Susan Chapman, 39, Global Head of Operations, Citi Realty Services
Sean “Diddy” Combs, 37, Rapper, CEO, Music/TV Producer, Bad Boy Worldwide
Entertainment Group
T. Troy Dixon, 36, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities
Rosalyn Durant, 31, Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN
Chinedu U. Echeruo, 34, Founder, CEO,
Lisa Ellis, 37, Executive Vice President, Sony Music Label Group
Kirk Franklin, 37, Singer
Amy Ellis-Simon, 35, Managing Director, Head, Multiproduct Sales &
Emerging Client Coverage, Merrill Lynch
Njema Frazier, 37, Physicist, National Nuclear Security Administration
Sean “The Pen” Garrett, 29, Songwriter, Music Producer
Magnus Greaves, 33, Founder, Doubledown Media
Richard C. Gay, 39, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Operations,
Tracy Green, 36, Associate Executive Director, Finance Department,
Bellevue Hospital Center
Thierry Henry, 30, Professional Athlete
Floyd Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, 26, Music Producer
Lewis Hamilton, 22, Professional Athlete, Formula One race driver
Mellody Hobson, 38, President, Ariel Capital Management L.L.C.
Barrington Irving, 24, Aviator
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, 32, Rapper
Paulianda Jones, M.D., 28, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt
University School of Medicine
Alicia Keys, 26, Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Melanie Kinchen, M.D., 38, Medical Director, Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Spine Center
Ronald Holt, Jr., 39, President & CEO, Hansberger Global Investors Inc.
Charles King, 38, Senior Vice President, Agent, William Morris Agency
Beyonce Knowles, 26, Singer, Actress
Kimora Lee Simmons, 32, Creative Director, Phat Fashions L.L.C.
Phil Ivey, 31, Professional Poker Player
Kevin Liles, 39, Executive Vice President, Warner Music Group
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, 37, Biomedical Engineer, New Jersey Institute
of Technology
Vanessa Morrison, 38, President, Twentieth Century Fox Animation
LeBron James, 22, Professional Athlete, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tim “Timbaland” Mosley, 36, Music Producer
Andrea Nelson Meigs, 39, Talent Agent, International Creative Management
Wyclef Jean, 35, Rapper, Music Producer
Will Packer, 33, and Rob Hardy, 35, Film Producers; Director, Rainforest
Steve Pamon, 37, Senior Vice President, Digital Distribution & Strategic
Partnerships, Home Box Office
Brian Parker, 32, Vice President of Emerging Markets & New Business
Development, Choice Hotels International
Tyler Perry, 38, Playwright, Actor, Screenwriter, CEO, Tyler Perry Studios
John Legend, 29, Singer
Dana “Queen Latifah” Owens, 37, Singer, Actress
Lisa Pickrum, 37, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, RLJ
Usher Raymond IV, 29, Singer, Actor
Shonda Rhimes, 37, TV Producer, Writer, Director, Grey’s Anatomy
Marcus Samuelsson, 37, Co-Owner, Aquavit
Will Smith, 39, Actor, Film Producer
Window Snyder, 32, “Chief Security Something or Other,” Mozilla
Steve Stoute, 37, Founder, Chairman, Translation Consultation & Brand
LaDainian Tomlinson, 28, Professional Athlete, San Diego Chargers
Kara Walker, 38, Artist, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My
Oppressor, My Love
Shane and Shawn Ward, 34, President & Co-Founder; Creative Director & Co-
Founder, Detny footwear by SHANE&SHAWN
Kanye West, 30, Music Producer, Rapper
Stevie Williams, 28, Professional Athlete, Skateboarding
Venus Williams, 27, Professional Athlete, Tennis
Kehinde Wiley, 30, Artist, Recognize! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, 32, Professional Athlete, Golf

4 thoughts on “Black Enterprise 2007 Hot List

  1. Peaches Post author

    i didn’t even release it was venus just by looking at it, hands up to her she looks fab, Chris looks good too, the rest look like wax figure, especially the John and wyclef cover.

  2. Cb lover

    yah chris my baby and queen latifa they both look really good they lookk he best!!!
    damn this is al ong list!! :roll:

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