with his investment in the New Jersey Nets. And Usher ventured from crooning in venues to owning a team that plays in one with his stake in the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The NFL almost had its first taste of majority black ownership when Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler spearheaded a $600 million-plus deal to purchase the Minnesota Vikings. The transaction was approved in June, but Fowler has since become only a limited investor. — Tennille Robinson