Black Enterprise (BE) on Tuesday unveiled its 2007 HOT LIST: America’s Most Powerful Players Under 40 as featured in the December issue.
For the very first time, BE hits newsstands with five exclusive, consecutive covers, a first in the magazine’s 37-year history. The groundbreaking covers feature NBA superstar LeBron James, Pop/R&B phenomenon Chris Brown with gospel powerhouse Kirk Franklin, hip-hop sta-entrepreneur Queen Latifah, platinum chart-toppers Wyclef Jean and John Legend, and tennis ace turned fashionista Venus Williams.
The BE Hot List is comprised of ultimate achievers 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.”