15 Musician-Run Business Empires

Rolling Stone has put together this list of musicians who also run their own business empires.

  1. Jay Z
  2. Gwen Stefani
  3. Sammy Hagar
  4. Jimmy Buffet
  5. 50 Cent
  6. KISS
  7. Billy Joel
  8. Neil Young
  9. Dexter Holland
  10. Justin Timberlake
  11. Diddy
  12. Maynard James Keenan
  13. Marky Ramone
  14. Dr. Dre
  15. Billy Corgan

Who’s missing from this list?

  • Bono (investment banking, real estate)
  • Dolly Parton (amusement park)
  • Dave Matthews (wine)
  • Chris Cornell (resteraunteur)
  • MC Hammer (high tech company)
  • Marilyn Manson (liquor)
  • Liam Gallagher (clothing)

Who else? (Thanks to Tom for the idea.)







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