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Cortez Bryant was born on 28 August 1979, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, and is a businessman, best known to be the Chief Visionary Officer of Young Money Entertainment. He is also the founder of Bryant Management, and is considered one of the most successful businessmen in the music industry. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Cortez Bryant? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $66 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He is also known for being the manager of rapper Lil Wayne, and as he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Cortez Bryant Net Worth $66 million
Bryant was very active when he was young and during high school, participating in a lot of extra-curricular activities. After matriculating from Eleanor McMain Secondary School, he attended Jackson State University and would then start a path to a music career there., and graduated with a degree in mass communications and graphic design. During college, he would start touring with various acts, including Nelly, DMX, and Lil Wayne.
Bryant first got his big break in 2004, becoming the manager of Lil Wayne, prior to which Lil Wayne had already released several albums which found commercial success. Since then, Bryant’s been expanding his managment business, eventually signing the singer Drake who would also find huge success partly thanks to Cortez’ management. Bryant has helped his artists sell millions of albums worldwide, and is also responsible for managing other of their endeavors. In 2007, Lil Wayne stepped down as the President of his record company Young Money Entertainment, and would hand the company to Cortez Bryant, boosting his net worth significantly.
Young Money was founded in 2003 by Lil Wayne as an imprint of Cash Money Records from Universal; he would let go of his position as the head to start focusing more on his music career. Some of the names signed include Young Mula and Boo; the company has also been responsible for creating compilation albums including “We Are Young Money” which would certify gold. They are also responsible for producing Drake and Nicki Minaj’s albums.
In 2012, Bryant Management merged with Hip Hop Since 1978, forming a large brand development company which now also manages artists such as T.I. Some of the deals Cortez’s made include a seven figure deal between Nicki Minaj and Pepsi, and he’s also made a multi-million dollar deal between Lil Wayne and Mountain Dew. He helped create Beats by Dr. Dre and a perfume line for Nicki Minaj. Bryant has also been responsible for introducing new music talent including Lil Twist and Kane Beats. According to an interview, Bryant’s goal is to help artists take a step out of music and make them entrepreneurs as well.
For his personal life, it is known that other people in the music industry praise Bryant for his dedication to music and the artists. Details of his private life remain just that!